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Going downhill again - service is fine but now the ale is poor. They only had one proper bitter on which I had and ended up leaving. I understand why this pub gained popularity when it was the only real ale pub in the city but there are far better about now.
Snarling_Mallard - 26 Apr 2019 12:32
It's okay am grudgingly starting to go back to it. The old miserable red faced fella has long gone.
Snarling_Mallard - 18 Jan 2019 02:18
Was here for the first time in a while yesterday. It's still the best pub in Liverpool in my opinion. But they now have a more limited range of guest ales. Three ales are from the pub's brewery Flagship - Sublime, Silhouette & Yonder. Guests yesterday were Titanic First Class, Elland White Prussian, Big Bog WPA, Peerless Langdon Spin, Mobberley Elysium, Wantsum Grim Reaper & JW Lees Stout. Ciders were Hunt's Red Head & Venton's Skippy's Scrumpy.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Dec 2018 20:29
Was dragged back in as all the company wanted to come here. It hasn't changed at all regards décor or ale selection but it finally appears that the staff they now have actually want to do the job so I suppose it should be back on the map for me.
Snarling_Mallard - 26 May 2018 15:04
For the first time this morning, I had the pleasure of trying the breakfast here. You get a decent sized plate for £6 and they're open from 9am. Whilst I had a coffee, I also managed a few ciders too. It was strange to see the place so quiet. But by the time we left around 11:30, it was starting to fill up a little. With few customers, service was good. Today's ale selection was Ship & Mitre Sublime, Level & Silhouette, Stamps Blond Moment & Rum Porter, Sandstone Sandstone Edge, Kendrick's Victoria, Martland Mill Lancashire Loom, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Nethergate Essex Border, JW Lee's Monnraker & Banks & Taylor Shefford Dark Mild. The one thing I really like about the Ship & Mitre is the fact there are different ciders every time I visit. All 3 on today were new ones for me - Waulkmill Crabbit & Cider Cyser & Rocquette Fauxguette Valley. Still the best pub in Liverpool, in my opinion.
blue_scrumpy - 13 May 2017 16:55
From my visit here I found this to be a very good pub, 12 ales on and at least two hand pumps for real cider, various bottles of beer and cider in the fridge.  Huge oval shaped bar that goes all around the pub.  This may be a pub that gets quite rammed but theres plenty of space for punters.  My pint of Purple Moose Glaslyn Ale was well kept, clean looking and at 3 pound has been better value than other pub.  Lovely smell of pub food around the place, sound of people having a laugh all over.  Definitely one to check out (and better than the Excelsior in my opinion)
Wezzielad - 17 Dec 2016 11:55
Nice place with an excellent range of ales in good condition at good prices. Very popular. Just a shame about the fucking great ugly flyover outside. Highly recommended.
baxterfish - 4 Aug 2016 20:37
The Ship & Mitre is back to being my favourite pub in Liverpool. With plenty of staff, it's much easier getting served than it used to be and for me, the range of ciders has also improved with some more unusual ones during my last few visits. Ales on Saturday were Marstons EPA, Abbeydale Daily Bread, Keltek Magic, Cross Bay Sunset, Titanic Iceberg & Cherry Dark, Herefordshire Celtic Gold, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Milestone Anniversary Ale, Ringwood Old Thumper, 4T's Rock The Stout & Roosters Londinium. Ciders were Twisted Misty, Orgasmic Top Cider & Sheppy's Orchard Dew. A new craft ale place with 20 ales has opened nearby recently (the Dead Crafty Beer Company) which should add to the attraction of this area.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Apr 2016 19:06
Just seemed too busy and slightly not the right atmosphere when we went in on a Saturday night.
But then I'd discovered the Belvedere and the Grapes on previous days by then. And they're both a different kettle of fish but still with real ale.
Old_King_Cole - 10 Nov 2015 22:29
This is now my fav pub anywhere in the UK. Great selection, prices and nice selection of fast food. F**k me if that is muso legend Lee Mavers over at the bar, that guy ower theres is the half man half biscuit - f**king great !!! Anyway this is why i love this pub and could quite possibly migrate to the Pool.
darloexile - 11 Jul 2015 16:48
In here yesterday (Sunday) evening. It was very quiet and getting served was easy this time. As usual, there was an excellent selection of ales - Brimstage Sandpiper, Facers Hoppy Dobby, Heavy Industry Electric Mountain, Tickety Brew Ginger & Stout, Grey Hawk Nirvana Pale, Salamander Golden Salamander, Frodsham Iron Man, Marble Lagonda, Shiny Tomahawk, Cheshire Brew Bros. Roodee Dark & Cross Bay Winter Moon Porter. Ciders were Rosies Triple D & Wicked Wasp. They also had Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry. Still a really good pub. Should be on every ale fans itinerary when in Liverpool.
blue_scrumpy - 16 Mar 2015 20:15
Excellent friendly staff and my two pints of Roosters were in good condition.

I could do with going again in company. There was something I really liked but not quite sure if that makes sense.
willesden_seadog - 5 Dec 2014 01:13
This pub was in danger of believing its own fame and as a result letting standards slip. I am happy to report that this has been nipped in the bud and the Ship continues to be one of the premier pubs in the city. As others state, it can get uncomfortably packed, particularly on Friday's after work. My advice is pop in on a Sunday lunchtime.
Still the Rolls Royce of pubs in Liverpool, long may it continue.
McLovin - 30 Sep 2014 13:10
Well impressed - not only 13 beers on hand pump but amazing selection of bottled beers and whiskies. Bar staff were very attentive and serving individuals in turn - obviously they've either brought in new staff or retrained the old. Oh! And the beers sampled were in excellent condition - especially Corby Noir ...... good selection of beers and a fair number of local ales.

