Ye Hole in Ye Wall
Ye Hole in Ye Wall
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
We are Liverpool's oldest Public House. Why not come and visit us and enjoy our cask ales, live sport on TV all with a friendly atmosphere. Stephan and team look forward to seeing you.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • JLTA123
    2 contributions
    Great welcome!
    Visited very recently with my husband and daughter - we really enjoyed it. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome - Clare is amazing and had a fantastic sense of humour. Clare, and the other staff, make you feel like a local (..the locals are also very friendly !)and are great craic! It's warm, friendly and has a great atmosphere. Great variety of drinks and they play fantastic music too! Would definitely visit again when in Liverpool.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Allyson I
    Nottingham, United Kingdom18 contributions
    Disabled facilities
    We went here on March 2023 for our nieces 25th wedding anniversary , it’s a lovely little quint pub , the whole place has a feeling of comfort to it the bar staff were polite and friendly & tried to be helpful as the only bad point that I have is that there are no facilities for disabled people , the stairs are very steep especially for someone with Mobilty problems and another as c.o.p.d. & tackling the stairs going up and down was a problem , I know it’s a old pub but in this day and age there should be a way of dealing with this problem. Apart from that the whole evening was brilliant with the singing and the dancing .
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 26, 2023
  • Andy S
    6 contributions
    Fantastic
    Just to say thanks to Stephen! What a great Landlord, a great welcome and the most hospitable Landlord ever! For the short time I was there on my birthday had the best time. I’ll buy you a pint when me and Ruth next in. Won’t be long till we call in again. Great place, great beer and a positively brilliant Landlord!!
    Thanks for your kind words, great to meet you and hope to see you on your next visit to Liverpool.
    Written April 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 29, 2023
  • 363shazza
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom20 contributions
    Great pub
    Another great afternoon in this lovely pub, Stephen is such a great landlord, very welcoming and friendly. We even had some guys playing instruments, that got us all singing. Lovely bar staff as well 😊 .Thanks Stephen for another memorable time in your bar and thanks for the photo behind the bar with you 😀 will definitely be back when we visit Liverpool again .
    Thanks so much for your kind words and visiting us once again. See you next time you're in Liverpool.
    Written April 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 3, 2023
  • Pablo Richarte
    1 contribution
    Top Liverpool pub
    Top 10 best pubs in the UK. A real pub, the best staff, best music. I include testimonial photo of us with bar manager enjoying my recently released album. Now do yourself a favour and go get a pint to ye hole
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • James T
    2 contributions
    great time!
    We had an amazing time. Steven the owner was on site and he is quite a character. The atmosphere was fun and upbeat and the history of the pub is great. The locals that were at the bar were really neat and extremely friendly as well. We had a few drinks and enjoyed ourselves immensely. I highly recommend this fine establishment.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 26, 2023
  • Neil K
    Liverpool, United Kingdom619,734 contributions
    Great pub
    My twin brother Stephen and I were in Liverpool City Centre visiting the great real ale pubs in our city and Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub was at the top of our list of pubs to visit. This is Liverpool's oldest pub being established in 1726 ,interior is superb, snug rooms,a great looking serving bar ,wonderful features such as the fireplace, great decor and furnishings, lovely wall art and lots of seating options,it's just a wonderful pub to chill in. We ordered a dark ale each ,these were served in excellent condition, we settled down and planned out the day ahead while sipping our ale's. My ale was really good, malty,hints of almond, a delicious aroma and aftertaste and consistent till the last sup, it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality brew and sat with my twin brother Stephen, best beer companion in the world. We really enjoyed our ale's in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub we had a great time. Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate along Hackins Hey. Opening hours are; Monday to Sunday, midday till 11pm. Well worth checking out if you're in the area.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Fred F
    4 contributions
    A must visit for a pint and a laugh
    We came into the pub while on an excursion from a cruise ship and were warmly welcomed by Steve the owner of the pub and staff. He was extremely friendly, made you feel right at home and had great stories to tell about the history of the pub (a few years shy of being 300 years old), himself and Liverpool. It was a very memorable few hours that we spent there meeting with locals, laughing and exchanging stories. Steve had us in stitches laughing with his tales. This was by far a highlight of our day in Liverpool and since returning back to Canada, have told many friends and family about this particular pub and recommending it to anyone travelling to Liverpool in the future.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • Neil K
    Liverpool, United Kingdom619,734 contributions
    Historic pub,great real ale's
    The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is one of the most historic pubs in Liverpool, its also one of the oldest dating from around 1726 ,its a pub I always look forward to visiting on any trip to Liverpool City Centre I take. I love the look of this pub ,interior is special, a cute looking serving bar, etched glass features, a real log burning fireplace, pubby decor and furnishings including plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub, its just a great pub. We were here on a cold and rainy January night ,pub was packed, we got a pale ale each ,these were served in excellent condition ,we chilled out and soaked up the great vibe in this busy and popular pub. Pale ale served in this pub was top notch ,well balanced, well crafted, hoppy but not overhopped, hints of toffee, a delicious aroma and aftertaste with a slight bitter finish to it we both enjoy, it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality brew and sat with my twin brother, best beer companion in the world. We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to here we had a great time. The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate along Hackins Hey. Opening hours are; Monday to Saturday,Midday till 11pm Sunday, Midday till 10.30pm. Well worth checking out if you're in the area.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 14, 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Prime Minister Boris laid out the roadmap out of the pandemic for the hard hit hospitality sector with pubs being allowed to reopen on the 12th of April with outside service only and from the 17th of May inside and outside service allowed and by June 21st more or less back to normality so it will be great once again to visit some of the great pubs our city is justifiably famous for, one of the very best pubs and also one of the oldest is The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub, a pub dating from 1726 ,a pub I always enjoy visiting.
