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Vernon Arms

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleExcellent1
Boggart - Rum PorterExcellent6
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - CalypsoGood1
Peerless - Red Rocks (was 5%)Good1
Cross Bay - NightfallGood1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bearly LiterateGood1
Liverpool Craft - Hop BeastGood1
Sharp's - Honey SpiceNot Tried0
Phoenix - May FlyNot Tried0
Brains - Old Brewery BitterNot Tried0
Coach House - Squire's Gold Spring AleNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat GoldNot Tried0
Cottage - S&DNot Tried0
Cottage - Merchant NavyNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Lancaster - AmberNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Blakemere Jewel Not Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Best BitterNot Tried0
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Navajo ExtraNot Tried0
Northern (see also Blakemere) - SpellboundNot Tried0
Coach House - Rabbit PunchNot Tried0
AllGates - SantiamNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - CascadeNot Tried0
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Freshly SqueezedNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Johnny HandsomeNot Tried0
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Two Tone Special Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Phoenix - HopsackNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Liverpool Pale AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Iron MenNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's WaggledanceNot Tried0
Wilson Potter - Bon Don DoonNot Tried0
Picture 1. Vernon Arms, Liverpool, Merseyside
Picture 2. Vernon Arms, Liverpool, Merseyside

Visits Details

30 Mar 2015 (Mick)
Nice pub, tasting offered, helpful staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liverpool Craft - Hop Beast4.00GoodGood but a bit lacking in hops tom be a beast.
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Calypso4.00GoodVery nice pale ale, full bodied and a good finish.
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60Not Tried
Coach House - Rabbit Punch4.00Not Tried
09 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Always a friendly welcome here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60Good
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Cascade3.80Not Tried
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Freshly Squeezed3.80Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Johnny Handsome4.00Not Tried
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Navajo Extra4.90Not Tried
18 Jun 2013 (Mick)
Quite late afternoon, very friendly staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bearly Literate4.50GoodNice refreshing pint, not much finish.
Lancaster - Amber3.70Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Johnny Handsome4.00Not Tried
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Blakemere Jewel 4.60Not Tried
20 May 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Only a couple of others in - as barman said "No football Monday"
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60ExcellentSuperb full of flavour. Always seems to be on the Vernon
Phoenix - May Fly4.40Not Tried
Coach House - Squire's Gold Spring Ale4.20Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - 24 Carat Gold4.20Not Tried
Cottage - Merchant Navy4.70Not Tried
27 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Always friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60Excellent
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Cross Bay - Nightfall3.80Not Tried
Liverpool Craft - Hop Beast4.00Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Iron Men4.00Not Tried
Wilson Potter - Bon Don Doon4.20Not Tried
13 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
1955 hours visit. Always a friendly welcome from behind the bar
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60ExcellentWho can walk past one of these for sale
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Phoenix - Hopsack3.80Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Liverpool Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Johnny Handsome4.00Not Tried
31 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2nd pub visited in Dale Street. I have passed this pub many times before. Super City street corner local and very friendly. Don't be fooled by the smaller beer range than the nearby Lion or Ship & Mitre. Another flavoured beer experience.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60ExcellentFirst one very heady and second one cooler and sparkler loosened to make a different pint. Both most worthy. Apparently recently they had the Boggart Extra Rum Porter on - wow!
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Cascade3.80Not Tried
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Freshly Squeezed3.80Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Johnny Handsome4.00Not Tried
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Two Tone Special Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
10 Nov 2011 (Andrew)
Two roomed pub with the back room being quite comfortable with bench seating running around most of the edge.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cross Bay - Nightfall3.80GoodHoppy, fruity and with hints of ginger
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Spellbound4.00Not Tried
AllGates - Santiam3.70Not Tried
26 Feb 2010 (Ian)
Another of my favourite pubs. I sat in the snug front of the pub and enjoyed drinking Shepherd Neame beer in Liverpool.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50ExcellentCrazy, I come all the way from Kent where I can’t find it, to Liverpool, where I can. I almost missed the pump clip at the end of 6 handpulls and had to squint to see who the brewer was of this amber ale. Of course, once I saw what it was, I ended up drinking a pint and a half of it. Deep amber in colour, with a lasting cream head. It’s a decent amber with that rich slight roasted maple syrup pecan nut flavour which I like so much. Some Sheps yeast. Now almost obligatory hop all over it. Can’t believe it. They’re turning out good stuff. Great malts, really good hops on the finish, like earthy really fresh hop. Brilliant.
Cottage - S&D4.40Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60Not Tried
19 Jun 2009 (Ian)
Back in the day, this was one of my favourite pubs. I remember bringing someone here and Oakhams JHB was on and being really excited. It closed for a bit and now spruced up, but keeping its integral character, really glad it has opened again. Will be back for sure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boggart - Rum Porter4.60ExcellentSo many rum beers don’t offer the rum the name promises. This does. Clear, very dark brown colour with a thick lasting dark beige head. Impressed with condition of the beers in this pub, if not the temperature which tends to be too cold, if this visit is anything to go by. Smells like a dark cherry choc liqueur and tastes like one too. Completely bizarre, some coconut, or is that the overpowering perfume from the scary dozen or so middle aged women to my left. Nope it really is a dark cherry dark choc liqueur. Good condition though and it holds it all together really well, even giving a bit of sourness to the cherry on the finish. Utterly bizarre but i want to share this with so many people. Crazy but true beer.
Peerless - Red Rocks (was 5%)4.80GoodDeep copper colour, thin ivory head. Malty, ruby ale, good raspberry flavours, some drying hops, good sharp and sweet at same time. Quite impressive. Carries weight of ABV well. Good biting earthy hops. Impressive. Bit cold, but great flavours.Labelled as Ruby Ale, but looking at the brewery website, it must be this beer.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's Waggledance5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Honey Spice4.20Not Tried
Brains - Old Brewery Bitter4.00Not Tried

About the Vernon Arms

The pub sign. Vernon Arms, Liverpool, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

The pub is found in Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 2HJ.

Corner pub half way up Dale Street. The pub slopes up from the front door with a snug at the front, bar to the side and then rear room with cream and black chequered floor and plush cherry red velvet bench seats. Classic pub. 7 handpumps, 1 of which usually carries a cider.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 33 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: L2 2HJ