Furnivall’s Well is a Victorian inspired, Dickensian motivated, cocktail bar hidden away and housed in a Victorian prison, in the heart of the Liverpool Ropewalks – one of Liverpool’s trendiest districts that’s chocked full of bars and restaurants.
1860's prison cells are now snug booths, with table service for all your imbibing needs. The cocktail menu reflects the two halves of Victorian Liverpool; Rich & Prosperous: a toast to the wealthy Victorian society and Seeking Fortune: representing the reality for most of Liverpudlian Victorian working class society.
They love their Whisky, Gin, Port and Vermouth and have a soft spot for pairing spirits with draft larger. There’ll be something for everyone, and many new flavours to try that you’d never know you loved.
The Bridewell is a Grade II-listed former jail and police station which was once visited by Charles Dickens, and served as a pub until recently when the former occupant decided not to renew their lease.
The new owners haven’t simply tore out the old charms, they’ve updated, modernized and renovated, while managing to maintain everything that made the bar truly unique in the first place. This bar mixes the new and the old well, and is a real treat to visit. It’s a great place to hang with friends and learn the history of Liverpool, and how our city is steeped in culture.