Cains Brewery

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Join them at Cain's Brewery for a pint of Liverpool's finest within the walls of the original 'terracotta palace' where Robert Cain first brewed the famous ale they call 'Liverpool in a pint' in 1858.

Located at Cains Brewery village on Stanhope Street in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, you can enjoy a selection of some of Cain's finest, plus some new creations from their skilled brewing team. 

Offering brewery tours, bottomless brewery tours, cocktail masterclasses and private tap rooms, Cains Brewery have something for everyone. 

'It's Liverpool in a pint'.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 0:00
Tuesday 10:00 0:00
Wednesday 18:00 0:00
Thursday 10:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 0:00
Saturday 12:00 0:00
Sunday 12:00 23:00



Cains Brewery, Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope St, L8 5XJ


Baltic Triangle


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, American and Burgers food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Wilton’s Lounge Venue Hire 140 0 - - -

When Cain found that his premises in Limekiln Lane were no longer large enough he moved the brewery to a larger place in Wilton Street. Here the output was doubled and he stayed at this location for 5 years before he has outgrown the premises again and moved to our present location at Stanhope Street.

On the first floor, an area available to hire out, with the buzz and atmosphere of the main bar, can hold 140 guests or split into two sections we can host groups of 40 -50 either side. Our fabulous Cocktail bar, Hoptails, is situated in this area, perfect for larger gatherings, baby showers, birthday parties or corporate gatherings.

Limekiln Lane 20 0 - - -

In 1850 Cains natural foresight led him to start a small brewery in Limekiln Lane. From the first he was determined to work day and night to establish the business on a firm footing and to adopt for himself the adage, “If you would be well served you must serve yourself.”

Positioned on the First Floor this area can hold around 20 people. Limekiln lane Looking out over Stanhope Street and the bustling Cains Brewery Village perfect for gatherings of up to 20 people for baby showers, small birthday celebrations or family get togethers.

Terracotta Lounge Private Room 60 0 - - -

Cain was driven to continually thrive to make his brewery, pubs and beers the most tasteful and memorable they could be. Determined to establish the brewery, Robert Cain started with one pub at the age of 24, brewing his beer on the premises and saving towards the brewery he desperately needed to achieve his dream. 


Based on the ground floor and suitable for a large groups of up to 50-60 people. The perfect space to celebrate birthdays, engagements, stag / hen celebrations.

The Brocketts Private Room 12 0 - - -

Cain had 11 children, including five sons and six daughters. Two of his sons joined the British establishment. William Cain became a baronet while Charles Cains entered the House of Lords in 1933 at the first Baron Brocket.

Positioned on the first floor overlooking The Courtyard. Perfect for your night out or a team meeting with a twist for up to 12 people. A unique setting for business talks and with your own personal tap in the room, its perfect for after meeting drinks.

The Library Private Room 15 0 - - -


If love was a book, ours would be a library…”  Not only the story of Liverpool in a pint, but also the story of love. The library is home to the ‘Shoemakers Arms’ our personal tribute to Robert Cains wife, Ann Newall, the daughter of James Newall, a Liverpool shoemaker. The pair were married on the 4th April 1847 in St. Philips church, Hardman St Liverpool.


Robert Cain was constantly learning to improve himself and the products that he offered. As well as this determination, he was a perfectionist and a man with a strong belief in himself. If something had his name associated with it, he wanted it to be stylish and impeccable just like the library.


Positioned on the first floor overlooking The Courtyard. Plan your team meeting with a twist for up to 12 people. A unique setting for business talks and with your own personal tap in the room, its perfect for after meeting drinks.

Spike Island Basement Space 0 100 - - -

Robert Cain was born on Spike Island, and island spanning 103 acres in Cork Harbour, County Cork, Ireland on 29th April. 

Taking your celebration underground below the brewery, the perfect space for a unique gathering. With mood lighting and some wonderful features, you’ll be sure to wow your guests.


* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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