Flat Foot Sam’s bar is apparently making a return to Hoylake.
According to this FaceBook page (where the above photo came from) Jack Rabbit Slims bar is currently being renovated and is to reopen as Flat Foot Sam’s next month.
Back in its heyday, Flat Foots (on the corner of Market Street and King’s Gap) was a very popular bar that attracted people from near and far several nights of the week. In the mid 90’s as it lost some of its popularity it was revamped and became The Orange Grove. I can’t remember when it called last orders for the final time?
There’s a (not very exciting) video taken on Christmas Eve 1990 that’s been posted on FaceBook before but if you’ve not seen it and you used to go to Flat Foots then you might recognise a few faces. Lives have changed of course over the course of nearly 25 years and I think one person in the video has since sadly passed away.
Will people who used to go over two decades ago still fancy going today? Or will they be sat at home watching Strictly in their onesies while a younger crowd savour the remixed Flat Foot Sam’s experience? Time will tell. The original building by the way, once The Stanley Hotel, is now a block of retirement flats.
How are the pubs, bars and restaurants in Hoylake doing at the moment? Are they busy, quiet, ticking along? Have your say in the comments below.