|Side view of The Crown, Lime Street|
On after that to the Globe, opposite Central Station; I've mentioned this pub a couple of times before. There were four beers on, including Cains and Black Sheep, but I decided to try the JW Lees Coronation Street premium Ale (4.2%). Lees is a dependable brewery and this beer was fine. My companion, not a real ale drinker, decided to try a half and enjoyed it too "What's that I can taste in it?" she asked. I suggested a touch of caramel. "Yes, that's it," she agreed. Then she had another half. Not bad for someone who was drinking lager shandies earlier. She also said she didn't like pubs much, but could see why people would like a friendly place like the Globe. She had bought a new handbag before meeting me, and a woman in the back room leaned over and gave her a coin: "Here you are, love, for your new handbag." It's just a friendly local in the city centre with excellent service from the bar staff even when the pub is full.
All the Liverpool city centre stations are near good pubs (click here for those by Moorfields, the third station).