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The Philharmonic Pub

Hope Street, Liverpool, England
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Ranked #7 of 140 Nightlife in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic pub with many rooms. Nice seating area outside if it's a sunny day. Good place to start off...

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Cumbria
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187 reviews 187 reviews
21 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We'd heard about the Philharmonic and weren't disappointed, the place is just amazing with chandeliers, stained glass, little snugs. The only disappointment was the gents loo - which my hubby visited - which was dirty - very disappointing as this is one of the things the pub is famous for - and it was only lunchtime when we visited so... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
76 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic food,good portions,served in wood panelled rooms,Victorians at its best,for the boys visit the marbled lined gents ,call in here ,it's between the catholic cathedral and the Anglican cathedral,so you can feed the body as well as the soul.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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263 reviews 263 reviews
116 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This has got to rank as the,best pub in Liverpool. With its,great range of real ales and fantastic original decor this place is just fantastic. Give it a visit you will not be disappointed.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The Philharmonic put and a lot of other old pubs in Liverpool are just wonderful. You can sit in easy chairs or at a table and chair and just to take in the surroundings makes you feel happy. The brass decorations, chandeliers and stainglass windows are something to behold. Staff very helpful with questions about the beers they sell. Overall... More

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Rothesay, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was our second time here, and really enjoyed it. It truly is a magnificent pub and the interior is stunning. Well worth it to take a look in the gents toilets!

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I would hesitate to call the Philharmonic a Pub, as it is far from looking like any pub that I have ever seen before. I visited "The Phil" as part of my tour of places frequented by a young John Lennon who is reputed to have said that the down side of being famous with The Beatles was not to... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This Nicholsons Pub has an amazing interior, the gents is apparently grade 1 listed - not sure why. Good selection of beers.

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Lancashire, England
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49 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took some friends to the 'Phil' for a drink to show them how grand the interior design is. They were very impressed with the ornate plasterwork, mosaic floor, wood panelling and fireplace. The lady's also had a quick 'visit' to see the gents toilets. There is so much nostalgia, it should not be missed. The beer is good with a... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a magnificent pub with amazing architecture. It may seem strange but it is well worth a look at the gents toilets. It feels as if you have stepped back in time. They do not overcharge you for drinks. I cannot comment on the food as we only stopped for a drink.

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