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King Harry near Anfield

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King Harry near Anfield

Whatever you do never consider staying here,used to be alright but been taken over and is now classed as a hostel which means you could end up in a very small room with 4 sets of bunk beds and some one you don't know staying in the same room as you.

Avoid at all cost,would even consider the Formula1 better and thats saying something

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1. Re: King Harry near Anfield

I've stayed in the king Harry recently, it's actually not that bad. The rooms are tidy and comfortable. We had 3 in our party but were given a room of our own. It has recently been taken over again by new management. It is what it is. For £17.50 for a bed for the night you can't go wrong. The bar is very modern and the atmosphere before and after the match was great. Could do with some live music though to keep the fun going.

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The problem with the King Harry is

it has shut down and reopened so many times over the years, most of the pubs around the ground only survive on match day takings, hence 1 or 2 try the B&B option

over the years I've had a few drinks in the King Harry, never known it as hostel or hotel

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It was taken over a couple of years ago by a girl called Jackie,who used to run May Duncan's, who had it starting to look like a half decent place for a group of lads to stay/socialise in but when we were over the Man Utd match some other,Gangster, had taken it over.He was so disorganised that even on what would have been one of his busiest days of the year, Utd at home, the police came in and closed the bar before the match, and the bar was packed,because he had 'forgotten' to renew his license so what does that tell you about the so called owner

Edited: 13 January 2012, 10:42
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Paul,

you'd be surprised actually how many of the local pubs around Anfield are owned by local "gangsters", trust me

hence why a number often close then reopen, not long afterwards

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Lads,

Doubt that was the owner. Probably just the tenant??

To be honest Paul I've taken over the place. I'm from Dublin. And I've taken over about 3-4 weeks ago. Your wrong on a few points so I'll run through them with you.

1) yes the rooms have bunk beds but they are far from squashed into a room. They rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable. You won't end up with strangers in your room as that's not the premises policy. We wouldnt dream of mixing strangers because of a security and safety point of view.

2) the pub was closed down by the police on the day of the Utd match going back last October however it was not over the tenant forgetting to renew his licence because if you seen his licence it doesn't expire until 2021. There was an administration error on the premises licence not the tenants personal licence. To sum it up it's easier for the police to close the pub because the route that they frog march the man utd fans goes right past the pub, so it's easier for them to shut it down from a security point of view than to man the streets.

Since I've taken over I've been in charge for man city semi final game and man utd FA cup game and we weren't closed down. I liased with the police on both games and I ensured that whatever they wanted implemented was implemented.

I've stayed in the king Harry a few times and I liked it so much that ive now taken over the lease.

I think your been unfair in your summary of the place.

I don't know what you were charged to stay there but i charge £17.50 per person per night. Now in my view it's ideal to put your head down for a few hours after a few drinks.

Theres a dart board a pool table, there's live music before and after each game. There is a late bar for all guests who want to stat up late.

What more could you possibly want??

Edited: 09 February 2012, 21:57
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good luck alan..... the pub has had a few issues in last year .... lets not forget the derby last january when it went off outside ... with 2 off duty police officers, among others now due in court to face charges ...... cant blame the pub to much when it all happens in the street.....work with the plod and you will fine

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Alan,

I agree with purdydog2 comment's above, hope everything works out for you, many, many years ago I used to drink in the King Harry both before & after the match

good luck

BS

Edited: 10 February 2012, 18:57
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Good luck with your enterprise Alan.Seriously what can anybody expect beyond basic for £17.50 per night?

How are you going to make it pay between May and August?

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