Pubs in Hoylake, Wirral

Hoylake might be a small seaside town but it has plenty of fantastic pubs. So, whether you’re in the mood for a lively night out or a quiet drink in a cosy setting, read on to discover some of Hoylake’s best pubs.

Living in Hoylake means one thing, I know the local pubs well, and my boyfriend even more so! I thought listing them all in one handy article would be helpful. In this post, I will share a selection of pubs, each with a unique atmosphere and character. So you can choose one that will suit you. Here are pubs in Hoylake, Wirral.


The Black Toad is one of our favourite pubs in Hoylake.
The Black Toad is one of our favourite pubs in Hoylake. Image from Black Toad Facebook.

The Black Toad

Craft beer Micropub

Family-friendly

Dog-friendly

I’m going to start with one of our favourites! (and not just because it takes us less than a minute to get here from our back door.) We love going to The Black Toad. It’s a lovely, welcoming spot, whether that’s just me and my partner for an after-work pint or taking my little one and a few card games. Michelle and Robin opened the craft beer micropub and bottle shop The Black Toad on Market Street in Wirral in July 2019, and 90% of the beer they sell is local to the area. The pub was recently a runner-up in CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Wirral Pub of the Year. We love that there’s a group of regulars and always new faces. The atmosphere here is relaxed and laid back, and there’s outdoor seating for when the sun is shining. By the way, the snack selection here is top-notch!

32 Market St, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2AF


The Ship Inn.
The atmosphere at the Ship Inn is so friendly and welcoming, and the food is fantastic. Image from The Ship Inn Facebook.

The Ship Inn

Serves food

Family-friendly

Dog-friendly

The Ship Inn is a lovely welcoming pub. You can choose from various drinks, such as real ales, lagers, wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic options, to enjoy in this cosy atmosphere. Their menu offers classic pub food, like burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and vegetarian and vegan options. You will be impressed by their small plate selection, and their Sunday roasts are incredible. The Ship Inn is a popular destination thanks to its friendly staff and regular events, such as live music and quiz nights. The outdoor seating areas are perfect for unwinding and soaking up some sun during the warmer months.

80 Market St, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 3BB


Hoylake Lights pub.
Hoylake Lights Wetherspoon is excellent value and often features drinks and meal offers.

Hoylake Lights Wetherspoon

Serves food

Family-friendly

Food and drink deals

The Hoylake Lights is a popular pub operated by JD Wetherspoon. It offers various drinks, including real ales, craft beers, wines, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic options. If you’re feeling peckish, you can also enjoy delicious food throughout the day until 11 pm. The menu includes breakfast, pub classics, burgers, salads, and desserts, with vegetarian and vegan options available too. Plus, there’s even a children’s menu to satisfy little ones. If you fancy sitting outside in the sunshine, there is a beer garden at the back and outdoor seating at the front.

52–54 Market Street, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 3BB


The Green Lodge Hoylake.
I’ve spent many evenings here enjoying the sunset and a drink. Image from The Green Lodge Facebook.

The Green Lodge

Serves food

Family-friendly

Dog-friendly

The Green Lodge is just a minute from the promenade and an ideal stopping place. During the Summer season, their garden area is a lovely place to enjoy drinks and something to eat. I’ve spent many evenings here enjoying the sunset and great food. Their menu blends traditional pub classics with a fresh modern twist, featuring everything from tempting small plates to hearty mains. What’s more, their website also has a handy allergen filter. And when it comes to drinks, they have an impressive selection of cask ales, expertly distilled gins, velvety reds, crisp whites, and soft pinks. The bar areas are dog-friendly, and the pub provides a comfortable and welcoming relaxing space.

2 Stanley Rd, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 1HW


The Lake Hoylake.
We love the new artwork at The Lake’s outdoor seating in time for The Open! Image from The Lake Facebook.

The Lake

Live music

Family-friendly

Dog-friendly

Nestled among a row of historic fishing cottages, locals love this traditional pub. During renovations, old boat timbers were discovered and repurposed as lintels in the door frame, adding to the pub’s authentic charm. On Friday nights, you can show off your vocal talent with a round of karaoke (after a shot or two). Saturdays feature local bands, and Sundays offer the best quiz in town. And if you’re in the mood for some friendly competition, grab a board game from the games corner, which includes classics like Jenga, Connect Four, and Guess Who, as well as more strategic games like Chess and Cards Against Humanity. Dogs are welcome, too, with biscuits and water bowls provided.

36 Lake Pl, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2DW


The Plasterers Arms Hoylake Pub.
The Plasterers Arms is a cracking pub and a hidden gem in Hoylake. Image from The Plasterers Arms Facebook.

The Plasterers Arms

Live music

Family-friendly

Dog-friendly

The Plasterers Arms is another excellent pub for real ale fans. It’s a friendly and traditional spot. There has been a pub on this site for over 270 years! The decor includes information about the pub and local history. They host regular entertainment at weekends and quiz night on Thursdays. This cracking little pub is a hidden gem in Hoylake; the drinks are reasonably priced, and outdoor seating is available to enjoy your beer in the sunshine.

35 Back Sea View, Hoylake, Wirral CH47 2DJ


There are plenty of pubs in Hoylake to enjoy a drink after work, catch up with friends, take part in a quiz night or take some time out with a good book. I feel lucky to live in an area with such friendly and welcoming pubs! So let me know in the comments which ones are your favourites.

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