No, its not a marathon pub crawl. This was actually the first time I’ve been in Doctor Duncan’s bar. Still haven’t had a drink there, just photographed the Landlord, Peter Howarth joining Council Leader, Warren Bradley in launching this 2008 project which will celebrate the city’s pub culture and heritage.
Liverpool’s legendary public houses are being asked to play their part in European Capital of Culture 2008.
The Liverpool Culture Company is appealing to landlords across Liverpool to take part in Around the City in 80 Pubs – a celebration of the city’s unique pub culture.
The project will aims to explore and promote those things which make Scouse pubs so special – architecture, traditions, music, games, food – and of course – beer!
Councillor Warren Bradley, leader of Liverpool city council and deputy chair of the Liverpool Culture Company, said: “Liverpool is renowned the world over for the character and hospitality of its pubs – they’re an integral part of the city’s heritage.
“Our year as European Capital of Culture will be a great time to celebrate pub culture, and highlight the integral role that pubs play within their communities.
“It’s also an opportunity to look at how pubs have evolved to cater to new tastes and appeal to new audiences, so there’s plenty of room for rap and karaoke as well as darts and real ale.