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Google Pub Map

Google Map small A Google Map has been produced by @Cyber_beer showing City Centre and Crosby pubs from the Liverpool CAMRA Pub Map 2016. 

You can visit the map by following this link: Google Pub Map (external link)

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Other Pub News

The Baltic Triangle

ConstellationsConstellations 2Constellations is at 35-39 Greenland Street in the Baltic Triangle, next to the part of the Contemporary Urban Centre that is now a school. This venue, like the Camp & Furnace further down the road, is in an old warehouse. The inside area is smaller, but Constellations also has a large outdoor area that used to be a scrap yard. The indoor consists of a bar area with a dozen tables and a separate performance area. Outside there is a large open space with a Wood Award winning canopy bar and the food hut. Some bars have a single flower on tables, but here there are large plant pots! A canvas canopy provides shelter for a few tables.
Constellations is now also open on Wednesdays, but is normally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. It may open on these days, particularly bank holidays, if the weather is good.
Brunch is served from 10am to 5pm, after which there is a varying menu. One, or sometimes two if busy, cask beers are supplied by Liverpool Craft Brewery.
Live bands appear regularly which are ticketed events. The venue is also available for hire. Therefore the indoor area, or the outdoor, or occasionally both, could be closed to the public. Check out the website www.constellations-liv.com for more information.
One event here that beer drinkers will be interested in, is the annual Liverpool Craft Beer Expo, on 16th-19th June. There will 50+ cask beers on hand pulls, 40+ ciders and 250+ craft keg beers. See www.liverpoolcraftbeerexpo.com for more details.
There are two other cask beer outlets in the immediate area, the Baltic Social on Parliament Street and the Brewery Tap over the road from there. People may wish to visit the area and support all three venues by drinking the real ale offered. The Sheil Road circular routes 26 & 27, plus the X1 Runcorn Express buses stop on nearby St James Street. The 82 buses stop on Great George Street.

Black Lodge BreweryNot too far away, at 5 Kitchen Street, is the tap house in the Black Lodge Brewery. Cask ale is not available, but Terry, one of the brewers, told me Black Lodge Brewery 2one may be produced in the future. Meanwhile, only keg beers are brewed. Customers can often watch the small micro plant in action. There are 13 taps behind the bar, with the beer written on the tiles below. The middle one dispenses water for those who want to clear their palate before trying a different beer. Usually around four of the taps dispense Black Lodge beers, with the other eight having beers from other brewers. The Charcuterie food menu is excellent.
The tap room is open from 3pm on Thursdays and Fridays and midday on Saturdays and Sundays.

Baltic Jul 09 0138Although we miss the different 'Mine's Wapping' beers brewed by Angus, it is still well worth visiting the Baltic Fleet. Summer Ale continues to be brewed on the premises and is now labelled as 'Baltic Fleet' to emphasise this. The other pumps now dispense beers from other breweries, usually local, including Facers from Flint.



City Centre

The ClubhouseThe Clubhouse at Chavasse Park has been serving up to four real ales. These have been;
Passionate Blonde, the special brew for bar owners NWTC by Cloudwater,
Phoenix White Monk,
Brimstage Scarecrow,
Liverpool Organic Shipwreck.
The cask beers available on the gravity fed taps from the upstairs 'cellar' are shown on the blackboards behind the bar.

MerchantThe Merchant has opened at 40 Slater Street, on the corner of Parr Street, the building once the home of Mello Mello. The pub opens at 11.00am daily and advertises itself as ‘Bar, Canteen & Garden’.
The bar has four hand pulls, North Brewing Prototype from Leeds is to be a regular beer and the beers on the other three pumps will rotate. To start with the beers were from Wylam, Saltaire and Thornbridge. There are 20 keg taps, six of which supply mass produced lagers, but the other fourteen dispense craft beers, including local brews from Liverpool Craft and Mad Hatter. The bar is open until midnight and 3.00am at weekends.
There are two parts to the Canteen, the Slice Bar selling Pizza slices from 11.00am to midnight and Patty Smith, selling mainly gourmet burgers from noon to 10.00pm. In addition a guest producer can set up in the garden.
The enclosed garden has covered seating down one side. Monday night is quiz night and a DJ is employed on the busier evenings. Hopefully the younger people this might attract can be encouraged to drink the good beer.

