Frequently Asked Questions


Are electric hook ups available for caravans and motorhomes?

Very few. This year the Pub management have decided not to hire a generator due to the expense and also the current high cost of fuel. The two that are available, (now booked), are next to the marquee and are used for those persons who require a hook up on medical grounds.

What about dogs?

Yes well behaved  dogs are allowed on site but not in the dinning area of the pub

Can we camp before and after the scheduled dates?

Yes. The price of the ticket will also include any camping on Thursday the 30th of June. If you wish to camp at any other time, before or after, there will be a camping fee, Please contact Paul at the pub on 01744 886828.

Are children free?

Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Where are the nearest shops?

Rainford village itself is 2 miles down the road and has a Co-Op store. After that the nearest

major superstores are in St. Helens about 6 miles down the Rainford bypass.

Where else can we obtain food?

The Junction has a full menu available up till 8 pm. Paul will also be organising food from the kitchen in the marquee.

Rainford village has 2 chippies, a pie and cake shop and the following pubs which serve food. The Eagle & Child, The Golden Lion, The Derby Arms and slightly further afield The Bottle and Glass.

There is a nice new garden centre restaurant in Latham which is about 5 mins drive away. Plantation Restaurant, Warbreck Garden Centre, Lyelake Lane L40 6JW. Open till 5pm - 7 days.

Rubbish & Waste

Please be prepared to bin your own rubbish and take it with you. There will not be any facilities on site.

Can I park my car by my tent?

Yes. However if you don't need to that would clear up space on the field. There is sufficient parking at the rear of the pub should you wish to do so.

Are there any places of interest worth visiting nearby?

Yes. The seaside town of Southport is approx 25min drive away with it's famous Lord Street which is believed influenced the building of the Paris Boulevards. It has one of the UK's largest beaches it's so big you probably won't see the sea.

Just up the road is Crosby Beach with Antony Gormley's famous Iron Men statutes.

The old market town of Ormskirk is a 10 min drive from Rainford. On the drive into Ormskirk there is a strange shaped water tower as you approach which, when I was a child, my Dad convinced me it was a flying saucer parked up!!

The two major cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. St. Helens is pretty much in the middle between them.

Just alongside of the East Lancs Road (A580) is a beautiful stretch of water called Carr Mill Dam. Man made and build hundreds of years ago to feed water into the nearby canal system.

Tens of thousands of people drive passed it every day but you can't see it from the road.

Look out for the Waterside Pub (Toby Carvery) (A580) it's right behind it.

Billinge Hill or Billinge Lump as we call it locally. Is the highest point in Merseyside and is about a 5 min drive from Rainford. On a clear day you can easily see Liverpool and the Welsh Mountains whilst on the other side the view takes in Bolton, Wigan, Chorley and the Pennines. It's not steep (it's a lump), with a large gradual path. There is parking opposite John Eddleston Playing Fields, Rainford Road WN57PG.