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The Mess

Coffee and casual dining
in a 200-year old Fort

A truly unique setting

Sit back, relax and unwind in the officer's mess of the historic 200-year old Fort Perch Rock.

Built as a defence battery in 1829 to defend the port of Liverpool, the fort has its origins from the Napoleonic wars, but also played a signifincant role in World War One and World War Two.

Delicious & freshly prepared

From breakfast through to dinner, we serve authentic Italian pizzas, a mouth-watering range of paninis and light bites including toast, crumpets and teacakes.

Speciality coffee, tea and hot chocolate

Our freshly ground coffee is revered throughout the Wirral, whether your choice is espresso, Americano, latte, cappuccino or cortado, satisfaction is guaranteed.

If tea is your beverage of choice, we offer a range of exquisite flavours from the traditionals like English Breakfast and Earl Grey through to fruity teas and calming flavours like camomile and mint.

Why not go all out with a hot chocolate with lashings of cream, marshmallows and a generous shot of mint or caramel?

Real Dairy Ice Cream

We serve the finest quality local ice cream from the multi-award winning Cheshire Farm.

From traditional favourites like strawberry, honeycomb and mint chocolate chip through to new delights such as Apple & Blackcurrant and dairy free sorbets there's a tongue-tingling experience for everyone!

What people say?

"Great ambience, very reasonable prices and extremely friendly staff. Found a little gem!"


What people say?

"This is a lovely, quirky little cafe which serves the best coffee in the Wirral in my opinion."


What people say?

"Lovely friendly place to pop in for a coffee and a bite to eat!plus it's dog friendly!"


The Mess at Fort Perch Rock is available for booking all year round for parties, events and occasions.