We have visited the Ship & Mitre on a few occasions, it is number 1 on the ’must do’ list in Liverpool. It is at the top end of the run of pubs down Dale Street, which isn’t the prettiest part of Liverpool, it has to be said. Inside is a haven for drinkers, the bar is immediately in front of you and a constantly updated whiteboard on your right, giving a list of the beers that are currently on tap, a separate list is available for the many bottled beers. The beers change regularly, some local, some from further afield and now they brew their own, so will be a regular feature. It is a treat to visit.
Just outside of the main part of Liverpool is this classic example of exactly what a Brittish Pub looks like in my head. Dark, with lots of wood, a good number of real ales, ciders, and plenty of draft lines too. Bottle selection seemed pretty good as well. Food from a window near the entrance, and drink service from either side of a large bar. Plenty of seating located around the different sections of the place. Prices were really quite cheap compared to basically everywhere else we visited in the UK. Glad to have visited here, it just feels like a place that needs to be visited.
what could I say about the ship that’s not been said already? cracking place an absolute legaend in Liverpool a regular favourite on my town jaunts, great bottle selection lots of real ale and craft beer sometimes from poor breweries but always kept well
Feels very much like a ’real pub’. Lots of different cask stuff on with a very high attention to quality. Few craft keg offerings too and a lot of bottles (lost of German stuff). Went from fairly quiet to pretty busy quite quickly after the Everton game finished.
Large place with centrally located bar area.
Nice selection of cask beers and kegs. Those who are into German and Belgian beers will find good selection of those. Also some UK/US craft bottles. Really nice place, a definite must in L’pool.
Good old one with carpets, dark lit, and an amazing selection of cask from all over UK, good bottle selection as well, caring for those looking for foreign stuff. Good and fast service for our small group of 8 thirsty men.
This is a traditional styled pub that mixes old with new within its open plan ground floor area where the bar takes centre-stage. The seating area is all around it with a small wall separating the front daylight lit room from the enclosed, always synthetically lit area. It’s a fairly relaxed place to drink, but it’s certainly not the decor you come here for, it has a fine selection of cask ales, cask ciders, keg ales and lagers that might keep you here all day even if you weren’t planning to stay that long! The many rotating cask pumps are all spaced out in the full 360 degrees of the oval shaped serving area so it’s certainly worth making a loop of it before you make your first decision - which probably won’t be your final one in here! There’s several fridges against a wall in the middle of the pub that carry a small but possibly interesting to some collection of chilled bottled beers.
Probably the largest selection beer wise in Liverpool, even more so when they do a festival. Nice wooden décor with different places to sit (one bar has daylight pouring in the other is dark!) Can get busy so best go lunchtime or mid afternoon.