As reported in the Liverpool Echo earlier this month, a former building society in the city centre is set to be transformed into a real ale pub. The Furness Building Society on Castle Street is due to be renovated into a venue selling real ale and pies. Sanctuary Tap, will be offering a selection of real ales in an old school pub setting. Alongside regular beers the pub will also offer guest ales on rotation. A variety of pies will be on offer - including vegan and vegetarian options alongside several types of mash, including mustard mash and root mash.
The pub's name is inspired by the sanctuary stone situated right outside on Castle Street. The sanctuary stone is one of the only surviving surface monument of the city’s medieval past and is believed to be one of the boundary markers for Liverpool’s fairs, which are first mentioned in 1292-1296.
This new venue is not to be confused with the Sanctuary BAR which is on Lime Street.