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The Philharmonic Pub

Hope Street, Liverpool, England
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Ranked #7 of 128 nightlife in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
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111 reviews 111 reviews
55 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A pub which does not look much from outside but great inside, not only for its unique decor but also for its lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We went there after a day walking around Liverpool and found a lovely quiet haven to have a nice drink. Will definitively go back again !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stopped off for a meal before going across the road to the Philharmonic Hall. The dinning rooms look tired and grubby around the edges and the food was edible but nothing special at all. I would not recommend this venue for eating Out as better quality and value could be found elsewhere.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We went on a Friday evening after finding the place we had been told to go to, don't serve food anymore. We both had the fish basket which was nice followed by 2 different puddings. Considering the fudge cake was more expensive than the crumble, the crumble is better value size wise. Was slightly more pricier than other pubs though... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing place. The building is fantastic, a warren of warm cosy rooms around a great traditional bar. Wonderful atmosphere, a great selection of beers and even on a busy Saturday afternoon good service from friendly staff. I have a feeling this place could become a regular haunt. But as for the famed gents logos they were a bit... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were visiting Liverpool and were told to have a look at the 'gent's loos' in the Phil. We were not disappointed. Amazingly well preserved and ornate with decorated marble fittings. Ladies check that there no men in there before visiting. Ladies loos nice but nothing spectacular. The whole pub was massive with very ornate ceilings and mirrors- fascinating. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you are visiting Liverpool then the Phil has to be on you agenda. It is a marvel of Victoriana that leaves you feeling privileged to be there. The panelled main room is a pure delight, the mosaic floor in the bar is superb and the men's loos, the only grade one listed in the UK, have to be seen.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If you're a fresh-faced student like myself, you would be best to bring your passport. Myself and a friend were in Liverpool for a few days and decided to have a pint in the highly-recommended and hugely well-known Philharmonic Pub. Unfortunately, we were informed that they would not accept our Republic of Ireland issued driving licences or our age cards... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Decided to pop in for lunch following a recommendation. Glad we did...décor is amazing everywhere you look. Some unusual beers to try..especially organic `golden hops` (not sure of correct name). Food nice also .Used to be a Gentlemen`s club....must have been good to have been a Member!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Incredible place, somewhere that is a must to visit if you are in Liverpool. The beer was great and so where the staff. 6 of us sat on a big round table in the lounge, which was huge and very informal. We sampled a few of the beers and were in absolute awe of the place.

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oxford england
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

well worth a visit really friendly staff even offered me a visit to the mens loos to see the grade two listed decoration, I declined my husband said ornate loos, beer good friendly customers too. we were recommended by hotel staff in case we needed something to eat, all meals looked lovely. nice beer too

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