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Tap & Bottles (Brew-Hoo-Ha)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vocation - Chop & Change Chinook RedExcellent1
Cloudwater - ESBExcellent1
Marble - Lagonda IPAExcellent1
Southport - Old ShrimperExcellent1
St Peter's - Cream StoutExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Harry & MarvExcellent1
Hawkshead - NZPAExcellent1
Seven Bro7hers - IPAExcellent1
Tempest - Tempest SteamworksGood1
Boss - BewitchGood1
Hophurst - Twisted VineGood1
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleGood1
Big Shed - Battlefield GoldAcceptable1
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Ilkley - The MayanNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Baize Chocolate Mint StoutNot Tried0
Appleby - Senior Moment Best BitterNot Tried0
Ilkley - Scary SpiceNot Tried0
Parker - Dark Spartan StoutNot Tried0
Brass Castle - Bad KittyNot Tried0
Hophurst - AntlerNot Tried0
Mobberley - Gingerbread Not Tried0
Mobberley - SolsticeNot Tried0
Charter - Waa Baby Not Tried0
Picture 1. Tap & Bottles, Southport, Merseyside
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

19 Dec 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Just after lunchtime opening we were the first customers in this cosy arcade located bar.
Tiny Rebel - Harry & Marv4.50ExcellentUnexpected raisin and prune aftertaste, very pleasant.
Mobberley - Gingerbread 4.50Not Tried
Mobberley - Solstice4.50Not Tried
Charter - Waa Baby 2.50Not TriedFarley's rusks are added during brewing!
12 Mar 2016 (HSB)
18:15 Birthday drink with my elder son. Very busy tonight. We had to sit upstairs in the tiny attic which requires some contortions to sit down.
Seven Bro7hers - IPA5.00ExcellentCrisp and aromatic
Cloudwater - ESB6.50ExcellentPart of their winter range
Southport - Old Shrimper5.50ExcellentDark and rich
Tempest - Tempest Steamworks3.90GoodCask lager. Not a bad stab at the lager taste.
31 Dec 2015 (HSB)
12:20 Having taken our Granddaughter to the playground Grandma took her back home whilst my son and I came in here. Relatively quiet.
St Peter's - Cream Stout6.50ExcellentSuperb condition
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Good
Brass Castle - Bad Kitty5.50Not TriedVanilla porter
Hophurst - Antler4.50Not TriedCinnamon nutmeg & cloves. I have had a sufficiency of spiced beers this Christmas.
31 Oct 2015 (HSB)
17:45 Having been to the end of the pier to watch the sunset, and the thousands of pink footed geese flying in to roost, the walk back to my son's house took us by here so permission was sought and given for he and me to pop in for a couple. Constant turnover of customers whilst we sat there.
Vocation - Chop & Change Chinook Red4.50ExcellentSuperb
Boss - Bewitch4.80GoodPrize pumpkin porter. Not normally a fan of pumpkin beers but this one was good.
Ilkley - Scary Spice5.50Not TriedChai pumpkin beer
Parker - Dark Spartan Stout5.00Not Tried
09 Aug 2015 (HSB)
18:45 Fairly busy. The chap behind the bar really knew his beer. The noise from the next door bar was rather obtrusive. It was a Northern Soul evening with people of a certain age dancing along to the music. Looking from our vantage point into the Hungry Monk, back-flips and hand-stands were not much in evidence.
Hawkshead - NZPA6.00ExcellentAs the clip states "bursting with the flavour of New Zealand hops"
Big Shed - Battlefield Gold3.80AcceptablePumpclip said fruity blend of old and new world hops. Disappointingly bland.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Baize Chocolate Mint Stout5.50Not Tried
Appleby - Senior Moment Best Bitter3.90Not Tried
07 Feb 2015 (HSB)
16:45 Very busy. A constant turnover of drinkers, also a large volume of off-sales.
Marble - Lagonda IPA5.00ExcellentI find beers from Marble to be consistently excellent.
Hophurst - Twisted Vine4.10Good
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Ilkley - The Mayan5.30Not Tried

About the Tap & Bottles

The pub sign. Tap & Bottles, Southport, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1EN.

Micropub in a former lingerie shop in the Cambridge Walks shopping arcade. Table seating downstairs, benches in the tiny attic. Four handpumps, four craft keg taps and a large range of foreign and British bottled beer for consumption on the premises or take away.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PR8 1EN