WATCH: As we take a look around the historic pub of the year ‘The Bridewell’
1 year ago
Summer’s just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a place to sit in the sun and while away the hours with a craft beer or a glass of fizz, there’s one city pub that should certainly be on your bevvy beat!
The Bridewell in Campbell Square has already got a great reputation for its unusual and fascinating bar area, in the cells of this former Liverpool lock-up.
But its beautiful beer garden makes for an arresting sight too; with loads of gorgeous greenery and a sunflower splashed wall (and twinkling lights for when the sun goes down) it’s the perfect place to unwind with your mates, catch up with the family, or take a break in the middle of a shopping spree.
Close to Liverpool ONE and the Albert Dock, the Campbell Square favourite has been named Pub of the Year 2022, thanks to its cask ales, and a range of craft kegs and continental beers. But don’t worry if you don’t like a head on your drink, there’s an amazing selection of whisk(e)y, rum, gin, and more, along with a fab choice of wines and, of course, a bit of fizz.
You’re always guaranteed a warm welcome from landlady Fiona Hornsby and husband, Dominic, who’ll be happy to chat and regale guests with stories about the pub where, in its former life, Charles Dickens worked as a special constable, and which was even used by the US Military in WWII!
“The building is fascinating and has many of its original features which create a unique feel which is what first grabbed us,” says Fiona.
“And while you’ve got the privacy and cosiness of the old cells, we also created our sheltered Guinness garden in the courtyard.
“It’s a traditional pub too, full of laughs and banter.”
The Bridewell hosts regular tasting evenings, it’s got TV screens in the ‘cells’ so you can watch the match the footie season’s on and, if you’ve got a big event coming up, there’s a great function room.