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Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

133 Dale Street
L2 2JH

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Ship & Mitre


Wonderful wide selection of ales ,changing rapidly through the evening.Very helpful beer menu on the wall by the entrance with a note of ABV and beer style (dark,amber,bitter etc) and kept strictly up to date helped us make drinking decisions at a time when the pub was far too busy to give out samples.The bar staff are very efficient and although the place was rammed ,no long wait at the bar.Managed to get a seat,but in fine weater a lot of punters spill out into the quiet side street.Lively atmosphere and all ales were on top form.It was like being at a beer festival ,this is a scouse drinking institution not too far from Lime Street station.The food looked OK and the totty even better after a few rounds .Top marks.

Pleased to see that The Ship and Mitre has maintained it's excellent standard,with very reasonable prices.My Dirty Rat Mild at £2.50 was spot on.I also liked the wooden ceiling shaped like the underside of a ships deck.There are a couple of darts boards with a nearby fridge full of exotic beers towards the back of the pub which opens out to a large seating area.A must visit pub when in Liverpool.

On 3rd March 2012 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Ship & Mitre

The frontage isn't that long, but the art deco façade looks very imposing above the eastern portal of the Queensway tunnel. With a first-class range of real ales, ciders, perries, continental lagers and bottle beers this place is understandably packed to the rafters most evenings. Usually has 12 handpumps in operation, and although four of these were temporarily out-of-use for refurbishment, there was still plenty of interest e.g. the Rat Dark Rat Mild at £2.50 on my latest visit. Top of the range.

On 2nd March 2012 - rating: 9
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Al Bundy left this review about The Ship & Mitre

Good pub, wide selection of beers. Paradise for strokey-beard Camra types.

On 8th February 2012 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Ship & Mitre

Got a good welcome here and great service. Great choice of ales, so spent some time here. I enjoyed the Phoenix White Tornado, Cottage Flying Scotsman, Butcombe Bitter, Hornbeam Xray Ale, Big Bog Standard Bitter, Woods Summer That, Hydes Owd Oak and Hydes 1863 Classic Bitter. Will call again.

On 31st July 2011 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about The Ship & Mitre

Excellent range of ales yesterday and wished we could have visited for the beer festival due to start 17th. Always made welcome by the friendly staff. Enjoyed the Hydes Heads and Tails, and Derwent W & M Mild.

On 16th February 2010 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Ship & Mitre

Liverpool's main permanent beer festival pub, pumps and fonts as far as the eye can see, well almost, I counted 14 hand pulls. There is a constantly changing range of guest beers from smaller UK breweries complemented by European bottles and kegs. A full list, which is usually up to date, is on the wall opposite the North Street door, next to the disgusting Gents, there is also one just inside the bar by the Dale Street entrance although this one is easily missed. Downstairs has an island bar serving two rooms, the Dale Street end having a raised seating area in one corner and is usually the busier part of the pub unless football is on. Plain décor with German brewery signs. The rear bar has a vaguely ocean liner style left over from its “Ship” make over in the sixties or seventies I believe and has the screen for the the footie. I've never been upstairs or eaten here but both are possible. There are regular beer festivals and events, these are listed on a blackboard by the North St entrance. The staff are usually spot on. Customers vary from studenty types, middle aged real ale enthusiasts, OAPs, hippies and various examples of the weird and wonderful lifeforms that frequent Liverpool's pubs.

On 8th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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