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The Philharmonic Pub

Address: Hope Street, Liverpool, England
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81%
Ranked #15 of 145 Nightlife in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Attraction details
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Birmingham
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296 reviews 296 reviews
53 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

a classic english pub full of atmosphere and a must visit ,its a few years since we have been in here and just decided to call in as we were passing manged to get a seat in the back room which can be very busy ,great to see the candles burning and adding to the atmosphere a selection of real... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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175 reviews 175 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Friday night after a concert at the hall across the road and it was busy, but well worth a visit. The food always looks good, but difficult when it's busy. Good range of well kept ales.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Apart from the obvious beauty of the interior decor (especially the gents toilets, which are actually the only listed toilets in England) this is a nice and relaxed bar. It has the usual variety of beers and ales etc. but it's the decor that sets this place apart. Very unique and very pleasant.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Outstanding pub, the inside has to be seen including the gents toilets. The beer wasn't bad either! The surrounding area is worth a walk about too.

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Liverpool
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Does very well and is ok. Think it relies heavily on business from tourists - they probably happily bumble along! The locals however, do go elsewhere! They don't seem to try!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

lovely beer, wonderful décor, great atmosphere, terrible bar service (quite blunt and rude. told food would take over an hour to be served by one person, yet when we asked someone else 5 minutes later, they said 20 minute wait maximum...)

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España
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Institution in the Liverpool pub scene. Good value for money. Good beers, and amazing decoration. Absolute worth visiting

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The exterior is so orientate and breathes an air of History - the interior at first did not match the outside but once we found our way to the big room the place opened up and there was a fabulous fireplace with amazing mouldings around the ceiling. The food (ordered from the bar) was delicious piping hot and we could... More 

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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