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    The Cheshire Lines Inn, Southport

    The oldest pub in Southport with over 200 years of heritage

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    Serving Quality Real Ale's

    Have you tried our very own locally-brewed 'Chesh Ale'?

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    Delicious home cooked food served daily

    The Cheshire Lines is a Mecca for Food Lovers

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    Enter as a customer, leave as a local

Mon - Thurs 11.30am - 12am

Friday 10.00am - 12am

Saturday 10.00am - 1am

Sunday 10.00am - 12am

The Cheshire Lines Inn

Opening over 200 years ago and being the oldest pub in Southport, The Cheshire Lines Inn boasts the fire hearth from the original Cheshire Lines bridge, which still roars during those chilly winter months.

Recently under new management, we have been awarded the cask marque accreditation and are proud to servce quality real ales such as our famous 'Chesh Ale' specifically made for us by our friends at the award winning Southport Brewery.


Forthcoming Live Events

Find all our latest news and events on our facebook page

  • Upcoming Events at the Cheshire Lines Southport

    Whats On

    Find out whats on at the Cheshire Lines Inn, Southport over the Festive Period.

  • Upcoming Events at the Cheshire Lines Southport

    BJ Franklyn - November 16th

    He's back! One of our most well loved performers is back to show us what Saturday nights are really all about, get here early to make sure you secure your seat!! 🎵🎶

    Our winter drinks offers are available all night to warm you up 🥶

  • Upcoming Events at the Cheshire Lines Southport

    Indigo Duo - 23rd November

    We are happy to welcome back Indigo Duo, & look forward to a great upbeat night with rock, pop & country classic covers

    Our winter drinks offers are available all night to warm you up 🥶

  • Upcoming Events at the Cheshire Lines Southport

    Phil Mawdsley - November 30th

    We are welcoming Phil back this Saturday, with his covers of much loved favourites Phil is growing very popular with our Saturday night audience, come and listen to his fantastic version of Stylistics and dance your night away

    Our winter drinks offers are available all night to warm you up 🥶

Our Very Merry...

Christmas Menu

Book Now For Christmas

Available for Private Functions

The Cheshire Lines Inn is a fantastic venue for your private functions. Amazing food, drink, music, and entertainment can be provided, you just need to send out the invitations and we'll handle the rest!

  • Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries
  • Funerals & Wakes
  • Birthday Parties (Kids & Adults)
  • Works Parties & Meetings
  • Family Gatherings
  • Sports & Social Club Meetings

Get in touch with us via the provided contact form or give us a call if you're looking for further information about availability and prices.

Brand New


Outside Seating Area Now Open

Come and see our new 'Secret Garden' Enjoy your food or drink in our beautiful outside seating area.
Early Morning?

Time for Breakfast!

Breakfast at the Cheshire Lines Inn

Available for eat in or takeway on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 12:00


  • Homemade Soup of the Day £4.00 Farmhouse bread and butter
  • Black Pudding Fritters £4.50 £4.50 Mustard Mayo and Apple Gel
  • Smoked Mackerel Pate £4.50 With dressed salad and warm toast
  • Goats Cheese Bon Bons £4.50 Beetroot Salad and Sesame Dressing
  • Creamy Garlic Mushrooms £4.50 Garlic bread
  • Proper scotch egg £4.50 With frickles and hollandaise
  • Whitebait £5.00 Topped with salt and pepper squid


  • Fisherman's catch £16.00 IPA Battered Fish Goujons Whitebait Smoked Mackerel Pate Prawn Cups Salt and Pepper Squid
  • Butchers Board £16.00 Little Pigs Local Pork Pie Proper Scotch Egg Black Pudding Fritters Salt and pepper chicken kebab

Our Delicious

Main Courses

  • Steak and Ale Pie £8.50 Braised in rich ale gravy encased in pastry with mash or chips and fresh vegetables
  • Stroganoff Mushroom - £7.50 | Chicken - £8.50 | Beef - £9.00 Served on a bed of fluffy rice, pan fried button mushrooms and onions in a brandy mustard cream sauce
  • Beer Battered Fish & Chips £9.50 Fresh locally caught fish in our crispy IPA better served with homemade chips and your choice of peas, tartare sauce and lemon
  • Liver and Bacon £8.00 Lambs liver pan fried with onions and strips of bacon in a creamy sauce and served with mashed potato and fresh vegetables
  • Homity Pie £8.50 Sweet Potato, Maris Piper, Leek, Spinach and nutmef bound in a shortcrust pastry and cream sauce. Served with todays vegtables and mashed potatoes.
  • Steak Burger £10.50 Served in a pretzel roll with red onion marmalade, smoked applewood cheese, salad and onion ring with chips and frickles
  • Katsu Burger £8.00 Crispy coated chicken smothered in katsu sauce, served on a beet bun with homemade chips, salad and frickles
  • Duo of Lamb £8.50 Braised shank and crispy bon bon on a bed of parsley mash and fresh market vegetables with a rich mint gravy
  • Gammon Steak £9.50 With egg, pineapple, tomato, chips and peas
  • Rump Steak £10.50 Chips, fresh vegetables, onion rings and tomato
  • Spinach, courgette, cauliflower cheese bake £8.00 Served with garlic bread
  • Asparagus, Lemon and Pea Spaghetti £8.50 In a creamy, zesty sauce.


