Bernie Carroll’s Posters

Last time I visited The Philharmonic Pub on Hardman Street, as well as marvelling at that toilet I spent ages looking at giant poster on the wall filled with line drawings of most of the pubs and inns in the Liverpool area. It’s an amazing sight and educational too as each is accompanied by a small comment pointing out distingushing features. The Daily Post reports that the artist Bernie Carroll has moved on to create a Liverpool Capital of Culture poster with pictures of great and not so-great Liverpool landmarks and again each has a short expo. So Liverpool Playhouse becomes a “theatre steeped in history that created bold and creative interpretations of great plays” and the Grafton Rooms has a picture of Nora Batty alongside, describing it as a location for a “Grab-a-Granny”. Something to appeal to people from the city and just visiting.


  1. Interesting story ‘cos the guy also did a Millenium poster for Newcastle and surrounding area.

    I have managed to trace all of the pubs mentioned except one – The Rose & Gynaecologist.

    Sounds a bit unlikely so not sure if it is a joke or not?

    Anybody got any ideas?

  2. Hi Stu.

    I was looking at one of the Newcastle equivalent Millenium pub posters last night… for Edinnburgh. It showed the same pub! I looked up the address in the Edinburgh Map (because the address seemed rather strange to me!!)… “Letsbe Avenue”. Say it then…

    I think you’ve (and I’ve) been HAD!!



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