SAFCDoog - 27 Mar 2014 19:13
Incredibly busy on my visit, but none of the poor service as so many have posted. Service was pretty good considering, with 13 ales on the go.
Thoroughly recommended on any trip near Lime Street.
Igwinder - 20 Feb 2014 14:55
I ain't surprised in the slightest. Having a decent selection of ale is one thing but too many casual visitors got fed up being blatantly ignored at the bar.
I did give it a try on this visit and it did seem okay now but will reserve judgement till have had a few more isits..
anonymous - 14 Feb 2014 18:22
I ain't surprised in the slightest. Having a decent selection of ale is one thing but too many casual visitors got fed up being blatantly ignored at the bar.
I did give it a try on this visit and it did seem okay now but will reserve judgement till have had a few more isits..
anonymous - 14 Feb 2014 18:22
Surprised the Ship & Mitre has dropped out of the current Good Beer Guide. For me, it's still an essential visit on any Liverpool pub tour. Whilst other pubs have better quality beer, this pub still has the best range of ales in Liverpool city centre and is generally one of the most popular, which speaks for itself. Was in here again on Saturday enjoying a pint of Saxon Greensleeves cider, which was attracting a fair amount of attention, due to its colour. I also sampled the mild and the porter, which were both good.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Nov 2013 21:53
No longer in the Camra GPG for 2014 - shows the danger of living on a past reputation
DNADAVE - 13 Sep 2013 12:00
Classic real ale pub, lost of choice and deservedly very busy when we called one lunchtime.
ridgewood - 24 Aug 2013 18:57
An essential stop on the real ale trail and a fine Art Deco building as well. With 11 hand pumps of British beers, not to mention the imports, there's something for everybody. If you want a quiet pint, Friday evening is not the time to go but in a city where so many pubs are sadly closed, it's nice to see this one doing a healthy trade.
16jamesdoc - 29 Apr 2013 22:00
Saturday evening - absolutely rammed so we had to move on which was unusual for us as this is one pub we always visit when in Liverpool. I can recommend it though for the beer range and the food so another visit will have to wait but will not be forgotten.
mcroyal - 5 Mar 2013 14:47
This is a cracking pub and well worth a visit if you're in Liverpool City Centre. It's away from the shops but is a short stroll from Lime Street and the bus station. It had a great selection of real ales and ciders when I went that included several American and 'continental' beers as well as a changing number of some excellent English brews: the Salopian Stout was especially fine. The service is brisk and not unfriendly. With its woodlined walls, the decor is pleasingly reminiscent of a Scandinavian chalet. The quiz (Thursday evening) was doing a roaring trade. The food looked and smelled like standard pub fayre and was resaonably priced but I can't vouch for its quality as I had none. I will definitely go again when I return to 'Pool. Perhaps I'll eat there, I'll certainly sample some more beers.
Garganey - 3 Dec 2012 22:37
In here for the first time in a while at the weekend. It wasn't quite as busy as usual, despite it being a matchday. However the usual problems with slow service remain. There always seem to be plenty of staff. But instead of serving customers, they are stocking fridges and shelves or putting glasses onto shelves. The beer and cider range was good as usual - Wellcross Tower Hill, Quantock Ginger Cockney, Wilson Potter, Newmans Noble Swan, Brew Company Hop Ripper, Elland Fireball, Downton Pumpkin Ale, Moorhouses Ruby Witch, Leadmill Rapture, Williams Brothers Black, Arbor Oyster Stout & Plain Ales Incognito with also Spendrups Pear Cider, Addlestones & Westons Old Rosie. Still a nice pub with a decent beer range. But no longer my favourite pub in Liverpool. Try the Dispensary or the Roscoe Head if you want to get acknowledged within 10 minutes of entering.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Oct 2012 20:49
Excellent pub for real ale fans .
covman45 - 28 Oct 2012 12:11
Hard to fault this pub. Several unusual beers on handpump, an extensive bottle choice (think the drink menu is an excellent idea), food was enjoyable, friendly service - bar & kitchen staff. I also liked the layout of the pub. A very mixed clientele. All in all, pretty near damn perfect. And Fulham won!
Wilson_MacDonald - 2 May 2012 20:51
I agree with some of the comments here about regulars being served more quickly. I think it's a trait of the pub. It's been going on for twenty years. Despite this, I find it a friendly and atmospheric pub that is genuinely enthusiastic about its beers. It's true, the clientele have changed, especially during the weekend. Gone are the days where there would be a chess or backgammon game going on in any given corner, along with dungeons & dragons and intense intellectual discussions about the current political situation. Now people just discuss the ABV.
On a more trivial point, it gets unbearable in the lounge area in the summer. During the recent unseasonably warm weather, it was like a sauna and I ended up in Rigsby's beer garden, but that's another story.
Water_Into_Wine - 10 Oct 2011 20:10
I'm still a regular visitor to the Ship & Mitre and I still rate it as Liverpool's best pub. However I no longer feel it is worthy of a 10/10 rating that I had previously granted it. It is now an extremely popular choice, especially at weekends. The toilets, as previously mentioned, are not very inspiring and even when quieter, the staff are inclined to serve regulars before visitors. Although I did get given a drink on the house on a previous visit when complaining that I had had to wait 10 minutes to be served. Having said all of this, I will still award the Ship & Mitre a 9/10 due to its undeniable selection of ales and ciders. The selection yesterday afternoon was Weetwood Mad Hatter, Hornbeam Voyager, Liverpool Organic Josephine Butler Elderflower Ale, Cottage Trident, Summer Wine Resistance Dark Mild & Marama, Crouch Vale Yakima Gold, Nethergate Lemon Head, Salamander Graviton Stout, Gertie Sweey Deep Porter, Northern Blakemere Navajo Extra & Castle Rock Screech Owl. Broadoak Moonshine, Addlestones & Westons Old Rosie were the 3 real ciders.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Sep 2011 14:16
Ive had the pleasure of this great place for a few yrs now I can honestly say its a pub with lots of charachter. Catering for many different tastes. With a wide range of drinks, great food and great people. From student s to the middle aged an atmosphere for all. Two good dart team s who are very accomadating when teams visit. Very friendly and again a great nite. festivels well, i can write all nite about them !!!!!!!. well done to all the staff ur work is appreciated. being served in a busy pub is sometimes a struggle. you lott do a briliiant job when the s m is busy.
cantplaygolf - 23 Aug 2011 13:18
Had 45 minutes to kill before catching a train from Lime St so went in here to see what they had on offer at another one of their beer festivals. Wasn't too impressed by the ales on offer so went for a pint of scrumpy from the stillage which name escapes me but they had the same one at their last beer festival. They really do need to source their ales and ciders a bit better!

The pub was very busy but I managed to get a seat by 2 couples who at first appeared pleasant, but then I saw that they were drinking some of the overpriced foreign lagers (see my previous post) and they were actually embarrasingly drunk and proceeded to take the mick out of the fact I was sat on my own next to them.

Then I realised - Saturday early evening probably isn't the best time to come here unless your one of those people who think the Ship & Mitre is now a trendy place to come before going to the scally bars in and around Concert Square and Wood Street!
mattbeer - 24 Apr 2011 11:31
I still like coming here but now always go for a pint of cider. I like real ale but the choice they have here is consistantly non-descript and very samey and mainly comes from northern breweries.