People may wish to visit the Jacarada on Slater Street for reasons other than the beer. The venue was originally opened in the 1958 by Allan Williams, the Beatles first manager. This is commemorated near the bar by the 'CAMRA Pubs in Time plaque no.14' from February 2006 and Memorabilia adorns the walls. The ground floor is a normal bar. The basement has live music from 8.00pm Thursday to Sunday evenings, with the traditional ethos of the venue to provide a platform for new music continuing. The first floor is a Vinyl Records shop/café, complete with Custom Listening Booths. The late opening, up to 6.00am at weekends, is good for a nocturnal drinker.

Dead Crafty 2The Dead Crafty Beer Company has opened at 138 Dale Street, on the corner of Preston Street, opposite the old Magistrates Courts. There is no cask conditioned beer, but there are 20 taps to serve keg beers and a good supply of bottles. Beers come from local breweries, along with other British and international brews. Above the taps there are A4 size clip boards displaying an enlarged copy of the pump clip for each of the draught beers available. Different taps dispense beers at different temperatures according to the style of beer. A good feature is that each table has a water bottle and glasses. The original brickwork of this listed building is impressive.

At the Blarney Stone on Renshaw Street Liberation Ale from Jersey and Navigation New Dawn from Nottingham were on tap during March.

Two hand pumps have appeared in the ground floor foyer bar at the Everyman theatre. However, they have yet to be plumbed in, so beer drinkers have to rely on bottles, or go downstairs to the Bistro if it is open.

RefineryFurther down Hope Street the Refinery has opened on the corner of Myrtle Street, taking up a lot of the ground floor of the new Josephine Butler Building. This is a sister pub to the Hub at the bottom of Hanover Street. There are banks of three hand pumps at each end of the bar, although currently one bank is not yet in use. When the pub first opened Liverpool Organic Josephine Butler was available and no doubt will this appropriately named beer will be available often, although an different Organic beer was available on my last visit. A beer from Liverpool Craft has been the second beer available on my visits and the third pump has dispensed other local beers.
The pub opens from 8.00am daily, with alcohol served from 11.00am.

The Suburbs

Blackburne EateryThe Blackburne Eatery has opened at 133-135 Allerton Road. It is related to the well established venue on Catharine Street. The empathise here is on food, but people are welcome just to drink. There are three hand pumps, although only one might be in use. Should the draught run out, bottles are available. Like the parent pub, beers are supplied directly from breweries, usually local. Different Rock the Boat beers were available on my visits.
It is good to sup a Locale on Allerton Road. The John Brodie opposite normally only serves national beers.


The Rose of Mossley on Rose Lane near Mossley Hill station is now serving Greene King Abbott and Old Speckled Hen.

Butchers on Booker Avenue near West Allerton station, like other micropubs in the area, no longer opens on Mondays. There are a couple of pavement tables out front, should the weather ever warm up! There are now two hand pumps. On my last visit one was dispensing a Red Star beer as usual, while the other had a beer from Sandiway Brewery in Cheshire.

In Old Swan, the Black Horse at 641 Prescot Road, is finally serving real ale. I was told that at one time this was the only Greene King pub in the country not to do so. Four hand pulls have been installed, with three serving IPA, Abbott and Speckled Hen. The fourth can serve a different beer from the group. This pub is part of the 'Meet and Eat' chain.
Not far away, the Masons Arms that for a short time after Greene King took over did serve real IPA, continues not to have hand pumps. Is this now the only Greene King pub without real ale?

Also on Prescot Road, next to the library, work has started on converting the old Connexions Job Centre into the Old Swan Ale House. Licensee, Lee, hopes to open in May and plans to fit 9 hand pulls.

