Friday 18 March 2011

Officers Mess

Blood donors again today (I hope they don't read this blog!) so a chance to check out a pub in town. This time I selected the Officers Mess on Victoria Street. It opened earlier this year, I believe, and I'm not sure what was in this building previously. I had it noted as a renaming of the Beaconsfield on the corner, but in fact it is a couple of doors down Victoria Street, and the Beaconsfield continues to operate.

Anyway, this afternoon I found a pleasant comfortable basement bar, sadly devoid of customers, serving a small range of real ales - I had Young's - and also offering a good selection of imported bottles. I wonder if they have the special glasses for the Kwak? The menu looks good, with traditional pub fare perhaps tending slightly up market. There's also a room upstairs which I didn't visit.

Sunday 13 March 2011

Updated Book Available

The 2011 edition of the book of the Merseyside Pub Guide has just been published. You can order a copy direct from the printers.

It has 217 pages of reviews and pictures, listing 1,748 pubs, all in a handy spiral-bound A5 book.

Go on, buy a copy and make my day!