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The Philharmonic Pub

Hope Street, Liverpool, England
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82%
Ranked #14 of 144 Nightlife in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It was a tough call on how to rate this pub. 5 stars for the interior and atmosphere... it's almost worth a quick drink just for that. An absolute rabbit warren of beautifully decorated rooms and snugs. 5 stars for the Grade I listed Gents urinals (though a disappointingly modern toilet, and not as clean as the ladies) 4 starts... More 

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Philladelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

As a first time visitor to Liverpool, and beer afficionado, I knew that I just had to come here, and was not disappointed. The "Phil", as it's known locally is easily the most impressively ornate pub I have seen; more so, I think, than the Princess Louise, in London. There are all kinds of Art Nouveaux touches throughout, as well... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
58 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

30 of my ex colleagues dined at The Phil following our Christmas walk. The interior is stunning, the selection of beers is excellent. We all dined, service was good, the food was OK and everyone had a great time

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The pub looks amazing from the outside and is equally as impressive on the inside. However, the staff and service was shocking. We were stood waiting to be served for at least 20 minutes, but the bar staff promptly served people (probably regulars) stood behind us. When we did, eventually, get served the bar man dumped the pint down on... More 

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Yorkshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I would not eat there...more of a cafe...but just to stand in the pub is quite something. Proabably best during the day or on an unpopular night as full of men the night we went...but still worth popping your head in...pleased we did.....

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Belgium
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

having read about the philharmonic pub we thought we must pay a visit,so on our way between the cathedrals we called in for a beer.have to say the craftmanship was very amazing inside but for the rest a bit scruffey with dirty tables etc and not so clean toilets.we have seen the place but doubt we will call again

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great, original fixtures and fittings, beer was good but the staff member who served us should reconsider a job in hospitality as his attitude was unfriendly and unhelpful. You did not need to ask where the men's loos were, you just followed your nose! Glasses were left uncollected and customers were having to clear the tables themselves in order to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I try to be positive when I review places but it is virtually impossible to say anything good about this place anymore. Most locals avoid it like the plague as they know what the score is. i was dragges there on Friday for a works do and unfortunately it lived up to its reputation. The service was appalling, the staff... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a must for any visitor to Liverpool. It retains all its original glorious fittings, carvings and stained glass windows with many comfortable areas to rest your weary legs. The gents toilets are even listed because of their original features.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great staff, Great beer, Great pub, in a word it's Great ! This pub has always had high standards and it still lives up to them

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