I did have a nice pint of Butcombe Old Vic stout the other week though, but I think they need to branch out a bit more in terms of sourcing beers from all over the UK.

The S&M is capitalising too much on overpriced foreign bottled lagers and attracting a strange mix of clientele which, when the pub is busy on a friday night or at the weekend, makes it slightly unpleasant to visit - which is why my rating of this pub has gone down!
mattbeer - 31 Mar 2011 23:52
Why is it some people equate dirt and filth with character ? In this day and age it isn't too much to expect reasonable facilites - although I could put up with the state of the toilets. My main gripe (as it always has been) is with the blatantly discriminatory service. People going there for 20 years may be happy with it, Camra groups may be happy but one of my pet hates (which I should imagine is many people's) is being deliberately ignored in favour of locals and cronies and this place excels at that - that is why it is Nul Points in my estimation. There are other (and now better) establishments in the city these days serving decent ale these days and plenty with much more character.
anonymous - 13 Mar 2011 17:06
Really good pub. Generally friendly and attentive staff (one chap can be a tad annoying at times - no names). Excellent range of beer always in good nick. Nice atmosphere with a really good mix of clientele.

My only gripe with this place is the toilets. The gents are cramped and generally smell dreadful.
Northern_Ale_Monkey - 2 Mar 2011 16:49
In here for a mates birthday, first time for a whlie & it was absolutley rammed.
Loads of staff though so we were served pretty quick & managed to get a table and stayed most of the night. Ale in good condition. Overall still a top drawer ale house.
anonymous - 17 Feb 2011 15:29
Well this one does seem to draw the comments in, doesn't it. There's a huge number of Liverpool pubs with more interesting interiors, and nicer toilets are avalable elsewhere Yes, the Gents is cramped and not salubrious, the interior is a bit spartan (Swiss chalet timbering), but it's comfortable and lit well enough to read without being floodlit, and it's neither dirty or smelly. The reason to come here is repeatedly mentioned in the other reviews, and it's usually excellent thanks to the high turnover. Also one of the cheaper pints in the Dale Street/Tithebarn Street area.
paul_ove_walldner - 18 Jan 2011 14:06
It's overdue that this legendary pub needs a fresh review from me. Some of the comments made need to be addressed because they reference everything that is bad about the clueless british customer. Last visit here must have been June 2010 but have been a regularly for almost 20 years. No other pub in the UK will offer such a large range of not the usual suspects but beers to constantly surprise you, and that said, a good range of porters and milds too- ten beers continuously rotating.

The atmosphere is one of serious ale drinkers, an eclectic mix of academics, professionals and CAMRA junkies.

Only the British bang on constantly about the state of toilets- we are obsessed with them. Who cares? Have any of the reviewers been to France or Spain or Italy? Who cares what the toilets are like? Isn't it better to have a great boozer with a good clientele and some individuality than shining toilets! What do you do in a bog anyway???

This pub is the closest we will get to the kind of 'Brown' pub that you find in the netherlands for instance, thank god for a bit of character- Liverpool being one of the last cities to resist change into corpo-world.

Brilliant pub, 9 points, which for me, is a miracle.

I suggest the reviewer who gave null points just stays in the Ember Inn or whatever other soulless chain they visit.

alezilla - 8 Jan 2011 20:32
Thought I'd give it another go and although the beer selection and quality are good the staff and clientelle make you want to go somewhere else. It's a place you'll either love or hate. Stays at nul points with me.
anonymous - 27 Sep 2010 20:51
Never quite understand the hype behind this pub.

Its average at best.

harrassed looking staff, disgusting toilets, average beer quality (probably due to the large range) and always dirty with glasses, plates, and dirty looking floor, yet always busy.
burns20 - 9 Aug 2010 13:12
I have been using this pub on and off for about 15 years

It used to have good beer but was scruffy and quite dirty at times

I recently returned and was very pleasantly suprised

It was great with a good atmosphere and good beer

superpaulia - 5 Aug 2010 21:31
Called in on Sunday afternoon. Only two staff on which given that there was a demo in St George's Hall with 3,000 people was a bit short-sighted. Service was appalling, young kids slamming drinks down becasue they were busy. Beer was ok, but in the last couple of years this is a pub that has began to believe it's own publicity. It's good pub but not a great one.
DNADAVE - 6 Jul 2010 10:10
The frontage isn't that long, but the art deco facade looks very imposing above the eastern portal of the Queensway tunnel. With a first-clas range of real ales (something like 13 on handpump), ciders, perries, continental lagers and bottle beers this place is understandably packed to the rafters most evenings. Only had time for a quick pint of Weetwood Oast-house Gold (2.70) but would happily have stayed all evening. Top of the range.
rpadam - 4 Jul 2010 15:25
I have reviewed this pub before and still stand by my statement that this is the best pub in the city. Incredible range of ales, beers and the like, especially from Europe. Staff fast and attentive and of course the interior is worthy of mention alone. Upstairs is equally impressive (when open).
The very few bad points if any; it can get uncomfortably packed, especially on a Thursday/Friday from 4pm onwards, although you can say this is due to it's popularity, you will be hard pushed to find a table during these times.
The toilets are too small and if more than three people it gets difficult.
The best time to visit this gem is on a Sunday lunchtime when getting a seat is easy and you can enjoy your surroundings whilst drinking something unique.

Scousefire - 25 May 2010 11:12
I visited several times for the recent real ale festival, although this time I just went for the ciders starting with Superstition Medium Dry Cider (7%), Barnstormer Dry Cider (6.5%) and Pyder Medium Cider Perry (6%) amongst others. By Sunday the Green Sleeves Nettle & Mint Cider (7.2%) had sold out.

There's a German Beer Festival 26th - 31st May, followed by the World Cup Festival 11th June - 11th July which should be interesting because they are promising beers from each country that is taking part!

The Ship & Mitre has set the standard that all pubs should follow - but it's a hard act to follow. Is it any wonder that The Excelsior next door has closed down (again)!?

