WAVERTREE

PubBeerCommentsLocation
Ark Trendy wine bar.
Not visited.
Church Road / Smithdown Road
Ashdale Inn Tetley / Carlsberg 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. Cains ashtrays but no sign of a hand pump.   QuizDay1
Last visited 2003.
Lawrence Road / Liscard Road
Ashgrove
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Tetley, Worthington / Carling 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.
Last visited 2002.
Picton Road / Picton Crescent
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
Barley Mow Tetley / Carling, Foster's This tiny corner house has been recently nicely redecorated in a plain and pleasant traditional style. The floor has a slight slope to it.
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street / Waterloo Street
Belle Vue Worthington / Carling 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
Black Bull Hand pumpOP, Hand pumpothers, Hand pumpTheakston 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
Brook Wine Bar
Not visited.
Smithdown Road
Brookhouse (Finch & Firkin)
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Worthington / Carling 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. Oil drums and cable bobbins add a quirky touch. Full of youngsters - I was the oldest person in the pub I think! The food, sandwiches, burgers and grills, is good, and served promptly. Part of the same "Scream" chain as the Hope and Anchor in town. 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 2003.
Smithdown Road / Weardale Road
Chequers John Smith's / 1664, Becks, Foster's 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.   Live entertainmentDay5 Day6 Day7
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street / Grange Terrace
Chillie's
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John Smith's / 1664, Foster's Nice well cared for modern stylish decor.
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street
Clock John Smith's / Foster's This small pub is nicely done out with a slightly maritime theme, plus old photos of the area. There's a small dance floor at the back. LSTV.
I'm told this is now closed.   Live musicDay7
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street / Waterloo Street
Cock & Bottle
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Worthington / Carling The interior decor is in two halves in this one room knocked through pub. The original half is traditionally done with a wooden floor, and the extension next door is in a more modern fake-traditional style.
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street
Coffee House
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Tetley / Carlsberg 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 2003.
Church Road by Picton Clock
Craft Taproom
Not visited.
Smithdown Road / Cresford Avenue
Cuffs
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Tetley / Budweiser (US), Carling A well cared for modern interior with multiple TV screens aiming and the younger end of the market. LSTV. Became a "Pound Pub" in 2015 and I'm told it serves real ale.   Live musicDay7
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street
Dovedale Towers Reportedly does a good range of real ales.
Not visited.
Penny Lane
Edinburgh
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Hand pumpCains, Hand pumpCains FA, Hand pumpCains IPA This tiny Victorian back street local with two bars is looking a little worn and tatty in places. They serve excellent beers from the Cains range.
Grade II listed building.
Last visited 2004.
Sandown Lane / Orford Street
Ei8ht Bar
Not visited.
Allerton Road / Carsdale Road
Fanny's Bar
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Tetley / Carling A corner house with nice, totally fake, decor - bare brick walls and wooden floor - but looking rather tatty in places. Now a Chinese Restaurant.   KaraokeDay6
Last visited 2003.
Smithdown Road / Russell Road
Fogherty's (Dudley)
Not visited.
Smithdown Road / Blenheim Road
Frank's Bar (Vine Inn) (Clachan) Tetley / Carlsberg This unusually-angled corner house contains one counter and three rooms, with nicely done traditional decor. Two hand pumps not in use. Not visited since it changed names (twice).
Last visited 2003.
Smithdown Road / Gresford Avenue
Green Park Hotel
Not visited.
Greenbank Drive
Grosvenor
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Tetley / Carlsberg 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
J. P. Merryweather's Tetley / Foster's, Stella One large room with big windows on to the street in this slightly down market but clean and tidy pub.
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street
Jalons Piano Bar This would appear to be a restaurant now.
Not visited.
Smithdown Road
Kelly's Dispensary
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Hand pumpCains, Hand pumpDr Duncan's IPA / Faxe, Stella This Cains house, opened on 25 August 1999, serves an excellent pint of Doctor Duncan's I.P.A. 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, perhaps a little threadbare in places.
Last visited 2003.
Smithdown Road / Arundel Avenue
Lamb (Fold & Firkin)
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Hand pumpDirectors, Tetley / Carlsberg 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.
Last visited 2004.
Picton Clock
Legends (147 Club) Worthington / Carling, Stella 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. Reportedly closed.
Last visited 1999.
Picton Road / Larkfield View
Masonic Bowling Club
Not visited.
Long Lane / Olive Lane
Mustard Bar
Not visited.
Smithdown Road
Penny Lane Wine Bar Boddingtons / Heineken A busy place with a number of small rooms, and not much sign of wine drinking when I visited. Inevitably decorated with Beatles memorabilia. Reportedly now serving real ale.   QuizDay1
Last visited 2000.
Allerton Road / Elmsdale Road
Prince Alfred
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Tetley / Carlsberg, Foster's Splendid fun decor including stags' heads, a collection of chamber pots and an impressive (redundant) fireplace in this one bar corner house. LSTV.
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street / Chestnut Grove
Railway
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Tetley / Carling A very nicely done out one bar knocked through corner house, run by "Pubmaster". Noted closed in 2008, but open again in 2009.   BingoDay1
Last visited 2003.
Wellington Road / Nelson Street
Richmond Tavern Hand pumpCains, Hand pumpDeuchars IPA, Hand pumpguest 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
Rose Vaults
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Tetley / Carlsberg This traditional one-bar boozer is nicely done out but perhaps a little grubby in places, and has an aged clientele.
Last visited 2003.
Wavertree High Street
Salisbury
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Greenalls, Tetley / Carlsberg, Foster's 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.
Last visited 2003.
31 Lawrence Road / Tabley Road
Sandown
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Hand pumpTetley, Tetley / Carlsberg 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
Tavern Company Tetley / Carlsberg This dark atmospheric wine bar / restaurant is always busy. It has featured in episodes of Brookside.
Last visited 1999.
Allerton Road / Hallville Road
Thatched House
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John Smith's, Tetley / Carling, Foster's, Miller An pleasant enough ordinary two bar pub, looking a bit worn in places. Late licence Thursday to Saturday. Dance floor and disco to the rear.   KaraokeDay4 Day7
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street / Prince Alfred Road
Tipsy's (Corkers Bistro) Worthington / Carling 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.   DiscoDay6   Free foodDay7   KaraokeDay5   Live musicDay4   QuizDay2
Last visited 2003.
Lawrence Road / Wellington Avenue
Town Hall
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Tetley / 4X, Carlsberg 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. LSTV.
Last visited 2004.
Wavertree High Street
Waldeck Hotel Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg, Stella A large pleasant two bar pub with a plain friendly bar side and a nicely decorated lounge, plus a back pool room.   KaraokeDay7   Live musicDay6   QuizDay4
Last visited 2003.
113 Lawrence Road / Whitman Street
Washie's Looks like a social club, but the sign says Public Bar.
Not visited.
Long Lane / Victoria Court
Wellington
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Tetley / Carling, Carlsberg This slightly faded traditional pub has a plain L-shaped front bar plus two back rooms partially knocked through. It has a very nice ceramic exterior.
Last visited 2003.
Picton Road / Rathbone Road
Willow Bank
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Hand pumpBass, Hand pumpguests, Hand pumpTetley 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.   QuizDay3 Day7
Last visited 2003.
Smithdown Road / Gainsborough Road
Woodcroft Worthington / Carling A large two-sided split level place with rather ordinary decor, full of young people. "Sizzling Steak" food. LSTV. Now closed and boarded up.
Last visited 1999.
Smithdown Road / Woodcroft Road