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The Refreshment Rooms

2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
+44 151 644 5893
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Having heard about the refreshment rooms we decided to go and try it. Not the easiest to find and when full imagine parking might be difficult, the location is bizarre but nice to be on the waterfront, but the place lived up to recommendations. Extensive...More

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone seems to rave about this place. We went with a group and I have to say the food was pretty average and rather expensive. The drinks are overpriced for the area as well.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited many times and always had a very nicely presented tasty meal. The special over 60’s menu is really good value. The staff go out of their way to be very friendly and helpful. My husband said it’s the best pint of Guinness anywhere.

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch, staff are fantastic, nothing was too much trouble, food was superb especially the Sunday Roasts and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed my favourite place when I’m visiting family

Thank bakerjulie67
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Turn right at the back of beyond. Left at the middle of nowhere and it's on the left. It takes some vision to open a restaurant in an at best unfashionable location on a road cut off by a dual carriage way. But good on...More

Thank researcher59
Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff are superb, the food delicious and a lovely atmosphere.We have had parties here a few times also been with a small group of people they never fail us at all.we have booked rfor christmas time also while we are here and cannot wait.

Thank Sonia K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic food in a beautifully refurbished pub- the original refreshment rooms for the ferry. Staff friendly and helpful and a fine selection of real ale. We will be back

Thank Kath R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the refreshment rooms for my birthday lunch on monday 9th october 17.We were welcomed by friendly staff and shown to our table.My wife had a coffee and i was drinking conway bitter,lovely pint.We ordered our food and we were not disappointed. My wife had...More

1  Thank snappyrog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend, excellent food, excellent service. Lots of interesting memorabilia on the walls and there is information in the book which also contains the menu. Went with friends, recommend you book a table as the restaurant was very busy. Jerk chicken very tasty...More

1  Thank joyce04Wirral
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is an amazing lovely place, food it amazing as is it's staff. Would definitely visit again

Thank helsbels12345
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Denis W
19 September 2017|
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Denis W
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Response from paulmw138 | Reviewed this property |
No they don’t only sit down meals
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5 June 2016|
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Response from 85Alison | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't know as I drive but usually walk there as I live nearby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford Road East, Birkenhead CH42 1LS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Birkenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 151 644 5893
  • E-mail
This is a fantastic victorian pub, fully refurbished with an eye to the past.Positioned on the banks of the River Mersey with views over to Liverpool,we serve great home made food seven days a week 12pm til 9pm and carry up to six real ales from local micro breweries. We are family friendly, have a lovely beer garden, we have early week promos inc over 60s all day Mon, Tue and Wed.
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