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Gallaghers Traditional Pub

(formerly Gallaghers Pub & Barbers Shop; Dispensary; Chester Arms; Hamlet)

20 Chester Street
CH41 5DQ

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - Midnight
Saturday11.30 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon
12 - 9 Tue - Sat
3 - 9 Sun

About the Pub

Multiple award winning genuine free house close to the famous Mersey ferries, rescued after closure and refurbished in 2010 by a former Irish Guardsman as a unique pub with barber's shop. The barber's shop business closed in October 2016 creating more room for pub customers. A retractable roof was fitted to the outside area at the rear of the pub in December 2019 to give even more area when the weather is cold and wet. The pub is decorated with a fascinating range of military memorabilia and a collection of shipping images. Several ciders are always available. Meals until 9.00pm every day except Monday. Live music every Sunday from 6.30pm and Cheese Night on the last Sunday of the month; bring your own cheese.

Historic Interest

Trading as the Hamlet from at least 1860 but may have be known previously in 1850 as the Prince of Denmark. A Yates' Castle Brewery pub from 1898, later John Smith's. Change of name to the Chester Arms in the 1980s before being acquired, renovated and renamed the Dispensary by Cains in the 1990s. Sold and renamed Gallaghers Pub & Barbers Shop in 2010.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Brimstage Trapper's Hat Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hawkshead --varies--
  • Rat --varies--
  • Salopian --varies--

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Gallaghers Traditional Pub, Birkenhead


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Several ciders always available.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Not Monday.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Monday. Indian menu on Thursday evenings.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    The outside area at the back of the pub has a retractable roof.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Every Sunday from 6.30pm.

  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Gallaghers Traditional Pub

20 Chester Street
CH41 5DQ

Sat Nav Reference

53.393909, -3.012508


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Birkenhead Hamilton Square

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