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Pen Factory, Liverpool Central, Liverpool

Pub added by Al Bundy
13 Hope Street
Liverpool
L1 9BQ
Phone: 01517097887
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Pen Factory

Difficult to find,down a flight of stairs the large glass door opens into a refectory area to the right with ranks of dining tables and a seating area to the left with large tables and metal chairs a bit like you might find at school.The ceiling is high and the flooring industrial but the long bar does indicate that this is more than an eatery although it doesn't have a traditional pub vibe.
I suppose you could call it a modern and trendy bar.There are 6 handpumps offering on my trip Five Points Pale,Moor Raw,Wild Beer Madagascar Milk Stout,Higsons Porter (NBSS 3.5) ,Mallinsons Mosaic and Amarillo (NBSS 4).That's a very decent line up for Liverpool City Centre with a mix of styles .There are also 4 genuine craft keg beers too.
I would certainly return,it deserves it's GBG listing and IMHO is one of the best ale houses in a City that can sometimes disappoint.

On 9th February 2020 - rating: 8
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Pen Factory

this is indeed a bit of a strange one and very difficult to rate - basically a tapas/small plates restaurant and set out for this in canteen style. Lots of CAMRA types were in, obviously for the beer and not the food, but there were also a lot of couples and groups enjoying expensive nights out. Real ales were three from Five Points and three from Kirkstall, and my porter from the latter was beautiful. I’ll make a note to come back for a meal but as a pub i’m not so sure.

On 9th November 2019 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about The Pen Factory

Visited this 2019 Good Beer Guide pub, but it has to be said it no way resembles a pub. There is a lift to get disabled down to the lower ground floor, and it is a very large canteen style room with the kitchen at the bottom, the bar on the left hand side and doors out to a pleasant garden area on the right hand side. The masses of tables in front of the bar were laid for food, and the few tables at he back were for drinkers. Beer choice was Titanic First Class, Titanic Plum Porter, Sonnet 43 Abolition, Salopian Oracle and Tiny Rebel Juicy. We chose First Class and Abolition, both of which were fine.

On 21st August 2019 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Liverpool Central Loop Line, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Liverpool Central, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Liverpool Lime Street, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
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23rd Feb 2020, 15:30
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23rd Feb 2020, 15:30
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 February 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Darts : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 January 2015 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 01 February 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 August 2018 by Al Bundy
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 January 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 February 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 February 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 February 2018 by Alan Hurdle
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