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Traditional Pubs

Liverpool’s isn’t only famous for The Beatles, world-class football, radical culture and stunning cathedrals. Our traditional pubs are places of worship as well. Here’s a selection that should be on everyone’s to-do list.

Start the journey on Roscoe Street at The Roscoe Head. Step into four small cosy rooms inside this traditional CAMRA-endorsed pub, one of the only five UK pubs to appear in every edition of the Camra Good Beer Guide since it was first published in 1974. Tiled floors and a hardwood bar only add to the friendly charm and atmosphere of the pub, named after William Roscoe, 18th Century scouse historian, poet and anti-slavery campaigner. The quality of the traditional pubs in Liverpool only continues at The Dispensary on Renshaw Street. Another owner of a CAMRA accolade as a former CAMRA Merseyside ‘Pub of the Year’ and it feels just like your favourite local! Etched glass, great cask ales and anda famous warm Liverpool welcome.

Down in the Baltic Triangle, which you can find out more about in our neighbourhoods section, is the Baltic Fleet on 33a Wapping.  This bow-shaped, panelled pub is Grade II-listed and since the 1850s it has served visitors from land and sea. It’s home to its own microbrewery, a wood-burning stove, nautical odds and ends and a top menu. There’s a rumour locally that smugglers’ tunnels exist between the pub and the docks.

On Sugnall Street is where you’ll find the Belvedere Arms, a one-time John Lennon favourite when he studied just across the road. It’s well worth a visit to grab a spot by one of the two original fire places and warm your cockles with the Belvedere’s speciality Liverpool Gin and Tonics. The music posters that adorn the walls here reflect Liverpool’s creative side.

There’s even a great traditional pub on the doorstep of Lime Street Station, so you can head there as soon as you arrive in Liverpool. Doctor Duncan’s on St John’s Lane boasts intricate woodwork, gleaming tiled walls, leather booths and envious high ceilings that all together make this ale-centric hostelry a gorgeous drinking experience. It’s the perfect Hello or Goodbye to Liverpool’s loveliness.

Other city favourites include Fly in the Loaf of Hardman Street, Peter Kavanagh’s on Egerton Street and The Philharmonic on Hope Street, home of legendary men’s toilets. You’ll just have to visit to find out! 

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  1. Add The Wro Bar and Loft to your Itinerary

    The Wro Bar and Loft

    West Kirby

    The Award-winning Wro can be whatever suits – you can pop in for a coffee, a great glass of wine or a beer but if the mood takes you, as tends to happen, a great bite to eat is available!

  2. Add Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still) to your Itinerary

    Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still)


    Liverpool's newest brewery that's revived the much loved Higson's brand & distils the premium Ginsmiths of Liverpool gins.

    Drink or dine with a window into the heart of the distillery/brewery, all in a venue that would make the meatpacking…

  3. Add The Refreshment Rooms to your Itinerary

    The Refreshment Rooms

    New Ferry

    Overlooking the Mersey Estuary, originally established in the 1880's as part of the ferry complex. Now reopened under the original name.

  4. Add Thomas Rigby's to your Itinerary

    Thomas Rigby's


    A traditional award winning pub serving fine food and speciality beers. Relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  5. Add The Old Bank to your Itinerary

    The Old Bank


    Historically a fully functioning national bank, it's now restored back to life as a vibrant drinking establishment and eatery, right in the heart of Liverpool.

  6. Add Punch Tarmeys Liverpool to your Itinerary

    Punch Tarmeys Liverpool


    Punch Tarmey’s Liverpool has launched in what is one of the biggest Irish pubs in the industry.

  7. Add McCooley's - Concert Square to your Itinerary

    McCooley's - Concert Square


    Contemporary Irish bar and grill located in Liverpool’s iconic Concert Square, the heart of Liverpool’s busy nightlife.

  8. Add Peaky Blinders Bar - Baltic Triangle to your Itinerary

    Peaky Blinders Bar - Baltic Triangle


    Peaky Blinders bar in Liverpool's Cains Brewery Village is a must-visit for all fans of the Birmingham based, Liverpool filmed gangster epic. Located within the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, a former industrial hub, you'll find Beer Mongers on the…

  9. Add Lark Lane to your Itinerary

    Lark Lane

    Lark Lane is one of Liverpool’s hidden gems, nestled between Sefton Park and Aigburth Road to the south of the city centre.

  10. Bear & Billet

    Add Bear & Billet to your Itinerary

    Bear & Billet


    El Bear & Billet, recientemente renovado, te da la bienvenida a la histórica ciudad de Chester.

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