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Ma Egertons

9 Pudsey Street
Liverpool
L1 1JA
Phone: 01513453525
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Pub SignMan left this review about Ma Egertons

Squeezed into an unassuming side street behind the Empire Theatre and next to Lime street station, this is a smartly presented pub with a theatrical theme throughout. The pub makes a lot of noise about the fact that a great many famous faces have visited over the years, most notably in the shape of a large board next to the front door which lists a variety of patrons, from the obvious (The Beatles), to the impressive (Sinatra, Davis Jr), to the contemporary (Amy Winehouse) and the bizarre (Henry Winkler, Pamela Anderson). The board also notes that the pub was the first place anywhere in the UK to use a cash register, sold to the pub by an American entrepreneur fresh of the boat at the nearby docks, and the eponymous landlady reputedly used to sit on a stool next to the till and have all the barmaids hand her the cash which she then rang through the till before handing back the change.
All seems normal inside nowadays though, with the entrance leading into a central space with the bar to the right and a lounge area on the left hand side. The bar area has some nice seating along the front wall in the form of smart benches and chairs, whilst the servery is on the rear wall with a lovely curved dark wood counter sporting a brass elephant's head rail. The bar back is set into a deep recess with decorative tiling and a pretty stained glass gantry. Space is a little limited on this side, so I moved into the lounge which is a bare boarded room with long button backed leather banquettes around the perimeter, broken on the far wall by a lit tiled fireplace. A single high table with stools stands in the middle of the room, rounding out the seating options and windows to the front were etched with the pub's name and the slogan 'Liverpool's most famous landlady'. The walls throughout the pub are covered with all sorts of theatrical memorabilia including paintings of theatre stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Ken Dodd and Vesta Tilley, a whole host of signed photographs, copious play bills and some great old posters. Music played away inoffensively in the background and there was a TV showing horse racing, which is seemingly the done thing in Liverpool during Grand National week. A menu on my table advertised pizzas at reasonable enough prices although I didn't see anyone giving them a try.
The pub went through a long period without offering any real ale, but there are now three handpulls on the bar, one of which was in operation on this visit, serving up a nice cool and crisp pint of Robinson's Dizzy Blonde, whilst the remaining two pumps remained unclipped. The bar staff seemed friendly enough and there was an interesting mixed crowd in at knocking off time on a Thursday afternoon.
I think Malden Man's opening line sums this place up perfectly - there is something eminently likeable about this pub despite the fact that it doesn't really compare to the best the city has to offer. I was hoping to sneak in a quick half at the Wetherspoons in the station before getting my train home, but I settled down so nicely here that I abandoned that plan and stayed here to soak up all that history. An interesting pub and a great option for a quick drink before hopping on a train.

On 31st May 2017 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Ma Egertons

There are some pubs that somehow you cannot fail to like, they may not be the best pubs around but they have a certain something. This is one, two rooms, the front area has the bar and is fairly narrow but it opens out into another square room to the rear. There are loads of framed photos and billboards related to the nearby Empire Theatre, dark flocked wallpaper and a proper fire on the back wall with a tribute to "Ma Egerton" above. Banquette seating around the perimeter with some of the old bell pushes still in situ.
There is some stained glass above the bar, papers in a rack, TV muted on a news channel while low level background music played. A welcoming sort of place where your custom seems valued, as I entered a couple of blokes moved aside to make space and the landlady smiled and said hello. The beer range is not exactly exciting, there are three pumps, one was reversed. I initially ordered Robinson's Dizzy Blonde but it went three quarters through although I was offered it for the price of a half. Instead I went for the Purity Pure Gold which was in good nick (£3.40).
Food served, mainly pizzas which are named after stars of stage and screen plus charcuterie boards.
I did like it here. Four or five eclectic beers would make this a destination pub.

On 13th March 2016 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about Ma Egertons

A very neat pub, just around the corner from the North Western JDW. Two rooms, both decorated with theatre memorabilia. Some nice wood and stained glass in both rooms. The room to the left was being used for dining, but there was no problem with us sitting in there just for a drink. The bar area is much smaller and can get quite cramped when busy. Three handpumps on the bar, but only Otter Bitter actually available with a Theakston clip turned around during our visit, it was a decent pint though. Friendly barmaid and regulars add to the positives. The pub food is mainly pizza's and charcuterie boards and both looked good although we didn't eat here as we were booked into Zorba's an hour or so later. A good pub despite the pedestrian beer selection and I think we may well eat here next time we're in Liverpool.

On 4th March 2016 - rating: 7
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31st May 2017, 22:00
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
13th Mar 2016, 15:17
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 26 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: November 15th 2012
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