Love Lane Brewery
£££ Craft Beer & Gin In Baltic Triangle
Written byBecky Taylor
62 Bridgewater St
0151 317 8215
Payment TypesCash & All Major Credit Cards
Love Lane has been brewing some of the most popular beers in the city for quite some time now, including the much-loved Love Lane Pale Ale, and Lager, alongside some limited-edition ales to get the juices flowing. Now, the brewery site has been renovated to include a spacious bar and dining area in the Baltic Triangle, making it a destination in its own right.
After becoming custodians of the famous Higson’s brand, it was important for Love Lane to not only maintain that high standard and consistency that was expected of Higson’s, but to also keep pushing forward and to excel. With the Brewery site, bar and kitchen, it is a spectacular achievement, and it continues to astound. Within the Brewery itself you can take a tour of the old rubber factory that has been renovated into the fine space it is today, sampling the flavour of Love Lane and seeing behind the curtain as to how they make their beers. The kitchen and eatery is a massive space front-of house, with a large bar along one side, a spacious dining space with plenty of comfort and room for an exemplary dining experience. It is also the perfect place to hire for a private event, with a few different configurations available.
The Drink and Food
Love Lane took over the responsibility of both Higson’s and the award-winning Ginsmith’s of Liverpool in recent years, and the focus of the brewery is to continue delivering exquisite beers and gin. It does this very well, with the stable of in-house classics, as well as limited edition releases on a regular basis. The kitchen serves up delicious examples of fine pub food, like halloumi bites or chicken starters, sausage and mash, sweet potato and spinach curry, or one of the big burgers. The Sunday Roast we had once at Love Lane was very good (with a Yorkshire pudding the size of a human head). It’s a pleasant environment to grab some food and sample some of the great beers on offer.
The food is pretty damn good, some of the best ‘pub’ food in the city, and at a reasonable price of around £12 for mains, and the same for the burgers on the menu. Starters are around a fiver, with sides about £3. Cask beers are priced from £3.60 up, with a range of guest ales on at any given time. For keg, the prices start at £4 and go up to £5.40 for the strongest on offer. Bottles start at £4, cocktails at £7.50. An hour-long tour of the brewery costs £15 per person, and includes 3 taster beers, and a full pint of your choice.