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The Vines (The Big House), Liverpool Central, Liverpool

81 Lime Street
Liverpool
L1 1JQ
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Will Larter left this review about The Vines (The Big House)

This spectacular building has well earned its "Big House" sobriquet, totally dominating this part of Lime Street and the top end of Ranelagh Street too for that matter. It's truly outrageous, and the interior goes a long way to match it. The corner door leads into a rather shabby public bar, but don't be put off by this or the absence of anything worth drinking on the small bar counter (I had a Jamesons whiskey). Have a wander around - or should that be wonder? Each room has something to wonder at, and when you've been in all the open rooms, just try the door of the Heritage Suite. If it's locked, you'll just have to make do with my photo or the description on the Camra pub heritage site. A truly stupendous building. What a pity there's no real ale.

Date of visit: 4th October 2019

On 2nd December 2019 - rating: 6
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Jon B left this review about The Vines (The Big House)

I live in hope that someone will only day reinvigorate the faded pub that is the Vines. the fine interior remains but the ripped upholstery and poor beer sadly lets it down massively. at the moment it's a nothing boozer when it ought to be a glamorous destination pub.

On 3rd November 2018 - rating: 5
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Al Bundy left this review about The Vines (The Big House)

This has indeed reopened. It has had a bit of a tidy up interior wise and has been restored to its 'grand interior', just. That said its still not a destination pub beer wise. No real ale and a generic choice of blandlagers and kegobitters. Irish music wafts its way through the rooms. I've never really took to this place and this version hasn't done anything to change my view.

4/8/18:
UPDATE: Closed.
This pub is to close. If not already closed, which I've been told has. I haven't seen it open at any point over the last week, w/b 23/7/18.

18/5/16:
The Vines is usually closed midweek afternoons except Fridays. The whole block between this pub and The Crown is due for demolition but the Vines and The Crown are staying and remain open.

On 31st October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Liverpool Central, 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Liverpool Central Loop Line, 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Liverpool Lime Street, 0.24 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Vines (The Big House), Liverpool
2nd Dec 2019, 11:48
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
2nd Dec 2019, 11:46
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 29 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 February 2016 by ROB Camra
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