With very little in the way of room for outside seating along Hackins Hey this pub will open on the 17th of May when indoor service is permitted and once again it will be fantastic to sample some of the best kept real ale's in Liverpool and in one of its most historically important pubs ,I personally will be waiting at the door of this pub come the 17th of May eagerly looking forward to a pint or three of one of their great range of real ale's.
The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate on Hackins Hey, just off Dale Street, a great pub,most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written April 23, 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
On a freezing cold and rainy night my twin brother Stephen and I were pub hopping around this part of town when we decided to drop into The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub, a totally traditional pub and also one of the oldest pubs in Liverpool.
I love the look of this pub, the interior is superb, a solid wood serving bar dominates the main room, pubby decor and furnishings, stained glass windows and plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub, all in all a wonderful historic pub .
We were here on a Thursday night, we were greeted with a smile by a very pleasant member of the bar team, we decided to have a guinness each, these were poured in the correct manner even allowing time for the all important settle, we just kicked back, chilled out and soaked up the great vibe in this busy and popular pub.
My guinness was absolutely superb, a thick, creamy and most importantly iced cold guinness bursting with taste, very easy to drink,it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality guinness.
We both really enjoyed our guinness in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to here we had a great time.
The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate ,walk down Dale Street in the direction of Liverpool Town Hall and cut down Hackins Hey.
Opening hours are ;
Monday to Saturday, Midday till 11pm.
Sunday, Midday till 10.30pm.
A wonderful pub,most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written January 14, 2022
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LulusDad
Liverpool, UK485 contributions
Oct 2020
We visited here a couple of weeks ago. It was a Saturday afternoon. Upon entering there was no track and trace and nowhere to sign in for the Covid business. A large group of lads were stood up blocking the route through to the bar. There were probably about ten in the group, not sitting but dancing around, play fighting, wandering around on their mobiles with total disregard to the safe distancing guidelines. When I spoke to the barman about it he said it was his brother and friends and that they were in their own bubble. Possibly so, but they weren't in ours or that of the other customers. This place is a joke when compared to the other local pubs who were really making an effort.
Lovely old place but they deserve a spanking for what was allowed to go on in there.
Written October 16, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Located down a side street along Dale Street is Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub which is probably Liverpool's oldest pub and one of its finest .
Constructed in 1726 on the grounds of an old Quaker burial site,this coaching inn has some great features including a cellar which is not downstairs but on the first floor, the pub has at least two resident ghosts ,one of a Spanish sailor and another of a shuffling figure ,an interesting fact about this pub is that until 1977 women were not allowed in the pub .
I love the look of this pub ,its only small but really cool,great decor and furnishings, lots of stained glass, brass features,a real wood burning fire,a superb looking serving bar, wood panelled walls, nice wall art ,its a very nice pub indeed.
My twin brother Stephen and I were here on a Saturday afternoon, greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of staff, after a quick study of their real ales we both opted to have a pale ale each,these were served in excellent condition, we just kicked back,chilled out and took in the great pub we were in.
My pale ale was outstanding, a crisp,well balanced pale ale, from the first sip till the last sup a consistent pale ale,very tasty indeed, it was just so good being in such a wonderful pub enjoying a quality brew.
