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"A small piece of Beatles history." Beatles Sites Tip by planxty

Beatles Sites, Liverpool: 36 reviews and 43 photos

  White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK.
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  • White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK. - Liverpool
      White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK.
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  • Interior, White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK. - Liverpool
      Interior, White Star Bar, Liverpool, UK.
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Let's be honest, you cannot seperate the city of Liverpool from the Beatles, possibly their most famous export. There is a Cavern Quarter now, named for the famous music club where they effectively started. Everything in Liverpool seems to be Beatle themed. I visited two museums in the city, and both had temporary exhibitions largely associated with the Fab Four. As a musician myself, I found them fascinating.

However, wandering through the so-called Cavern Quarter, I found a good old-fashioned pub called the White Star (named for the very famous shipping line of that name) which was where, if the publicity inside is to be believed, the Beatles actually got paid by the owner of the Cavern. Certainly a piece of pop history. However, there is a lot more to this place.

It retains it's image as an old fashioned Liverpool pub, and the emphasis is not so much on John, Paul, George and Ringo as the shipping and, in the front bar, boxing. There are many old boxing posters framed in the front bar, and it was here that I found the most interesting thing for me. Many years ago there was a world famous fight where Henry Cooper, a great British favourite and now national institution, floored Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay) before being beaten by the great man. A poster from the fight shows on the undercard one Jimmy Tibbbs fighting. Jimmy now runs the very famous Peacock Gym in East London where many world famous boxers have trained and is very close to where I live.

If you like music, boxing, ships or just a good pint, this is a place you should visit.

Address: 2-4 Rainford Gardens, Liverpool, L2 6PT
Directions: In the middle of the Cavern Quarter.
Phone: +00 44 (0)151 231 6861

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 12, 2009
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