ReAle Liverpool

Liverpool's Best Real Ale Pubs

Monthly Archives: January, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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