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The Belvedere (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Higson's - StoutExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - RambergExcellent1
Higson's - BitterExcellent1
Cotswold Spring - Christmas Old AleExcellent1
Liverpool Organic - Best BitterGood1
Highgate - Irish Whiskey AleAcceptable1
Grafton - Broad StoneAcceptable1
Liverpool Organic - William RoscoeAcceptable1
Enville - SlayedAcceptable1
Bridge of Allan - Spring MistPoor1
George Wright - LongboatUndrinkable1
Copper Dragon - Black GoldNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Hydes - St George's BitterNot Tried0
Caledonian - 80/-Not Tried0
Brains - BitterNot Tried0
Saltaire - Rye SmileNot Tried0
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Coach House - Dick TurpinNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Belvedere, Liverpool, Merseyside
Picture 2. The Belvedere, Liverpool, Merseyside

Visits Details

29 Aug 2014 (HSB)
15:05 My first visit here. Wonderful little pub. Busy in both bars. Very friendly.
Liverpool Organic - Best Bitter4.20Good
George Wright - Longboat4.00UndrinkableOn the turn changed without question.
Coach House - Dick Turpin4.20Not Tried
30 Jun 2011 (Ian)
Lively mid afternoon. Also had on Belvedere Bitter at 3.8% as a house beer but no idea who brewed it.
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - William Roscoe4.30Not Tried
26 Feb 2010 (Ian)
When I had been here the previous day, there were a couple of Thornbridge beers due on, so I came in to see if they were on and was very pleased to find yet another Liverpool Organic Brewery beer on.
Liverpool Organic - William Roscoe4.30AcceptableGold, English hop and yeasty aroma. Bit of rose petal on the fruits. Quite delicate compared with the other 3 L.O.B. beers I had this weekend. OK golden ale. Hops are a bit muted on finish.
26 Jan 2010 (Ian)
Back to it's previous best. Beers coming on advertised on a chalk board were from Liverpool Organic, Brew Dog and Thornbridge. Several locals in as well as people from the Philharmonic Hall.
Grafton - Broad Stone3.80AcceptableClean clear gold, thin white head. Bit of farty yeast on aroma, but decent hops on end. OK session golden ale. Good in mouth.
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
Brains - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Saltaire - Rye Smile3.90Not Tried
25 Apr 2008 (Ian)
First pub on my Friday pub crawl. Only a couple of locals in talking about broadband. Still a good pub.
Higson's - Stout4.50ExcellentVery dark brown with thick dark beige head. Very decent stout. Good thickness in the mouth. Lovely choc, bit of charcoal, but that’s a very good stout, good intensity, lovely grainy choc. Both Higson’s beers have been tasty. This is enormously drinkable.
Bridge of Allan - Spring Mist4.00PoorFirst beer of day 2 of my weekend in Liverpool and not a very promising start. Copper colour, thin off white head. Some fruit, some diacetyl, syrupy in mouth, some hop on end. Not my kind of beer. Some spice in there perhaps. Spice and butter. Nasty. If it wasn’t for The Kinks best of, in the background, I would have left. Oh and the Higson’s Stout which was next.
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Hydes - St George's Bitter4.30Not Tried
02 Jan 2008 (Ian)
Even after just 2 visits, this is quickly becoming a firm favourite with me. A real fire, cocker spaniel dog to keep me company and 4 excellent beers in good condition.
Higson's - Bitter4.10ExcellentFor anyone who has spent any time in Liverpool, the return of Higson’s does send a little thrill of excitement through you, purely for the historical factor. This beer is gold in colour with a thick beige head. Wow, what a nice bitter. Properly bitter on the finish. Easy drinking sessioning type beer. Attractive leafy green hop aroma, lively condition in the mouth, touch of sulphury yeasty falvour in mouth and then this hoppy bite. Excellent. Not sure if it is anything like the original, but this is a good start.
Cotswold Spring - Christmas Old Ale5.00ExcellentVery very dark brown, thick beige head. Thick, dark, slightly sour and entirely wonderful. A bit bready maybe. Some liquorice, some dry malt. Interesting, proper old ale. Some sting on finish. That hollow, sour flavour is wonderful. Great condition. Perfect for a windy Liverpool winter’s day. Very wide mouthfeel and a gingerish side to the hop. Entirely wonderful.
Enville - Slayed4.50Acceptable Pale gold with thick cream head. Not much rum, a touch maybe, onto a citrusy blond beer. Bit of diacetyl maybe. Faint rum on sweetish finish. Not sure it all works, slightly less than average.
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
23 Mar 2007 (Ian)
I had a wonderful time here talking with the manager of the pub about keeping the beers, which beers he gets in and how the pub is doing in general. Very friendly place and I would recommend this pub to anyone in the area.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Ramberg3.50ExcellentAttractive red/amber red ale. Good red fruit malty aroma. Very good hop as well. Amazing amount of flavour for such a low ABV. A bit like raspberry ripple / vanilla ice cream. Balanced by good hops on end. Another great Thornbridge Hall beer.
Highgate - Irish Whiskey Ale4.60AcceptableCopper colour with thick lasting cream head. Smooth caramel, some rounded fruit. Bit buttery maybe. Not sure I can pick up too much whiskey. Some candy sugar I suppose. Some dryness on end.
Copper Dragon - Black Gold3.70Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not TriedThe manager said that this was his best seller and session bitter.

About The Belvedere

The pub sign. The Belvedere, Liverpool, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7EB.

Grade II listed pub and a sister enterprise of The Blackburne Arms Hotel in the Georgian area of the city. Curved wooden bar has 4 handpulls and continental beers on tap as well as in bottle. Maredsous Blond and Konig Ludwig Weiss in particular are of note. A wooden screen separates the Smoking Room with a hatch for your orders. Real fires in both bars with etched glass and tiled floors. Local landscapes for sale are on the walls in the Smoking Room. Wood smoked Italian pizzas and the pies are specialities.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: L7 7EB