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Pub News

Two city centre pubs will be closed for a short period for refurbishment. The Richard John Blacker (Wetherspoons) on Charlotte Row will be closed Monday 30th October - 3rd November inc. Meanwhile, the Flute on Hardman Street will be closed from Sunday, 22nd October and re-open Friday 10th November.

There will be a Meet the Brewer on Wednesday, 1st November featuring Mad Hatter at the Head of Steam on Hanover Street from 7:30pm. No booking required but beers are subject to availability.

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Head of Steam

IMAG8684The Head of Steam on Hanover Street finally opened to the public on 21st September. The venue, operated by Camerons Brewery of Hartlepool, features an ‘island’  bar and has 7 cask ale lines and 1 for real cider. Currently, there are three from Camerons, two from Leeds Brewery and the remaining are from local brewers such as Neptune, Rock the Boat, Liverpool Organic and Chapter. A discount is available to CAMRA members on production of a valid card.

The previous bar area has been replaced by a series of booths, which will seat up to 6 people comfortably, and feature their own power and USB charging points. The VIP area at the rear has been retained and renamed ‘The Tasting Room’ and is supported by Chimay and features another 2 real ale pumps as well as craft keg fonts.

The Tasting Room will be used to host events. The first event is an evening with Stone Brewing on Tuesday, 5th October at 7pm and will feature beer sampling followed by beer & cheese pairing session from 8pm. This event is free. Then Chimay is hosting a Beer & Cheese Experience on Wednesday, 18th October from 7:30. This event is also free but places need to be booked by emailing the pub as places are limited.

Live music features Thurs-Sun (8pm). Details can be found on their Facebook page (@HOS_Liverpool)

The food offering includes a brunch menu, a range of British pub classics, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to offer a varied selection to customers.

85-89 Hanover Street, L1 3DZ; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Head of Steam

HofS LogoThe Abbey on Hanover Street closed it’s doors suddenly in the last few weeks of June but all is not lost.
Soon after we received a Press Release from Head of Steam stating that this site has been identified as their new pub in the heart of the city centre. Some of you may remember the original HoS, which was located within Lime Street Station. It went into decline several years ago and eventually closed two years ago only to be re-developed / re-opened by Wetherspoon as The North Western.

The Head of Steam brand is now owned and operated by Camerons Brewery of Hartlepool and the Liverpool branch is the 11th site in their portfolio and will be based on the successful Sheffield site. The venue is due to open at the end the September and will feature an ‘island’ bar and will have 10 cask ale lines dispensing beers and real cider from around the region and beyond.

The food offering will include a brunch menu, a range of British pub classics, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options which will constantly be updated to offer a varied selection to customers.

85-89 Hanover Street, L1 3DZ

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