We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here and although our visit was only fleeting as we were pub and bar hopping around this part of Liverpool as on every other visit to here we had a great time.
Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate, walk down Dale Street towards Liverpool Town Hall and cut onto Hackins Hey .
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday, Midday till 11pm.
A wonderful, historic pub,most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area or planning a trip to Liverpool.
Written June 14, 2020
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PAUL M
Newcastle, UK31 contributions
Oct 2020
The art work on the walls is eclectic and wonderful. Only matched by the friendly service and great atmosphere. Steve the manager runs a clean respectable traditional pub with good beer excellent Rum and all the spirts that pubs carry. The pub architecture is both traditional and high quality with all the humor associated with Liverpool I particularly enjoyed seeing the art work in the bar and the banter with steve his staff and his regulars. A great place to visit and a friendly safe environment to drink in. Just wish I could put the place on wheels and take it home to Newcastle.
Written October 15, 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
The Ye Hole In Wall Pub is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best real ale pubs in our city but it also has the distinction of being the oldest pub in Liverpool ,founded in 1726 ,it's such a great looking and historic pub ,walking in and you can feel the history attached to the pub ,two cute snug rooms,stained glass windows ,an amazing looking fire place ,a great looking serving bar ,pubby decor and furnishings ,cool wall art and housed in a very evocative and photogenic building,it's a pub I always look forward to visiting.
My twin brother Stephen and I were in here on a Thursday afternoon ,pub was busy ,a good atmosphere ,we ordered a pale ale each ,served in pristine condition ,we soaked up the great vibe in this pub ,planned out the day ahead while sipping our ale's.
My pale ale was really good ,a crisp,well balanced pale ale ,hints of caramel,hoppy and bursting with taste with a delicious aroma and aftertaste ,a classic British pale ale indeed ,it was just so good being in such a great pub enjoying a quality real ale .
We really enjoyed our pale ale's in here before we moved on and as on every previous visit to here we had a great time.
The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate along Hackins Hey.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday ,midday till 11pm.
Well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written January 6, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is one of the most historic pubs in Liverpool, its also one of the oldest dating from around 1726 ,its a pub I always look forward to visiting on any trip to Liverpool City Centre I take.
I love the look of this pub ,interior is special, a cute looking serving bar, etched glass features, a real log burning fireplace, pubby decor and furnishings including plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub, its just a great pub.
We were here on a cold and rainy January night ,pub was packed, we got a pale ale each ,these were served in excellent condition ,we chilled out and soaked up the great vibe in this busy and popular pub.
Pale ale served in this pub was top notch ,well balanced, well crafted, hoppy but not overhopped, hints of toffee, a delicious aroma and aftertaste with a slight bitter finish to it we both enjoy, it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality brew and sat with my twin brother, best beer companion in the world.
We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here before we moved on and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to here we had a great time.
The Ye Hole In Ye Wall Pub is easy to locate along Hackins Hey.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Saturday,Midday till 11pm
Sunday, Midday till 10.30pm.
Well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written January 15, 2024
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JTJD
United Kingdom1,042 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We’d read about this famous pub & made it in our way to seek it out.
Apparently it’s the oldest pub in Liverpool & is also the most haunted! A Spanish sailor has been sighted in the upstairs rooms, an old man & also a dog are said to haunt the downstairs bar area.
Very fortunately we didn’t have any ghostly experiences when we stopped to photograph the building!!
Written July 28, 2021
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bparkercars
Yateley, UK1,735 contributions
Apr 2022
Listed as being the oldest pub in Liverpool, built in 1726 over a Quaker burial ground. it certainly appears true, it's small with 'snugs' off the main bar area. The walls are wood panelled, it has a very attractive bar and the decor is amazing. We arrived at (12.00) opening time, the first in and the owner- Stephen?- made us very welcome. By 12.30 the pub was already busy, mainly locals who knew of the pub. it is in a small side street. For tourists it's in Hackins Hey off Dale Street. Well worth checking out.
Written April 12, 2022
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Nadine L
Canada52 contributions
Feb 2020
We happened to stumble into this pub while visiting my brother in Liverpool in February from Canada. This pub is in the heart of Liverpool and has drinks for a great price!! We learned this is Liverpool's oldest pub and it is a timeless gem!! We were lucky enough to meet the owner and he made our visit! He came over to our table and introduced himself and his personality was infectious. He described himself as "the dinosaur who owns this place", lol!! He has such a funny and friendly personality! We loved our time spent at this pub! We will return when we visit Liverpool again! Thanks for the great hospitality!! :)
Written March 17, 2020
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