Castle Street bar serving up a tasty treat of Real ales and Homemade pies
Since its opening in January of this year, Sanctuary Tap, so called in deference to the Sanctuary Stone, the medieval landmark that is situated on the pavement directly outside the bar’s entrance, has proved to be very popular with all ages.
A friendly and welcoming venue, Sanctuary Tap has quickly become the ‘go to’ bar for those looking for some quality pub food and a choice of real ale or bottled beers possessing such wonderful likes Mud City Stout, Worcester Sorcerer, Thin Ice and Peaky Blinder. Aside from the beers and cocktails, it is the stomach-filling and very, very, tasty pies, along with servings of traditional bowls of scouse, that are attracting regular complimentary comments from customers.
The mouth-watering pies, accompanied by you being able to make a choice from several favourable pints of real ale, or a heady cocktail if so minded, are served up daily. The real ales are from the award winning Saddlers and Hawkshead breweries and are a great way to wash down your choice of these wonderful pies, all freshly made on the premises, and served with a delicious and generous portion of mash and gravy.
Customers who fancy sampling our city’s traditional dish of homemade scouse will not be disappointed either. Head Chef Gareth Jones said, “I really enjoy making the tasty pies and scouse that we serve, which are all made fresh in-house. I spend a great deal of time making sure that the fillings for the pies and the scouse are prepared thoroughly and cooked well. Judging by the response and feedback we get, I am getting it right, which I am obviously delighted by.”
Owner of the bar, Tony Burns said, “When it came to choosing the beer we wanted to sell, the team and I visited both the Saddlers and Hawkshead breweries and were made to feel very welcome by them. The passion of the brewers and the quality of the products made a real impression on us and the staff at both spent time to help us understand what goes into the process of brewing quality beers and how the ales should be treated – both in their brewery and once they leave it.”
“The two breweries helped us with training and in choosing the cask ales that would most suit our guests. We decided to keep our food offering simple and homemade – and what goes better with a pint of real ale than pie and mash! We have been overwhelmed with people’s response and we sell out of the pies most days, especially when guests take advantage of our special ‘A Pie & Mash and a Pint for £8.00’ offer, which has been a roaring success.”
A trip to Sanctuary Tap should be on your ‘to do’ list when visiting the city centre. The bar is aptly named as it really is a place of Sanctuary. You will not be disappointed by the food and drinks that are served here, and always with a friendly smile and a description of the beers should you wish to discover more about them.
Open from 11am until late 7 days a week, Sanctuary Tap offers a great alternative to the cocktail bars and high end restaurants that are in abundance on Castle Street.
Sanctuary Tap • 18 Castle Street • Liverpool L2 0NE
Tel: 0151 227 4720
Twitter – @SanctuaryTap