Although I can never remember it serving real ale, it is the sign of the times that the Red House further down the road has been converted into a Costa coffee shop. Does anybody know of any other pubs in our area succumbing similarly? Perhaps it could be converted back to a pub, should the government equalise the duty between coffee and beer for drinking on the premises!

The Cygnet, diagonally opposite became a furniture shop some years ago. On my bus ride along Prescot Road and Kensington, I counted only seven pubs still open. As far as I know, the Picture Drome is the only one that serves real ale and I do recommend people to visit this pub.
Two pubs along the route were in the process of being converted to domestic accommodation and the Farnworth Arms was a heap of rubble. Tell your MP to do something to save British Pubs!

I have been told that the plans for another micro pub on Eaton Road in West Derby have been abandoned.

The Crosby, on Liverpool Road in Crosby, has reopened after being closed for a few weeks. There is the usual 'under new management' sign outside. There is no cask beer, though.

In Woolton the White Horse that previously had generally stocked national beers has recently been dispensing beers from other breweries. On my last visit Clarks Merrie City Cascadian and Twickenham Spring Ale were available.

Across the road the Elephant Pub & Bakehouse is still subject to a tie, so only one guest is available. During April Tiny Rebel One Inch Punch has been on tap. There are also four cask national beers available. This pub is operated by Flying Pig & Lobster Ltd, headed by celebrity chef Simon Rimmer. The company has acquired the Hilltop in West Kirby that should open in June as the Viking Pub & Bakehouse and will be free of tie.

The Cobden on Quarry Street continues to sell the same four cask ales. The licensee, Jackie, reports that all are popular, so she dare not take any off. The local beer is Peerless Pale.
Nearby, Jackie's previous pub, the County Court, is being converted to domestic accommodation. Another pub lost.

Down the hill on Vale Road is the Gardeners Arms. The guest beers on my last visit were from Wales, Purple Moose Dark Side and Cwrw Lal Limestone Cowboy, both were lovely.

Licensee Peter has now taken over the lease at the Victoria on Cobden Street. He has selected London Pride and Weetwood Cheshire Cat as the best beers on the Punch list available to him.

Nearby the Grapes, plus the Coffee House in the centre of Woolton, do not sell real ale.

In Wavertree, the Edinburgh on Sandown Lane, was selling Bosun’s Bermuda Triangle during April.

Nearby, on the High Street, the Pound Pub has given up selling real ale. It is a pity the regulars prefer the gassy mass produced beers, to the cask conditioned beer.
On the way to Wavertree, I noticed the Weighing Machine on the corner of Marmaduke Street had been repainted as a Marstons pub and renamed the Rose Vaults. The pub still has no real ale.
The Sandown at the start of the High Street is now the Eureka Greek restaurant.

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Crosby and Waterloo LocAle Pub Crawl

Below is a locAle pub crawl of Crosby and Waterloo. This map does not show every pub in Crosby and Waterloo that serves real ale, only those locAle accredited. For a full list of pubs please goto WhatPub.

Liverpool Pigeon was branch Pub of the Year 2014 and 2015. Read more about Liverpool Pigeon here.


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Liverpool and Districts Map

Passport spread out display smallYou can download a copy of Liverpool and Districts pub map pdfPub_map_2012_25_sep.pdf8.94 MB

Includes maps of South Liverpool, West Derby, Walton, Waterloo and Crosby

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Liverpool and Districts Map

Passport spread out display smallYou can download a copy of Liverpool and Districts pub map pdfPub_map_2012_25_sep.pdf8.94 MB

Includes maps of South Liverpool, West Derby, Walton, Waterloo and Crosby

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Crosby to Waterloo Pubs Walk

Meet either at Blundellsands and Crosby station at 11.30pm or Stamps at noonP1030119

A walk from Crosby to Waterloo via the Iron Men and Crosby Marina. We will visit Stamps, the Crows Nest, the Volunteer Canteen, the Old Bank and finish in Stamps Too (opposite Waterloo Station) at around 6pm. Some of us will then stop off at The Queens Picturehouse for a meal.

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