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Here's where you'll find all the important stuff like where we are and what times we open. If you want to contact us you can do that on this page too.
If you are travelling by car and wish to put us in your Sat Nav, our address is:The Ship & Mitre
By train, Lime Street station is within sight of the pub and Moorfileds station is a five minute walk along Dale Street.
The Ship & Mitre gets its name from a combination of the pub’s two previous names - The Flagship and The Mitre.
Before the pub was built in around 1935, the site was home to a coach-house, and reference to this (and the coach trips which ran from here) can be seen in the foyer as you enter the building.
Having undergone a few makeovers during its time, (the most notable of which was in the 1970s) the downstairs bar reflects the inside of a ship. Whilst the upstairs function room has had refurbishments over the years, the impressive Art Deco features and feel of the room remain.
The Ship & Mitre has stood the test of time as a recognised destination for a well looked after pint of quality beer. Currently a CAMRA Pub of Excellence, we have also won Pub of the Year on a number of occasions, and offer the largest selection of hand-pulled ales in Merseyside - not forgetting the range of around 200 beers (draught and bottled) is one of the largest in the North West.
The current owners took over the business in 2007, and have continued to build on the pub’s reputation for quality cask ales as well as introducing a larger range of continental beers (and festivals to go with them) and more recently (local and world) craft beers.
Having made successful appearances at food and drink festivals across the region we wanted to put our festival experience to the test and launch our own beer festival. So in 2014 the Ship & Mitre Wirral Beer Festival was born. Now a bi-annual event, you can catch us at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight during November and March.
In May 2021, our very own Tom Anderson took over Flagship Brewery! Tom has been brewing for many years at places such as Wapping and Mad Hatter, even running his own brewery, Tyton. He is now our head brewer, tweaking our existing recipes and adding his own creative ideas into the mix. Always keep an eye out for what new and exctiting beers we have on the bar to sample his creations for yourself!
Later, in September 2021, the Galley closed it's doors and the kitchen was reopened by the amazing One Pan Band. Their food focuses on combining pub classics with stylish elegance. What makes it even better is that they change their menu regularly, so there will always be something new to try out! Fear not though, the Scouse will always be a staple on their menu.