Having reported the bad news about the imminent closures of the Caledonia in Liverpool and the London in Southport last week, it's makes a pleasant change to write about a pub reopening. The New Fleetwood has been closed for some time, and we were beginning to think that we'd never see it open again. Mike Perkins of the local CAMRA branch has told me that it had reopened recently with a new, but experienced licensee, who has bought the
pub, which is now free of tie. It had two Southport beers on handpump,
and the licensee has promised more good beers shortly. It also has a meeting room, which are becoming few and far between.
The New Fleetwood is at 1 Hoole Lane, Banks, PR9 8BD, not far outside Southport.