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Pogue Mahones, Liverpool

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I have hear that this place does the best Guinness in Liverpool, although I am not a big fan of Guinness I thought it was worth checking out as I walk past it quite a lot. The bar is a crooked horseshoe, quite dim on the lighting with screens showing the football when I was in. Most people were eating and not drinking when I came in. Bar staff were okay enough but not really friendly or anything. The pint of Guinness I had was okay and 3.60 which seemed quite steep even by Guinness standards. May be it's because I haven't drunk Guinness in a while and have been on better beers since but there was no aftertaste at all with what I was drinking in this bar. It's better than what you may have at a Wetherspoons or an English pub but nothing special. I also saw a lad order a pint of Caffreys at 3.50 a pint, which is an absolute rip off to be fair. Okay, I haven't drunk Guinness around Liverpool but this surely isn't the best.
Wezzielad - 14 Dec 2016 22:17
best pint of Guinness in NW England, served by friendly & attentive Irish staff :))
BealFeirste - 15 Jul 2013 19:51
I paid a fleeting visit to this Irish pub yesterday before heading to the Dispensary. It is a typical Irish pub and attracts a fair few Irish customers, many of whom were there to watch Celtic play on the TV. Tried the Guinness. But didn't find anything particularly special about it. Although I'm not a Guinness expert.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2012 12:57
I'm not by nature a Guinness drinker, but even I think this is the best pint I've had outside Ireland. If you are into GAA sports this is the pub - the atmosphere for an All Ireland Final is amazing.
pintofplum - 29 Dec 2011 13:16
Best pint of Guinness in Liverpool by miles, friendly staff and a nice mix of customers. Probably the only geniune Irish pub in the city as it is actually frequented by the Irish themselves.
Scousefire - 15 Feb 2011 13:36
Have started going here more regularly. For an Irish pub it's cheap(ish) and the bar staff are very friendly. I haven't tried the food yet but it looks good.

Not as tacky as other Irish pubs and probably the best one I've been to in the country. Well, it's definately 100 times better than any O'Niells, and I would recommend Pogue Mahones over the expensive and touristy Flanagans Apple on Mathew Street.
mattbeer - 25 Apr 2010 12:21
Not a great selection of drinks at the bar but this pub has the best pub food in Liverpool. The Sunday roasts are amazingly good value, and they actually look and taste like a real person has made them! No re-heated microwave meals here.

The pub can get very very busy when the students are in town and there is a big Gaelic football match on. I have often been the only English person in this busy Irish pub.
CanalWalker - 13 Feb 2010 23:59
Bills itself as the home of Liverpool’s best pint of Guinness, I’m not an expert on Guinness but it tasted pretty good to me and you get the choice of it being at the proper temperature for stout or icy. Otherwise nothing special or interesting about the keg only beers on sale. It is of course a proper Irish pub rather than some harmless boozer that has been set upon by a pubco marketing team and “orished”. Subdued lighting and bare brickwork with mixed seating arrangements, a few sofas and some tables and chairs form the décor along with flags of various Irish counties and some sports shirts. There is a big screen used to show Irish sport on occasion.
anonymous - 11 Jun 2009 12:53
Good quality Guinness and a relaxed atmosphere last time I visited. "Mattbeer" is right though when he says that Guinness is not the only or best stout about.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 20 Mar 2009 15:23
Sorry people but when I went on Tuesday evening I had a bad pint of Guinness that was watery and didn't have much taste. (In fact most Guinness is of similair awful quality!)

The problem with regular Guinness drinkers is that they think "the black stuff" is the only stout out there. Well, if you did your homework you will find that there are much better stouts out there like Wickwar Mr Perretts, Hidden Depths, Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout and the occasional stouts that Cains brewery and Wapping brewery down at the Baltic Fleet do. Not forgetting O'Hanlons and numerous other stouts and porters.

Guinness is a con and overpriced.

Anyway, I still like this pub. Only because it's cheap compared to most other Irish pubs and bars
mattbeer - 18 Mar 2009 02:04
Great atmosphere in here,. Adequate ale and usually has entertainment at the weekend.

Well recommended
Beer_and_Cheer - 17 Feb 2009 17:05
As previous posters have said, a superb pint of Guinness. Great atmosphere with loads of Gaelic Football memorabilia all over the walls. Friendly bar staff. Nice layout with a variety of places to sit. Be careful when going to the toilets as the signs are in Gaelic. "Mna" is the ladies & "Fir" is the gents. Luckily I already knew this!
happytyskie - 24 Aug 2008 12:16
nice guinness
flashahahah - 18 Jul 2008 00:38
The finest Guinness outside of Ireland. Excellent and friendly staff. Great jamming sessions. Best pub in Liverpool town centre.
emmadelahunt - 23 Mar 2008 11:13
This place deserves a 10/10 for the price of Guinness alone. Besides that, however, it also boasts a wonderful atmosphere - a subtle blend of hibernian influences and bohemian city culture.
irish_magician - 10 Mar 2008 23:25
I also visited Pogus Mahones for the first time recently. I was pleasantly surprised at just how good it was. Considering it was Friday night, the barmaid still brought our drinks to us, rather than us having to wait at the bar. Great "craic", lovely fires and possibly the best pint of Guiness I've ever had, as well as being cheap (£1.50 a go)!
JohnJM - 22 Dec 2005 10:45
Ashamed to say, have walked past this pub on numerous occasions and never been inside. Went in on Tuesday and found a gem of a pub. You dont need to be a genius to realise this is a Irish pub. Attentive, well-mannered bar staff, decent pints and plenty of comfy seating with candles. Also, on through the week is good thing where the musically minded gather to have a jamming session together!

Scousefire - 27 Oct 2005 13:57

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