Enjoy a January sale at The Lifeboat

Pub-goers can enjoy a January Sale at The Lifeboat in Formby.

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Manager Ashleigh-Jane Briscoe is reducing the price of a selection of drinks at the Wetherspoon pub in Three Tuns Lane from Tuesday January 2 until Wednesday January 17 inclusive.

The range of drinks featured in the sale are;

  • a real ale (Sharp's Doom Bar),
  • a craft beer (Shipyard),
  • one lager (Coors Light),
  • two ciders (Strongbow Dark Fruit and Magners),
  • a selection of wines including three from Coldwater Creek (red, white and rose),
  • three spirits; Gordon's gin, Smirnoff vodka, Bacardi rum (inclusive of a mixer),
  • four soft drinks; Sanpellegrino (blood orange and also lemon), Old Jamaica
    Ginger Beer (regular and diet version), Guinness,
  • as well as a Lavazza coffee (including refills).

The sale prices include

  • a pint of Shipyard at £2.29,
  • a pint of Coors Light at £2.49,
  • a glass of Coldwater Creek wine (175ml glass) at £2.60,
  • a pint of Guinness at £2.99,
  • a pint of Magners at £2.39,
  • Gordon's gin (single measure with mixer) at £2.90,
  • Sanpellegrino at 89p
  • and a Lavazza coffee at 99p.

Ashleigh-Jane said :

"Department stores and shops hold their sales in January, so it is the perfect time to have a sale in the pub too.
The range of drinks on sale in the pub is aimed at suiting a wide variety of tastes.
I believe that the January Sale will prove popular with our customers.
As always, staff at the pub will serve customers responsibly."

Wetherspoon will also be reducing the price of rooms at their hotels during the sale period with all rooms priced from £49 per night from January 2 to January 17 inclusive.


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Posted Saturday 23 December 9.30 am

I doubt I will add any new posts to my blog this side of New Year.

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Weekend in Formby

Regularly updated, scroll down for all the stories: last week

What goes around, comes around

Posted Saturday 9 December 10.00 am

Recently I've been tweeting very short fragments of stories about Formby from a past era. I thought you might like a chance to read this one in more detail. The first sentence seems to point to the current debate and division in the present Tory Party over free trade versus regulation.

Then there's a section which all seems to revolve around the issue of devolution and where the idea comes from. I love the reference to the likely impact of local Parish Councils, is the present Formby Council still working on its neighbourhood plan after 5 years?

Finally, the  'allotments' issue, it smacks of paternalism, this landed gentry MP is talking of policies to reduce working class resentment over the loss of land during the 'Clearance' and thus preventing revolution. Are these the 'just about managing' he's talking about, still suffering under a political system which fails to listen and represent their needs?


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