Hidden gem serves speciality drinks, good food and plenty to entertain
IN THE heart of Kew, hidden from the rest of Southport, you will find the Pageant, writes Neville Grundy.
On the outside it is an attractive modern pub, about 30 years old, with an outdoor seating area and a large car park.
Inside it is open plan, pleasantly decorated, with a bar area to the right as you enter and a lounge and dining area to the left.
I visited with Mike Perkins, who used to write this column.
The pub has Sharp’s Doom Bar as standard, with a changing guest beer, which was Robinsons Dizzy Blonde when we called in; we tried both and were happy with them.
As well as the usual choice of pub drinks, they do have a few specialities, such as Hendrick’s Gin. Prices seemed reasonable, too.
The pub serves food every day from noon to 9pm (7pm Sunday) and there is a range of special offers on during the week, such as children eat for £1 on Wednesdays, two meals for £12 Monday to Saturday, and a Sunday roast dinner for £6.95.
You can also book the pub for your function or group event.
Wednesday is quiz night, Friday karaoke, and Saturdays are themed music nights, either by musical style or by era; the last Saturday of the month features a live music act.
In the bar area, there is a pool table, darts, and TV sports.
Anthony, the new licensee, took over in November and said that his intention was to make the pub a part of the local community with a range of food and drinks his customers wanted, a variety of functions, and welcoming children – dogs too in the bar area.
He wishes to encourage groups in the community to make use of the pub.
The Pageant is at 70 Folkestone Road, Southport, PR8 5PH. Phone: 01704 544244.
The pub’s website is www. thepageantpub.co.uk, and they are on Facebook.
The 300 and 44 buses pass nearby on Town Lane, less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
They open at noon every day and close 11pm Monday to Thursday, 2am Friday and Saturday and 10pm Sunday.
The Southport and West Lancs Camra branch AGM is on February 22 at 8pm at the Southport & Birkdale Sports Club in Trafalgar Road, Southport; interested nonmembers welcome.
Our website is at: www. southport.camra.org.uk.
For previous pub reviews in this paper: tinyurl.com/ vis-pubs.
The Pageant is hidden away in the heart of Kew