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White Lion

51 Grange Road
West Kirby
CH48 4EE

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon & Tue No Service
Wed - Fri 5pm - 9pm
Sat noon - 9pm
Sun noon - 6pm

About the Pub

A traditional pub in a two hundred year-old sandstone building close to the centre of West Kirby. The pub is a little quirky and laid out over several different levels with lots of cosy nooks to sit in along with a real fire to keep you warm in winter. During warmer months you can enjoy the lovely beer garden to the rear. There is a quiz on Monday night.

Historic Interest

The building dates back possibly 200 years and is known to have been a pub possibly as far back as 1861. In 1891 it was known as the Lion Inn. Renamed the White Lion it was acquired by Birkenhead Brewery (later Threlfalls) in 1904. The old photo of the two gents sitting in the garden of the White Lion is of Thomas Ryan (left) and his son Frank. Thomas was licensee of the White Lion from 1946 until 1954 and had previously been licensee of the Canada Hotel in Birkenhead which was destroyed by bombing in 1941. His son Frank was the licensee of the Bank of Ireland in Birkenhead from 1948 until 1962. After Thomas Ryan died while playing bowls in August 1954 he was succeeded as licensee by his daughter Annie Teresa Davies (known to the family as Nancy). The pub was sold by the brewery in 1974 as a free house to Mrs Margaret Richardson who created a ladies only bar in the pub in the mid 1970s. Selling Whitbread beers in the 1980s.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Brains Rev James Original

Changing ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Theakston --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Saturday & Sunday only.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday Fish & Chips night.

  • Garden Garden

    Small paved area with seats at the front of the pub and largish delightful garden at rear.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Until 9:00pm.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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White Lion

51 Grange Road
West Kirby
CH48 4EE

Sat Nav Reference

53.373543, -3.179723


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

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Nearby Station (300m)

West Kirby

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White Lion - West Kirby

White Lion

51 Grange Road
West Kirby
CH48 4EE

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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