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SMALLEST -- Freestanding Pub in Britain, Lakeside Inn, Southport, Merseyside UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick
N 53° 39.220 W 003° 00.239
30U E 499736 N 5944989
Quick Description: Certified by "The Guinness Book Of Records" as the "smallest pub in Britain" (22ft x 16ft).
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/28/2012 1:21:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMEZDX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
Southport’s “Lakeside Inn” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest “freestanding” pub in Britain.
Originally built in 1886 as part of the boat house, it is located alongside the Marine Lake on the north end of the Promenade, measuring just 22ft by 16ft, with a license to hold only fifty people.

Of course as with all these claims they are hotly disputed by these establishments:
The Dove Inn – Hammersmith - Smallest bar
The Nutshell - Bury St. Edmunds – Smallest Pub
The Signal Box – Cleethorpes – Smallest Pub

Unfortunately for all the above the Lakeside Inn beats them all in the “freestanding” category.
A challenge to the record was even made by using a telephone box as a pub. This was discounted as it was only open for one evening and not fully licensed.

Try these two website for more info Liverpool Echo and Southport Visiter.

Thanks to the above websites for some informative information.
Type of documentation of superlative status: Guiness Book of Records and Sefton Council

Location of coordinates: At the entrance of the establishment.

Web Site: [Web Link]

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