Claims of 6+ handpumps can often be a disappointment when met with 4 pale ales and “those” 2 national Amber ales, in a pub full of TV’s and games machines. Not so at the West Kirby Tap, a dog friendly, real ale house in the seaside town of West Kirby, on the Wirral, easily accessible from across Merseyside by bus or train.
Securing its third consecutive Good Beer Guide place this year, the West Kirby Tap continues to cement itself as a pub with beer selections to titilate the tastebuds of even the most discerning drinker.
Walking into the West Kirby Tap you are greeted by 8 handpulls (7 cask, 1 cider), 4 Keg Lines, 2 choices of continental lager and a wide selection of canned and bottled craft beers. Each pump offers its own style of beer whatever day of the week, from session pales, to stouts and porters.
The only permanent fixture is from their parent brewery, Spitting Feathers of Chester, the other lines are all given over to guest ales from various breweries; from LocAle stalwarts Peerless and Neptune to the big guns of Tiny Rebel and Siren Craft and everything in between.
Hoppy Hour is Monday 12-5pm, where all real ales are £2.90 per pint, the perfect excuse to go and check out the Wirral’s best kept secret.