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Gallaghers Traditional Pub

(formerly Gallaghers Pub & Barbers Shop; Dispensary)

20 Chester Street
CH41 5DQ

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - Midnight
Saturday11.30 am - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon noon - 4pm
Tue - Sat noon - 8.30pm
Sun 3pm - 8.30pm

About the Pub

Multiple award winning free house close to the famous Mersey ferries, rescued after closure and refurbished in 2010 as a unique pub with barber's shop. The barber's shop business closed in October 2016 creating more room for pub customers. The outside area at the rear of the pub has a retractable roof. The pub is decorated with a fascinating range of military memorabilia and a collection of shipping images. The mural on the side wall of the pub was completed in February 2020 and commemorates the sinking of HMS Birkenhead and the Birkenhead Drill, 'women and children first.'

Live music every Sunday from 6.30pm.

Historic Interest

Built around 1826 it was possibly trading as the Prince of Denmark into the 1850s - it was listed in Bagshaw’s Directory of 1850. Changed name to the Hamlet by 1860. 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 Brewery in the 1990s. Sold and renamed Gallaghers Pub & Barbers Shop in 2010. The old photo shows the Hamlet in about 1907 in the centre of the picture the Kossuth Hotel next door on the right.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Brimstage --varies--
  • Rat --varies--
  • Salopian --varies--

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Monday.

  • Garden 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.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Gallaghers Traditional Pub

20 Chester Street
CH41 5DQ

Sat Nav Reference

53.393831, -3.012596


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Birkenhead Hamilton Square

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Gallaghers Traditional Pub

20 Chester Street
CH41 5DQ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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