History of the The Birley Arms Inn
The pub’s modern and spacious interior gives few clues to the pub’s history. It was the site of a bloody skirmish during the English Civil War and right up until recent times it was known by locals as The Red Heart; reputedly a Roundhead soldier cut out the heart of his Royalist opponent and with the dead man’s dagger pinned it above the door of the pub. Thankfully, the only blood you’re likely to come across these days is if you like your Steak Chateaubriand rare.
Location and Places of Interest
Set in the Lancashire countryside we are ideally situated for the M55 to the M6 north and M6 south. This makes us centrally positioned for visiting the Lake District, Manchester, Liverpool and the Yorkshire Dales which are all easily accessible within an hour or so driving.
On our doorstep within a 5 mile radius there is the coastal gem of Lytham St. Anne’s, famous now for its Lytham Festival which takes place during the summer. A perfect daytime destination with small boutique style individual shops and a great selection of cafes.
If you have a passion for golf then we are perfectly placed for you to enjoy a round or two at one of the four Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf courses. A world renowned venue for hosting the Golf Championship for over 100 years.
To the north of Lytham is St Anne’s on Sea with its Victorian Porritt buildings, promenade and pier, Ashton Gardens and Blue Flag beaches.
Looking for something a little more thrilling, then a short drive away is Blackpool Pleasure Beach with its famous rollercoasters and rides. Nearby is the Sandcastle Water Park and further along the architecturally award winning promenade is the famous Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Comedy Carpet, Madame Tussauds, Blackpool Sealife Centre and a multitude of other attractions offering an exciting experience.