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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 Abbey Road Bar and Kitchen to your Itinerary

    Abbey Road Bar and Kitchen

    Merseyside

    Abbey Road Bar and Kitchen is situated in the Cavern Quarter on Harrington Street, a stone’s throw from the famous Mathew Street. This is a family run, independent business and sister venue to Harrison’s Bar just around the corner on North John…

  2. Add The Old Bank to your Itinerary

    The Old Bank

    City

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Add McCooley's - Mathew Street to your Itinerary

    McCooley's - Mathew Street

    City

    Following in the footsteps of its sister venue on Concert Square, McCooley's Mathew Street is set to offer a little Moonshine and Music to the public and has officially opened giving Liverpool its biggest Irish bar to date.

  6. Add The Bridewell to your Itinerary

    The Bridewell

    City

    The Bridewell is an old Victorian lock up originally used to house over-excited seamen and dockers!

  7. Add The Red Fox to your Itinerary

    The Red Fox

    Thornton Hough

    Modern British Food served in this pub restaurant, set in beautiful grounds.

  8. 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…

  9. Add Modo to your Itinerary

    Modo

    City

    Modo has been at the heart of Liverpool’s party scene for more than 25 years. Lively and always busy, its home on Concert Square is the place to head to if you’re visiting the city for the first time, coming to University or simply after a fun and…

  10. 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.

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