Liverpool is home to some of the most beautiful pubs in the UK and they make for the perfect places to stop off for a drink to warm up in the winter months, and cool off in the summer ones too! Step over the threshold into pubs that look like ships, The Beatles’ old haunts and ones that have some pretty impressive bathrooms, you’ll know what we mean when you see them…

If you’re looking for a local pub to rest your legs and quench your thirst on your visit to Liverpool then check out some of these traditional watering holes.


The Baltic Fleet

This ship bow-shaped, panelled boozer is a Grade II-listed building and since the 1850s has served visitors from land and sea on the corner of The Baltic Triangle. The pub has its own microbrewery, a wood-burning stove, nautical odds and ends and a top food menu so it’s the perfect place for a cosy pint this winter. 


Belvedere Arms

Grab a pint and pull up a seat by the fire at this Grade-II listed building in the Georgian Quarter. The Belvedere Arms might be small but it is always alive with punters enjoying that weekend tipple. The pub was once a favourite spot for John Lennon too so it’s well worth stopping off at if you’re a Beatles fan. 


The Crown Hotel 

Walk out of Lime Street Station and you’ll see The Crown standing tall on the corner of Lime Street. It’s Art Nouveau exterior is so impressive you won't be able to miss it and it only gets better inside. From original features, moulded ceilings and engraved glass, there’s no wonder it’s a Grade-II listed building and makes for a great place to stop after jumping off the train. 


The Philharmonic

The Philharmonic Pub on Hope street is famous for many things, the stunning interior, the fact that Paul McCartney did a secret gig there in the summer of 2018 and also the gents’ toilets. It’s a pub of legends, split into an abundance of smaller rooms off the central bar hub you won't find anywhere grander than The Phil for a cosy pint. 


Doctor Duncan’s

You have to visit Doctor Duncan’s by Lime Street Station just to see the impressive interior. With high ceilings, intricate woodwork, gleaming tiles and traditional seating it makes for the perfect setting to grab a cosy pre-train drink. 

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Pogue Mahone

Find Pogue Mahone on Seel Street and enter into a cosy pub complete with a fireplace, fine ale, board games and plenty of screens for the football. What more could you ask for on a chilly evening in Liverpool?


The Grapes

Find The Grapes in Liverpool’s historic Georgian Quarter and pull up a chair to enjoy a cosy pint surrounded by wood panelled walls and a ceiling full of fairy lights. It’s one of the areas hidden gems and with a bar stocked with loads of craft beers you can't really go wrong. 


The Lion Tavern

This Grade II-listed establishment in Moorfields is quintessentially pubby with its original façade, bar, Edwardian tiling and a genuinely cosy feel. The beautiful glass dome lantern room is simply a gem of architecture and makes grabbing a drink in this pub a treat for all the senses. 


Peter Kavanagh’s

Step into Peter Kavanagh’s and you’ll step into a piece of history. Sit amongst the fine stained glass windows, cosy wooden benches and collection of weird and wonderful bits and bobs as you sip on a cold pint with your friends. It’s one of the local’s favourites. 

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The Central

Another superb architectural gem within a Grade II listed building opposite Central Station. Built by the original Cain’s Brewery, (who also built the Philharmonic Dining Rooms) the interior is a riot of etched glass mirrors, beautifully crafted plasterwork ceiling and a stunning glass dome. 

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Roscoe Head

The Roscoe Head is a cosy four roomed pub on Roscoe Street that houses fine ale and craft beers alongside all your other favourite tipples. Consisting of a small bar area, two cosy rooms and a snug, it is the perfect place to wrap up warm and head out to for a winter pint. 


The Globe

This tiny little pub is tucked away by the entrance to St John’s Centre and it may be tiny but it's got a big reputation. Built in 1888, the pub features wood panelling, stained glass, huge benches and fancy tiled floors. Serving all your favourite beers, it's the perfect place to stop off for a cosy drink. 


Whatever the weather or occasion you’ll always be greeted with a friendly welcome at these traditional scouse pubs, so pull up a chair, put your order in and relax in one of our cosy pubs, you won’t regret it.  


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This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC.

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