WAVERTREE

PubCommentsLocation
Ark Trendy wine bar.
Not visited.
Church Road / Smithdown Road
Ashdale Inn The usual style of pleasant decor in this "Oak Lodges" one bar flat house, with split level seating areas plus a pool table at the back.
Last visited January 2018.
Lawrence Road / Liscard Road
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Ashgrove
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A recently decorated (very green) interior in one long room in this former Vaux house. The floor is wood and quarry tiles. There is a raised seating area opposite the counter, with 3 large murals behind. Two hand pumps not in use.
Noted closed in 2018.
Last visited 2002.
Picton Road / Picton Crescent
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Bar Oasis A Wednesday visit found a £5 entry fee to this disco. We declined.
Closed and burnt out.
Not visited.
Picton Road / Larkfield View
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Barley Mow This tiny corner house has been nicely decorated in a plain and pleasant traditional style. The floor has a slight slope to it.
Last visited October 2018.
Wavertree High Street / Waterloo Street
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Belle Vue A plain, scruffy and grubby bar side with customers to match. The enormous lounge is much nicer looking but was completely empty. There is also a back room, completely unfurnished, which contained one bike when I was there. The exterior has been redecorated since my visit. Now closed.
Last visited 1999.
132 Picton Road / Picton Crescent
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Black Bull
Hand pump
A very impressive mobile pub, complete with wooden floor, solid walls and a canvas roof, serving four or five Theakstons real ales including the special Black Bull Bitter. Including it in the guide is a bit of a cheat but it does turn up at the Liverpool Show in Wavertree so I'm going to count it. Highly recommended, much better than your usual "beer tent".
Last visited 1999.
Wavertree Playground
Brookhouse (Finch & Firkin)
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A very large pub with two bars in three large rooms with very high ceilings, nicely done out with wooden floors, old wooden tables and very comfortable sofas. Until October 1999 the on-site brewery provided Firkin Ales for this and other local branches but sadly these are no longer available.
Last visited July 2018.
Smithdown Road / Weardale Road
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Chequers This large open two-bar pub is in a former bank (Chequers - get it?), although you wouldn't know it from the inside, nicely done with a wooden floor except for some raised seating areas. There's a pleasant beer yard at the back.
Now closed, I'm told.
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street / Grange Terrace
Chillies
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Nice well cared for modern stylish decor.
I believe this is now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street
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Clock This small friendly pub has a nicely done out interior.
Last visited February 2018.
Wavertree High Street / Waterloo Street
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Cock and Bottle
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The interior decor is plain and tidy in this one room knocked through pub. The other room was reserved for a private function on my most recent visit.
Last visited October 2018.
Wavertree High Street
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Coffee House
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Hand pump
This pub has a splendid interior which includes nice ironwork and a fine plaster ceiling. One very large main room with some raised seating areas, plus a side bar. Beer garden not visited.
Last visited February 2018.
Church Road by Picton Clock
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Craft Taproom Never visited because it doesn't keep to published hours.
Not visited.
Smithdown Road / Cresford Avenue
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Cuffs
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A well cared for modern interior in this popular lively boozer. The sofas are very comfortable. Became a "Pound Pub" in 2015.
Now closed and boarded up.
Last visited February 2018.
Wavertree High Street
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Dovedale Towers

Hand pump
A rather good antwacky interior and a fine pint of real ale.
Last visited January 2018.
Penny Lane / Dovedale Road
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Edinburgh
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Hand pump
This beautiful tiny Victorian back street local with two rooms is pleasant and well cared for. They serve excellent real ales.
Grade II listed building.
Last visited February 2018.
Sandown Lane / Orford Street
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Ei8ht Bar
Not visited.
Allerton Road / Carsdale Road
Evil Eye A pleasant trendy burrito bar.
Last visited July 2018.
Smithdown Road / Harwarden Avenue
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Fanny's Bar
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A corner house with nice, totally fake, decor - bare brick walls and wooden floor - but looking rather tatty in places. Now a Chinese Restaurant.
Last visited 2003.
Smithdown Road / Russell Road
Fogherty's (Dudley)
Not visited.
Smithdown Road / Blenheim Road
Frank's Bar (Vine Inn) (Clachan) This unusually-angled corner house contained one counter and three rooms when it was the Vine. It has been knocked through since then, creating one pleasantly decorated open room.
Last visited June 2018.
Smithdown Road / Gresford Avenue
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Grog House (Jalons) A rather fine, slightly odd, bar with a gentle Irish theme. It's full name is Hill 16 Grog House and Kitchen.
Last visited July 2018.
Smithdown Road / Weardale Road
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Grosvenor
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A fairly unspoiled traditional boozer, nicely decorated, in an impressive building well hidden in the middle of this Victorian housing estate. Hand pump not in use when I visited.
Reported boarded up in 2009.
Last visited 2003.
Grosvenor Road / 123 Bishopgate Street
Handymans Supermarket
GBG

