Bridewell Building

Bridewell Building, Liverpool: Hours, Address, Bridewell Building Reviews: 5/5

Bridewell Building
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK607,355 contributions
Beautiful building, great history, fantastic pub.
Mar 2021 • Friends
Once a common site around Liverpool, Bridewell's were jails dotted around our city ,there were several on such streets as Athol Street, Essex Street, Esk Street,Rose Hill,Dog & Gun,West Derby and this one on Argyle Street on Campbell Square.
All were demolished with the exception of this one,constructed in 1864 ,it contains 7 jail cells and accommodated about 100 ruffians a month ,in the 1930's it ceased operation as a jail but was commissioned during world war two by the U.S military.
It now serves as one of Liverpool's finest and most unique real ale pubs, the former cells are now converted into comfortable booths complete with tv's, if you look in the pubs beer garden there's a plaque to Charles Dickens who was an honorary constable here ,he went out on patrols around the dock area while researching material for a novel, its a wonderful building, a historic building and a fine real ale pub thats most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate on Campbell Square.
Written 22 March 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK607,355 contributions
Part of chain of jails .
Jun 2020 • Friends
In the mid 19th century there were several Bridewell jails dotted throughout Liverpool, few of the Bridewll's survived the march of time ,the jails in Athol Street,Esk Street ,Essex Street, Rose Hill ,The Dog & Gun and West Derby all were reduced to rubble but on Campbell Square just off Argyle Street is a pub called The Bridewell Pub which is housed in what was once Argyle Street Bridewell which was a jail constructed in 1864 .
A beautiful brick building containing 7 cells that accommodated about 100 prisoners a month ,mostly ruffians and vagabonds from the near by dock area ,it ceased to be a jail in the 1930's but during world war two was used by the U S military.
Nowadays it's a thriving real ale pub ,a visit to the pub is cool ,many of the original features of the former jail are still to be viewed especially the cells which have been converted into cosy rooms ,there's an interesting plaque in the beer garden dedicated to Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens had a fascination with the police force and on one of his many trips to Liverpool this honorary constable visited Argyle Street Bridewell and walked the beat with police officers while researching material for an upcoming novel .
The building looks amazing especially at night when illuminated, its very photogenic and makes for some great photographic opportunities and is most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area and easy to locate along Argyle Street on Campbell Square.
Written 3 June 2020
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