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The Saddle Inn, Stanley Park, Blackpool

Whitegate Drive
Blackpool
FY3 9JP
Phone: 01253767827
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Saddle Inn

One of the best locals pub in Blackpool always been a good house and always busy will always call when in the area and a very nice drinking area out the back

On 8th August 2014 - rating: 10
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Saddle Inn

Located just a short distance from Stanley Park and well away from the tourist masses, the Saddle Inn is a wonderful traditional pub which has retained its multiple room layout. A blue plaque outside explains that the current building dates back to 1776 and was owned by a saddler by the name of Richard Hall. It also notes that the pub is currently the longest continuously licenced premises in Blackpool. You enter directly into the bar area which feels a bit like a corridor bar, although the front left room has been opened out slightly to joint this space, allowing a bit of light around the otherwise gloomy servery, which runs in an L shape in the rear left corner of the pub. There is a small seating area in the front left with banquette seating and bell pushes as well as a TV showing rolling news. The right hand side of the pub sees two charming and almost identical lounges, laid out in an elongated fashion, running from the bar. They are carpeted and have long leather banquettes, also with bell pushes, tiled fireplaces and lots of photos and paintings on the wall, with the rear lounge having a distinct sporting theme to these images. A muted TV was on in at least one of the lounges, showing coverage of the Winter Paralympics. The pub is run by the Stonegate company and their reasonably priced pub grub menu was proving quite popular with a steady stream of locals who popped in throughout my Monday lunchtime visit. Perhaps it was the timing of my stay that meant that I was a good 40 years younger than the average age of the other customers, but they seemed like a friendly bunch and strangely enhanced the traditional feel of the place. Perhaps the most satisfying thing about the pub was the fact that the rooms were all used for seating, whilst so many other old Blackpool boozers have stripped rooms out for pool tables and the like. There's a pretty large car park to one side of the pub and a decent enough outdoor seating area.
I counted six handpulls on the bar which were dispensing Bass, Lytham Royal and British Pride, Wentworth Heartbeat and Greene King IPA with Milestone Luck of the Irish due to come on soon. I tried the Royal which was in pretty good shape and served up by a friendly barmaid.
I wasn't really expecting anything special on this visit, but ironically this was probably the best pub I visited over a weekend in Blackpool. This is a must do for pub traditionalists and well worth a look for those wanting an good pint in sociable surroundings.

On 1st April 2014 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Saddle Inn

Called into this Good Beer Guide pub while in the area for Fleetwood Beer Festival and it was a great pub to visit. It had such a friendly atmosphere that we as strangers felt welcomed. Enjoyed Titanic Iceberg and TSA Glencoe Wild Oat Stout. Great to see a pub with differnt rooms and a TV that is not obtrusive.

On 27th February 2010 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by BEN UNSWORTH
Blackpool South, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Blackpool North, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 1.98 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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25th Jul 2017, 19:20
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25th Jul 2017, 18:13
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 April 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 February 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - Midnight
Monday10:30am - 11pm
Tuesday10:30am - 11pm
Wednesday10:30am - 11pm
Thursday10:30am - 11pm
Friday10:30am - Midnight
Saturday10:30am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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