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The Lichfield Vaults, Hereford Central, Hereford

11 Church Street
Phone: 01432266821
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Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken)

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Lichfield Vaults

Earliest records go back to 1793, when the pub was called the Dog. By 1850 the pub changed its name to the Old Dog. The Lichfield Brewery co was set up behind the bar in the early 1920s.
The present landlord Andy Loizou has been here for over a year and now presents the pub with his Greek cuisine. The pub consists of two rooms, which are oak panelled and the bar is on the right from the entrance. The front room displays detailed cornice work, large Georgian windows and a Tudor style sandstone fireplace.
There were five ales on handpump, we went for Caledonain Golden XPA. The food here was excellent.

On 27th March 2014 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Lichfield Vaults

The beers on offer were much the same as, if not identical to, OB's review of over a year ago. They were listed on a blackboard behind the bar: every one (from 3.8% to 5.1%) priced at £3.10 a pint. So I prepared to pay £1.55 for my half, only to be told that "the till says it's £1.60". I know it's only 5p difference, but that's a shilling to old folk like me, so I was left feeling ripped off. There are better pubs and more interesting beers to be found within a stone's throw of the Lichfield, and at far more reasonable prices too.

On 7th November 2012 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Lichfield Vaults

A small pub in a small street leading to the cathedral, there’s a square room at the front with parquet flooring, wood panelling, a nice stone fire place and a posh ceiling. Less posh is the big screen over the fireplace and there’s a darts board lurking in a discreet cupboard to one side. The collection of old photos was quite expected but the collection of religious iconography much less so. Part of the highly polished counter is to one side. The counter extends back from here into another plainer room with more tables and chairs and a pew, beyond is a patio. The counter has five pulls in the middle serving national cask brews; Bass, Doombar, Adnams Broadside and Deuchars IPA and Flying Scotsman also from Caledonian, in reasonable condition, the pubs is GBG listed but doesn’t display stickers. Lots of keg founts are spaced along the counter length. It’s position makes it popular with tourists but the landlord coped well on his own with food and drink orders although his style and habit of vanishing at times won’t suit everyone. Customers at lunchtime were a mix of suits, tourists and locals.

On 16th September 2011 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Hereford, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Leominster, 12.87 miles, 4 hr 8 min walk (show)
Ledbury, 15.21 miles, 4 hr 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Lichfield Vaults, Hereford
26th Jul 2019, 18:50
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
26th Jul 2019, 18:50
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 September 2011 by Alan Hurdle
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