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Bispham Hotel, Bispham, Blackpool

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Red Bank Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 9HY
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bispham Hotel

Unusual-looking Sam Smith's pub, now some way from the tram that features on its cantilever sign (although there used to be a depot adjacent). Inside, there is one large bar with a 'U'-shaped gantried counter and two small lounges, one on each side of the entrance. There is another smaller bar at the back and the Red Bank Suite upstairs providing further seating for few older customers who seemed to find the general chatter down below too much. Most notable, though, were the numerous interior notices exhorting support for Humph's 'no swearing' policy. Just OBB available from the four handpumps, of course, but I went for the Dark Mild (still remarkably priced at £1.34).

On 2nd December 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bispham Hotel

This is an attractive two bar Sam Smiths pub, close to Bispham tram stop and the promenade. Entering through the front door, you find yourself in a carpeted lounge bar with a striking U shaped servery opposite, underneath an impressive glass cupola. The room has been filled with plenty of standard and low stool seating, which is supplemented by additional seating in two recesses either side of the entrance porch. Each of these has been fitted with long, fixed upholstered banquettes which arguably make them the comfiest and cosiest spots in the pub. The front and side windows have obscured glass with stained glass inserts similar to those in another nearby Sam Smiths pub - the Victoria Hotel in Cleveleys. The décor is fairly restrained, with a few old pictures and black and white photos dotted around the place as well as some cheques denoting the pub's charity fundraising achievements. A door to the left of the servery leads through a passageway into the rear public bar which has some basic banquette seating and wood panelling, bar access and a pool table. The passageway also leads to a rear beer garden. I visited at around 9:30 on a Saturday evening and was a little surprised to find quite a diverse range of customers, so thankfully I wasn't left with the same impression as the previous reviewer. There are no TV screens in the pub and there was no music playing, so there was that nice buzz of conversation about the place, aided in part by the very friendly bar team who engaged in idle chat with their customers.
Cask Old Brewery Bitter was available, but having already had one pint of this elsewhere that evening, I opted for a pint of the keg Dark Mild which to my astonishment, came to just £1.34 and had notably more flavour than the OBB.
I only managed a flying visit to this interesting pub, but my initial impressions were very favourable and I think it would be a good spot to relax over a few beers, assuming Sam Smiths brews are to your taste. Worth the short tram or bus ride from Blackpool to visit.

On 23rd March 2014 - rating: 7
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Bispham Hotel

Called in on the 15th of Feb had a good pint of old brewery bitter a good few in but like alot of Sam Smiths its like Gods waiting room
Will call back
Called back Feb 6th 2014 Just the same never alters swear the people are sat in the same seats as 2 years ago

On 5th March 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Colin Walker
Layton (Lancs), 1.61 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Blackpool North, 2.2 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Poulton-le-Fylde, 3.24 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
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11th Dec 2018, 15:25
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11th Dec 2018, 15:25
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 November 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
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