Trip to the Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Last Thursday, our Liverpool Social Group enjoyed a piece of Liverpool history and a hearty lunch at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. Marie, our Community Services Development Coordinator, shares with us how the day went on:

“We visited one of Liverpool’s most famous public houses, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms located in the heart of the city. This Grade II listed building is reputed to be one of the most decorated pubs in the country. It was built between 1898–1900, originally as a gentleman’s club. Maybe this explains why the men’s toilets are the most talked about toilets in the city – in fact, they are even Grade I Listed! It wasn’t until it became a public house later when comparatively plain ladies toilets where added.

The weather was glorious and we started our lunch sat outside with a cool beer. After perusing an extensive menu, we made our food choices and we were not disappointed with the quality of our lunches.

Our ladies could not resist the temptation to visit the gents loos, the staff are always happy to accommodate this. To say the gents toilets are beautiful is an very unusual comment – that is until you see ot for yourself. The urinals are made from marble and the floor and walls are adorned in the ornate tiles even the mirror is original. Never before have they visited a toilet and come out saying “wow!”.

This will not be our only lunch time visit to a public house; we are very fortunate to be in the heart of Liverpool with a whole host of historical pubs to visit.

Our next social group is Thursday 12th October World Sight Day, Bring a Friend to Lunch. So knock on your neighbours doors, call up your friends, invite your family members or just come along. To book places please call 0151 708 7055.”

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