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Address: Hope Street, Liverpool, England
Phone Number: 01517072837
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Old fashion pub

One of a kind interior from the pre WWII. Upstairs they serve lunch like they did before. Nice selection of beers

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Trondheim, Norway
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic building!!!! Sheer elegance & outstanding decor. Dropped in for an early breakfast - straight after 10am, Breakfast was normal Nicholsons fayre, well presented & reasonably priced. But it's worth going there just for the building.

Thank Graham R
Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Turn of the last century decor with amazing art deco plasterwork and panelling, along with etched windows. Buzzing atmosphere. We only had drinks, not food. Architecture outside was ornate and really interesting.

Thank Sally O
Worcester, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub was originally a gin palace and as such has many original features and decorations including extravagant glazed tiling. It was apparently John Lennon's favourite watering hole, is Grade 2 listed, with the Gents toilets being Grade 1 listed for it's ornate decor. The place is divided into several rooms, some cosy, some larger, with a big central bar... More 

Thank DavidFOSH
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful pub. From outside it is a wonderful building to look at but inside it really is a feast for the eyes especially in the main dining room and don't overlook the Gents with some fantastic tiling. The selection of beers is large and those that I sampled were very good. Food was also good. If you are... More 

Thank martinballhome
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544 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 613 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if in lovely Liverpool! Beautiful old pub with great selection of beers. Don't forget to pop into the loos! Food served....looked good!

Thank seanbee
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing pub, one of the grandest in the country. The gents toilets retain their original features and are worth a visit in themselves.

Thank 528johnosullivan
Trondheim, Norway
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of a kind interior from the pre WWII. Upstairs they serve lunch like they did before. Nice selection of beers

Thank Steele1812
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding dining experience. The pub looks like a posh gentlemen's club. The food and ale was outstanding. Everyone at our table was happy with their choice. Try the beef pie.

Thank merrilljoy
Ulverston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This iconic pub is really worth a visit, the amazing lavish interior (complete with marble urinals!) is astonishing. There's a choice of real ales, I had a St Austell 'Nicholsons' brewed for the chain which was fine. Our visit was marred by a very poor lunch, my wife's steak frites was probably the worst pub meal she'd ever had, my... More 

Thank John B
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent a lovely afternoon with friends for a leaving get together on Saturday afternoon. It has been donkeys years since I have stepped foot in the Phil. The building is fantastic and the staff were very pleasant. A group of us went up to the dining rooms upstairs. The girl that served us was very friendly and helpful. she... More 

Thank Jan H

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