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The Philharmonic Pub

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Address: Hope Street, Liverpool, England
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Drinking

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Nice pub

This is a large pub that also serves food. The beer was nice with a selection of tradition ale. They also do the three glass try 1/3 pint racks. The lighting the room we were in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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nottingham
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harrogate. north yorkshire
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this iconic pub once again and were dumbstruck by its architecture and sheer Victorian beauty. The surroundings are truly magnificent, the staff knowledgeable about the ales on offer, the cleanliness of the pub and of course the quality and variety of the drinks on offer. A must when in the area !

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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's a decent boozer. Very Liverpool - like the Adelphi hotel, grand architecture and gaudy decorations, but very run down. Clearest example of that is the toilets, the pipes of which are so old the stink is epic. But the booze is cheap and same as it is anywhere and the atmosphere is great - both quiet corners for a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Went here last night , I'm disabled and feel awkward in a lot of places , but here there was no fuss . The staff showed us to a comfortable table . Food was lovely and well presented . Very reasonable prices too . Definitely be going back .

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South Wales
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited on a recent breakt to Liverpool and were curious to visit the Philharmonic Pub as we had heard so much about it. The pub itself is lovely - really old worlde and bags of atmosphere but we had booked a meal in the upstairs restaurant and we were very disappointed. When we went upstairs to the restaurant it was... More 

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Traditional Boozer but upmarket feel to it in the heart of university area well trod by medical students and professionals alike. Good selection of trad ales, great architecture and decor with real history about the place. Check out the loos! Upstairs dining room not as atmospheric so opt for a table downstairs if your eating. Menu reasonable. 13.99 for 20oz... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Read about this place and it didn't dissappoint was so beautiful and well preserved and atmospheric like a step back in time ( especially the gent ) !!!!!! a regular local was full of information a must see place.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This was a very nice pub. High ceilings and ornate. Traditional victorian pub and everything has been kept the same. There are side rooms off the bar, and they serve food. Did not try the food so cannot comment but the beer was excellent. Liverpool has many good real ale pubs which are excellent and this is no exception. A... More 

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nottingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a large pub that also serves food. The beer was nice with a selection of tradition ale. They also do the three glass try 1/3 pint racks. The lighting the room we were in was a tad bright and over powering.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
58 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wonderful architecture and internal fittings. Good range of ales as well. If you have the time you will not be disappointed in visiting what is after all a little step back in time.

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greasby wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The pub was built inthe 1890s as a gentlemans club the ceilings,bar glass & fittings are mindblowing .plaster cherubs .The gents is a listed item pink marble wonder with tours arranged. The gates are from America.Across the street is the Philharmonic Hall Mertle st.The Casa is just across the road for good eating,carry onto no 5-9 Hope st to the... More 

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