The Nelson Inn which we see today is a second generation version of the original inn. The first was described as a small
two storey building built by Thomas Peers having originally being built as a house. The name "Nelson" was taken from
his wifes maiden name.
The following is an excerpt from Noel E Smiths book "Almost an island"...
"Thomas Peers son named Alfred, held the license, whilst also being licensee of the Old Black Horse, who put Joseph Belce in
Charge of the Nelson. It was not unusual to see the barman or another brushing the blown sand away from the doorway".
In 1932 the old inn was demolished and work began on the new Tudor style building which we see today. In 1935 the
new Nelson Inn opened to the public at a cost of an astonishing £25,000.
The Wellington sits in the centre of old village and is also the second generation of its name. The original Wellington inn
was built in the early 19th century and stood just to the side of todays pub. The Wellington is built from fine red brick
and is a good example of 1930's British architecture.
The Pool inn sits on the crossroads of Poulton not far from old Mr Birds House. The building is 2nd or 3rd generation of
the inn built c1880, with the original dating back to the beginning of the 18th century. The original building is said to
small 2 storey edifice which was possible used as a dwelling before hand. The current building we see today is a
Victorian structure built around the turn of the 20th century. It was built from fine sandstone blocks washed with lime
and strong sash windows. On the opposite side was the villages pinfold, which is were the lost animals in the village
would be placed until there owner could find them. It is described as a circular pen, built from large stones with an
entrance gate on one side.
There were 4 recorded
licensees of public
houses in Wallasey
during 1561. The oldest
public house is alleged
to be the Cheshire
Cheese in Wallasey
village or possibly the
Boot in Liscard.
The Cheshire Cheese is said to be Wallasey's oldest recorded inn. The present day building does not date back more
than 80 years but there are records of the name existing as far back as the 1500, at which time Wallasey would have
looked much different. The previous building stood near old Folly lane in a row of cottages but was demolished in 1885
for the purpose of road widening.