PUB WALK number 1 - CATHARINE STREET
Four excellent pubs are away from the city centre in the Georgian Quarter where the terraces in the area are regularly used for filming period dramas. Each one receives many of their cask beers directly from the breweries.
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Take any 75, 80 or 86 bus from outside the Blacklers Wetherspoon pub and alight at the Egerton Street stop at the end of Catherine Street.
Peter Kavannah's is just around the corner on Egerton Street and is one of Liverpool's classic pubs. The original pub has been extended over time into the next two houses. It was featured in the Spring edition of MerseyAle. Cellarman Arthur, as well as looking after the beers, will tell you the history of the pub if he is around. Rita has run the pub for many years, during which time the ownership has swapped between a few Pubcos.
You could take a bus one stop if you wished, there are plenty of them during the day. Otherwise, it is about a five minute walk back along Catharine Street to the Blackburne Pub and Eatery. As the name suggests, half the pub is an eatery, so you might wish to try the excellent food. The other half is normally for drinking. Four hand pulls dispense beer usually delivered directly from the breweries, so are often local. You may want to try them all before moving on.
Walk down Falkner Street and on the right is Sugnall Street. Here you will find the Belvedere. This small pub has a listed interior that saved it from conversion to another use a few years ago. Again there are normally four cask beers on tap here, usually including one from Liverpool Organic. There is limited seating in the bar room and there is a second room to sit in, plus outside tables should the weather be clement.
Retrace your steps and turn left back onto Catharine Street to find the fourth pub in the area, the Caledonia. This pub was under threat a couple of years ago, due to redevelopment in the area, but common sense prevailed and the developer realised such a pub would be an asset to their new tenants. The pub now has an ACV to help protect its future.
Here there are six hand pumps usually dispensing local beers and regional ciders. Live music is held here regularly, so you might wish to stay here.
From here you can either walk or catch a bus back into town. Alternatively, some may wish to continue with the Hope Street walk.