If you’re looking for the best pubs in Liverpool then you’re in the right place.

From the traditional pubs to modern craft beer dens - we’ve got a pub in Liverpool perfect for you. 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…

We’ve made a list of the ones not to miss in different districts of the city so wherever you are you won’t have to go far to pull up a chair in a friendly local. 



Find Denbigh Castle nestled into Hackins Hey off Dale Street to enjoy a drink in one of the oldest pubs in the area, dating back to 1815. A much smaller pub at the time, the pub has been extended over the years and still includes the original steps of the old front door. There’s a mix of German lagers, cask and craft beers, an extensive spirit range and even a vegan wine list!

Pop in to hear all about the artefacts that adorn the walls and pull up a seat to watch your favourite sports on the TVs. They even won pub of the year at the Liverpool City Region Tourism awards too so you know it’s going to be good!


Established in 1726 on Hackins Hey off Dale street, one of the original seven streets of Liverpool, Ye Hole in the Wall is the perfect pub to rest your legs whilst exploring Liverpool. With snug areas off the main bar, a range of cask ales, live sport on the TV and a friendly atmosphere, pop in to have a drink with the locals. 


Named after the eponymous Manx ferry, find the Lady of Mann on Dale Street in the historic Thomas Rigby’s building. Priding themselves on traditional values in a contemporary and stylish venue, you’ll find a friendly and relaxing environment perfectly accompanied by a variety of craft, cask and world beer. 


Sitting next to Lady of Mann, Thomas Rigby’s offers fine food and a range of 8 cask beers alongside over 40 world beers. They’ve even got a large enclosed courtyard area, perfect for soaking up the sun with a drink. They also show a range of live sports if you’re looking for somewhere to watch the football too. 


Find the Saddle Inn right next to Thomas Rigby’s on Dale Street. With a great selection of cask ales, a range of gins, live sports, music and karaoke on friday and saturday evenings, if you’re looking for a bit of a party with a friendly atmosphere, head to the Saddle Inn.


The Angus Tap and Grind serve beautiful coffee from Crosby Coffee and have 6 real ales and 8 craft beers on a constant rotation so whatever kind of drink you fancy they will probably have it. Alongside TV screens showing Liverpool and Everton games, they have regular live acoustic evenings and intimate ticketed concerts. 


Dead Crafty Beer Company is an award winning craft beer bar and bottle shop on Dale Street. Their selection of drinks on offer is huge so if you’re up for trying something different head over here. 


The Ship and Mitre gets its name from a combination of the pub’s two previous names - The Flagship and The Mitre. Before the pub was built in around 1935 the site was home to a coach-house which you can see reference to in the foyer. The downstairs bar reflects the inside of a ship whilst upstairs has impressive Art Deco features. Having won Pub of the Year on many occasions, they offer the largest selection of hand-pulled ales in Merseyside and a range of around 200 draught and bottled beers! If you’re looking for a traditional pub for a drink, add this one to your list. 



The Grade II listed Police ‘bridewell’ right next to Liverpool ONE dates back to the mid 19th century and has lovingly been converted into an award winning pub. The original cells have been turned into seating areas for you to enjoy their large range of local beer, craft beer and continental beer on offer. You can find out more about the history of The Bridewell on their website here. 


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? 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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 stop off for a drink.



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. 


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 and you can take your dog too. 


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. 

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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