Bridge Inn Hotel (Merseyside)
Bridge Inn Hotel (Merseyside) at a glance
Set in the picturesque model village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral Peninsula, The Bridge Inn is a Grade II listed hotel and restaurant with many original interior features including extensive wood panelling and a stunning stained glass roof dome. Built by Victorian industrialist and philanthropist William Hesketh Lever in 1900, The Bridge Inn was originally a ‘temperance hotel’ with tea rooms and assembly rooms, but it did not serve alcohol. One of 900 Grade II listed buildings in the village including an art gallery, cottage hospital, schools and homes designed to house Lever’s factory workforce, the alcohol ban was reluctantly lifted in 1903 after villagers voted 80% in favour of serving liquor at The Bridge Inn.
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|Check-in||From 14:00 hours|
|Check-Out||07:00 – 12:00 hours|
|Cancellation/Prepayment||Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.|
|Children||Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required. Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.|
|Pets||Pets are not allowed.|
|Accepted Credit Cards||American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.|
|Bar/Lounge||On-site bar & lounge|
|Restaurant||Pub restaurant on-site|
|Free Wi-Fi||Unlimited free Wi-Fi available|
|Television||Flat-screen digital TV|
|Free Parking||Ample on-site free parking|
|Tea & Coffee Making Facilities||In-room tea & coffee making facilities|
|Telephone Facilities||In-room telephone facilities|
Imagine holding your wedding in a venue as special as The Bridge Inn? Nestled in the heart of Port Sunlight, with its 900 Grade II listed buildings and unique Victorian style, the photographs of your big day would be beautiful. Our friendly team will make sure the days goes brilliantly and the in-house catering team will make sure you all enjoy a memorable wedding breakfast.
We can hold all types of functions at The Bridge Inn. Christenings, birthdays, anniversaries, whatever the occasion may be we will help you make it extra special. We also have a meeting room available if you’re looking for a central location to hold a business meeting with delegates from Chester, Liverpool, Manchester and the Wirral.
The perfect base for exploring the North West and Merseyside
The Bridge Inn is conveniently placed for visiting the Wirral, Chester, North Wales and Liverpool. It’s also worth exploring the unique village of Port Sunlight and its 900 Grade II listed buildings, all of which were built to house the employees of Lever’s soap factory. The hotel is less than 15 miles away from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and less than 6 miles to the centre of Liverpool and the luxury shopping centre, Liverpool One. The historic city of Chester is just 25 minutes away, making The Bridge Inn Hotel a superb location for exploring the surrounding areas.
Free parking for guests
At The Bridge Inn we have ample free parking spaces. Perfect for if you’re using our hotel as a base from which to explore Liverpool, Chester and the Wirral or even to soak up the delights of Port Sunlight. There is no charge for parking your car at our hotel.
How to get here
We are conveniently located just off the A41 Chester Road or just 2 miles from junction 4 of the M53, on Bolton Road, Port Sunlight. To find us by satnav, use the postcode CH62 4UQ.
Port Sunlight is a model village in the Wirral on Merseyside. It is a unique place, in that it was built entirely by one company to house its employees. The Lever Brothers, William and younger brother James, whose company now forms part of the multinational Unilever group, wanted their factory workers to live good lives. They arranged for well-built, smart housing to be built in an area close to their factory. Believing people would work harder and be happier in good homes, the housing stock in Port Sunlight is now Grade II listed and retains much of its Victorian charm.
The Bridge Inn was so called after it was built close to the Victoria Bridge, which is now covered over entirely as the tidal creek the bridge originally spanned has been filled. Designed by the Liverpool architects Edward Ould and George Grayson, best known for their work on two Cambridge University colleges, the skills they brought to the design of the Bridge Inn are still visible today.
The Lever Brothers were followers of the ‘Temperance movement’, which meant they believed people should abstain from drinking alcohol. So much so, The Bridge Inn was completely alcohol free until 1903 when thirsty workers practically begged their bosses to allow the sale of alcohol. This was begrudgingly granted after 80% of residents voted in favour of introducing alcohol to The Bridge Inn.
The Bridge Inn has had its fair share of ghostly sightings over the years. It’s rumoured the ghosts of a distinguished gentleman smoking a cigar, a soldier, a merchant seaman and a young servant girl have been seen over the years. The servant’s quarters still remain in the basement of the pub and staff are happy to show guests around upon request.
About Port Sunlight
Today, Port Sunlight plays host to over 300,000 visitors every year enjoying the fine Victorian architecture of this beautiful garden village and the magnificent art collection in the Lady Lever Gallery, including works by Gainsborough, Stubbs, Constable and Turner.
Beatles Story, Magical Mystery Tour, Cavern Club (6 miles)
The Bridge Inn is less than 6 miles from the centre of Liverpool, meaning you can be at the famous Cavern Club or the Beatles Story museum in just 15 minutes from our hotel. See for yourself where John, Paul, George and Ringo played their first gigs on their way to fame. You can also take the Magical Mystery Tour around Liverpool to see where the boys lived and grew up. There’s even a Wirral Tour that takes in Port Sunlight, as this is where the Beatles played their first ever gig with Ringo on the drums.
Anfield Stadium (7 miles)
Anfield offers guided tours, a museum focusing on the glorious history of the club and the poignant Hillsborough Memorial. The official club superstore is also located at the stadium, which is less than 20 minutes by car.
Liverpool One Shopping Centre (6 miles)
The stunning new Liverpool One Shopping Centre, with more than 160 stores, is less than 6 miles away from The Bridge Inn and has plenty of car parking spaces available in the heart of Liverpool. With exceptional shops and restaurants it’s well worth a visit when you’re in the area.
Museum of Liverpool and The Tate (6 miles)
Liverpool has some spectacular museums and art galleries. The remarkable Museum of Liverpool on the Pier Head charts the history of the city and showcases the city’s influence on popular culture. A short walk away, Albert Dock is home to The Tate Liverpool, the home of the National Collection of Modenr Art in the north.
Chester (16 miles)
One of the best preserved walled cities in England, Chester is a beautiful place to visit in the North West. A popular tourist destination, the centre of Chester has a number of medieval buildings. The distinctive black and white houses are actually Victorian restorations and, together with Roman ruins and amphitheatre, are what make Chester such a fascinating city to visit. Lying on the River Dee, Chester is also home to the famous Chester Racecourse. A 25-minute drive away from The Bridge Inn, our hotel is a great location from which to explore the delights this city has to offer.
Mersey Ferry (5 miles)
To get to Liverpool from the Wirral you have to go over or under the famous River Mersey. You can take the tunnel if you’re driving but if you’ve got more time on your hands, why not take the ferry across the Mersey? You can even book a cruise over to the Manchester Ship Canal or around Liverpool landmarks.
Port Sunlight Museum (0.3 miles)
One of the most interesting places to visit in this region is on our doorstep. Port Sunlight Museum tells you all about this unique, model village and how it was built as a philanthropic act to house factory workers in high standard accommodation. The Lever Brothers named the town after one of their most successful soap products, Sunlight, and the village is still made up of 900 Grade II listed buildings that take you back in time and show you a slice of Victorian History.
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