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Viking - Pub & Bakehouse

(formerly Hilltop; Collingwood; Black Horse)

19 Black Horse Hill
West Kirby
CH48 6DS

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About the Pub

Closed 28 October 2019. Future uncertain.

Previously: Reopened in June 2016, this suburban pub has a Scandinavian theme, which will celebrate West Kirby’s Viking heritage. The pub is operated by Flying Pub & Lobster Ltd, the company set up by TV chef Simon Rimmer. An island bar serves a large airy open plan area with various styles of seating areas and booths. The pub’s logo features the Norwegian Viking, Ingimund, who, according to the pub’s website, led the first Viking invasion on the East Coast and into West Kirby (The West Settlement) in AD902. The beer range appears to be largely free of tie with a choice of local and regional cask beers available and the Budweiser Budvar is unpasteurised.

Historic Interest

There was a pub on this site dating from at least 1822, originally known as the Chesnut Horse it appears to have known as the Bay Horse by 1868 (listed as in Grange) and later to the Black Horse by the late 1880s and was acquired by Birkenhead Brewery in 1913. Transferred to Threlfalls Chesters in 1968 and selling Whitbread beers in the 1980s. The pub was renamed Collingwood in 2008 and changed its name again to the Hilltop by 2014. Finally changing name again to the Viking in June 2016.

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Viking - Pub & Bakehouse, West Kirby

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Viking - Pub & Bakehouse

19 Black Horse Hill
West Kirby
CH48 6DS

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53.373976, -3.16908


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