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Address: Hope Street, Liverpool, England
Phone Number: +44 151 707 2837
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If you are near the Cathedrals and a fan of opulent decor straight out of the Victorian era this is a must. Stopped for mulled wine and a drink after the panto at Everyman. Worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ian P
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are near the Cathedrals and a fan of opulent decor straight out of the Victorian era this is a must. Stopped for mulled wine and a drink after the panto at Everyman. Worth it just for the decor, go to the loos even if you don't need to!

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Thank Ian P
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The setting was wonderful, and by itself merits the rating. There was a wide range of drinks. The food was disappointing - the pastry in both of our pies was overcooked and very hard, and the cabbage was stewed.

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Thank Tony R
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great pub the interior and beers are excellent but if you choose to eat I would advise you go elsewhere the food is below average cold starter and the steak was like rubber the assistant manager apologized to us and did offer replacement meals as 3 of us ended up not eating at all it was a family get... More 

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1 Thank Paul M
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

This is disappointing to hear as we are passionate about giving our guests great food and service. Really sorry to hear this as it is definitely not normal standards for The Philharmonic but I can see we let you down occasion. Your comments are of value to us so we can investigate any issues there is and resolve them. Thanks... More 

norwich
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is a must see as the building is largely untouched and the interior totally amazing. I believe the gents loos are listed ! Apart from all this the range of beers was good and well kept they even offer a taster tray. An excellent range of gins with quality tonic. Whilst we didn't eat the food looked superb... More 

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Thank sjad
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

Some amazing comments here and we'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave us such a brilliant review. You got it right the gents toilets are grade 1 listed. You should come back to visit and try our food next time. Thanks again for the review. More 

Middelfart, Denmark
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62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place. The Beatles' favourit pub. John Lennon was quoted having said: The worst thing about fame is that I realise I can never have a pint at the Philharmonic again. Nice atmosphere

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Thank stig0275
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

He certainly did. Thanks for the great comments. Hope you come back to visit us soon. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building well worth taking time to see,the architecture lovley windows and lights and wood panelling. We loved our visit as it is very differant to most pubs in the UK. The food was good pub food well served hot and tasty and the mulled wine was really welcome on a cold November day. Our Beatles guide recommended a... More 

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Thank nestcottage
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

What a fantastic review. Sounds like you love the pub as much as we do. Thank you for leaving such a great review. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Valladolid, Spain
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good meal (fish&chips and stilton pie) and great pub. Ale beer really tasty and pretty good service, although a bit slow.

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Thank Ana G
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Some great comments here... Although disappointed to hear the service was a bit slow on this occasion. All reviews good and bad are discussed with the team so your comments are definitely of value to us. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Winsford, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited so many companions could taste the real ale as it is served in thirds. They weren't disappointed. The decor is very interesting & you could spend some time just looking at it & seeing something new.

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Thank amanda40671
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the real ale selection we have on here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our ales change regularly although there will always be some of the same favourites on you will always find something new.... so why not come back to visit us soon. I'm sure you... More 

Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly popular with locals and tourists alike. Very busy when we arrived, but managed to find a table. Wide selection of pints, and something on the menu for everyone.

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Thank HalifaxCA
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some brilliant comments. We hope you come back to visit us soon. More 

Toulouse, France
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pub itself is very beautiful. The old decoration is worth a look. Nice beers. But if you want to eat, expect to wait (for me it was 45min after the order). The food was ok (classic pub food).

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Thank Lews31
PhilharmonicTeam, Manager at The Philharmonic Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, the usual wait for food is 20 minutes max so this is not usual waiting time. Sorry to hear you had waited for 45 minutes for your food, if there is ever a wait we do inform our guests. We will investigate this to see why you... More 

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