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Traditional Pubs in Liverpool

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 Lady of Mann to your Itinerary

    Lady of Mann

    Liverpool

    Named after the eponymous Manx ferry, the recently refurbished Lady of Mann is located on Liverpool’s Dale Street in the historic Thomas Rigby’s buildings.

  2. Add Punch Tarmeys Liverpool to your Itinerary

    Punch Tarmeys Liverpool

    City

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

  3. Add The Hungry Monk Ale House & Kitchen to your Itinerary

    The Hungry Monk Ale House & Kitchen

    Southport

    The Hungry Monk is located in the heart of Southport and is the ideal place to pop in for a coffee, cake, excellent sandwich or a main meal from the extensive menu.

  4. Add Thomas Rigby's to your Itinerary

    Thomas Rigby's

    Liverpool

    One of Liverpool’s oldest pubs located in the heart of the city. A traditional pub offering fine food and a range of up to 8 cask conditioned beers and 40+ world beers alongside live sports, it’s a winning combination, popular with locals and…

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

    Love Lane Brewery (formerly H1780 Tap & Still)

    City

    Drink or dine with a window into the heart of the distillery/brewery, all in a venue that would make the meatpacking district in New York jealous!

  6. 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!

  7. Add The Wheatsheaf Inn Raby to your Itinerary

    The Wheatsheaf Inn Raby

    Wirral

    A thatched cottage specialising in cask ale. Serving pub food at lunchtimes and a la carte at night. It is probably the oldest public house in Wirral. In summer there is a beautiful beer garden and bistro patio area for alfresco eating and drinking.

  8. 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.

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

    McCooley's - Concert Square

    City

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

  10. Add The Denbigh Castle to your Itinerary

    The Denbigh Castle

    City

    The Denbigh Castle is a traditional pub on one of Liverpool’s oldest streets. Steeped in history with a great range of cask, craft and continental beers.

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