Raising a glass to some of the Fylde coast’s most famous watering holes

Old Shovels Inn Common Edge Road with the New Shovels behind it 1955
Old Shovels Inn Common Edge Road with the New Shovels behind it 1955
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Our archive photographs show some of the Fylde coast’s famous and oldest pubs back in the last century.

How many can you name without reading the captions...?

Foxhall Pub, 'Blackpool Promenade in the early 1920s

Foxhall Pub, 'Blackpool Promenade in the early 1920s

The Guides House at Warton, a pub from which a guide would escort parties through a ford at low tide to Hesketh Bank, Near Southport. When Preston Dock developed walls were built in the River Ribble to keep the channel clear of silt, it could then no longer be forded as the cleared channel was too deep, and the detour through Preston became the norm.

The Guides House at Warton, a pub from which a guide would escort parties through a ford at low tide to Hesketh Bank, Near Southport. When Preston Dock developed walls were built in the River Ribble to keep the channel clear of silt, it could then no longer be forded as the cleared channel was too deep, and the detour through Preston became the norm.

Bloomfield Hotel, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool in the 1930s

Bloomfield Hotel, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool in the 1930s

One of the oldest inns in the Fylde is the Eagle and Child at Weeton, built more than 420 years ago and originally thatched. The Danes first settled in Weeton and built a road through the district to Poulton, about 1040

One of the oldest inns in the Fylde is the Eagle and Child at Weeton, built more than 420 years ago and originally thatched. The Danes first settled in Weeton and built a road through the district to Poulton, about 1040