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“amazing pub, great atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Famous Grapes Pub

The Famous Grapes Pub
25 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 255. 1525
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Ranked #51 of 144 Nightlife in Liverpool
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: This was a favorite hang-out for the Beatles and many other rock bands, which also served as a safe haven from their screaming teenage fans.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“amazing pub, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I visited this establishment last week and found it a very enjoyable experience. This is the first time since the refurbishment and wow what a difference, the chairs are so comfortable, lovely feel to the place and a classy appearance. The staff were really friendly and made me feel most welcome, the wide variety of alcohol was also a perk by the end of the night I was having a ball dancing the night away. I think this may become my new local, I would certainly recommend this pub to others.

Visited November 2013
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“Don't bother.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Used to drink here sometimes as a student over 20 years ago. My memory of the pub back then was warm and traditional. Now it is cold and a bit of a mess that's purely living off it's Beatles attachment. It's a shame that some reviews mention this pub as traditional because it's not, it's horrible. Tacky Beatles memorabilia, the carpet is long gone, pub was freezing due to the constant toing and froing of people to the smoking area and just unpleasant. Luckily there are a lot of good pubs in Liverpool so don't waste your time here. As for the Beatles connection, it's a pub that they might have gone to but bears no resemblance to how it would have been back then so why bother?

Visited November 2013
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I used to enjoy coming here at least once a fortnight as it was cheap considering its location.

I must admit, the tatty interior and strange damp, cat urine smell was always a big turn-off and I came here less and less.

But then I found out it had been refurbished so I popped in last week. Well, it isn't the best refurbishment and the "new" furniture looks secondhand, but at least the horrible smell has gone. And the gents toilets are still a disgrace!

Oh, and it's still cheap, but that didn't stop the bubble-gum blowing barmaid from short changing me and then denying that she had!

Visited November 2013
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“Great little pub, loads of atmosphere and friendly staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Visited Sunday afternoon, immediately welcomed by the friendly staff, chatted to friendly customers at the bar. Told by the staff that the pub had recently had a makeover, it was nice to view the Beatles themes photo's and memorabelia. Nice beer at low prices in a good relaxed atmosphere ensured we passed an enjoyable couple of hours there. We will go back here each time we visit Liverpool, well worth a visit for those that haven't experienced it.

Visited October 2013
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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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“Good place, worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great pub , well worth a visit to see the “back room” , nicely located on Matthew street, nice friendly bar staff, good music / karaoke.

Visited October 2013
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