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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 Red Fox to your Itinerary

    The Red Fox

    Thornton Hough

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Add The Wheatsheaf Inn Raby to your Itinerary

    The Wheatsheaf Inn Raby


    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.

  5. Add Lady of Mann to your Itinerary

    Lady of Mann


    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.

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

    McCooley's - Mathew Street


    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.

  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. 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.

  9. Add Rubber Soul Complex to your Itinerary

    Rubber Soul Complex


    Rubber Soul, Eric’s Live, Route 66, Kaiserkeller and Heaven

    The Rubber Soul complex on Mathew Street is the absolute epitome of Liverpool nightlife. There is something for all ages and tastes, with music from the 60s through to the present day,…

  10. 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…

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