11 beautiful and historic Grade II-listed pubs in Liverpool city centre to enjoy a pint

From Baltic Fleet to The Vines - all these pubs have been listed by Historic England and many are recommended by CAMRA for their beers.

The ‘golden era’ of pubs has inspired the decor at one of Liverpool’s newest drinking establishments. The White Hart, located on Hope Street, opened in January and has been decked out to look like a Dickensian snug pub - complete with nooks, crannies, cask ales and roaring fires - and is well worth a visit.

But our city is resplendent with original, historic pubs too. Grade I and Grade II listed due to their spectacular architecture and stunning interiors, some date back to the 1800s. So, if you like a pub bursting with history, character and welcoming spaces to enjoy a pint, then it’s time to seek out one (or all) of these wonderful watering holes also.

Historic England has awarded listed status to a huge number of buildings in Liverpool, many of which are pubs, so, we have chosen to focus on places within easy reach of the heart of the city centre, in L1, L2 and L3. 

The majority of these pubs are deemed to have an ‘interior of national historic interest’ by CAMRA and many also feature on its recommended list. One of these spectacular pubs was elevated to Grade I-listed status by Historic England in 2020, while others have been lovingly restored and renovated in the last few years.

Take a look at the stunning pubs below and see how many you can tick off your ‘to do’ list.

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