I agree with blue_scrumpy about the lighting in the rear of the pub. And those two massive table next to each other (you know the ones I mean) need to be replaced by four smaller tables. In fact, the whole seating arrangements in the pub need to be organised more effectively. But that's just a minor gripe. As you said blue_scrumpy: "This place is all about the beer".
mattbeer - 28 Apr 2010 11:46
It's been one year since my last review of the Ship & Mitre. But my rating of 10 still remains. You don't go here for the decor. Although the art deco exterior is unique. The real reason you come here is for the wonderful selection of real ales, foreign beers (both bottled and draught) and also the best selection of ciders and perries Liverpool has to offer. Yesterday was the end of another festival. There was still plenty to choose from. The Ship & Mitre always seems busy, especially on matchdays. But we generally find a table. If there's any faults at all, it's the lack of any real light in the rear part of the pub and the state of the gents toilets. However, as previously stated, you'll come here for the drinks selection. If it's classic interiors you're after, try the Lion, the Philharmonic or Peter Kavanagh's. This place is all about the beer.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Apr 2010 20:53
I just got back from my first visit to LIverpool for about 10 years and it was worth it just for this pub. Sooooo much great beer to choose from, a beerfest each & every month (missed this though), very friendly staff and regulars. I'm not usually a fan of TV/football in this sort of pub but it seems to work alright (everyone's far too busy taking in all the handpumps [ale & cider] and bottled beers). Ok, the decor's a bit ropey but it hardly detracts from the wholly consuming task of working your way through the beer list. Belgium, Germany, Australia (Little Creatures, not that Fosters s***e)....I don't think I could leave this place without a pleasant case of mild brain damage.
Shep66 - 12 Apr 2010 21:26
Only had time for half an hour in here unfortunately. Many real ales and foreign beers. Central bar with drinking areas all the way around. Decent barmaids.
GuideDogSaint - 7 Mar 2010 20:29
Excellent range of ales yesterday and wished we could have visited for the beer festival due to start 17th. Always made welcome by the friendly staff. Enjoyed the Hydes Heads and Tails, and Derwent W & M Mild.
gillhalfpint - 16 Feb 2010 11:05
Went in here on a Saturday afternoon, (16/01). Superb pub with an excellent selection of beers behind the bar and a festival on as well. Everton v City match was that day, supporters of both clubs but good atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone liking continental / real ales. Didn't notice the decor as with another poster, I was probably too busy trying to take in the number of beers on offer.
JonnyWhitefield - 20 Jan 2010 20:51
Had a belting time in here last weekend, no complaints whatsoever. Fantastic range of beers, decent food, football results on the tv (muted), can't complain at all. Will be back next time I'm over.
LeedsStew - 8 Jan 2010 16:23
There is no doubting the quality and diversity of the beers and ciders. Sadly the pub lets itself down on its interior. The Ship and Mitre desperately needs a refurb, and on my last visit the whole pub smelt like a urinal.
CanalWalker - 3 Jan 2010 20:59
To have one temple to beer in a city of Liverpool's size is excellent; to find two is taking the mick a bit isn't it? Following on from the Fly in the Loaf, we went on recommendation to this place.

Rough around the edges with respect to the decor, with multiple drinking areas and a vast range of both British real ale and other European offerings, this is right up our street. There are foreign beers in here you'd have to travel a long way to find and importantly, all are served in the correct glasses. A testament to how seriously they take their beer here. I love my real ale me, but in a place like this, I love to try a Belgian or Austrian brew I'll not come across elsewhere.

Another highly recommended Liverpool pub
barlick - 2 Nov 2009 09:54
Went to the beer festival from 30th Sep to 4th Oct.
Usual massive range of beers. Didn't seem to be as busy as previous beer festivals I've been to at the Ship. There was a ridiculous number of ales, ciders and perry's to choose from. Wish I had more time (and money).
Tried the Goffs White Knight and Allgate Porteresque (and many more!)
mattbeer - 5 Oct 2009 22:08
I have to admit to being slightly disappointed with all the pubs in Liverpool except the Baltic Fleet, even though Im giving them 7 to 7.5 out of 10. I was looking forward to the Ship and Mitre having read reviews and it was an integral part of the pre match crawl (mighty Colchester at Tranmere). Had a pint of Leydens bitter which was pretty good and they had at least 11 ales on, barman looked up the brewery as Id never heard of it, and he was very friendly no problem with me wearing Colchester colours either. For me it just had something missing but still a 7.5 out of 10. Visited 26/9/2009
Monkdawallydahonk - 28 Sep 2009 09:23
Beer festival here 30th Sept to 4th October.

No doubt I'll find myself partaking in the festivities on at least 5 days that the festival takes place! ;)
mattbeer - 27 Sep 2009 14:43
Other people have commented on how busy it is here. So it's probably best to go between 1pm - 5pm Sunday to Friday. It's usually quite empty - but at other times it gets crowded. Especially Friday from 5pm onwards and on Saturdays.

I've stopped tring to remember what pint I have had whenever I go there because all 10+ on offer are different everytime I go; maybe apart from Sharpe's Cornish Coaster which seems to be the only regular!
mattbeer - 28 Aug 2009 19:43
Liverpool's main permanent beer festival pub, pumps and fonts as far as the eye can see, well almost, I counted 14 hand pulls. There is a constantly changing range of guest beers from smaller UK breweries complemented by European bottles and kegs. A full list, which is usually up to date, is on the wall opposite the North Street door, next to the disgusting Gents, there is also one just inside the bar by the Dale Street entrance although this one is easily missed. Downstairs has an island bar serving two rooms, the Dale Street end having a raised seating area in one corner and is usually the busier part of the pub unless football is on. Plain dcor with German brewery signs. The rear bar has a vaguely ocean liner style left over from its Ship make over in the sixties or seventies I believe and has the screen for the the footie. I've never been upstairs or eaten here but both are possible. There are regular beer festivals and events, these are listed on a blackboard by the North St entrance. The staff are usually spot on, tonight was not the babe crew but some equally efficient blokes. Customers vary from studenty types, middle aged real ale enthusiasts, OAPs hippies and various forms of the weird and wonderful lifeforms that frequent Liverpool's pubs.

oldboots - 22 Aug 2009 11:00
Wonderful wide selection of ales ,changing rapidly through the evening.Very helpful beer menu on the wall by the entrance with a note of ABV and beer style (dark,amber,bitter etc) and kept strictly up to date helped us make drinking decisions at a time when the pub was far too busy to give out samples.The bar staff are very efficient and although the place was rammed ,no long wait at the bar.Managed to get a seat,but in fine weater a lot of punters spill out into the quiet side street.Lively atmosphere and all ales were on top form.It was like being at a beer festival ,this is a scouse drinking institution not too far from Lime Street station.The food looked OK and the totty even better after a few rounds .Top marks.
Bucking_Fastard - 25 Jul 2009 15:50
An unsurpassed selection of beers - 12 real ales were on the other evening, as well as high-end lagers and fruit beers. regular ale festivals, too. The building has a stunning art-deco frontage, though not much of it survives inside.

