About the Blackburne

The Blackburne Arms, a wonderful dining and drinking experience right in the heart of Liverpool.

About Us

You hear the words ‘ pub landlord’ and you immediately think Al Murray – grumpy, foul-mouthed lager lout – here at the Blackburne Arms we are delighted to introduce quite the opposite! …….
Since taking over the Blackburne Arms Stephen Sinclair, a scouser born and bred, along with his beautiful wife Lina has re-established the place into a warmly welcoming gastropub! Considered by many as a focal point in the heart of the Georgian Quarter, as it continues to regenerate and is fast becoming know to locals & tourists as the ‘coolest’ part of the city!

Stephen spent many years in London polishing his skills & knowledge under Marco PW and followed this up by leading the hospitality team at the conference centre!

So he is no stranger to excellent service, quality produce and delivering high standards!

After many years in the big smoke, the sparkle of the city lights faded and after marrying the women of his dreams – they decided to head back up north, in the hope of using their years of experience & hard work and re-direct their passion into a ‘LOCAL BOOZER’ in need of some TLC!

Between them, they have managed to establish a much-loved community pub that welcomes its many neighbours at the same time as using their incredible knowledge of great food & cocktails …..but most importantly up north ……. what it takes to pour ‘ a sound pint’!!!!

Lina’s superb eye for detail has transformed what some described as a dated interior into that of one with a sleek individuality and creative edge, whilst simultaneously maintaining the character which many places struggle to achieve!

Not to mention, a fabulous boutique hotel upstairs, with each of its 7 bedrooms painstakingly designed & decorated by her fair hands – a true labour of love!

On top of all the aforementioned changes, they are both extremely proud to consistently receive praise from not only local food critics but national guides! Closest to their hearts is the approval of their loyal regular customers that frequent the pub week in, week out!

All of which have culminated in their greatest honour …… being known as ‘Liverpool’s Best Roast’!!!

They both look forward to welcoming you to the Blackburne Arms soon so that you can sample its delights for yourself and be next in line to give them a huge thumbs up – confirming their hard work has not been in vain!

Cheers from us and the team at the Blackburne Arms

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Our Local History

The Blackburne Arms has been a local pub for almost 100 years, located on the corner of Catharine Street and Falkner Street in Liverpool City Centre’s Georgian Quarter, it has been completely transformed in recent years. The pub offers a brand new restaurant menu as well as a bar stacked with a wide variety of drink selections including fantastic beers, gins and wines. The pub boasts a homely and relaxing atmosphere as well as a hotel upstairs. It has regular local celebrity customers including Radio City’s Rossie, Sky Sports’ Phil Thompson and Liverpool legend, Alan Kennedy. We’re located on the corner of Catherine Street and Blackburne Place.

The ever growing in popularity Georgian quarter is slightly set back from the famous River Mersey but is one of the countries best preserved collections of Georgian architecture outside of London. The area reflects Liverpool’s rich past, the days when a fifth of the world’s shipping passed through it’s ports. The history and aesthetic of the Georgian quarter make it the second most popular film location for urban films in Britain outside of London.