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Address: Hope Street, Liverpool, England
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+44 151 707 2837
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Great atmosphere & period features

My fiancé & I visited for a drink, following a recommendation from the city explorer tour we had taken the day before. The pub has some amazing period features and a cosy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth C
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Phil is a must in Liverpool. Old Victorian features make it a great pub for interior. Don't come here for a meal as the food is poor but this pub is worth the visit just for the atmosphere and interior!

Thank FrancesKnight20
Lancashire, England
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went between Christmas & New Year. Was informed half hour wait for food, it actually took an hour and was woeful. I ordered the hummus, roast pepper sandwich. It came with a faint smear of hummus, too dry to eat. When I mentioned to the young waitress, she just smiled & took my plate away. Friends ordered other sandwiches which... More 

Thank jayne_leonard
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé & I visited for a drink, following a recommendation from the city explorer tour we had taken the day before. The pub has some amazing period features and a cosy atmosphere, with lovely leather sofas and chairs & some historic snugs. Drinks were reasonably priced. We did not eat here, but the menu looked very good.

Thank Elizabeth C
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was taken here by a friend who was from the area and what a surprise. This is what all pubs should be. An amazing building from the outside but on entering ones breath is taken away by the decor. What brilliant workmanship, the woodwork, stonework and strained glass would not look out of place in an ornate cathedral. But this... More 

Thank Kris V
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Especially if you are on the CAMRA Trail and as a Tourist you will love this Pit Stop for a drink. Very ornate, old and lots of atmosphere. I love the Entrance all the Gilt and like the fact that the bar is in the middle of the room so you can see everyone. They had lots of snugs and... More 

Thank missdcrippin
Selby, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend on the bus tour. The history of the place speaks for itself. Visit the gents to see the famous urinal.

Thank Christopher C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Philharmonic pub with friends for at least 25 years and have had some memorable nights in this great historic pub. However, I have noticed a decline in service and atmosphere in the past year. My main issue is the music choice in the bar, which in my recent visits has consisted of hardcore dance tracks.... More 

Thank Ian T
Southport, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on recommendation to see the famous loos, atmosphere etc. The loos were a disappointment and needed to be renovated and cleaned. The pub is a beautiful building and was full of "arty" type people having a drink. Service wasn't good and my husband and son waited ages before being served. Indeed two servers were chatting away ignoring waiting... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing places the decor is a must see its old world at its best it's a truly wonderful pub with out standing history it's very welcoming places and very relaxing 😎 had great time here thanks All Paula x from me and gluten free ( FB )

1 Thank Paula N
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just loved this pub it was warm and cosy the men's toilet is the original decor and was really pretty I had gammon was a bit salty for me but mum and dad loved it

Thank Kelly K

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