What's Happening?

This page tells you exactly what events are coming up at The Ship, as well as anything that you may have missed out on.

Weekly events

Darts Night
Sci-Bar (first of month)
Creative Writing (2nd, 3rd & 4th of month)
Scouse on the house
Quiz night

In House Events

  • January Whisky Tasting Night 28th
  • February
  • March Gin Night Thurs 2nd
  • April
  • May Tap Takeover - Waen Brewery
  • June
  • June Tap Takeover - Mad Hatter
  • July Gin Month<
  • August Rum Tasting Night
  • September Meet The Brewer - TBC
  • October
  • November American Whiskey Night
  • December

Bourbon Tasting Night - November 2017

On Thursday 2nd November we will be hosting our FIRST EVER Bourbon Tasting Night in our Function Room, to celebrate American Thanksgiving (a few weeks early). The evening starts at 7pm and runs until 11pm, over the course of the evening there will be 6 different premium bourbons to taste, as well as complimentary American style food to suit.

Keep checking back or ask at the bar for a list of the Whiskies to be tasted on the night.

Tickets cost just £30 per person, with a minimum of £10 required as a deposit when booking. Limited Spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment.

Sci Bar

SciBar – literally science in a bar!

SciBar meetings are discussions about science that take place while people relax and enjoy a drink. If you have a general interest in science, or one of the topics grabs your attention, then it is a great opportunity to learn more. You do not have to know anything about science – just turn up with an inquiring mind.

What is SciBar?

The SciBar idea came from the national British Science Association.

Local SciBars are set up and run by volunteers.

At a SciBar, the speaker will deliver a talk about their research, work or sometimes their hobby. Following a break for ‘refreshments’ the floor is opened for discussion and questions at any level. SciBar is open to anyone, you don’t have to be a member of the British Science Association – although membership is free if you would like to join.

As we are run as a charity, all we ask is for is a donation ‐ the price of a drink ‐ this helps to pay for speaker’s travel expenses, materials and quiz prizes.

Liverpool SciBar takes place on the first Tuesday of the month, except for August and January.

What topics have been tackled by Liverpool SciBar?

In previous Liverpool SciBars we have discussed bees, ants and toxins. We have had a heated discussion over the moon landings and learnt more about the English longbow and gold panning. Future topics are often chosen from those people getting in touch with us to put themselves forward.

We have a facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/livscibar, where information about events is posted. Or you can contact us via twitter @merseysci. If you think you would like to share your knowledge please get in touch, we are always looking for new speakers and new volunteers.

Here is the details of the next meeting:


Rum Tasting Night - Thursday 17th August 2017

The Summer of Rum is back! On Thursday 17th August we will be hosting a Rum Tasting Night in our Function Room. The evening starts at 7pm and runs until 11pm, over the course of the evening there will be 6 different rums to taste, as well as complimentary food top match. Tickets cost just £25 per person, with a minimum of £10 required as a deposit when booking.

The image below contains the 6 Rums to be tasted on the night:

Beer Tasting - 15th July

Our latest Beer Tasting hosted by our head brewer Joe, was a great success with the team from Nynas in Eastham.

He opened with our newest in-house brew, Lupa at 4.1%, a light session pale with plenty of orange peel to whet the palate. Joe gave a quick history of beer while we sampled the classic Pilsner Urquell. Debbie from Yeast Berlin led the tasting of Level, our malty hybrid 80 shilling/bitter style, with samples of its ingredients for tasting.

Flying Dog’s 7.2% IPA bracketed a conversation about hops, with fresh hops brought for a discussion of their function in beer. And we concluded with our popular Silhouette, a rich 4.5% Dry Irish Stout.

All this was assisted by plenty of Scouse from our Galley which kept us more or less on track for the 4 hour sampling session.

If you’re looking for a beer tasting session for your group get in touch. We’d be happy to lead tastings on any combination of beer available, including:

British Ales – Traditional styles with modern ingredients, including pale ales, bitters, stouts and golden ales.

Belgian Styles – From golden ales, to sours, quadrupels and the classic Orval. We’re one of only 15 bars in the UK who are ambassadeurs d’Orval, certified by the brewery for serving quality.

German Styles – Delicate lagers, the unique kölsch from Cologne, smoked rauchbier, and rich doppelbocks. Our very own Kurt is a Brand Ambassador for Czech brewery Pilsner Urquell, trained as a specially qualified server of the Original Pilsner lager

Craft Beer – From our modern bottled and keg range, we can explain and lead a tasting on APAs, IPAs, DIPAs and a range of big stouts, weird sours, and rare imports.

International – a compare and contrast of styles from across the world, picking out the best qualities of British, Belgian, German, and American beers plus others.

All sessions are subject to what’s in stock, but we’ll always do our best to deliver a winning combination of beers with food to match.

Email us: theshipandmitre@gmail.com or give us a call

Gin Month - July 2017

Throughout the whole of July we will be running a special offer on all of our premium gins. Any single measure of gin from our premium range with a premium mixer for £5, even better you can double up for only £1 extra. So any Double measure of gin from our premium range alongside any mixer for just £6


New Craft Beers

Just to let everyone know we’ve had a fresh delivery of two new collaberation beers
from Norwegian Craft Brewers Lervig Aktiebryggeri; firstly Lawless a Farmhouse Pale Ale brewed with American based Arizona Wilderness, and the second Norwegian Mauler, is an English breakfast stout brewed with Chinese craft brewers Boxing Cat.
On top of that we’ve got 2 new local collaboration beers in from Handyman brewery, Pale Ale is brewed with BlackJack brewery based in Manchester and IPA is brewed with Runaway brewery also of Manchester.
Last but not least we’ve also got some new IPA’s in stock in cans: Beavertown Humoloid Double IPA (YES, it’s what you’re thinking it is, a stronger version of Lupoloid) and Tiny Rebel Captain Insano Triple IPA.

CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2017

We are proud to announce that we’ve been voted Merseyside CAMRA Cider pub of the year 2017!
Big thank you to all our customers, as our win was only possible thanks to them, and a thanks as well to everyone who voted for us.

Tap Takeover - Waen Brewery

Here at the Ship & Mitre we will be hosting a Tap Takeover event the week commencing Monday 22nd May 2017. We have to chosen to use Welsh breweries Hopcraft Brewing and “cuckoo brewers” Waen Brewery; on the evening we will be showcasing a range of 4 of the fantastic ales they produce. Three of the beers are survivors from before Waen Brewery closed, and are still brewed under Head Brewer Sue’s supervision by Hopcraft, and the fourth beer will be Hopcraft Brewing Citra Plus.

To find out more about each of the Waen Brewery beers, simply click on the beers name below:





National Pub & Bar Magazine - Merseyside Pub of the Year

We are proud to announce we have been voted Merseyside Pub of The Year by National Pub & Bar Magazine, and are in with a shout of being National Champions. Big thank you top all our customers and staff (and festival volunteers) who have made this possible.

Simply click THIS LINK to see full list of winners


Wirral Beer Festival April 2017

As everyone knows the Wirral Beer Festival returns this Easter, running from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th April, featuring over 100 ales, 100 craft beers and 50 ciders.

The real ale beer list is now available to download, simply click THIS LINK to download