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Lord Warden, Liverpool

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Have always wondered what this pub might be like when walking past it.  Very quiet when I came in, I was under the illusion this place did at least one ale, not least from the sign saying "traditional cask ales". I was unfortunately mistaken, there were two handpulls that were defunct. The pub itself has a big G shaped bar and plenty of space to find a seat or space to stand.   It did have Thwaites Smooth on, which for a keg beer I think is pretty decent.  However, at 2.60 seemed a bit steep, Carling 3 pound as well, not exactly cheap.  Bar maid was okay, I smiled at her and she just looked at me.  I don't understand why you would be like that to a potential patron, especially when it's so dead, but she was also miserable with a lad who seemed to be a bit more of a regular so seems to be standard procedure.  The pub itself does have a proper pub feel to it, there is CCTV and horse racing on the telly however.  Sign behind the bar saying they don't accept Scottish notes (I'm sure that's illegal?). Not a threatening pub or anything, locals seemed reasonably friendly in all honesty, may be worth a look in if you like a not so known keg bitter but other than that probably not worth bothering.  I feel this pub could have potential to draw more people in with it's decent location , put a couple local ales on the handpull, you never know. I doubt they want to do that however.
Wezzielad - 17 Dec 2016 11:59
A very basic one room corner pub.Only had one ale on - Jennings Cumberland which was good. The decor with its magnolia walls,looks very dated . Worth a quick visit if waiting for train at Lime Street but nothing more.
covman45 - 28 Oct 2012 12:09
On my last visit here at 7pm on Tuesday they had no guest ales on so I went for a pint of Magners. It only cost 2.00 so I couldn't complain, although it did taste as though it had been watered down!

It was very busy with the usual regulars including an old bloke who sat in the corner singing to anyone who would listen.

Not an essential pub to visit, but as others have said, it's okay to visit here if you have a spare half hour before catching a train from Lime Street.
mattbeer - 19 Apr 2012 01:20
Typically boisterous Liverpool pub, a stone's throw from Lime Street, with a good atmosphere. It's small, a horseshoe round a bar, and was packed on my visit. Music and TV sport seem to feature strongly here, and 3 real ales are avaialable. On my Saturday afternoon visit I went for Saltaire Cascade which was refreshing and well-kept.
Probably not one for the one who likes quiet pubs, but the beer is of good quality and the atmosphere generally friendly. Nothing amazing but worth going to if waiting for a train.
Carlurmston - 16 Jul 2011 11:33
Arrived here by accident after visiting the Metropolitan Cathedral; Easter Sunday morning mass. The Old Firm were playing on the plethora of televisions. Three real ales on offer and good bitters and ciders. Good atmosphere and friendly people. The publican very helpful. Good starting point for going down to the pubs around Dale Street.
shouldersarms - 26 Apr 2011 11:55
They had Taylors and Bass on - 2 pints of Taylor's for 4... though not brilliant it was more edible than a lot of offerings of Taylors I've had andmore than worth it at the price. This used to be a dark and dingey marron flock wallpaper kind of pub full of old drinkers. The old drinkers are still there but the white walled interiro with bars on the windows reminds one more of a pawn shop or a holding cell rather than a pub. Still handy enough for a swift (and cheap) pint before catching a train (as it is just a minute or two away from Lime Street station).
anonymous - 27 Nov 2010 12:56
I went in here this evening.

Pleasantly surprised that they had Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wychwood Hobgoblin and Liverpool Organic Iron Man. I had a pint of the latter for 2.00 and it was a good, well kept pint.

The Parachute Regiment Association photos are back on the wall and they have added more widescreen TV's and were showing the Blackpool v West Brom game.

Still the same old locals (which is a good point) and no scallys. I'll have to keep an eye on this place because my rating for the Lord Warden has gone up from 5 to 7.

Let's hope they keep up the good work which appears to be a result of the refurbishment of this pub.
mattbeer - 1 Nov 2010 22:40
This place has now reopened and someone went a bit over the top with the white paint inside.

They've taken down all of the old photo's and pictures of Liverpool, and the small collection of photos commemorating the Parachute Regiment Association.

I don't know if they were trying to turn it into some trendy bar, because they failed and the place was still full of locals. Plus, no real ale.

It's not the worst pub in the world, and it's not exactly the best. Still okay for a quick pint though because it's got character and isn't full of scallys!
mattbeer - 8 Aug 2010 13:14
Think this place has closed down.

Doors closed and curtains drawn for the past month. No sign of life!
mattbeer - 17 Jun 2010 03:30
This place looks like a right dive from the outside. But the interior turned out to be ok. As the previous reviewer states, there are 3 handpumps but no beer. Lager drinking is the order of the day and with nearly as many TVs as tables, this is obviously a popular venue to watch sport. Clearly a locals place with very little to recommend about it, apart from its proximity to Lime Street station.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Apr 2010 20:38
Have been in here several times over the past few months - and they've stopped selling ale!

The 3 pumps for Landlord, Old Speckled Hen and another one are still there but with the clips turned around. Maybe they were being a bit too adventurous because it's still a locals pub. They do sell Theakstons Mild and the usual Fosters and Strongbow, and they show the football and racing.

I've dropped my rating from 7 to 5 out of 10 due to no ales being served.
mattbeer - 25 Apr 2010 12:04
Very impressed with the place. Pleasant clean interior - walls are adorned with old framed photo's of Liverpool. Barman on my 1st visit was friendly and served a well kept pint of Tim Taylor Landlord at 2.00 (or was it 2.10 a pint).

Went in again a few days ago and asked for a pint of Landlord. The barrell had just gone and the new (I'm assuming) barmaid admitted she didn't know how to change the barrel. Asked if there was anything else I would like so I got a well kept pint of Old Speckled Hen for 2.20.

I would recommend the Lord Warden as a 1st stop pub if you've just got off the train at Lime Street. (Go out the side entrance on the side of the station where the Head of Steam is, the narrow road behind the back of the Empire theatre to London Road and it's on the opposite side). It's then all downhill along William Brown Street and to the Dale Street crawl!
mattbeer - 24 Dec 2009 01:18

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