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The Willowbank, Liverpool - pub details


Address: 329 Smithdown Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L15 3JA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28332) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Edge Hill (0.9 miles), Wavertree Technology Park (0.9 miles), Mossley Hill (1.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.8/10 (rated by 12 users)
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user reviews of the Willowbank, Liverpool

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Classic pub with separate sections - however the ale was pure garbage (Higsons Pale) which I left behind...the place was like the Marie Celeste and couldn't find anyone to change it.
Snarling_Mallard - 18 Jan 2019 01:51
The Willowbank was another Wavertree pub I haven't been to for over 20 years. It was my favourite of the 3 pubs we tried. There is a circular bar with different ales on both sides. Most of the seating was at the rear. The gents toilets were impressively clean. Ales were Tetleys Cask, Robinsons Trooper, Greene King IPA, Brains The Rev James, Copper Dragon Golden Pippin & Morland Old Speckled Hen. Adnams Ghost Ship was supposed to be on. But I couldn't see any sign of it. Addlestones cider was on handpull. A much better pub than I remember.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Jan 2016 14:32
I really can't agree with the churlish comments of the curmudgeon before me. On my first visit ,I was most impressed, especially by the front bar with the "intrusive" tellies.The tellies being high up facilitated viewing from the bar and from the tables and anyone deprecating against this "sports mad city of mine" should perhaps take up residence in Tibet. What also impressed me was the racial mix which obviously reflected the neighbourhood, making it a true neighbourhood pub There were also so many nooks and crannies that it couldn't have been difficult to find a quiet place to sit and mutter
shouldersarms - 27 Jun 2012 12:10
Just back from the Willowbank where I had an excellent glass, or three, of the Caledonian Brewery's Seasonal Ale for March - May 2001 - Flying Dutchman at 4.5%. Nice tidy pub with a very modestly priced food menu. Downside to me was the presence of twin TV screens over the bar showing firstly football - Romania V Switzerland, then horse racing from Dubai - both with the volume far higher than necessary! Sadly, in this sports mad city of mine this is not unusual! My rating reflects my displeasure with the ambiance and I doubt that I will bother going back because of the intrusive TVs.
doj - 26 Mar 2011 20:18
Good selection of real ales on offer here. There is live sports on and outside there is an area to sit with tv.

A nice local place, with regular events such as quizzes.

Worth a visit
Beer_and_Cheer - 17 Feb 2009 17:07

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