  • Goats Cheese, Beetrot and Walnut £7.50
  • Chicken Ceaser £7.50
  • King Prawn £8.50
  • Seared Steak £8.50
  • Tandoori chicken, mint yogurt and pomegranate £8.50


  • Garlic Bread £3.00 | + Cheese £3.50 | + Tomato £3.50
  • Homemade Chips £2.50
  • Beer Battered Onion Rings £3.00
  • House Salads £2.50
  • Sweet Potato Fries £2.50
  • Parsley Infused Mashed Potato £2.50
  • Halloumi Fries £3.50
  • Little Pigs £3.50



2 course £7.50

Menu available Monday to Saturday 11.30 until 4.30

  • Starters
  • Black Pudding Fritters
  • Smoked Mackerel Pate
  • Fresh Soup of the Day
  • Mains
  • Beer Battered Fish, Chips & Peas
  • Gammon, Egg and Chips
  • Asparagus Lemon and Pea Spaghetti
  • Desserts
  • Eton Mess
  • Crumble of the Day
  • Ice Cream
Refreshingly Tasty


Add Chips: £1.50 | Upgrade to Baguette: 50p | We also stock gluten free bread

  • Simply Chips £2.50
  • Posh Fish Fingers £5.00
  • Ham & Wholegrain £4.00
  • Steak & Onion £5.50
  • Cranberry, Brie & Walnut £5.00
  • Smoked Applewood & Red Onion Marmalade £4.00
Warm & Toasty

Hot Drinks

Our Signnature Winter Lattes or Hot Chocolates..

Why Not add Brandy, Amaretto, Tia Maria or Baileys to your drink for just a £2.50 upgrade

  • Black Forest Gateux £2.95
  • Gingerbread £2.95
  • After Eight £2.95
  • Ferrero Rocher £2.95
  • Salted Caramel Crunch £2.95
Cheshire Lines

Special Offers

Fish Friday - 2 for £15

Delicious Fresh fish supplied by Neves of Fleetwood

Sunday Roasts - £7.95/£5.95

What we are famous for! Locally sourced fresh meats and poultry, seasonal vegetables and local spuds.

Pie & Pint Special

Enjoy a delicious pint of Real Ale and a tasty Pork Pie for just £5.00.

Winter Drinks Deals - £10

  • Bottle of House Wine
  • 4 Smirnoff & Coke
  • 4 Jager Bombs
  • 2 Deserts & 2 Coffees
  • Cask - 4 Pint Sampler
Produce From

Local Suppliers

All of our produce is supplied by small, local, family businesses. Freshly delivered to our door daily to ensure it arrives at your table in prime condition #supportlocalbusinesses.

  • Kellen Meats - Independent local butcher and sausage maker.
  • Lancashire Produce - Freshly picked fruit and vegetables, by a small family business.
  • Neves of Fleetwood - Neve Fleetwood's staff hold a wealth of knowledge and experience within the fish and seafood industry.
  • Southport Brewery - Traditional hand crafted beers made using Britsh hops in a micro brewery, established in 2004.
  • Steven Rimmer Eggs - Eggs-emplary Eggs supplied to us directly from the farm.
  • Bates Dairy - A family business established over 75 years providing fresh milk & dairy produce from cow to carton.
  • Fiddlers Lancashire Crisps - Original crisps made using home grown potatoes, hand cooked using traditional Lancashire flavours.
Our Customer


  • Lovely quaint little cosy pub. Just how they should be. The here is one of the best I have ever eaten in a pub. All home made and fresh locally sourced. The Sunday Roast reminded me of 'mums cooking' ... beautiful. Drinks reasonably priced, efficient and friendly staff. Definitely recommend and will definitely be going back.

    sandgroundgirl (Southport)
  • I eat out a lot. I eat out Sunday (lunch) roast a lot! This is THE BEST sunday roast in Southport, without a doubt, not the actual cheapest, you may pay a pound or two more, but please note it is well worth it. Fresh, hot great gravy... staff are so welcoming, a brilliant chef if you want to steer away from the roast. A pub atmosphere (hey! it's a pub) with good class restaurant standard food.

    dvdwright306 (Liverpool)
  • Had beautiful Sunday lunch, all home cooked vegetables. Bar staff very friendly and helpful. Added surprise, the most beautiful outdoor garden area. Chunky wooden seats, beautiful area, designed by the landlady, a gem of a find.

    Mandy L (Stoke-on-Trent)
  • In Southport for a week and had lunch at Cheshire Lines on first day and couldn't believe how friendly all staff were. Food wonderful, prices amazing. I feel this place is a fantastic find... we have had meals or drinks in there each day. Thank you to all the staff for fantastic service, lots of smiles and a brilliant atmosphere.

    Barbara M (Stoke-on-Trent)
  • It's so good to see so many good reviews for this wonderful little place. The landlady 'Queen Vic' really has thought of everything here... gorgeous home-cooked food, real ales, an excellent selection of Gin, all weekend entertainment, weekly quiz nights, a cosy open fire for the upcoming winter nights, a recently opened secret garden for those glorious summer nights & super friendly staff. Southport is very lucky, well done!

    Dangeo21 (Southport)
  • Myself and my husband visited for the first time today and we're veryhappy with the service from start to finish. We were greeted with happy welcoming staff and a burning fire. Nothing was too much trouble and they went above and beyond to ensure I had a vegetarian roast dinner. The food is your traditional homemade grub, very yummy and presentable. The overall experience was lovely and will definitely be returning.

    Lynette M (Liverpool)
  • Open fire, great selection of gins, dog friendly, warm and sincere staff. Hands down the best pub in Southport, well worth a visit. The food is some of the best I have eaten in a pub.

    999evh (Southport)
  • This is a rarity in Southport - a genuinely historic building that pre-dates the 19th century resort. It is a genuine pub. The beer is Cask Marque accredited and the food is good. It is also a reasonably priced option with main courses around the £8 mark. I would go again when I revist Southport.

    Holfy (Saddleworth)
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