There are lots of good pubs in Liverpool and I recommend that you visit more than a few of them, but for quality of beer alone (real ale) the Dispensary is consistently the best in the city. The landlord is rightly proud of the cellar and won't serve beer that's not up to scratch (not afraid to send it back to the brewery) - and he also ensures there is a good range of beers on (so not all dark, all strong or all pale etc) so all in all it's pretty much guaranteed you'll find something you like.
There are often beers on from Yorkshire and Shropshire (e.g. Ossett, Ferndandes, Rat, Salopian) and the lakes (Hawkshead) and further afield (Darkstar, Fyne Ales, Oakham). And obviously some local ones too (George Wright, Liverpool Organic).
There is music on when there's no sport on, usually unobtrusive. It is a popular place to watch the Liverpool and Everton games (so when they are on be warned it's standing room only!).
There is no food here, other than crisps and nuts, but there are plenty of places around here to get a bite including some good Indian's and it's only a five minute walk to China Town.
There are lots of good pubs within a five minute walk from here, including the Roscoe Head, Fly in the Loaf and Philharmonic, so it's a great place to start or end a little pub walk.
If you like your english ales try not to miss this pub.
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