The Lion Tavern
This unassuming corner pub contains hidden treasure. It may not have the grandeur or scale of some other Liverpool pubs, but the Lion has the warmth and intimacy of a welcoming local. The main bar is pleasant with some attractive art nouveau tiles. Explore further, by way of the gents, and you’ll find an L shaped corridor and screen of carved timber and etched and cut glass, with art nouveau tiling below. This screen acts as a servery the rooms behind, the walls to which were removed in the 1960’s. A mid 19th century pub, it was remodelled in the early 1900’s. This type of lobby layout is peculiar to Liverpool pubs, according to Mark Girouard, the Victorian pub historian. The Lion Tavern has a wide selection of good cask ales on eight handpumps and over 80 malt whiskies. The pub speciality is pork pies kept in a fridge on the bar. There’s always plenty to do with a quiz night every Tuesday, a board game club, meetings of the Bob Dylan Society and an acoustic night to name but a few.