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Great to see Wirral pub restored to former glory
12:28pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in Letters
I VISITED the reopened Admiral Pub (now called the Refreshment Rooms) on Rock Ferry shoreline yesterday.
It was great to see this historic pub being returned to its former glory on an area of Wirral’s coast that has been neglected for so long.
In order for this establishment to be viable in the long term, Wirral Council will need to make sure funding is available to further regenerate and clean up this part of the coast.
I have listed a few points below which I believe are crucial in realising this success;
1) Improved access to the shoreline from Rock Ferry.
2) New car park will be required opposite the Admiral in the old Vesta oil site.
3) The Vesta oil pier presents a fantastic opportunity and could be transformed into a pedestrian pier serving as a tourist attraction (Wirral’s only pier).
4) New signage explaining site’s history and wildlife.
5) General clean up of shoreline, beach, esplanade. I was there at low tide and the amount of junk that has been tipped there...shopping trolleys, old tyres, car batteries, not a good look.
The fact that a private sector investor has taken over the Admiral pub presents an enormous opportunity for this shoreline that council cannot ignore.
This site provides some fantastic views across the Mersey towards Liverpool and has the potential to be a regional tourist spot similar to Thurstaston Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre.