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Old Colonial, Birkenhead - pub details

Old Colonial

Address: 167 Bridge Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 1AY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13273) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hamilton Square (0.3 miles), Conway Park (0.4 miles), Green Lane (0.6 miles)

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Quite a weird set up compared to it's Old Colonial days. As the Old Colonial it was a straightforward kind of pub. Now you enter to the right there is a covered patio area and beer garden to the right but the actual bar is downstairs in what was the cellar.
To reach the toilets you have to go back upstairs towards the left side of the pub - and going downstairs to the cellar bar area is the only means of access - so if you are using the garden area you have to go down two flights of stairs, through the bar then back up two flights of stairs to the same level you started at.
As mentioned there are handpulls but they aren't used. The have a few 'premium' lagers (like Warsteiner) and the trams do now run up from Woodside on Sats & Suns. Seems to have a very extensive menu and it is most definitely still called Molly's Chambers. Okay if you're visiting the museum over the road.
Snarling_Mallard - 7 Oct 2019 23:31
After a visit to the Beer EnGin in Whiston (not listed on BITE) and a diversion to a football match, my penultimate stop of the night was this place that was closed the last time I tried to visit. It is still called Molly's Chambers Bar & Kitchen and it is located in a very unassuming location down a very dark and quiet street. The bar was busy with a ground level outdoor drinking area with its own bar and a busier cellar bar, where there was live music. Bouncers were on the door. No real ales were on offer. Although one of the three handpulls did have a Trooper pumpclip turned round. So, never say never. Definitely not my kind of place anymore. Far too noisy and crowded.
blue_scrumpy - 8 May 2019 19:55
Snarling Mallard - the trams haven't run for 6 months. They were meant to recommence in May but are now due to start Sunday only service at the end of July 2018.
wirraldrinker - 29 Jun 2018 12:17
Does the tram still go up to it ?
Snarling_Mallard - 29 Jun 2018 10:34
Has just reopened as a pub! Now called Molly's Chambers Bar & Kitchen.
Seems to be trying to establish itself as a music venue.
wirraldrinker - 28 Jun 2018 16:52

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