Making its mark on the map within the Liverpool region, Prescot has certainly cranked it up a notch with a list of great choices to eat and drink. Prescot is now responsible for a plethora of bars, restaurants and eateries, all of which are more than worthy of a visit when your next heading the area.
Offering a mixture of independent venues that are sure to satisfy your taste buds while immersing yourself in the cool, collective ambiences they have to offer, here’s our guide to the best places to EXPLORE when in Prescot.
The Lord Strange
4 Leyland Street, Prescot, L34 5QP
Bringing that little bit of extra history to the area, The Lord Strange Bar & Restaurant is another revitalising add to the food and drink scene in Prescot.
Inspired by Prescot’s heritage and the Earls of Derby who reside at Knowsley Hall, Lord Strange was the 5th Earl of Derby and maintained a group of ‘players’ or actors named ‘Strange’s Men’.
The venue, which was also previously an optician’s, holds original features that once stood in the building also on display, given Lord Strange that old fashioned feel with a splash of modern.
Serving up classic British dishes, including Sunday roast and specials, the venue also serves up a mean theatrical inspired cocktail menu to wash down your desired meal choice.
The Shakespearian fashioned bar and restaurant also supplies an array of wine, craft and cask ales, as well as their own lager named ‘Shakesbeer’.
How do you find your way to this place? Well the huge stunning Shakespeare mural is sure to catch you eye on the outside of the venue, so head down and pull up a pew.
Station Coffee House
Station House, Bridge Road, Prescot, L34 5SY
This quaint unique Espresso & Food bar is bathing in local history, residing in the former Station masters house which was built in 1871. After laying dormant for over fifty years, Station Coffee House breathed new air into this artisan eatery making it gain a great reputation for its high quality, locally sourced, home-cooked food.
The kitchen is bursting with sourced ingredients grown by local producers, which adds that nice little touch to your experience when dining.
Boasting a great British Sunday roast, small plates and sharing boards as well as their unique blend of coffee, wine, beer, cider and ales, the Station House has you covered no matter what you visit may be.
Whether it be a nice cup of coffee with some homemade carrot cake or a sharing board with a cold glass of white, be sure to pay this place a visit on your Prescot to do list.
39 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QA
Owned by chef and restaurant entrepreneur Gary Usher, PINION is an exceptional addition to the now popular Eccleston Street. The fifth restaurant in the Elite Bistros of the World’s group, seen the venue open its doors in September 2018 following a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign which raised an outstanding 50K in less than an hour.
The bistro serves a lunch and early evening menu as well as an A la Carte from 6.00pm, Sunday lunch menu also available. Offering a lot of flair and sleekness, the laid-back style of this place is as sumptuous as the dishes on the menu.
If battered haddock and chips, Braised featherblade of Beef or Butternut Squash and mozzarella arancini are your bag, then PINION is sure to fill your stomach till your hearts content.
The Bard Prescot
57 High Street, Prescot, L34 6HF
The Bard is a fantastic Micropub located on High Street and is a Real Ale lovers ideal oasis. The Shakespeare inspired pub not only stocks real ale, but also craft beer, artisan spirits and local gins.
The venue is run by husband and wife duo John and Julie Marsden, owners of The Melwood Beer Company. The Bard is simple and sleek and brings that great atmosphere of a pub where people can pull up a seat and indulge in some real conversation. Offering a limited capacity of 40-50 people, the no TV, gaming machines or amplified music brings old school drinking back to Prescot.
So, if your idea outing is drinking some quality alcohol and getting knee deep in some sparking conversations, The Bard will be a spot-on social meet.
32 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QJ
Urbano Chiringuito brings that rustic authentic feel to Eccleston Street, showcasing that European essence to the Prescot food and drink social scene. Located in what was previously an old wool shop, Clare Wilson and her partner Peter Stewart have based the venue on that chilled out Spanish vibe you capture when on vacation.
The venue offers charcuterie boards to devour while soaking up a selection of core range Spanish drinks, whether your tipple be wine, gin or beers the place has your Mediterranean favourites covered. The décor features whitewashed walls, tiled floorings and a custom made bar getting all you senor and senoritas feeling that Balearic vibe.
If you fancy feeling a million miles away, sipping on some homemade Sangria while sharing boards of Spanish meats, cheese and olives, then this Spanish-inspired bar is the perfect hotspot when exploring Prescot.
The Oven Pizzeria
Liverpool, Prescot, L35 7LN
Bringing that little bit of Italy to the city, The Oven Pizzeria specialises in Neapolitan pizzas, all bursting with flavour and seasoning, most certainly lip-smacking slices of heaven that must be tried on your next visit.
With their pizza oven imported from Italy and Dan Marzano grown tomatoes in volcanic soil used, The Oven Pizzeria menu is robust and offers more than your standard pizza haunt. Offering an array of sides such as Skin on Fries with Sea Salt, Olives with Chilli, Mozzarella in Carozza and Gnocco Fritto, the starters alone will have you wanting more.
The décor in the place is incredible with a street art theme, massive Graffitti done the walls adding a cool vibe to the ambience of the setting.
Owners Viki and her fiancé Anthony have excelled in bringing a fresh new addition to the Prescot eatery scene and The Oven Pizzeria is set to be the new hotspot whether socialising or grabbing a bite to eat, this locale is a ‘must visit’ on your next trip to Prescot.
Down In Albion
13-15 Atherton Street, Prescot, L34 5QN
Run by the successors of the Albion Bakehouse, Down In Albion is lighting up Atherton Street with their signature delectable treats as well breakfast, lunch and evening menus. Freshly baked goods as well as homemade delights, this artisan venue with be the port of call for all your savoury and sweet needs.
The venue is cute and cosy adding that welcoming vibe, I mean who wouldn’t want to feast on one of the many cake selections after a full hearty breakfast? Whether your chomping on one of Albion’s 3 cheese grilled sandwich with sautéed red onion & garlic or a Nutella & Kinder Bueno cake, Down In Albion will fulfil your rumbling belly.