Very popular and justifiably so from the beer choice, but on the week-end it's becoming a victim of its own success: it was absolutely jam-packed on our last visit, and I'm not a fan of drinking standing up, being jostled as people push past, and having to shout to my neighbour to make myself heard (or of having to queue for the toilets). I'm not sure what the answer is - maybe to open up the upstairs regularly as another bar area?
dmj1962 - 21 Jul 2009 10:34
This pub has a huge island bar and had loads of staff on (at least 8) on Friday night at about 7 p.m. It was so busy it was difficult to see much of the pub dcor, but the staff were so efficient that we were served in no time. There was a German Beer Festival alongside an English Cider Festival on at the time. Thirteen handpumps on with a fantastic range of styles. I had a Salamander Serpentine (Dark) and a Westerham Grasshopper (Light). The other half had a red wine which she also though was good. Its a top pub, I think well try and visit when its quieter next time though.
ROBCamra - 22 Jun 2009 15:46
Read through my previous comments about this pub and you'll see how much I love it, but unfortunately I went the other day and whilst waiting to get served was disappointed to hear the two barmaids whilst wearing Everton tops talking about Liverpool FC in rather insulting, foul-mouthed terms! It's not nice hearing young girls swear, but they should bear in mind customers stood listening at the bar.

Scousefire - 17 May 2009 17:23
A bit out of the town centre, this ale-house is well worth finding. Lively, friendly, great service and more than decent nosh. Some might call it scruffy. I call it a proper boozer.

I confess to being a real ale drinker and i just want to say that the beer was fantastic on Saturday night. Maybe just luck but i couldn't pick a bad pint out of the four i had (a mild, a hoppy bitter, a darker bitter and a stout ). Wish i could have stayed longer but i can't take it like i used to...
ZapuTheSnake - 12 May 2009 17:40
If you want real ale then this is the pub for you. Always a friendly welcome from the bar persons.
rnickson - 7 May 2009 13:52
This pub just keeps getting better. Friendly staff, great food & huge range of beers. Had 2 excellent pints of JW Lee's Coronation Street Ale on my last visit.
happytyskie - 4 May 2009 12:15
This has to be the best pub in Liverpool. Have been here many times before, but this weekend they had a beer festival. There appeared to be in excess of 50 beers with around 15-20 available at any one time plus cellar runs during quieter periods. Cider lovers are always well catered for with Saxon Ruby Tuesday, Addlestones, Aspalls and Broadoak Moonshine usually available. This weekend all of these were available plus Broadoak Perry, Thatchers Dry and four more Saxon ciders, including a very enjoyable Raspberry cider (One Love). I'm sure I'll be visting here many more times in the future!
blue_scrumpy - 26 Apr 2009 19:45
Wahay,well said snarler. Do you snarl as much as Father Jack? If so see 23rd Feb 2008.
an_ecunemical_matter - 9 Mar 2009 18:45
This pub scores two ten out of tens - ten out of ten for beer and ten out of ten for ignorance. You can be sure of being blatantly ignored in favour of the CAMRA cronies. There ARE other pubs in the city that serve a decent pint.
anonymous - 9 Mar 2009 18:21
Was going to go to my local in south Liverpool for a couple of afternoon pints last week but thought sod it, I'll catch the train into town and go to the Ship instead to see what new beers they have on. And that's the good thing about the Ship, you can can come here and try a different ale each time you visit. If you want your regular Cains fix then Doctor Duncans is 2 minutes down the road, but if you like variety come to the Ship!
mattbeer - 1 Mar 2009 15:37
Bets pub in Liverpool, Great beer, Good service and the best looking barmaids by far.
grizzlygus - 23 Feb 2009 15:39
A must, great selection of pump beers and bottled beers. A very nice atmos.

Looks like regular guests ales are always on offer as well as beer festivals.
Beer_and_Cheer - 17 Feb 2009 16:48
A 'must do' when in the city.
The large selection of beers means most punters will be satisfied.

wirraldrinker - 14 Feb 2009 12:55
Apparently Bents brewery tap built this magnificent place in 1829. It's changed it's name and ownership a number of times since then but the Art Deco style really suits and even the 1968 Bass takeover hasn't ruined it like so many they remodernised to death to stave lowering beer takings during the 70's and 80's. In 1985 the pub was renamed The Falgship and my friends remember the fine old place throughout these years. The excellent choice of 13 hand pulls (Beers are excellent, served well & of great quality) + 2 real ciders and regular Beer Festivals makes this a marvellous venue and will hopefully stay the test of time thru this next recession. Liverpools premier real ale pub among so many good ones.

Mcloj - 27 Jan 2009 12:34
Liverpool Beer Mecca. Astounding array of beers from around the globe, and probably the best choice in a city that styles itself (with some justification) the Real Ale Capital of Britain. Doesn't look much of a pub from the outside but don't be fooled. The interior has been pleasantly refurbished with seperate drinking areas around the island bar and plenty of wood, but a modern feel. Try the Scuse of an evening -top stuff.
Carlurmston - 19 Jan 2009 14:59
Had a pint of First Gold from York brewery on Monday and once again it was well kept and delicious. Whats more it was only 2.40 a pint which is the great thing about this pub. Most pints range from 2.20 to 2.50. This pub is dangerous though, because I have to walk past it on my way to Lime Street station after I finish work (which is why I now sometimes walk a different way because it's too tempting!) Lunch time doesn't get any better - I keep on heading off to Liverpool Museum to see the new Ancient Egypt exhibition but end up in this bloody pub for a swift half! ;D
mattbeer - 15 Jan 2009 01:05
New Year - new beers! Excellant as always! Had a pint of Sharps Special Ale today and tried a pint of Insulation (can't remember the brewery) yesterday. Looking forward to next months beer festival!
mattbeer - 10 Jan 2009 01:15
Bents brewery tap built in 1829. By 1835 it was known as The Mitre. Demolished in 1934 and rebuilt in Art Deco style a year later, taken over by Bass in 1968. In 1985 the main bar was turned into a galleon and pub renamed The Falgship until its last name change in 1990. Now boasts 13 hand pulls (Beers are excellent) + 2 real cider, and regular Beer Festivals. Friendly atmosphere, Dartboard & good snack menu - Lasagne 5-25. Liverpools Not To Be Missed Premier Real ale pub!
Reviewed 5/12/08 by SADCATS on Tour! SCORE- 9

Saxon_Scooper - 8 Dec 2008 23:10
Went here last Friday to discover that they were having their Winter Beer Festival. Even better they had Mr Perrets stout from the Wickwar brewery in Gloucestershire. I used to drink this when I lived down south and was amazed to find it at this festival so had 2 pints and nothing else!

