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The Stage Door Tap (formerly Queen's Royal)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lancaster - BlackExcellent3
Brimstage - Trapper's HatExcellent1
Lancaster - AmberGood1
Lancaster - StrawGood1
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) Good1
Hawkshead - BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Phoenix - ArizonaNot Tried0
Weetwood - Best BitterNot Tried0
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Stage Door Tap (formerly Queen's Royal), New Brighton, Merseyside

Visits Details

31 Jul 2015 (HSB)
15:25 Time for another pub so came to look at the seafront and try this place. Now called the Stage Door Tap. Reasonably busy, informed barman.
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) 3.50Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Phoenix - Arizona4.10Not Tried
Weetwood - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
14 Nov 2012 (Alenomore)
22:30 visit. A train from Bootle to Central and a change there to go to the end of the line finds me in New Brighton, my last port of call today, my "basecamp" for five days, and the end of my first Mersey Meander? It's been a great experience, and although I've discovered a lot of Merseyside for the first time, I've really only skimmed the surface. A return visit must be planned for 2013 for sure...
Lancaster - Black4.50ExcellentIn top condition. Great to finish the day on a drop of the dark good company too.
Hawkshead - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Amber3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Straw3.60Not Tried
12 Nov 2012 (Alenomore)
23:00 visit. Last knockings for today, day three on Merseyside. A few locals/residents in.
Lancaster - Black4.50ExcellentAn honest Stout, rich, full flavoured, good body.
Brimstage - Trapper's Hat3.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Amber3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Straw3.60Not Tried
10 Nov 2012 (Alenomore)
18:30 visit. Finally arrived at my "base camp" for the next five days? Pub wise, top class with some decent LocAles on. Very convivial atmosphere and the restaurant looked busy with it's evening carvery menu, also available M-F 12-3. I was a bit wary of the shared facilities, but, the clean, quiet, warm and very comfortable room, on the second level, was spot on and put this minor detail to one side. (En-Suite is extra). The breakfast was hearty and very plentiful too. Conveniently located, a short walk to the buses and New Brighton Metro station with there regular connections to the City Centre and beyond. Recommended.
Brimstage - Trapper's Hat3.80ExcellentVery nice too. Brewed about 4 miles down the road. Due to the weather, I stayed put tonite and enjoyed the ale...
Lancaster - Black4.50ExcellentA top tasting Stout, from the far north end of the Lancashire coastline.
Lancaster - Amber3.70GoodIn perfect condition.
Lancaster - Straw3.60GoodPossible new for me. Very nice too, not over pronounced notes.

About The Stage Door Tap (formerly Queen's Royal)

The pub sign. The Stage Door Tap (formerly Queen's Royal), New Brighton, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in New Brighton, Merseyside, CH45 2JT.

Located on Marine Promenade, overlooking the River Mersey, this imposing Victorian building has been tastefully restored for the 20th century with a large dining room/carvery restaurant to the front, and a main bar selling four LocAle types to the left. Very well appointed and smart decor. Function rooms at first floor level plus letting rooms, single, double and en-suite available. Modern bar in the Queen's Royal Hotel re-named Stage Door Tap.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CH45 2JT