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Liverpool is a fascinating city, associated with influential docks, and a sterling contribution to the Industrial Revolution across Britain.

Anyone on a visit to one of the many Liverpool city centre hotels will find some great pubs in the area, and the following five are particularly worthy of note.

  1. The Dispensary

Situated on the historic Renshaw Street, the Dispensary was nominated the CAMRA Pub of the Year for two years running! High praise indeed – and when you visit for yourself, you’ll see just how well earned it is.


  1. The Ship and Mitre

Located in the midst of Liverpool’s business district, the Ship and Mitre is perhaps best known for its ales. Boasting a great range of draft beers and on-the-tap ales, it’s certainly bound to win over any fans of a cheeky brew or two. You’ll also find a nice selection of continental lagers here, and a good range of traditional bar snacks.


  1. The Philharmonic

The Philharmonic (or the ‘Phil’ as it is often known by locals), is a great place to start your night. Located on Hope Street, the Phil is within easy reach of the city’s main clubbing districts – particularly around the areas of Matthew Street and Concert Square. With good food and even better beer served in the setting of a traditional, wood panelled pub, this is a classy venue in a perfect location.


  1. The Fly and Loaf

The Fly and Loaf is another pub within easy reach of Liverpool’s main clubbing district. This multi-award winning pub offers a great choice of real ales, as well as some truly delicious home-cooked pub fare. You’ll find the Fly and Loaf on Hardman Street, and when you do, you probably won’t want to leave.


  1. The Pilgrim

With a reputation as something of a student bar, the Pilgrim is famous for its low prices, and lively atmosphere. In many respects, you get what you pay for – torn upholstery on the seats, grotty toilets, and a range of supermarket brand spirits. Still, the Pilgrim boasts a great jukebox, and an excellent range of real ales – making this a must-see visit on any stay at a Liverpool centre hotel.

So there you have it, a brief guide to some of the finest pubs of this fascinating city. There are plenty of others worthy of mention though, so pay a visit for yourself, and see if you can find them!


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