The Crown HotelCrown Hotel.
|'Bod' and Mark at the Crown Hotel|
The group had enjoyed good value lunches at the Crown before my arrival and were also happy with the beer quality. I enjoyed Hobsons Town Crier, from Shropshire, here.
Siren Craft Brew Broken Dream breakfast stout had been specially obtained to cater for a CAMRA meeting at the pub later in the evening. Copies of MerseyAle, the magazine of Liverpool & District CAMRA, are available from the pub.
Sir Jacob Epstein's 1956 sculpture 'Liverpool Resurgent' on Lewis's (closed) store stands out on a prow. Known by locals as Dickie Lewis, the statue stands above a meeting place referenced in a song 'In My Liverpool Home' by Peter McGovern:
"We speak with an accent exceedingly rare,
Meet under a statue exceedingly bare"
Rat microbrewery which is situated under the Rat & Ratchet pub in Huddersfield.
Titanic Plum Porter served with a thick creamy head.
The Roscoe HeadRoscoe Head just around the corner into Roscoe Street.
Good Beer Guide since it was first published in 1974. It's a cosy traditional pub with four rooms. Six cask ales are listed on the blackboard by the bar. My choice was American 5 Hop pale ale from Sheffield's Blue Bee Brewery.
The Fly in the LoafFly in the Loaf is a bar offering craft and cask beers as well as bread based food like pizza.
Rooster's Brewing Co High Tea, a hazy jasmine green tea IPA.
Philharmonic Dining Rooms and then the Everyman Theatre.
Pen Factory. Serving cask ale and small plates of food at basement level it is described as the reincarnation of the Everyman Bistro.
Returning to rejoin my friends after a meal and passing The Grapes in Roscoe Street I called in to ask if there would be any live music there and was advised that there would be jazz on Sunday evening.
Ye CrackeYe Cracke, 13 Rice Street. An old illuminated sign topped by a red triangle bears the wording Bass in ornate red lettering with Ye Cracke in smaller black letters at the base. An unlit old Boddington sign is high above a doorway approached by steps.
Big Bog Brewing a Liverpool microbrewery.
Thelma Pickles and The Dissenters (Bill Harry, John Lennon, Stuart Sutcliffe & Rod Murray) whose association is commemorated with a plaque.