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Old Packet House, Ormskirk

Pub added by peter ashworth
29 Liverpool Road North
Burscough
Postal town: Ormskirk
L40 5TN
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Reviews of Old Packet House (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Bucking Fastard left this review about Packet House

A fine looking building which actually pre dates the Leeds & Liverpool Canal which runs outside.It was also a stopping place for fast moving packet boat services for passengers on their way to Liverpool by boat,hence the name.Little of the history remains internally,it has been opened out but still retains several sections.To the front right,there is a raised area with a flatscreen,in the main body there is a long banquette in red velour,while a mid building snug has a series of sofas with a rear section overlooking the canal has more conventional seating.
As has been mentioned the ale selection comes from Bank Top with three of the four pumps offering Flat Cap,Bad to the Bone and a very decent Pavilion Pale,although all three were of a similar ale style.
The food is well cooked and reasonably priced pub grub and the guv'nor was both friendly and attentive.Both Sky and BT Sport are on the screens,and with live music on Saturdays this pub serves a gap in the local market.Along with the Hop Vine,this place is worth a visit if you like decent real ale.

On 24th July 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2046 recommendations about 2046 pubs]


Brainy Pool left this review about Packet House

The pub may now be owned, or at least leased by the Bank Top brewery as the ales were all from there today. And they were very reasonable at £2.50 a pint. It’s a nice enough place inside if ever so slightly lacking in atmosphere and with a fairly grumpy barman. it may be a little better when busier but the real draw here is the lovely canal side location. I spent a very peaceful half hour here watching canal cruisers passing by with some decent 70s music playing outside. very much a summer pub.

On 18th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about Packet House

Large pub which has been refurbished throughout in greys and pastels, leaving a very spacious feel but not much character. Sadly the traditional gaming areas have disappeared in a move up-market, but there is a nice indoor terrace and outdoor garden both overlooking the canal. Pleasant enough and will hopefully improve when it weathers in a bit. Ales at time of visit were from Prospect and Coach House.

On 12th April 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2166 recommendations about 2120 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Burscough Bridge, 0.24 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Burscough Junction, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
New Lane, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old Packet House, Burscough
24th Jul 2019, 07:53
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
18th Jul 2019, 22:51
Picture submitted by Brainy Pool approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No - Public cp opposite - last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 12 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes - Saturdays - last updated 24 July 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - BT Sport and Sky - last updated 24 July 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 12 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 August 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 April 2018 by Graham Coombs
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