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The Blackburne, Liverpool

24 Catharine Street
L8 7NL
Phone: 01517099159

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Rob Hunter left this review about The Blackburne

I had heard this place was pretty food-led so wasn't sure what to expect. On entering there was a strong foody smell, mushrooms I think, but on making our way to the bar we were greeted with friendly welcoming service and the barmaid suggested we take a seat and she would bring our drinks over once they had settled. There were four hand pulls at the bar, one of which was off at the time of my visit. I had Fab Four by Rock the Boat which was only £3.10 a pint, quite refreshing when so many foody places take the piss a bit on drinks pricing.

As you walk in the right hand side appears to be set up for dining with the smaller area to the left for drinkers. It seemed there was a live music act warming up over at the end of the dining section.

Overall, nowhere near as bad as it could have been. Probably not somewhere I would rush back to but was good to have been and tried it.

On 11th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Blackburne

not sure how this place gets away with still calling itself a pub in all honesty. it's a restaurant in all but name and is so far up its backside that it can't remember what sunlight looks like. amusingly there were no diners at all this Thursday lunchtime and the chef was sat at the bar looking bored to death. really nice pint but I couldn't wait to move on to be honest.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Blackburne Arms

Modernised hotel restaurant / bar with a central counter between the lighter dining area at one end and the general tables in the darker seating area at the other. Four local real ales from smaller breweries on handpump, including the Little Crosby Mussel Wreck (£2.90, served in a jug).

On 16th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about Blackburne Arms

Modern style pub eatery place. Has 4 handpumps that usually have 3 ever changing beers plus 1 cider. Very much aimed at diners nowadays and all tellies have gone but it is a nice place to have a drink.

On 13th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about Blackburne Arms

A mainly contemporary styled single room with touches of "oldness" in the bar counter, bar-back and fireplace, there is also some very silly furniture perhaps made for a failed production of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Six pumps but only three in use serving Landlord, Deuchars and Black Sheep in reasonable condition but not at the top of their game. Youngish punters enjoying meals and watching the three TVs when I visited. The TVs have about 7000 satellite channels, most of them unwatchable although I did notice the enticingly named “Essex Babes” as the bar staff feverishly searched for a soccer match, finally settling for one with Croatian commentary. Nice.

On 8th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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