The Coach and Horses is a very old pub, definitely in business in 1832 (named on the Bryant map of that year) possibly dating as far back as 1725.
Lowry refers to the pub in his short story 'Enter One In Sumptuous Armour'; "I noticed the pubs longingly. ..in Greasby, the Coach and Horses. I was sorry to be leaving the pubs behind though I had never entered one." (Pg. 232). Lowry refers to the pub in In Ballast to the White Sea; Sigbjørn passes the pub on his way to Birkenhead to catch the train to Liverpool on his journey to Preston; "Soon they had turned the dangerous Frankby corner into the Greasby road, passed the village green and the village cross, and roared into the straight. At the corner, by the Coach and Horses, he slowed down." (Chapter X1)
|Coach & Horses in January 2009|