Went back on Saturday - no Mr Perrets but had Treacle Stout from the Osset brewery and also a pint of Red Ember from the Hop Back brewery in Salisbury (they also produce the wonderful Summer Lightning). There were 3 bearded blokes who were sampling every single beer on offer and ticking them off on the beer list/menu. They even had table service. Have never understood why you would want to sample several dozen different beers from 1/3 pint glasses but I suppose someone has got to do it!

Wish I had the time (and money) to drink more at this festival!

The Ship & Mitre once again proves that it is an oasis in a city full of cheap lager pubs and WAG bars!
mattbeer - 30 Nov 2008 19:24
Difficult to think of a city centre pub better than this.

An essential pub to visit, with great choice and relaxed atmosphere.

Normally get a sit down if on a long all day crawl.
trapperjohn - 23 Oct 2008 22:08
This is a great pub with a great range of beer and wine. Very friendly staff who keep 'on the go' no matter how busy the place gets. You never wait long for service.
Doc_Holliday - 15 Sep 2008 18:54
Good range of beers but not many ales from down south and not enough stouts and porters. But they have had Sharps Cornish Coaster the last couple of times I've been there which was well kept. Other ales I've tried there haven't been well kept! Worth a visit though.
mattbeer - 10 Aug 2008 17:28
Stunning selection of beers, this place is well worth a visit. Friendly bar staff, lively atmosphere & a good range of food. I only stayed for 1 drink but will certainly be back again to try some of the interesting drinks on offer. I can recommend the chocolate stout.
happytyskie - 3 Aug 2008 11:26
The Ship and Mitre, situated at the eastern extremity of Dale Street, near where the flyover starts, is Liverpool's beer exhibition pub and CAMRA types will probably want to include this one in any crawl of the business district of the city. They have regular beer festivals.

The selection of real ale on my June visit included Higsons, Lees, Hydes together with a number of micros.

I had a pint of Higsons - a rather bittery tasting beer at 2.20p - which I imagine is trying to replicate the original recipe of the old brewery.

There is also an extensive foreign bottled beer and spirit selection.

The pub offers a good range of food, including "scouse", which I gather is a kind of soup, served with red cabbage and crusty bread.

The pub retains some vaguely Art Deco features, particularly on the first floor.

Watch out for the Worzel Gummidge dummy in a corner on the ground floor - was this his local, I wonder ?

Worth seeking out for the beer range alone, in a city where there are plenty of traditional pubs, but none with a range as good as this ( unless of course you know different )
JohnBonser - 7 Jul 2008 13:45
Great range of great beers, from fantastic breweries. I had a couple of different pints, both of which were very tired and way past their best. It seems there are just too many beers on at one time. A real shame as half the amount of beers could be twice as fresh. Still, there was a great atmosphere and I'd go back.
mark.ed - 24 Jun 2008 10:09
Now this place is a Mecca for beer hunters, like myself, and I should have been in heaven. But again i found the quality to be less than you would expect from such a renowned place. The choice is fantastic, but I still haven't had a great visit yet.
imdownthepub - 2 Jun 2008 18:12
Great selection, both real ale and continental bottles. But chaotic serving style, though last visit was a saturday afternoon.

Pint (a honey beer) was a bit tepid, bit too warm and flat - like a jug poured ale of yonder. Better pints to be had but must be the biggest selection - worth the visit.
Boongie - 18 May 2008 23:43
Every time I come in here every pump is differant and every pump is excellant!
ticket - 13 May 2008 19:49
A weekend out and about has made me relise that this is a great pub! 9/10
daybyday - 13 May 2008 08:52
My favorite pub in Liverpool. 9/10
safehands - 8 May 2008 16:55
After a few meeting several hours from home (by train) a trip to the Ship is a must. Keep it up.
beersareus - 8 May 2008 14:59
Best pub in Liverpool.
davethebeerdrinker - 24 Apr 2008 20:40
Offering a wide selection of ales and imported beers, this place should draw me in like a magnet... yet it doesn't. It seems to go for quantity over quality with the ales, which is a pity, and the bar staff were quite unfriendly. Mind you, the others in the pub more than made up for that.
mhanley - 16 Apr 2008 11:42
Another pleasant visit to this first rate pub. The beer as always was excellent, not to mention the home cooked food which was without doubt the best 'pub food' that I have ever experienced. Looking forward to my next visit.
yamato - 3 Apr 2008 08:59
Despite numerous visits I've had very few pints here that have been top notch; think the last one was a few years ago.. a pint of Hydes Jekyll Gold I think.

Passing through the now familiar 'smoke veil' drawn across the entrance is not nice.

I do wish that the pub would just up its game a notch and serve its extensive range of beers better. A friend of mine was served a lamentable pint of Hawkshead last week, it was awful. With a little effort this pub could return to its former glories quite easily. As it stands, The Fly in the Loaf beats it for beers everytime.
in4 - 18 Mar 2008 20:03
Real Ale Heaven. You will not be dissapointed if you go out of your way to go here.
acrylic - 16 Mar 2008 23:03
Visited few months ago,place was ok. Very ticker-oriented. Barman wasn't particularly friendly but the beer was good,Skipton Brewery I think. Chef chose to have a sneezing fit behind the bar due to accidental ingestion of chilli powder.

