The Sebastopol, The Jolly Sailor, The Blue Bell, The Long Pull, The Abbotsford, are just a few names of old pubs from the past. They served their ‘last orders’ a lifetime ago. Inns which went ‘out’ when the town started to change from a collection of semi-rural villages – fields and farms and flower-filled hedgerows – to a bustling borough.
Some of the old pubs dated back to the reign of Elizabeth I. There is a document called the 'Alehouse Register', dated 1561, which contains “the names of all p’sons which kept alehouses within the Hundred of Werroll.” Four were in Wallasey. They were the Pool Inn, Poulton, The Cheshire Cheese, Wallasey Village, The Boot Inn, Liscard and The Ferry Hotel, Seacombe.