England > Merseyside > Liverpool
nate2g (671) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | September 6, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I see the word ’Institution’ mentioned and whilst I wouldn’t know as a visitor, it sure was bustlin’ when I stopped by midweek. A good mix of local folk and the beers were in good nick. Much history.
jjsint (201) Ely, England | August 18, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly basic boozer in the ’drinking’ quarter of Liverpool city centre. The exterior - with its pub signs from a bygone time - and the multi-roomed interior feel like a gentle and pleasant time warp. Old style rock and roll, soul, doo-wop, Bowie and Springteen take their turns on the slightly-too-loud music system. Brusque but efficient service. And the beer? Mostly Northern breweries, nothing too outlandish here but it will be served to perfection. Only five taps when I came in. Thwaites Original for £2.00 per pint! One not to skip.
migajos (82) Warsaw, Poland | May 2, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cosy, classic English pub. It’s a bit hidden from the crowd of a main street. The service is very nice and helpful. Mostly real ales. will be back when in Liverpool again.
Leighton (654) London, England | March 22, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A classic back-street boozer. From the outside it looked like this place was shut down. But inside I found a lively, albeit gritty, low-ceilinged affair. The place is well beaten in (the staff and the fixtures) but everyone seemed in good spirits and the beers were good. Mostly traditional style beers on cask. Solid value. Lots of I retesting ephemera and memorabilia on the walls. Diverse clientele. I loved the low-key, salt-of-the-earth vibe of this place. I would recommend a visit.
Beersiveknown (94) , Northern Ireland | November 15, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
characterful old pub with juke box with old boy singing along. 4 cask ales on, golden ales and bitters..not the most inspiring. Friendly service and clientèle though
Rune (432) Tromsø, Norway | April 18, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
One of many excellent pubs in the Georgian Quarter of town. We got a warm welcome when we arrived on a Tuesday afternoon in April. People at the pub were celebrating the passing away of a former prime minister in Britain. A freehouse just off Hope St offering a range of six cask ales, mostly from regional breweries. A rather cozy place with a few interesting Beatles memorabilia as John Lennon used to drink here in the late 1950s. Elvis and Pogues from a jukebox, otherwise music free (visited, 09.04.2013).
Cunningham (366) Halden, Norway | December 21, 2012| Updated August 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a lovely small cousy pub close to The City centre. But not that many tourists find this little gem.
Good beer selection, both on tap and bottles.
Brugmansia (431) Jylland, Denmark | November 28, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited in januar 2012 on our pre-winter-ale-pubcrawl..
Small old pub, very cosy place. Good selection of beers, served well conditioned.
Staff very friendly :-)
Think this pub is a must visit one, if in Liverpool, because of the history of all the famous people that had been by to have a pint or 2...
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 25, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A very cozy place with interesting history to have real ales nowadays (2012).
BlackHaddock (389) , England | March 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ye Cracke is not just a pub, it is a Liverpool institution, strangely, few Liverpudlians know it exists. Those that do, don’t shout about it, prefering the local, friendly ambience which prevails, without hoards of visitors filling the place. So me writting this and informing the world, will not go down well, if they were to find out!
Rice Street, is short, dirty, poorly lit and difficult to find. It is however, only about 200 metres from the Philharmonic. Ye Crake is short, dirty, poorly lit and difficult to find, just like the street it is on.
You enter by climbing a couple of steps, the bar is on your left, straight on is a bare backroom drinking area. The beer choices vary each visit, plenty of Real Ales and some fizzy stuff too, Wobbly Bob is always on draught and must be tried.
The War Room is more like a small, old British Railway Waiting Room, but it is where I always sit when at Ye Cracke, it is the most intimate area they have. The main drinking areas are futher into the pub, but they can’t be called cosy!
Locals and students (with a few beerhunters) are the normal customers of this one-off pub. A complete contrast to the nearby Philharmonic, but it is a great little place and you will be made most welcome, as long as there are not a bus load of you.
Now serving six real ales and full English and Vegetarian breakfasts.
I have also just learnt that in June 1960, art students Rod Murray, Bill Harry, Stuart Sutcliffe and John Lennon, met here and set up a group called the ’Merseybeat’.
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