Once an actual police lock-up, allowing sozzled drunks to dry out, the Bridewell’s cells are now intimate little drinking dens (oh, the irony) making for a sociable space for 4-8 friends to enjoy the Bridewell’s curious environs.
The Bridewell has a colourful history behind it – you can even make out anti-Churchill slogans scrawled on the walls by the conscientious objectors locked up there in the 40s.
There are decent bar snacks and filling steak and kidney pies, spicy curries and the like (which you can enjoy in the smart restaurant, upstairs). Good selection of local real ales too. There’s also a small beer garden outside (walled, of course – this is a prison, after all).
It’s just a two minute walk from John Lewis – making it a good choice for a shopper’s lunch, should the chain restaurants of Liverpool ONE not float your boat.
Note: The Bridewell closed in April 2016
The Bridewell1 Campbell Square,