13-15 Fenwick Street,
(0151) 227 5946
The ViewLiverpool Review
The Slaughterhouse is pub full of history, most of it of the gory type since the place used to be what the name implies a couple of centuries back. Nowadays there is nothing scary about this place.
Allegedly the oldest pub in Liverpool, The Slaughterhouse has seen several generations of drinkers alternating at the bar: the old wooden ceiling and the brick wall now painted white are clear witnesses of the age of the building.
Many of those old customers of several decades ago would be surprised to discover that the Slaughterhouse is currently, slowly but steadily, being turned into an Irish pub: for now the Irish décor is legible but not preponderant but if you see lots of shamrocks soon, do not say you had not been warned. For the rest the pub is evidently an old timer.
A basement room is available for private hire.
If you stick around long enough, you may hear a ghost story relating to the age of the pub and its unusual former function. However, the place is really not about reminiscing the past: The Slaughterhouse right not is a place with lots of live music and regular comedy nights.
The clientele is young and laid back but despite the enjoyable R&B music, the place does not seem to be all that popular: it is not uncommon to find in it just a few lonely patrons clustering around the bar.
Despite being now an Irish pub, at The Slaughterhouse you will find plenty of lagers: Becks Vier, Hoegaarden, Stella and others. Guinness could not be missing and here they also have the Extra Cold variety. Pints start from about £2.30. Shots of Corkys and Sidekick are also popular here at only £1 and so are doubles: Bacardi, Smirnoff and Gordons gin are all cheap at £2.60-3.
The list may not be long or elaborate but The Slaughterhouse aims to be a straightforward pub with an easy drink menu. And the same applies to the pub grub served between 11-30 and 3PM: it is all about being uncomplicated here!
The Last Word
Alternative historical milestones intrigue you? The Slaughterhouse is for you: do not expect to find hooks and blood stains!
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