England > Merseyside > Liverpool
johndoughty (21) cheslyn hay, England | January 10, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful building with a fantastic ambiance.Beer selection was limited-only three cask ales on when I visited.do not be put off by this.The food is excellent and the service friendly. A must visit if you are in liverpool.
ardbeguser (4) Liverpool, England | April 15, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (574) London, England | March 22, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A fairly grand - or grandiose - Nicholsonís pub with a nice range of beers. The pub itself is quite ornate, bordering on ostentatious, but it does provide a lot of eye candy. The íGrande Loungeí was an especially decadent affair. I had a fantastic golden ale in this pub so somebody seems to be keeping the casks well. Decent value, able servers. Worth checking out.
Beersiveknown (71) , Northern Ireland | November 15, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
typical Nicholson menu and cask selection but fantastic interior, well worth a visit just for that. better appreciation when its empty, but plenty of seating when it gets busy. upstairs dining area. indifferent service though, walked in just after opening and no-one offered to serve...just chatting amongst themselves. went upstairs for food and no-one seated us so ate elsewhere.
Schlenkerla (332) , Austria | July 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Was one of my favorite Pubís when I lived in Liverpool. Interior is just amazing, you feel like being in an old Victorian palace. Restrooms are very magnificent. In the first floor they have a nice dining area, great Bangers and Mash. Several ales on tap. A must place to visit while you are in Liverpool.
Rune (370) TromsÝ, Norway | April 18, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
In every sense a great Nicholsonís pub located in the Northern Georgian and Cultural Quarter of Liverpool. Itís a famous pub, and even the city explorer bus tour has a stop here. Different rooms, stylish and well kept. The large four-sided bar serves three guest ales by handpumps, and a few regular ales from Thwaites and Liverpool Organic. Some interesting beers on tap, as well. Our lunch food was tasty and freshly made. And yes, as when visiting the Princess Louise pub in Holborn, I took photos of the magnificent marble-tiled gentsí room. Should not be missed (visited, 09.04.2013).
Brugmansia (380) Jylland, Denmark | November 28, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited in januar 2012 on our pre-winter-ale-pubcrawl..
What a place... Being in Liverpool you simply have to visit this pub.
The decorations in this pub is simply awesome!!! Mirrors and glass panels everywhere, even the gents toilets was amazing ( i was told :-) )
Being a part of the Nicholson chain, beers and food ( we didnīt eat here ) are what you know from these pubs, served by friendly staff..
sic1314 (353) Leiden, Netherlands | August 27, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of those places you just have to visit for the incredible opulence of the bar. Absolutely gorgeous.
craggyisland (9) Barcelona, Spain | June 19, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
For looks and comfort, one of the best pubs Iíve ever been to. Bar staff very friendly, happy to let you have a taste of the cask ales before you make a choice. Selection is variable, sometimes a little deficient. Not too expensive. And, of course, everyone knows about the toilets...
BlackHaddock (308) , England | March 29, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
My daughter went to University in Liverpool, so I got to know the pubs fairly well. This wonderful place is just fantastic; the decor is original and so opulent it takes your breath away.
When I took a bus load of CAMRA members on a Liverpulian pub crawl, this is where I started and finished the trip.
If it is quiet and you ask, your wife can pop into the Gents toilet and have a look round, trust me, she will love it!
Anyone who loves life, Real Ale and is visiting Liverpool must walk up to the Phili.
Boudicca (661) London, England | March 17, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Sumptuous, lavish, elegant, magnificent Ė need I go on? The Philharmonic really has to be seen. Itís a wonderful place. Even what was once the public bar is ornately tiled and, as Neil (DJ Monarch) said when he saw my photos on Facebook, one simply cannot visit Liverpoolís most opulent gem without ďpaying a visitĒ, so to speak, to the menís toilets.
The beer isnít bad either. Itís now a Nicholsonís pub (no surprise there) and has a little bit more of a corporate feel than it used to but the service was friendly and there was a good enough range of beers to keep us happy whilst we took in the surroundings.
(Last visited, 16 January 2012).
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