ReAle Liverpool

Liverpool's Best Real Ale Pubs

Pen Factory

The Pen Factory on Hope Street is a new addition to the ale options in the Hope Street/Hardman Street area of town. It opened up in December 2014, and is … Continue reading

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The Welkin

A Wetherspoon’s branch right in the central shopping area just around the corner from Mathew Street.  

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lord Warden

Two minute walk from Lime Street station at the bottom of London Road almost opposite the Empire Theatre is the Lord Warden.  

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hub

The Hub is a relatively new gastropub handy for the Liverpool One shoppers. More for eating than drinking and the service suggests that too.

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Augustus John

  A little out of the way within the confines of Liverpool University is the Augustus John pub. A cracking pub which is welcome to none students and sells 6 … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grapes (Little)

Not to be confused with the sadly awful Grapes on Mathew Street.┬áThis pub is a lovely escape, sandwiched between China Town and the Georgian Quarter. Approximately eight hand pulls (I … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pilgrim

Situated on Pilgrim Street on the road looking up to Liverpool Cathedral is this popular pub. The entrance is down some stairs into the basement bar. Three or four hand … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mello Mello

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Monro

  The Monro (used to be linked with the James Monro on Tithebarn St.) is a comfortable gastropub on the edge of the rope walks area just a short hop … Continue reading

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Bridewell

  Popular with regulars tucked a little out of the way despite being only a few minutes walk from Central Station is Bridewell. A pub in an old jail?Well hell … Continue reading

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Richard J Blackler’s

A very large Wetherspoons slap bang in the middle of town, across the road from Lime Street Station and the *cough* beautiful St Johns Shopping Centre. It is in the … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cornmarket

A Victorian era pub made out of two old pubs in a business area of town. Popular with office workers and therefore busy at lunch and after 5pm. Big rooms … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exchange

A basement bar in the business area of town opposite the Chapel Street entrance to Moorfields station. Not attractive inside but usually has a few ales on and very large … Continue reading

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Ye Hole in Ye Wall

  One of the oldest, if not the oldest, pubs in Liverpool city centre. It is in a great location just off Dale Street and that few metres it is … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Excelsior

  Much improved pub for ale and doing pretty well now with it. Used to suffer in comparison to its famous neighbour – the Ship & Mitre. But it doesn’t … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vernon Arms

The Vernon was shut for several years and the future wasn’t looking promising at all. But it reopened a few years ago and adds to the possible ale venues to … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thomas Rigby’s

    Okell’s pub right in the centre of town. It is at the river end of Dale Street, close to the Town Hall, which is quite a business area … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

White Star

Nice old two room pub with four hand-pulls right on the edge of the dirty nightmare that Mathew Street has become worth popping in to for one if you’re passing … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lion Tavern

A wonderful historic pub. It is unmissable for it’s decor alone. Eight or so hand pumps have a range of real ales including some local and their own light ale … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ship & Mitre

At the tunnel end of Dale Street lies the Ship & Mitre a famous hostelry particularly for some foreign beers. It has plenty of cask taps so hopefully there should … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cross Keys

The Cross Keys is very much hidden away in a soulless part of the city surrounded by tall offices both old and new. It is about to be refurbished (again). … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Globe

Famous for having a sloping floor – making you feel like you’ve had two pints of Wobbly Bob before you even start – and also being the pub for the … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Railway

The Railway is a popular pub particularly with the local office workers (I used to be a regular myself back in the early to mid 1990s) it’s dropped off the … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Swan Inn

  The Swan is a dark and dingy dive. With real ale and a famous rock jukebox. If you are struggling to find it is, it is sandwiched against FACT … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Philharmonic Pub

This is a rightly famous old Gin Palace at the top of Hardman Street – just across the road from the Philharmonic Hall. If you’ve had enough of refurbished Wetherspoons … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blackburne Arms

            Just a minutes walk from the Caledonia on Catharine Street is the Blackburne Arms. This has recently had a big refurb and is very … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peter Kavanagh’s

Peter Kavanagh’s is on the edge of the city near Toxteth. It is a famous hostelry and worth making the small detour to get to (there is nothing beyond it … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Belvedere

The Belvedere is a cracking city centre pub, which may be a bit difficult to spot but is well worth making the effort. It’s a two room pub with a … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Caledonia

Five hand pulls for real ale – often Liverpool Craft Brewery with other local offerings such as Melwood and beers from around the country – especially Leeds way for some … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fly in the Loaf

The Fly in the Loaf is an Okells pub, so may be seen as a sister pub to Thomas Rigby’s on Dale Street. It can be busy pre- post- and … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roscoe Head

The Roscoe Head is one of CAMRAs ‘Magnificent Seven’ pubs country wide that has been in every edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. So that says a lot. You … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dispensary

Rightfully famous for the quality of top ales from around the country. No crawl around the city should miss it – don’t even think about it. It is handily placed … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

ReAle Liverpool

I have set up this site just for information on Liverpool real ale pubs. At some point I may eventually move it over to a full blown site rather than … Continue reading

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