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The Monro, Liverpool Central, Liverpool

92 Duke Street
Liverpool
L1 5AG
Phone: 01517079933
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Pub Type

Leased (Marstons)

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Reviews of The Monro (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Jon B left this review about The Monro

came here for a swift half last night. unsurprisingly full of diners on a Saturday evening and rather upmarket but more disappointingly only Courage Directors on the bar and bloody expensive too. at least has a decent beer garden to escape the pretentiousness inside.

On 2nd September 2018 - rating: 4
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Monro

I’d expected this street corner city centre pub to be a down to earth local’s boozer, so it was a bit of a shock to discover upon entry that this is a very smartly presented gastro pub. The pub’s name is taken from the MV James Munro – the first regular scheduled transatlantic ship to sail between Liverpool and New York (the ship in turn was named after the fifth president of the US, James Monroe, albeit with the final ‘e’ dropped).
The main space for drinkers is around the entrance, where you’ll find a bare boarded area with comfy banquettes along the right hand wall and some well upholstered chairs elsewhere. The front door has a nice etched glass ‘Welcome’ sign which also bears the image of the eponymous ship. The bar appears midway along the left hand wall and has a very high counter with a white panelled counter front and adjustable height bar stools, whilst the plain wood bar back and metal framed canopy round out the servery fittings. Walls are a mix of white tongue and groove panels and purple brick pillars and in the front left corner you’ll find a nice fireplace and decorative partitioning screen which are both shared by the left hand dining room. This side room is carpeted and accessed via two steps at the near end of the bar. Floral wallpaper prevails in here along with more purple pillars, nautical themed paintings and photos and a nice plaster relief of an historical scene. Back in the main room, you pass the servery and a couple of old naval Union Jacks into an opened out space set up as another smart dining area. More floral wallpaper abounds and I also spotted an attractive etched glass doorway signed for the ‘Garden’. Music, inevitably including tunes from the Beatles, played quietly throughout my stay, but pleasingly the main noise to be heard was low level chatter from other customers.
The pub serves beers from the Marstons portfolio and three of their ales were available on handpull – Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold, Marstons EPA and Brakspear Bitter, with a fourth pump unused. My pint of EPA was decidedly average and the staff were pleasant enough without looking like they want to interact with their customers in anything but the most perfunctory exchanges.
This is probably a nice place to stop off for a decent bite to eat, but it really didn’t work as part of a pub crawl and whilst I was able to settle down surprisingly well, I couldn’t muster any enthusiasm to linger. An inoffensive enough place but drinkers are much better served by countless other options within a short distance.

On 9th March 2017 - rating: 5
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Al Bundy left this review about The Monro

Fine of an afternoon, heavily food orientated of an evening. 4 real ales available and pleasant enough.

On 15th June 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Liverpool Central Loop Line, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Liverpool Central, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Liverpool Lime Street, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Monro, Liverpool
2nd Sep 2018, 16:29
Review submitted by Jon B amended by Jon B
 
16th Apr 2018, 22:12
Review submitted by Jon B

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 November 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 November 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 March 2017 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 11:30pm
Friday11am - 1am
Saturday11am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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