Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Chestergate Tavern

A pub known as the Mersey Tavern and the Mersey Inn was recorded on the site in 1838.

The building was demolished and rebuilt in eclectic Elizabethan style, 1896-7. It is built of red brick with painted stone dressings incorporating finely carved panels and cartouches. There are three storeys to the Chestergate frontage, with an attached two-storey range in matching style to Mersey Square.

The left doorway has an ornate painted surround which has flattened Ionic pilasters and is surmounted by carved lions.

The central gable has within it a painted stone cartouche with the initials BSC, and a finial in the form of a lion, while other gables have armorial badges and ball finials.

It is Grade II listed.

These photographs were taken Saturday, 27 October, 2012.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.


  1. Great pub building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, canada.

  2. Goodness, that is a pub on a grand scale, big enough for a foundling hospital. I really like your post with a nice mix of history and well taken pictures.

  3. Wonderful photography of a beautiful historical building and informative post ~ Enjoy ^_^

  4. Wonderful photos, fantastic architecture:) Greetings

  5. I'd try a Guinness there any day.