The name of every Wetherspoons pub in Liverpool explained - from the Welkin to the Thomas Frost

Who was Richard John Blacker? And why is there a pub named after him? Here are all the Wetherspoons pubs in Liverpool and the fascinating history behind their names.

Wetherspoons pubs are a pretty integral part of British culture, with multiple branches in every city, serving up cheap pints and food.

Liverpool city centre alone has more than five branches, ranging from the Lime Kiln in the heart of Concert Square and The North Western inside Lime Street station. But, where did all our Wetherspoons get their names from?

Here, in no particular order, are all the Wetherspoons pubs with a Liverpool ‘L’ postcode and the fascinating history behind their names.