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Dickens and King, Liverpool Central, Liverpool

Pub added by Al Bundy
2B Maryland Street
Liverpool
L1 9DE

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Al Bundy left this review about Hard Times & Misery

UPDATE: Now called Dickens And King. Name change only.

5/4/19:
Now open. Rearranged inside with the bar now along the right hand wall. 3 handpulls now on the bar with an additional 3 gravity beers due to be added. Still tiny and now much slimmer and, quite possibly, less room than before. Upstairs part unchanged.

On 27th July 2019 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Hard Times & Misery

The easiest way to find this micro is to look for the café next door, once you enter Maryland St. This micro was opened in 2016 and has been used as various outlets down the years. Originally it was a violin repair shop, tanning shop and a hairdressers. The interior consists of a small ground floor bar and first floor seating along with one toilet. The ground floor room had bare red brick walls and parquet floor. A small bar area is found along the back wall, with a small pine counter. The back bar had dark blue painted walls, with some pine shelving displaying various types of Gin. Four ales on stillage along the back wall, served from pins, to increase the turn over and beer choice. Beer choices on my visit were, Rock the Boat Dragons Teeth, Rock the Boat Fab Four IPA, Neptune Mosiac Pale Ale. I went for the Neptune, priced at £3.60 a pint.

On 24th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Jon B left this review about Hard Times & Misery

not much to add to the other reviews except it is as good as they say. I was the only one in so I just retired to the cosy upstairs room and relaxed to the trendy indie music playing. well worth a visit, just don't take half an hour trying to find it like me. Google maps may help.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about Hard Times & Misery

As Al says this is a tiny place and quite difficult to find. There's no external signage as far as I could see and the A board wasn't outside. Luckily we had the address written down. Downstairs is mainly standing although there are about 4 stools. Upstairs there's a couple of tables with chairs. The beer is dispensed from Pins set on a stillage behind the bar. Not a great selection on our Sunday visit. Two stouts and a brown bitter (Neptune Riptide). This meant that Ms CAMRA had a tonic water. My pint was in good nick though and the barman assured me that his selection is usually better than that. With it being so small you more or less have to talk to other people. I quite liked this place and we'll no doubt be calling again soon. There was a bloke called Al Bundy in the bar during our visit! :-))

On 22nd February 2018 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about Hard Times & Misery

A tiny micropub situated in a back street off the Hardman St drag. There is a small upstairs to sit also. Real ale available but its dispensed by gravity from the barrels which are situated behind the bar, having been moved from the left of the bar so there are no handpumps on the bar. A wide selection of gins are available if you like that sort of stuff. The decor is whitewashed brick and though there is an upstairs part this place is very easy to miss. Hopefully this place will do well as the lady behind the bar was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about real ale.

On 3rd January 2017 - rating: 7
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