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The Masonic, Liverpool

35 Gladstone Road
Garston
Postal town: Liverpool
L19 1RR
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Will Larter left this review about The Masonic

This back street local has a reputation for real ale, with thrice-yearly beer festivals as well as seven hand pumps scattered around the bar, with one cider and half a dozen beers. There were Hobgoblin and Bishops Farewell in one bar, if my notes made at the time are to be believed; see my possibly more reliable photos for beers on the other bar. I went for JW Lees Arkwright, but what appeared in my glass after the woman serving had pulled through and disposed of a couple of pints was vinegar. I went for the other JW Lees beer, but although it wasn't off it was definitely end-of-barrel, being cloudy and only just drinkable. Maybe a Tuesday afternoon is a risky time to be drinking real ales in suburban pubs that are probably only busy enough to sustain them at the weekends, but it's disappointing that a pub with an apparent enthusiasm for real ale doesn't have better quality control than this. (It would have been an easy 7 or possibly 8, for appearance, service, friendliness and beer range, but deserves no better than a 4 because of ale quality issues.)

On 3rd February 2020 - rating: 4
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Al Bundy left this review about The Masonic

Heaven for Garstons real ale drinkers.

On 21st January 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3388 recommendations about 3303 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Liverpool South Parkway, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Liverpool South Parkway, 0.52 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Cressington, 0.78 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Masonic, Garston
3rd Feb 2020, 23:17
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
3rd Feb 2020, 14:23
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

Pub Details

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Will Larter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 February 2020 by Will Larter
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