England > Merseyside > Liverpool
undercurrent25 (154) Barnton, England | July 22, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I seem to remember more medical paraphanalia last time I was, other than that not much has changed. I was dissapointed to find that Cains have seemed to have gone defunct and have now been replaced by beers mainly from the Marstons brewing empire. I had a bowl of scouse and a guest real ale both of which were good
strongpieman (123) Mount Airy, Maryland | June 26, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Basic feeling bar, seems like a chain. Was dead on a Tuesday night. Beer was okay but limited due to Cains stop in brewing.
allanvw (3) Liverpool, England | April 15, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting pub with several rooms, can get busy over the week ends but usually quiet otherwise.beer kept in good condition and sometimes there are guest beers. Full range of Cains beers, on tap and bottled.
Brugmansia (431) Jylland, Denmark | November 29, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited in januar 2012 on our pre-winter-ale-pubcrawl..
Go 100 years back in time, waiting for your appointment with the dentist, while having a pint of Cains beer, that was more or less how I felt when visiting this pub. But luckily I wasnīt waiting for a visit at the dentist...
Being a Cains pub they more or less only had the Cains beer on. Large corner pub with a lot of dentist / medical stuff around, the pub is named after Doctor Duncan, who was one of the first public doctors.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
If you like Cains beers you can have Cains beers. A nice place to have some Cains beers (2010).
mike_77 (102) Breda, Netherlands | May 31, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Although the surgery side is nice to take a look at the lounge side is a nicer place to sit and have a beer. Beer quality can vary but itís a good place to try out several Cains beers.
Boudicca (750) London, England | April 8, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A Cains pub close to the city centre. Doctor Duncanís has ten hand pumps, including one or two guests. Itís an interesting old building although it probably wasnít originally a pub. Thereís a reconstruction of a ďmodernĒ (Victorian) pharmacy near the main entrance, a cosy back room containing some antiquated dental equipment that would be enough to put anyone off going to the dentist ever again and, the piŤce de rťsistance, a wonderful tiled hall.
The medical paraphernalia relates to the eponymous Doctor Duncan, the countryís first medical officer of health, appointed in Liverpool in 1847 and a pioneer of the Victorian public health reforms which were introduced to address the problems of rapid urban growth and insanitary living conditions.
(Visited 17 January 2012).
AleManTom (10) Chapel en le Frith, England | December 19, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We went in at 11am on a Saturday morning in January, the pub was fairly quiet understandably and service was very quick. A number of hand-pulls on, mostly if not all Cains. A nice place to sit and chill, read the paper and have a morning beer.
Cunningham (366) Halden, Norway | October 28, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
nice people and good beers
chriso (436) London, England | August 21, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Owned, or at least operated, by Cains brewery. Serves the full range of Cains beers plus a few guests. Lots of medical paraphernalia and architectural features although they are not ďoriginalĒ as such, as this is a conversion rather than an old pub. Drink in the tiled room. Very quiet when I visited early afternoon. Cains runs other places in the city and a visit to at least one is essential. Which one (or more) is a matter of personal preference. I opted for Doctor Duncans as it is closest to Lime Street station and right on the route to the Ship & Mitre.
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