However the arrival of an Eastern European barwoman for duty made my visit an augmented one though due to her opinionations on the smoking ban("They will ban f**king sex next"),punters don't need to listen to this crap when they're trying to enjoy a gargle. Wouldn't return specially.
an_ecunemical_matter - 23 Feb 2008 15:16
Best real ale pub in britain- hands down. A dying breed of real pub that will soon be gone.
nofanofbritain - 18 Feb 2008 21:55
Really nice pub that I would like to have stayed longer in. Pint of Owd Oak was divine and very friendly bar staff. Highly recommended.
JonW999 - 11 Feb 2008 18:47
This place always looks a bit messy and dilapidated to me but I love going in. The beer quality is fantastic and the range better than anywhere else that I know of locally. It's a one-stop pub crawl.
anfieldjet - 26 Nov 2007 14:51
My second visit to the wonderful pubs in this city, and we found it was getting crowded early Saturday evening. There were about 13 ales on offer though, and we enjoyed our selection from the micros.
gillhalfpint - 6 Nov 2007 12:16
This was my first pub on a visit to do a trail round and what a brilliant start. Great beers from a good range on offer served by friendly staff in a brilliant pub. I had a wander round as I love to go when pubs are quiet to have a look round.
gillhalfpint - 11 Sep 2007 13:44
fill2line seems to complain that "the two in the line glasses was right on the line" - what do you want - more than a pint in the glass!? Priceless. Sounds like you've been drinking out of rose-tinted glasses? - maybe
the pub did have more character in Dave & Ev's day, but it's still a fantastic place IMO & more better beer & still more character than some newcomers like FlyInTheLoaf (AKA Kirklands) & Rigby's. As to the Ship itself, I've very rarely had anything other than very good beer, pretty friendly staff (even the chap PAIDI refers to is OK - if you're talking about the shaven-head/bald 40something chap?). Great bottled & cask beer range, plus decent foreign keg beers & cask cider. I've been told the food has improved too, but not eaten there recently.
anonymous - 23 May 2007 20:54
Enjoyable visit here whilst on business here in March, excellent selection of beers and a relaxed and friendly pub.
bangdaifu - 23 Apr 2007 00:09
Mixed feelings about this pub as the beer selection is always very good and the seating at the back is plush. The decor needs improving though-pictures instead of bare walls would create a cosier atmosphere. One of the barmen, though he may well be the salt of the earth when you get to know him, can look at you as if you are something stuck to his shoe when you politely place your order!
PAIDI - 4 Apr 2007 21:04

In a less attractive area, this pub looks very grey, concretey and boring from the outside, with the only clue to the buildings use being a slightly odd shaped plain white pub sign which is certainly not in the traditional style. With one large curved central bar. Blackboard lists beers currently on (eleven on visit), and forthcoming ales with pricing for pints, halves and nips. Varied selection and all tasted in good nick. Also in alcove a stillage offering up to five beers from a featured brewery (Pheonix this time). Service slow but barman helpful and chatty. Basic woody interior, but ruined by nasty gold coloured hand rails/ fittings. Good overall atmosphere with plenty of real drinkers; a really enjoyable experience!

TerrysJessica - 3 Apr 2007 12:14
Well what can I say really about the last comment? For the reader who seemed to have a problem with the fact that I started the forum about the Ship. If they would care to look at the date and see that it was in 2005 that I made my comments.

I am no longer employed at the S & M and havn't been since Dec 2006.

I too have seen the change in the pub's quality & service and in the people who work for the establishment. There is approx 1 true, honest genuine worker there whose sole reason for being there is for the customers, real ale and making the drinkers experience an enjoyable one. Those who have drank in the Ship for many years will know whom I am talking about.

I'm hoping that the Ship is restored to live up to it's previous reputation, however, whether this will happen is another story.

camconnolly - 10 Feb 2007 20:05
well been away from Liverpool for a few months. no not in nick.
called in the Flaky and guess what,First pint was a flattish beer in a rim Glass.
Had to ask for a top up, as staff are used to Lined Glasses.
quicker to serve us with too. had to wait an age for top-up.
out of six pint's 4 was in rim glasses and short of beer.
and the two in the line glasses was right on the line, was this for asking for a top-up on my other beers.

as for other people defending the ship - Well I see this post was started by cam ( she was employed by the shipandmitre )

I rate this pub as 5 out of ten. a few years ago it was 9 out ten.
you have to fight off the flies if you go in the bar or toilets. also I seen a few mice in the back under the very large pine table. ( where the pool table used to be. )

will be a long time before I go there again.
fill2line - 2 Feb 2007 00:15
Some people do seem top have a lack of patience if everything is not ABSOLUTELY perfect on their visit. No food? I'll never go there again.(Anon - 20/07/06) How many people go to pubs solely for food?
Poor beer quality? I'll never go there again. Keeping such a vast range of beer is a difficult job and it cannot always be perfect, but they only get one chance of my custom. (In4, 20/10/06)
Better off without them, I say. Leaves more room for people like us who can give them a chance to show what they can do.
Supremely welcoming barstaff, attentive to every request and detail, gave us table service for our food as the serving area was unmanned at the time. Magnificent range of beers, supremely well-kept and an atmosphere of quiet enjoyment from all in the pub. Great to see them offering third-pint nips, enabling us to spread ourselves across the range without going blotto.
A super experience, one we'll be glad to repeat anytime soon...
Gristy - 15 Jan 2007 09:57
Always found excellent real ales and mainland European beers here. The food is excellent value.
wobblybob - 27 Dec 2006 03:36
The Ship and Mitre continues to be the best pub in liverpool. There is always one or two people that get a pint of beer that they are unhappy with. If this is the case, ask at the bar and the staff will be willing to change it for you if it is not up to standard. The ship and mitre prides itself on the wide range of good, quality beer that it has to offer including 12 hand pulled ales, aswell as imported draught and many imported bottles. As for serving food, the Ship had to stop serving food for a short period of time, however, they now have a new refurbished area including a new serving hatch, a new chef (Mr Dave Burgan) and front of house staff. This has been done to ensure customers get quality food, at affordable prices, where they don't have to wait a long time if they are rushing back to work. There is a new menu including dishes such as fish and chips, steak and ale pie, homemade soup of the day and specials added to it daily. Food is served mon - fri 12-2 and saturdays 12-6. Buffets are also available. There are also mini themed beer festivals taking place each weekend (thurs - sun) throughout december. This thursday (21st) it is christmas beers, where there will be 6/7 different beers to try as well as the usual 12 on the bar. Food will also be served to compliment this, including homemade mulled wine, mince pies, and a special christmas pasty. Hope this information is useful to you and hope to see you at the ship for a pint or ten.
ilikegoodbeer - 20 Dec 2006 12:23
Following a surprisingly vile pint of Hydes Jekyll Gold and lamentably horrid pint of Robinson's Cumbria ( both served by a completely charmless bar person) I'll be giving 'The Ship" a wide berth from now on. Thoughts of a pub resting on past glories and reputation spring to mind. Thankfully in Liverpool we have choice, and I choose to go elsewhere
in4 - 11 Oct 2006 10:10
As an occasional visitor to Liverpool I always make a bee-line for this pub as the beer choice and quality has always been top-notch. This week, however, it was mediocre. I had a pint of Station House 1st Lite (one of my favourite local brews) and it was warm and below average. Tried the other Station House beer, and it was also too warm. I noticed the other customers (all 4 of them) were drinking lager. Perhaps the cellar can't cope with the unusually hot weather. I usually stay in this pub 'till my wallet's empty, but not this time.

