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Was taken to my first pub at the age of 14 and intend to continue to support these great british institutions till I'm no longer fit and able..
I still post the odd review on BITE due to historical affection, but now post on another site where the admin strive to improve and keep the ever increasing pub changes up to date and current. Feel free to PM me if you want to keep in touch.

Username: Gann

Age: 60

Sex: male

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The Roscoe Head, Liverpool

This is a traditional pub that retains an excellent multiple room layout. As others have mentioned there are no juke boxed, gaming machines or televisions here, just six well-kept beers and three characterful spaces in which to drink them. There are two main rooms and a small snug and we chose the back room with its comfortable banquette seating, a few nice mirrors and small fireplace.
Alongside the usual TT Landlord and Tetley Bitter, Salopian Oracle, Peerless Brewery Langton Spin, Tweed Black Shire Stout and Faith Hope and Charity from the Rock the Boat Brewery were available on the other four.
We bagged a table in the back room and went through the four guests, all of which were in excellent nick.
The Roscoe Head is a Liverpool gem that is sadly under threat from Development. The people of Liverpool will be all the poorer if they lose this one to another student accommodation block.

15 Sep 2017 13:14

The White Star, Liverpool

A Victorian Gem in the Cavern quarter a short throw from the Cavern club itself. Behind its red tiled frontage is a feast of red leather, fancy tiling, elaborate wood carving and an impressive collection of White Star Line shipping memorabilia and some Beetles memorabilia due to the fact that Bob Wooler and Allan Williams used to pay their acts in the back room.
A smallish two room pub with a wooden semi-circular front bar, with red leather seat under the glass screens at the front, a quieter impressive backroom with its red leather upholstered benches and impressive collection of the historic ships of the White Star Fleet, then a small Beatles and Titanic mural-adorned beer garden out by the toilets.
Alongside the permanent Draft Bass there was Otter Brewery Poppy, The Oceanic Beer Co. Pier 59, and Robinsons Dizzy Blonde. The Blonde was a decent pint and we managed to bag space on one of the seats in the back room in which to enjoy it.
This pub really is a haven from all the tourist tat on Matthew Street and I could have stayed here for a lot longer than we did.

15 Sep 2017 13:11

The Crown, Ashley

Pleasantly surprised to find this one no longer under the Greedy King Empire but operating as a Free House. Something that happened during 2015 apparently.
Four hand pumps are now on the bar with three in operation with ales from local breweries in the form of Mighty Oak IPA, Mauldons Pickwick and one called the Cure from the Shortts Farm Micro brewery in Suffolk.
The IPA and Pickwick were tried and found in good nick..
The pub has been spruced up a bit internally since my last visit but its basically the same as described below and the external enclosed garden is a great spot when the sun is out..
Nice to find this one still functioning well as a village local and now with something decent to drink instead of the ubiquoutous brews that GK flood this part of the world with..

30 Mar 2017 14:47

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Gann has been registered on this site since 17th October 2005