Eagle & Child

Civilised pub with antiques, enterprising food, an interesting range of beers and appealing rustic garden


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Speciality drinks
Live Entertainment
Disabled access
  • Sandwiches sold

Dogs allowed in the restaurant

Bar food times: 12-2, 5.30-8.30 (9 Fri); 12-9 Sat; 12-8 Sun

Typical main dish: beer-battered fish and chips

Typical main dish price: £13.95

Average two course evening meal price: £18.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (7)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (2)
  • Gin (35)
  • Rum (5)
  • Whisky (25)
  • Wine (10+)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.40

Name of cheapest bitter: Wainwrights

Live music last Fri evening of month

  • Live music
  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in the restaurant

Pub pets: Two cocker spaniels, Beryl and Rolo

The good pub guide review

Friendly young staff and a warm welcome draw our readers to this well-run rural all-rounder. There's Hawkshead Windermere Pale, Marstons Wainwright, Moorhouses White Witch and Thwaites Original on handpump, farm cider, ten wines by the glass, 35 gins and around 20 malt whiskies. A popular beer festival is usually held on the early May Bank Holiday weekend. The largely open-plan bar is carefully furnished with several handsomely carved antique oak settles (the finest made in part, it seems, from a 16th-c wedding bedhead), a mix of small old oak chairs, an attractive oak coffer, old hunting prints and engravings and hop-draped low beams. Also, red walls, coir matting, oriental rugs on ancient flagstones in front of a fine old stone fireplace and counter. The pub dogs are called Beryl and Rolo; disabled access. The spacious garden has a well tended but unconventional bowling green; beyond is a wild area that's home to crested newts and moorhens. A handsome side barn houses a shop selling interesting wines and pottery, plus a proper butcher and a deli. This is part of the Ainscoughs group.

The good pub guide food review

High quality food includes sandwiches, home-cured salmon with dill and juniper, heritage potato salad, sour cream and chives, Lancashire tart with black pudding, bacon, sausage, red onion jam and home-made brown sauce, chicken breast with garlic mashed potatoes, sweet chilli and mozzarella glaze and basil oil, lancashire cheese and onion pie with chips and home-made brown sauce, giant couscous salad with a choice of feta, chicken, sea bass or steak, and puddings such as sticky toffee puddings with vanilla ice-cream, and rice pudding with raspberry jam.

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Contact Details

Eagle & Child, Maltkiln Lane, Bispham, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 3SG

(01257) 462297

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11

Saturday: 12-11

Sunday: 12-10.30