England > Merseyside > Liverpool
Rune (319) 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 (256) 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 (229) 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 (8) 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 (227) , 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 (370) 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).
lambic (60) Newton Poppleford, England | February 13, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
A must visit when in Liverpool! The interior is awesome (even the gents toilet!) The beer is always in top condition and the beer list is well thought out. Food is excellent but maybe a little expensive.
Cunningham (246) Halden, Norway | January 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a place! Just watch the toilets! :-)
Elegance and real ales.
You just HAVE to visit this place. I do not think you wll ever find soemthing like it.
Nice atmosphere as well.
chriso (306) London, England | August 24, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
As far as grandeur and elegance goes, the ďPhilĒ, or the Philharmonic Dining Rooms to use its full name, has it in unmatched profusion. Itís one of the most opulent and impressive Victorian gin places in the whole country. But, if you know anything about pubs youíll already know that, so I wonít blather on about that further. Itís one of the few pubs where you can take a lady into the gents toilet (to view the ornate fittings of course) without suspicion of being about to engage in sexual practices. This wasnít a pub I visited that mach back in the 70s, on account of the beer being rubbish. Nowadays itís part of the Nicholson stable so the beer range is solid, with a fair chance of something out of the ordinary.
johndoughty (16) 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.
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