Welcome to the
Bottle & Glass Inn
The Bottle & Glass Inn is an extremely handsome pub which served thirsty visitors for at least 190 years, tucked into the beautiful, green landscape of Rainford. Rainford’s most recognisable landmark, less than 30 minutes walk through attractive countryside from the pub, is the Grade II listed parish Church of All Saints, a handsome building of rock-faced stone dating from the 1870s, which stands at the heart of this picturesque Merseyside village. This historic pub is ideally located for visitors wanting to explore walks and wildlife, conveniently close to both Siding Lane Nature Reserve, a beautiful and tranquil haven to take in a walk, or simply relax and marvel at the reserve’s wide variety of birds and plants. Less than five miles from the pub, atop Billinge Hill, lies the highest point in Merseyside, and the scenic walk up the hill provides fantastic vistas, with views of Snowdonia, the peak district, and numerous other areas. Whatever the reason for a visit, the Bottle & Glass Inn is an ideal spot for enjoying tasty traditional pub food, including seasonal specials and relaxing Sunday lunches. The Bottle & Glass Inn has stood in the lushly green outskirts of Rainford for at least 190 years, and acts as a gateway to this historic village with a proud industrial heritage. The first recorded mention of Rainford is from 1202, when Ralph de Rainford is said to have attained “part of three oxgangs of land in Rainford, between Blackstone clough and Launclough”. Up until the 14th century, Rainford was ruled by a feudal system, with farming the major occupation. Rainford’s oldest remaining building is Mossborough Hall, was first constructed in 1300, and is a scenic fourty minute walk from the pub.