Hand pump
Perhaps too big to be a micro-pub, but it's like one. Quality real ales, their own and others, are served in this intentionally tatty shop conversion. The brewery is on the mezzanine above the counter.
Last visited June 2018.
Smithdown Road / Lidderdale Road
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J. P. Merryweather's One large room with big windows on to the street in this slightly down market but clean and tidy pub.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street
Kelly's Dispensary
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Hand pump
Opened as a Cains house on 25 August 1999, this place serves a good pint of real ale. It has a flat frontage in a row of shops, while inside is one bar plus a side pool room. The decor is in a nice antique style.
Last visited June 2018.
Smithdown Road / Arundel Avenue
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Lamb (Fold & Firkin)
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Hand pump
Some rather fine original-looking features including wood panelling, leaded glass and ceiling plasterwork in this large building which dates from the 1850s. The selection of ales provided when it was a Firkin pub have gone.
Grade II listed building.
Now closed.
Last visited 2004.
Picton Clock
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Legends (147 Club) Formerly a snooker hall this large shed is now full of pool tables with a small lounge at the front and a disco to one side (closed when I visited). The drinks were surprisingly expensive for the area. Now closed.
Last visited 1999.
Picton Road / Larkfield View
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Masonic Bowling Club
Not visited.
Long Lane / Olive Lane
Penny Lane Wine Bar A busy place with a number of small rooms, and not much sign of wine drinking when I visited. Inevitably decorated with some Beatles memorabilia, but not to excess.
Last visited January 2018.
Allerton Road / Elmsdale Road
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Picton
Not visited.
Picton Road / Wellington Road
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Prince Alfred
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Rather good, fake I think, decor with large wood beams and an impressive fireplace, in this friendly locals' boozer.
Last visited July 2018.
Wavertree High Street / Chestnut Grove
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Railway
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A very nicely done out one bar knocked through corner house, run by "Pubmaster". Noted closed in 2008, open again in 2009, but now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Wellington Road / Nelson Street
Richmond Tavern
Hand pump
Fine fake decor in this large up market opened out one bar pub. Only one real ale on last time I was there, but it was of excellent quality and remarkably cheap. The food looks good and is very popular. On one visit the roof was blowing off into the car park!
Last visited 2008.
Church Road, off Smithdown Road
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Rose Vaults
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This traditional one-room split level boozer is nicely done out.
Last visited October 2018.
Wavertree High Street
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Salisbury
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A giant two bar pub much bigger than the outside suggests. The really nice interior decor includes lots of knocked through walls and dark wood panelled pillars and walls. One side has a row of individual booths.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
31 Lawrence Road / Tabley Road
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Sandown
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Hand pump
A friendly boozer, nicely done out and well cared for, with two bars plus a partially knocked through back room. I enjoyed an excellent pint of Tetley's when I visited.
I'm told it closed down in 2009.
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street / Sandown Lane
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Tavern Company This dark atmospheric wine bar / restaurant is always busy. It has featured in episodes of Brookside.
Last visited 1999.
Allerton Road / Hallville Road
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Thatched House
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An pleasant enough ordinary pub, full of lively regulars on my most recent visit.
Noted closed and boarded up in 2019.
Last visited July 2018.
Wavertree High Street / Prince Alfred Road
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Tipsy's (Corkers Bistro) A tiny one bar place opened in 1995 (by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool according to the plaque). Nicely decorated but the parquet floor is a bit tatty.
Now closed.
Last visited 2003.
Lawrence Road / Wellington Avenue
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Town Hall
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A nicely done blend of traditional and modern styling inside. There's a front bar, a bigger room behind and a large function room / restaurant at the back.
Noted closed and To Let in 2018.
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street
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Waldeck Hotel A large pleasant two bar pub with a plain friendly bar side and a nicely decorated lounge, plus a back pool room.
Noted closed in 2018.
Last visited 2003.
113 Lawrence Road / Whitman Street
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Washie's This is a function venue, I think.
Not visited.
Long Lane / Victoria Court
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Wellington "The Welly"
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This traditional pub has a pleasant L-shaped front bar plus two back rooms partially knocked through. It has a very nice ceramic exterior.
Last visited January 2018.
Picton Road / Wellington Road
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Willow Bank
GBG
Hand pump
Beautiful partly fake decor in this two bar multi-roomed pub with a good selection of real ales in fine condition. Real cider and a wide range of malt whiskys also available. LSTV.
Last visited June 2018.
Smithdown Road / Gainsborough Road
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Woodcroft A large two-sided split level place with rather ordinary decor, full of young people. "Sizzling Steak" food. LSTV. Now an Indian restaurant.
Last visited 1999.
Smithdown Road / Bagot Road
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