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The pub is named after William Henry Duncan, Liverpool and the UK’s first medical officer of health.
Duncan was born and raised in Liverpool before aCending Edinburgh University where he qualified as a medical doctor.
After moving back to his hometown Doctor Duncan was appointed as Medical Health Officer on 1st January 1847, the first of this type of Senior Government role in Britain.
The historic pub, sitting in the shadows of St Georges Hall and dating back to 1901, was built to house Pearl Insurance and is well known for its elaborately designed interior. Now, in honour of its namesake, it houses an authentic Victorian pharmacy cabinet.
Re-iterating what he said back in 2018 following his takeover of the venue, Andrew Mikhail, Chairman of Mikhail Hotel & Leisure Group, said of this exciting renovation:
“This fabulous venue is steeped in history and offers a great place to go for city workers and people enjoying a leisurely drink in great surroundings.
“When we took over the pub in 2018 we could see what a good venue it already was, but could also see huge potential for what it could become.”
He continues, “We have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service in venues that are refurbished to the highest specifications. Whilst being sympathetic to the fabulous history of the building we believe that those joining us following our refurbishment will love the new look.”
The Group already own and have transformed some of Merseyside’s most striking and favourite venues including Punch Tarmey’s Irish Bar, ArCains, one of Europe’s biggest gaming arcades both based in Cains Brewery Village plus The Bold Hotel, Lord Street Hotel, Punch Tarmey’s in Southport and The Eccleston Arms, St Helens, and is also the operator of the fabulous new development at Southport Market.
The pub will reopen in time for August Bank Holiday weekend and those visiting, on top of a fabulous new look, can expect great pub food, ideal for a quick lunch or after work meal, real ale and a drinks offering that the venue has become famous for over many years, always served with a warm welcome from a great team.
Doctor Duncan’s has just the tonic you need and is definitely one to visit whenever you’re in town.
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