Albert

Merseyside - Liverpool

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

66-68 Lark Lane
Liverpool
L17 8UU

Tel: (0151) 726 9119

Email: alberthotel.liverpool@stonegatepubs.com

Website http://www.alberthotelliverpool.co.uk/

Real ale & Cider: Real Ale

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (St Michaels) and Bus Stop

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Commissioned in 1873 for Cain’s Brewery - see their emblem and motto in mosaic and coloured glass at the entrance. The style is, unusually for a pub, Gothic. Much opened up but, overall, the work is sensitive. The main bar retains its original counter but the elaborate tall island bar-back was a replacement in Victorian style – the panelling, seating and short partitions are also modern. There is an ornate high Victorian ceiling with a good frieze. A full-height timber and glass screen leads to a passageway with original counter and arch above, open staircase and a wide opening to rear right room.

Commissioned in 1873 for Cain’s (see Cain’s unicorn and words ‘Pacem Amo’ in mosaic and coloured glass at entrance), the style is, unusually, Gothic (Gothic was rarely used for pubs – no doubt because it was more usually associated with the Church). Much opened up but, overall, the work is sensitive. The main bar retains its original counter but the elaborate tall island bar back was a replacement in Victorian style – panelling, seating and short partitions are also modern. Has an ornate high Victorian ceiling with a good frieze.

A full-height timber and glass screen leads to a passageway with original counter and arch above, open staircase and a wide opening to rear right room with elaborate wood carved fireplace (age?), good frieze and some original frosted windows. There is a good ‘ladies Toilet’ window, the gents has ‘lavatory’ panel in the door, two original urinals and inter-war tiled walls. The former upstairs billiard room with two old windows is now used for storage - for many years the British Amateur Snooker or Billiards Championships took place here.

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