Thanks chaps. After trawling through scores of restaurant websites and menus and paying a visit to 5 finally bit the bullet and booked Red Fox out near Thornton Hough. Had a shortlist of 3 but whilst sampling a nice pint in the red fox booked on the strength of a woman walking out clutching a 60th Birthday balloon.. ! Unfortunately wont have the bus pass in time to get bus there..if indeed it has a passing service.
Must say some lovely places to scoff on the wirral. Only one i felt didnt quite live up to its hype having heard so many positives about it was The Refreshment Rooms. Didnt eat there so cant comment on the food. Done a good job in turning it back into a Pub
... the pensioners menu was ok but breakfast at £10 seemed bit ott.
Thanks for the Jug and Bottle recommendations..never knew it was there looks like a decent gastro Pub
with good real ale selection..will sample its food soon..