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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

This pub is taken from the national inventory of historic pub interiors, CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

MERSEYSIDE - Birkenhead, Stork Hotel

An historic pub interior of national importance

41 Price Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6JN

Directions: Corner of Adelphi Street.

Tel: (0151) 647 7506

Website:

Opening Hours: 11.30-11; 12-10.30 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Conway Park) and Bus Stop

Food: Lunchtime Meals

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1201756

Listing Date: 1992

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A splendid example of lavish refitting, carried out by Threlfalls Brewery of Salford, no doubt in the Edwardian years. The external tilework gives some idea of the superb interior, which is laid out with a public bar on the street corner, enclosed by a corridor with other rooms leading off, as at the Lion Tavern and Prince Arthur, both in Liverpool. The best place to admire the pub is from the cosy semi-circular alcove where the mosaic-floored corridor sweeps in a curve through 90 degrees. The back of the servery is formed by a screen with a dado covered in blue, yellow and buff tiles with Art Nouveau detailing, above which is a glazed screen with richly decorated glass. The tiling was made by George Swift Ltd of the Swan Tile Works, Liverpool and extends to other parts of the pub too, even down to the loos (the gents’ tiling may be inter-war). Leading off the corridor are two other rooms, named as a news room (at the back) and bar parlour (left). There is extensive original seating and bell-push arrangements. Note the attractive fireplace where the corridor turns. The public bar has mostly modern fittings although the dado tiling, with a dominant brown colour, rather than blue, is original.

Stork Hotel, Birkenhead
Lobby Bar