Roscoe Head

The only pub in Merseyside and one of only five UK pubs to appear in every edition of the Camra Good Beer Guide since first published in 1974.

A cosy four roomed local pub where conversation and the appreciation of real ale rules.

Six hand pumps feature Tetley Bitter plus 5 changing guest beers mostly from small breweries from the Finest Cask / SIBA list.


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Real Ale Available

Opening Hours

Sunday 12:00 noon to midnight.

Monday 11:30am to 11:00pm.

Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am to midnight.

Pies & Sandwiches available:

Monday - Friday 12 noon - 2:00pm.

Real Ale Tasters

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Try our 3 third-of-a-pint taster of the real ales of your choice for the price of a pint.


Opened in 1870, the Roscoe Head is one of the few pubs in Liverpool, if not Great Britain, to have survived the onslaught of the large pub chains.

Consisting of a main bar, two small rooms and a tiny snug, conversation definitely rules at this establishment.

There is no jukebox or fruit machine - just good beer, traditional lunchtime food and a warm welcome, all delivered by friendly and well-trained staff.

Our regular customers are from all walks of life and the backroom debates are always entertaining; whether it be politics or football on the agenda the banter is always lively but good humoured!

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Managed by members of the same family for over 35 years, this historic pub commemorates William Roscoe (1753 -1831), Liverpool historian, poet and leading campaigner for the abolition of slavery.


Roger Kirby Award 2014. CAMRA Liverpool Pub of the year 2012. CAMRA Liverpool Pub of Excellence 2013, 2012, 2011. Liverpool Best Bar None 2007. Guinness Master Brewer Accredited. Good Eating Guide Certificate of Outstanding Achievement.