Pub Crawl

Real Ale Map Updates & Scrawling Home

With the addition of the Pen Factory on Hope Street and the reinvigorated James Monro on Tithebarn Street I've had to update the maps on the Real Ale Liverpool website:

Pub Map 1 copy

Liverpool Maps 2 copy

And I am going to try and upload a beery blog once a fortnight on the Scrawling Home site:

Another New Blog!

On Friday whilst looking for blog site names for someone else I came across a nice name for a blog, which no one had taken, so I decided to snaffle it - despite having this website (which I update using Rapidweaver on my Macbook Pro) and another wordpress site (to be used for story writing when not having access to my macbook).

With my fondness for writing and real ale I thought "
Scrawling Home" sounded a great name for an ale blog, so hey presto! Unlike this website, which I need my computer to update, I can update the Scrawling Home site on the hoof with the Wordpress blog app on the phone. Neat!

So charting pubs, ales and crawls whilst on them is very much possible.

Feel free to check it out! So far it has a couple of days from Liverpool and Southport on it...


Hull Pub Map

After the Liverpool CAMRA visit to Hull last week I've popped a map together which you could find useful if you fancy an ale or two in the town centre.

I was pleasantly surprised by Hull. You may be too.

Hull Button

Rugby Real Ale Map

Went to Rugby with the Liverpool CAMRA branch trip this weekend and took the opportunity to go to a few public houses, down some beers and take some photos. So of course I've also had the chance to put some photos in with a new mapped walk.

As ever I've selected ten. There are some very good pubs among them and if you can only do half of those I'd recommend not missing:

  • The Victoria,
  • Seven Stars,
  • Squirrel,
  • Merchants and
  • Raglan.

William Webb Ellis

Rugby Button
Rugby Pub Map


St Helens Pub Crawl

After putting together the two Liverpool walks I've produced one for nearby St Helens. It's a nice cheap place to have a pint with prices between £1.95 and £2.50 a pint!

It's not a Liverpool, York or Ludlow but it's worth an afternoon.

Click on this for the St Helens Crawl Map

Liverpool Pub Walk #2

After updating the first of the two pub walks yesterday I've managed to finish the second one too. This one covers the central area of the city centred around the area between St George's Hall and the Town Hall along and near to Dale Street.

Some of the pubs are obvious choices like the Ship, Lion and Rigby's, some of the others could arguably be changed for alternates. So feel free to mix and match with the others in the list. There are plenty of Wetherspoon's in the area for instance and on any given day they may have some good beers on, at their usual more than competitive prices. That said the service in several of these are less than satisfactory at the moment.

One pub which hasn't made my walks but could easily be added to either is the Baltic Fleet. This is partly because of it's position, out on a bit of limb. I'd certainly recommend going in for one or two there, particularly if you are in the area visiting the Albert Dock or the Echo Arena.

The pubs I've put in are:
Ship, Vernon, Lion, Rigby's, Hole, Keys, Exchange, Cornmarket, White Star, Globe.
Could equally have been; Ship, Excelsior, Lion, Rigby's, Hole, Pig, Star, Richmond, Fall Well, Globe


Click on this see the walk (pdf format)

Liverpool Pub Walk #1

Have updated one of the two pub walks I developed a few years ago. This one covers ten decent real ale pubs from the area between Peter Kavanagh's and the Dispensary. I've put in the Grapes on Roscoe Street, but it is closed at the moment - it should re-open in the coming few weeks, hopefully.

The pubs:

Peter Ks; Cali; Bel; Phil; Fly; Pilgrim; Cracke; Grapes; Roscoe; Dizzy.

Click on this see the walk (pdf format)