The small but richly historical area of Greasby is located the centre of the Wirral between Upton and Frankby. A semi-rural village, Greasby is surrounded by sprawling independent farmland that offers stunning views for all who pass through.
Despite its rustic charm and countrified roads, Greasby is not too detached from the modern-day world, with swift transport links to the nearby cities of Liverpool and Chester. This commutable village is popular with young families due to the easy access of a range of excellent schools and local amenities. Greasby is a hidden gem when it comes to the property market, families find the houses are larger with generous gardens that come with a smaller price tag than in neighbouring towns and villages.
Reflecting elements of Greasby’s historic past, the village high-street with its sandstone walls and characterful businesses is at the heart of the neighbourhood’s lifestyle, offering residents that wonderfully close-knit community feel that many can only reminisce about.
Greasby may not be the vibrant village that its neighbours may be, however, the activities and amenities it does have are suiting to those who choose to live here.
For those who love to explore their equestrian pursuits, the Greasby Equestrian Centre offers the perfect place to enjoy the best of equine sport and get to know those who share the love of your hobby. The centre has a fantastic obstacle course, allowing riders to develop the skills of their horses before showcasing their talents on the competition course. From show jumping competitions to masterclasses, this brilliant centre will be the go-to place for the residents who are making the best of their country lifestyle.
Residents can enjoy the best of the outdoors at the local Coronation Park, which is open to the public all year round, allowing them to get the best out of each season. For those with children, the park will become central to family life. With three football pitches, a tennis court and two bowling greens, locals can take their parents and children along, with each generation getting to enjoy something different without being miles apart.
Just a short distance from the stunning Royden Park and beautiful Arrow Country Park, there is a lot of outdoor activity to be had in and around the borders of Greasby. The Country Park is also home to the Arrow Park Golf Club, keen golfers are able to play on the stunning course that is set within the four-hundred-and-fifty acres of beautiful fields.
Greasby benefits form a wide range of excellent education options for parents of young children, with infant and junior schools each within a close distance, helping the parents of those with children across both schools. Primary Schools include Greasby Infant and Junior School, Brookdale Primary School and Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School.
Located on Barker Lane, Greasby Infant School is at the centre of the quieter, residential area of the village, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the village high street. The school sets high standards for the pupils and have a core focus on Modern Foreign Languages, with the pupils learning French, Spanish and even Mandarin from Year 1, despite the fact that it is not essential in the National Curriculum. Having been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, the school tends to be a popular choice within the immediate area.
Just a ten-minute walk away from the infant school is Greasby Junior School and having been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in each area of inspection, there is little wonder why this school is sought-after by the local parents.
After its inspection, the school was recommended to Ofsted by the local authorities and its particular strength in teaching boys to excel in writing was used as a standard in a national report for best practice. After having introduced the Accelerated Reader Scheme into the curriculum, the pupils at the school have doubled their reading ages.
For parents who want their children to be educated in church school education, the Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School is a popular choice. As an academy, the school follows an alternative curriculum than other community schools in the area. The school use the principle of storytelling as an anchor for the curriculum and develop a story for each year group, allowing each subject to flow from one topic to another within the same context of the story.
Children of secondary school age are also within the catchment area for some of the best schools in the county such as; West Kirby Grammar School for Girls, Calday Grange Grammar School, Hilbre High School, Pensby High School for Boys and Girls among others. Students are well connected by school and public buses, making Greasby a central location for a wealth of education options.
Bars & Restaurants
The Oak Bar & Bistro
The Oak Bar & Bistro is a small but trendy bistro in the heart of Greasby, offering delicious dishes made with fresh, local produce that delight the residential palate. Dining here feels like a real treat, despite the fact that the menu is refreshingly affordable and familiar, although the odd fashionable millennial dish can pop up every so often (Hello Portobello & Avocado Burger!). With a bespoke wine list and cocktail menu, there is much to be said for forgoing the food for a liquid lunch or two every so often and with live music, events and a function room, The Oak certainly knows how to wow its guests.
Address - The Oak Bar & Bistro, 126 Greasby Rd, Greasby, Wirral CH49 3NQ
Telephone - 0151 678 0104
The Coach & Horses
At three hundred years old, the Coach and Horses has had plenty of time to earn its stripes as one of the most popular pubs in the village, a self-described ‘home away from home’ for locals. A visit to the pub is particularly delightful in the winter months, where residents can be found huddling around the warm, cosy fires that burn the cold air away. With real ales awaiting those who enter, the Coach and Horses is certainly a real pub’s pub that has been enjoyed by the generations of residents who have lived each era in the heart of this fascinating village.
Address - Coach and horses, Greasby Road, Upton, Wirral
Another one of the original farms of Greasby, the Greave Dunning is delightfully atmospheric from its original farmhouse exterior to its vast menu of classic British foods including Fish and Chips, Steak and Ale pie and the hearty Gammon Steak. Visitors here can enjoy a real sense of community, with the pub hosting quizzes twice a week, allowing newbies to the area to get to know their local neighbours and perhaps even the ghost of the original owner. The site used to be known as Ashmount Farm and had a dairy which supplied milk to the doors of the residents of Greasby.
With a beer garden, live sports and hearty dishes, it does not take long to understand why many flock to the Red Cat to enjoy all that is loved about the British art of socialising. Located just off Greasby Road, the Red Cat is central to the social scene of the village, surrounded by amenities that work up a thirsty appetite that calls upon the delicious menu to appease. From seasonal dishes to the classic British pub food, a visit to this small but vibrant pub is a must for families.
Address - The Red Cat, Greasby Rd, Greasby, Wirral CH49 3AT