WATERLOO, COULDN’T FINISH MY HALF IF I WANTED TO

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Not a picture of me on Crosby beach in the heatwave, you’ll be delighted to hear.

Jumping on the bandwagons of Eurovision and warm beer in the same post, I’m off to the sand dune capital of the UK.

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All going on here
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Duneland

I’d hoped the micro pub at Waterloo would be my last tick on Merseyside, but minor issues such as not actually visiting all the pubs conspired against me, even when Simon had reserved my table on the Wirral.

Still, only three to go now.

I arrived in Waterloo for an 11am opener that had clearly moved to noon, which gave me time to admire Art Deco,

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Plaza

an art piece called “closed micro“,

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No doubt I’ll be back in September for this one

and some proper beach art

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Another Place

Great views over to Bootle container depots from here. The only better viewing points are on the ferry to the Isle of Man.

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Pub men

Loads of tourists of all sorts here on an increasingly chilly morning which prompted me to stop in a branch of Crosby Coffee near this lovely house. Crosby really is charming.

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Good work 4A

Off to the Liver, which turns out not to be a micro, but a Proper Pub.

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Proper Pub – remember them ?
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Still brewed in Wolves – hurrah !

So if it’s in Sefton, and isn’t a micro, how can it be in the Beer Guide in 2018 ?

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Ban Discounts for Casuals Now

They can spot a CAMRA member a mile off here. They’re the ones who look at hand pumps.

Have ya got yer card” How could I deny CAMRA with 33p at stake ?

Of course, I still claimed my 20% discount, one of the most generous outside that posh place in Lancaster.

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Pale, apparently

And the Liver is splendid, a really enjoyable “all welcome” sort of a place, with Old Boys, lasses who lunch (dead cheap), and a sense of real life. George Michael and Sophie B Hawkins kept us musically in 1992, competing manfully with tennis from Romania.

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Ah ! Dimpled mugs

Open plan, but with loads of separate areas and Merseyside character. Welcome relief from a sea of you-know-what.

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“Damn, I wish I was your lover” plays to an empty room

Shame about the beer, well kept but suffering in the heat.

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I’d give it another go when I inevitably come back in the autumn to count the iron men. Perhaps still more of them than micro pubs.

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17 thoughts on “WATERLOO, COULDN’T FINISH MY HALF IF I WANTED TO

  1. Looks like a nice pub Martin.

    I have another why…Why have they got washers and bolts on their backsides…?

    The plastic seaside bucket raises the quality of the sculpture…

    Absolutely lovely proper dimpled glass – envious…

    Really nice Tetleys sign – did they do Tetley’s on cask in the pub or was it just historic decoration?

    Don’t forget to check the tide times for the iron man count…

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  2. “Not a picture of me on Crosby beach in the heatwave, you’ll be delighted to hear.”

    Of course not. He’s not holding a Good Beer Guide and marker. 🙂

    “All going on here”

    I think the drinking water to the east causes lisps. I see the Liver hotel is to the west of Litherland. 😉

    “even when Simon had reserved my table on the Wirral.”

    (guffaw)

    “Another Place”

    I think he should have those big warts on his bum seen to.

    “Ah ! Dimpled mugs”

    Remind me again. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Cheers

    PS – “which turns out to be a micro”

    Methinks a not is missing?

    ““Damn, I wish was your lover” plays to an empty room”

    I wish there was another ‘I’. 😉

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