I first started coming here when the bar opened last year. It started off with a few hiccups as the bar staff didn't really know what they were doing. I think they had been poached from the adjoining Caesars restaurant but hadn't been given proper training on how to pull a pint of real ale.
The service improved over the months but the beer consistency has gone downhill after quite a few bad experiences over the past year with dodgy pints. They used to have 3 ales from Liverpool Craft Beer Co. on tap, but this has dropped to two, and on some occasions just one; and when I went in a couple of weeks ago they had no real ale on at all, so I went up the road to the Dispensary.
When I went in last week I asked for a pint of the Liverpool Craft IPA - the bar maid gave me a funny look and said "I think it's off, do you want to try it?". I sampled some and yes, it was off. So I asked for a pint of the Liverpool Craft Red. I drank about a third of the pint and realised that this was also off; so I walked out!
As for the foreign lagers on tap and the bottled beers - they have a good range, but some are overpriced. Other pubs in Liverpool sell BrewDog Punk IPA on tap, for example, but for a lot less; and a friend was once charged £4.75 for a pint of German dunkel lager.
They have such a good concept at Inn Liverpool, but few people seem to know about this place, hence, why it's always nearly empty, even though it is right next to quite a lot of other pubs and bars. The prices for the foreign lagers and beers needs to be reduced, and the quality of the real ale needs to be improved, especially as it's very cheap at £2.70 a pint. Perhaps the staff need some lessons in how to clean the lines and look after the beer!
Sticking a "beer emporium" onto the side of a restaurant (Caesars) should have been done with a bit more planning and better market research!
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