The previous review criticised the lack of food. The kitchen area is sheeted off and undergoing some redecoration.
electrophotic - 28 Jul 2006 11:53
Food served daily claims the website.

Are you serving food today? (Monday).
No, Sorry.
Thanks, Goodbye.
Just as reliable as many other Liverpool venues.
Won't be rushing back!
anonymous - 20 Jul 2006 19:56
One of the best pubs in the city, a classy act in every way.
Uncle_Dunkel - 27 Feb 2006 00:42
Fantastic beer house. If they haven't got it, had it or about to get it then it aint worth drinking...

Went to the beerfest in Nov 2005. 80 beers/ciders on over a long weekend. Good honest, well priced food too. If you like beer you'll love this pub.
founddrunkinyourgarden - 3 Jan 2006 17:35
I give 9 to this place, mainly because of the vast beer collection. Nice atmosphere too, and hope to visit when next in the `Pool.
darloexile - 20 Nov 2005 12:27
fantestic pub great beer selection - backed up by fantasic snacks selection
fivebaby - 28 Oct 2005 18:01
fsntastic place - when will they finnish the refurb. always stop off here when in liverpool. immense selection of beer.
fivebaby - 28 Oct 2005 17:56
This is one of my favourite pubs in Liverpool. The exterior isn't great and you might walk past if you didn't know what delights were inside! Best selection of imported beers of any pub I've been to in this country. Also, great that your drink is served in the correct glass-just like in Belgium. Simple food available and tastes great. Many a good night to be had in here.
JohnJM - 22 Oct 2005 12:56
Visited this pub for a quick pint with a friend who often goes there. Very nice, interesting set up with the pub split in 2, with the bar in the middle (the back area is a bit quieter, and seems the place to go if you want a bit of peace with your pint). Would recommend it!
anonymous - 12 Sep 2005 22:16
Nice place to start a crawl-because the lunchtime food(particularly the sausages)...are excellent!..The drawback is that if you`re in early the beer can be hit & miss (due to the vast selection of beers?)...But when you get the right one,its the business!
EdgarBriggsMI5 - 29 Aug 2005 17:37
Spent most of my youth enjoying `exotic` beers and playing pool here every Thursday for several years. Very friendly atmosphere and attentive bar-staff. Sad to see the pool table and original gas lamps go, but still the `Rolls Royce` of Ale Houses in our city!!!
Scousefire - 23 Aug 2005 16:13
Nice decor and beer, though slightly unwelcoming
anonymous - 3 Aug 2005 18:23
quality beer, and loads to choose from I suggest a large pint of ERDINGER 6 pints of this and you know u av ad a drink nice friendly barstaff and very good food I recommend cheeses from around the world with green olives, branston and bread, the girl on the food counter is a good laugh (sorry i dont know her name) and she works hard on the grub, SPOT ON
james.erdinger - 24 May 2005 20:00
As someone has commented on the Tetleys mild, I would just like to say on behalf of the Ship that, it was cask conditioned beer, what is the problem of having a brand name on the list. Would people comment if there was Cains Mild available?

The pub is not gas lit anymore, however, the actual filaments remain in the rear of the pub. And you will be pleased to know the back room is fully refurbished with a new carpet, painted walls and re-upholsted seating!

The pool table has however died the death and has had to be removed, which has made more room for our quarterly beer festivals. (Our best ever yet just finishing on 21/03.05, completely selling out of beer)

Anyway more and more new and very rare beers are filtering their way to 'Beer Drinkers Paradise' all the time, so get yourself down there and try them for yourself!!

The Ship & Mitre

anonymous - 31 Mar 2005 12:38
Best pub in Liverpool, and the finest selection of beer anywhere.
Samoo - 30 Oct 2004 23:28
Recently serving Tetley's Mild. What's going on!
palmwinedrinkard - 26 Jul 2004 13:10
Liverpool's premier pub for beer, both British and continental. Very friendly place. You can always tell which is the beer of the moment because the whole pub's drinking it. Don't know if it's still gas-lit. The gas and the beer made a great night out.

A former manager could often be found asleep on the pool table or across the food counter.

The back room's a bit tatty but it's good for hiding from people.

"Do you like mice?" I once asked a woman in here.


"Doesn't matter."

palmwinedrinkard - 11 Jun 2004 15:20
This is a superb pub. Used to be a local haunt of mine back in the day, and I still always frequent it on my visits back.

The selection of beers is unparalleled. Definite CAMRA pub, and I can recommend the 7.5% cider. Just don't have more than two.
mdma - 30 May 2004 12:25
this pub really does have it all superb real ales and excellent selection of german and belgium beers. also try doctor duncans across the road
fat dog - 12 Apr 2004 12:43
Great pub, great beer, great typewriters! Shame it looks like a concrete box from the outside!
Acid Sorceror - 18 Feb 2004 10:01
This is a fantastic place to try out cask ales, european lagers and a whole host of other drinks. The pub takes part in beer festivals giving you the opportunity to try out some beers you've probably never tried. They are recommended by CAMRA I think.
Mrs - 20 Jan 2004 16:37
The Ship and Mitre is beer fixated. If you are-then this is the place to be. The pub takes part in all major beer festivals. Any excuse for some serious beer tasting. Someone once told me that the landlord was a twin. I spent years looking for two of them until I later learned that it was all a horrible wind up. The Ship and Mitre has won pub of the year on a number of occasions and I think won awards for its huge variety of beers. There's a pool table and wholesome food is available during the day. Role players have been known to do a spot of Dungeons and Dragons here.
Sue - 15 Jan 2004 15:46
I totally agree. Excellant atmosphere and friendly staff. Great food served at dinnertime at a affordable price. A great pub full of people who truly understand what quality beer is all about.
Chantay - 6 Dec 2003 02:33
Serves the finest quality real ale in Merseyside, plus a fine selection of over 30 German imported bottle beers, always Erdinger Weissbier and Weissbier Dunkel on draught, Paulaner Weiss, Original Munchen & Oktoberfest. It also has over 100 Belgian imports including the superb Liefmans Kriek on draught, De Koninck, and one ever changing Belgian draught. The finest Pub in the whole entire universe!!
Camilla Connolly - 6 Dec 2003 02:29

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