The Hop Vine in Burscough is great - highly rated by pretty much everyone who has been as far as I can tell. You can get there by train from Southport if you are going to have a drink.
“If nothing changes in another 30 years, the top 1% will share 36-37% of income, and the bottom 50% will share 6%. That’s not a capitalist economy anymore, that’s a feudalist economy. This is just math. It’s very simple math.” ~ Billionaire Nick Hanauer