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Furnival's Well

Closed Now: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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What a fab little find of a bar! We got to sit in the booths that were the old Victorian prison... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
birmingham, uk
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Visited here on fascination that the bar was in the old prison grounds, wanting to try out the... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2019
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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A hidden away cocktail bar, housed in a Victorian prison, in the heart of the Liverpool Ropewalks. 1860's prison cells are now snug booths, with table service for all your imbibing needs. Our cocktail menu reflects the two halves of Victorian...more
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1 Campbell Square | Argyle Street, Liverpool L1 5FB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we'd give this place a go - as you do, somewhere new and not a big chain, and after all, such a beautiful building, steeped in history.Oh dear, what a mistake. Absolutely no atmosphere, naff prints on the walls and a rude barman who...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really quirky place and definitely worth a visit. Strange sitting in a cell having a drink. Only slight disappointment was probably the drinks menu. Ordered two different cocktails we’d never heard of and they were nothing special, maybe we just ordered wrong. Will definitely be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 241chrisa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fab little find of a bar! We got to sit in the booths that were the old Victorian prison cells! Great friendly service, really enjoyed our drinks here.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank speedywheels
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Visited here on fascination that the bar was in the old prison grounds, wanting to try out the prison themed booths! Booking a table was great excellent response, but the actually visit was the best bit! Service was fantastic, the staff were warm and welcoming,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EFBroughMaclean
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

This cocktail bar is centrally located but we seemed to find it a little tricky to find. However the effort was well worth it as we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The premises was once a police station or a prison and the tables are located...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited on the evening of 29th October with my partner. We were waited on while we were in one of the booths. We paid the bill after around 4 drinks which we though was expensive but we never thought to check the receipt as we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Loved this bar, it was on our list of quirky cocktail bars to visit on our trip to liverpool and i think this was our favourite.Found down a little side street you can see the blue lamp that police stations use to have and when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beverleyclark22
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic small bar in an old police station. Ambience is cozy and quaint. A great bar a little off the beaten track, recommended for something a little different and special.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank johnlO5958UV
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Furnival’s Wall is outstanding. Great setting in a former prison, proper cocktails professionally done, and an eclectic playlist of quality tunes. Go there, you’ll enjoy it! Special thanks to Kate who was a top host, and out-bantered all of us :-)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maxo331
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic bar set in an old prison, you can sit in a cell which have been transformed into cosy drinking booths. Excellent selection of premium drinks especially the gins and brilliantly welcoming and friendly staff! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nicole S
April 24, 2018|
Response from 293neilk | Reviewed this property |
I think you can but I also think that most times times I've got a cell room I've just turned up. Great pub ,enjoy your visit.
April 21, 2018|
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Response from lovetheunexpected | Reviewed this property |
Hi just as Catrina says a wide range cocktails with a difference, not quite London prices but high end. worth it though