When it comes to sport, there is only one place to be in Birkenhead following an amazing £130,000 redevelopment of the historic Halfway House Hotel.

The much-loved pub at the heart of its community – with some regulars having used it for more than 30 years – has been completely transformed following the recent six-figure investment by owners Stonegate Pub Company.

The launch party this Friday (19th August), will show off the modernisation; glamped up garden; improved drinks range; and the best in technology for sports viewing, tested in style with the screening of Man Utd vs Southampton. Local band Vertigo tops the party with a mix of covers and requests from 10pm.

Every inch of the family pub, close to Prenton Park and Tranmere Rovers, has been revamped in the modernisation, which has also kept its traditional heritage. New décor, lighting, flooring and furniture complete the look. The outside transformation includes astro-turf, a trestle covered area and a 42” HD screen so games can be beamed outside. The summer months will also see regulars enjoying BBQs in the atmospheric garden.

The pub has long had a reputation as being great for watching sport, destined to only get better with nine extra TV screens, three of which can be viewed privately in booths which can be pre-booked by groups of friends and families.

Cask ales have also been extended with a cask collector card to reward tasting the range of ales, which start at £2.25 a pint; brews include Hobgoblin, Old Speckled Hen and Greene King IPA.

It’s not all about beer – premium spirits, wine and cocktails have hit the drinks menu changes too. The botanicals of gins such as Sipsmiths and Hendricks; bottles of quality wine from £6.95 a bottle; Mojitos, Pina Coladas and other classics cocktails all now available.

General manager Rob Gordon commented: “The local community has been buzzing about the changes to the pub and we have been excited about showing them off.”

The Halfway House also has a busy schedule of activity with poker, darts and pool nights; quiz rock ‘n’ roll bingo Thursdays; Friday karaoke and live music every Saturday night with local bands and top acts from all over the northwest.

Halfway House Hotel, 293 Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, CH42 9QE

11am to 12am every day

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