About Us

Over a thousand years ago a band of Norwegian Vikings, named the Black Pagans, invaded the city of Chester under the command of their leader Ingimund.


After a fierce battle, the city of Chester was regained by the Saxons. The Vikings retreated to the Wirral peninsula and were joined by compatriots from across Scandinavia.


West Kirby is an adaptation of the Viking ‘Vestr Kirkjubyr’ which means ‘village with a church’.


This influenced our name ‘The Viking Pub & Bakehouse’ as a tribute to West Kirby’s rich Viking history.




Do you do gift cards?

Yes, we have gift cards available on site.

Ask a member of the team when you’re next in and one will be provided for you.

Do you allow dogs?

Yes, we allow dogs in our bar area.

Do you have a gluten free menu?

Yes we have a full gluten free menu available on site, please ask a member of the team next time you’re in and one will be provided.

What day is your quiz & bingo night on?

The quiz is every Tuesday from 8:30pm. The bingo is on every Thursday from 9:00pm at £2pp.

Please note tables can only be booked when dining with us, however we do have bar tables available for walk-ins.

Do you have a function room?

Yes, we have a function room space upstairs at The Viking, perfect for any celebration.

Head to our hire page to find out more.

Can I book a table for just drinks?

Unfortunately, we don’t book tables for drinking, but you can grab a table in the bar.

What time do children need to vacate the pub?

Children are welcome in the pub until 9:30pm.

Do you provide NHS discount?

Yes, we offer 20% off drinks when your NHS ID is shown.

Do you have wheelchair access?

Yes, we have a ramp and a side entrance without steps into the pub.