“The Jug” as we are affectionately known, has been owned by the family company, Stange & Co. since 1992.  During which time we have seen Heswall change in a number of ways and various pubs and restaurants come and go.  Having stood the test of time we have also had to evolve over the years.  Many will remember the Jug as a busy tapas restaurant & bar with live music before we decided to change tack, and bring a proper British pub to Heswall serving wholesome British food, local ales and quality wines.

Since that change of direction, we have gone from strength to strength winning the “Wirral Taste Award” in 2014 for our use and presentation of quality local produce. We have also been awarded a 4 star guest accommodation rating for our rooms.  Our food has acquired quite a reputation over the past 18 months with people visiting from far and wide to try our delicious choice of pub classics and seasonal specials not to mention our selection of mouth-watering homemade desserts.

Not forgetting our formidable bar with a wide selection of local ales, lagers, wines, spirits, soft and hot drinks.  Set with rustic wooden furniture, leather arm chairs and open fires, it’s the perfect stop for a tipple or two or a bite to eat.

Beer Garden

The Jug has a lovely sheltered and private terrace to the rear of the pub overlooking the peaceful gardens.  With steps from our dining room out to our terrace then it is the perfect place to enjoy some lunch or drinks al fresco in the warm British summer sun.  We also have a number of tables and chairs to the front and side of the pub enabling you to catch the sun wherever it may be in the day.


Our pub has WIFI throughout so please just ask a member of the team for the code.


We have a large free car park for customers.  As you approach the Jug be sure to park in the right-hand side car park which is ours as the one on the left is ‘pay and display’.  Parking is suitable for coaches but please contact the pub in advance so that they can reserve you space.

Wheelchair Access

There is wheelchair access to the pub via a ramp at both the front and rear of the building.  By all means please call ahead and let us know that you are coming and one of our team will happily be on hand to assist with the doors should you need it.  We do have a disabled toilet in the bar with plenty of space for wheelchair access.

Unfortunately we do not have a lift, our bedrooms are accessible by stairs only.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome in our beer garden as well as in the bar area of the pub so please just ask a member of the team if you cannot see a water bowl and would like a drink for your dog.  Feel free to make us the last port of call on your dog walk, there’s always some treats and dogs drink for free!


2017/2018 – ‘Visit England‘ 4 Star Inn Accommodation
2012 to 2018 – We feature in the ‘Good Beer Guide
2013 to 2018 – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2012 to 2016Visit England‘ 4 Star Guest Accommodation
2014 – ‘Wirral Taste Award’
for our outstanding homemade fresh menu