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Takeaway food service available (Wirral only) up to 3 miles from CH42 1LS
Delivery charge £3, 3 - 5 miles £5. 12noon - 8.15pm (last orders). For more details see website.

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Refreshment Rooms

(formerly Admiral)

2 Bedford Road East
Rock Ferry
CH42 1LS

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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday9.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

11.30 - 9 Mon - Fri
9am - 9 Sat & Sun

About the Pub

Refurbished and reopened in 2012 under its previous name, built in the 1820s for ferry passengers to Liverpool. The ferry terminal is long gone but there are excellent views over the Mersey. Off the beaten track but well worth the effort, one central bar services two rooms. The focus is on food with excellent quality reasonably priced meals served daily to 9pm. The house beer, HMS Conway 4.0%, is from Lees. Real cider is from Rosie's. The pub is cut off from the centre of Rock Ferry by the bypass so Rock Ferry station is 3/4 mile away on foot. Ample car parking on the road outside.

Historic Interest

The pub dates back to at least 1822 when it was named the Rock but soon changed name to the Refreshment Rooms. For a short time in the 1880s it was known as the Royal Navy Hotel. Owned by Birkenhead Brewery it was used used by the ferry passengers to Liverpool until the ferry route closed in June 1939. One of the old photos is from 1903. The pub was renamed the Admiral in 1959, selling Whitbread Special Cask Bitter in 1980. After a period of closure it was refurbished and reopened as the Refreshment Rooms in 2012.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • JW Lees HMS Conway

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Refreshment Rooms, Rock Ferry


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available


  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Ample car parking on the road outside.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • WiFi Wifi

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Refreshment Rooms

2 Bedford Road East
Rock Ferry
CH42 1LS

Sat Nav Reference

53.374165, -3.002337


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

1, 41/42

Nearby Station (650m)

Rock Ferry


Off B5136, take Rock Lane East, then 4th right and over bridge

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