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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Drinking

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Make sure you pop into this historic building. A real gem of a place. The interior is stunning and the Gent's is a real throwback to Victorian times. very interesting and not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Make sure you pop into this historic building. A real gem of a place. The interior is stunning and the Gent's is a real throwback to Victorian times. very interesting and not a bad pint either!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place is worth a visit. The architecture, including the men's toilets is exceptional. It is not a bad pub but not the best in the city. Definitely pop in for a quick drink and to look at amazing interior of this building. If you are a woman asked behind the bar for a tour of the men's toilets which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Normally I never usually bother reviewing places, however I was having a day trip to liverpool with some of my friends and we had heard about this wonderful pub, and it was exactly as expected! It's so beautiful and ornate, truly incredible! Drink prices are reasonable and there is a wide selection! We were most impressed though with the wonderful... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is an incredibly beautiful pub and the men's toilets are grade 1 listed and worth a visit in themselves. We had a lunch here and it was perfectly nice - decent selection for kids too, staff were also friendly. I imagine it gets busy in the evening but when we were there on a Sunday it was quiet....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

we went in the philharmonic pub expecting it be a normal pub wow was we surprised fantastic in every room even the toilets are worth a view. did not eat will do next time the menu prices looked decent. will be going in again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Came across this pub quite by chance and decided to stay for lunch. Loved the Victorian surroundings and Rachael our waitress was very helpful. Food was good but there was a misunderstanding re a bun-less burger and although we stated it was for a gluten intolerant diner it came on wheat bread! Rachael knew right away it was wrong and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Called here for pre concert drink and ordered two drinks which cost £7.80. I paid with a £20 note and received what I thought was £12.20 change. The pub was extremely busy and the change went straight in to my pocket. It turns out that the coins in my change were a 20p piece and two 20 cent euro coins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Such an interesting place - apparently John Lennon was asked what he disliked about being famous and he said not being able to go in the Phil. We had a meal upstairs. Usual pub grub but really well done and our waitress (Toni I think - scouser from Newcastle!) was delightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have been coming to this pub for over 30 years and this is without doubt the most ornate pub in Liverpool.A pub of many rooms with upstairs eating area (absolutely gorgeous) the pub in split into about 5 parts main bar 2 side rooms and 2 other rooms all named and the most unique and amazing toilets you will... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Returned to the place I met my husband 50 years ago when we were both at Liverpool University. It is just as magnificent architecturally as it was then. An absolute must for a visit on a trip to Liverpool

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