Sunday 6 November 2016

Blues Bar, Crosby

Blues Bar in Crosby village
I happened to be in Crosby recently and decided to have a look in the Blues Bar. It has been going for twenty one years and is situated in Crosby village on a pedestrianised part of Moor Lane. You could describe it as café-bar pub; it is decorated in a bright modern style and has piped music playing. When I called in, there was a lively Sunday afternoon crowd around the bar. It can get very busy at weekends, and when there is live football on the television or a live band performing. The live music is usually on Thursday evenings.

There are three handpumps serving two real ales and a real cider, Thatcher Heritage. The beer choice varies, but on this occasion there were Cross Bay Halo and Ossett Yorkshire Blonde, both of which were in good condition. There is an outdoor drinking area to the front which, surprisingly, had several customers apparently enjoying the very cool, fresh weather.

Blues Bar is popular for its food which is available between 10.00 am and 9.00 pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Sunday (the kitchen is closed on Monday). The menu is quite extensive and includes fish, vegetarian dishes and a good choice of pizzas, with a special offer of two pizzas and a bottle of win for £23.

Their opening hours are between 10.00 am and 11.00 pm every day, except on Friday and Saturday when the closing time is 1.00 am. The address is 21 Moor Lane, Crosby, L23 2SE; tel: 0151 924 3334. Website here, and they have a Facebook page.

It is about nine tenths of a mile from Blundellsands and Crosby Station, but many buses run on the nearby A565 (Moor Lane and Liverpool Road), including the X2 and 47 on the Liverpool-Southport run. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

This is part of a series of articles that I am writing for the CAMRA column in our local paper, the Southport Visiter. Previous reviews are here.

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