Pub bellissimo e scenografico ma che purtroppo non ha l’atmosfera che si ha in altri posti in città, servizio da catena senza troppo impegno, selezione abbastanza banale , posto da visitare assolutamente se si è a Liverpool
This is one beautiful building, it has to be said. Dark woods, marbles and slates throughout, magnificent rest rooms, I do believe that this used to be a Gentleman’s Club for the Shipping Merchants and it is a real treat that it is essentially the same. However; that doesn’t help with the ambiance as tourists use it as a free visitor attraction, on our latest trip a coach full of German youngsters were allowed in, which is a bit off-putting whilst drinking your beer, particularly as some of them were whipping around on push scooters. The beer range is Nicholson’s current fairly dull range, the imagination has gone from their choices. It is a must visit for the beautiful building and maybe for food, but don’t get over excited with the beer.
danlo (146) Darlington , England | May 11, 2016| Updated February 16, 2017
Multi-roomed Nicholsons pub out from the centre of Liverpool worth a visit for the amazing art deco interior alone, but the beer selection was fairly standard.
Pretty large place, not many people during my afternoon visit. Impressive interior, lots of wood, leather, marble, vitrage. Make sure you visit Grand Lounge. Cask selection is decent, but certainly not impressive. Well worth visiting for the ambiance and decoration if not for beer.
On the opposite side to the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, this Nicholson’s pub is typically period in style and very warm and inviting for it, with a saloon bar styling to it. Split level on the ground floor, there bar occupies the middle ground in the main room, and quite a lot of the space, with seating all around it. To the rear there are three atmospheric rooms, two smaller ones of equal size named after composers, split by a corridor leading to the larger impressive hall space. All have a fine period style to them. Ales from the current Nicholson’s list are numerous at the bar.
An elegant pub not to be missed. It’s well on the tourist trail but even with the foot traffic it’s easy to soak up the history and grand features. As for the beer, it’s by no means exciting but worth grabbing a pint and relaxing in this beautiful pub. Has anyone mentioned the Gents bathroom?