Historic City Centre Eatery & Alehouse, Ma Boyle's, Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary A Year Late

Updated: Apr 19

The Liverpool Institution Is Re-Opening In The Outdoors On The 12th Of April To Celebrate Its Long-Overdue Milestone

Ma Boyle's lit up by the warm lights in the heart of the City Centre's Commercial District (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).
Ma Boyle's, lit up by the warming lights in the early evening, located in the heart of the City Centre's Commercial District (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).

Liverpool institution, Ma Boyle's, located just off Water Street and next to St. Nick's Church, will be re-opening for outdoor dining from the 12th of April.


They have invested over £15,000 into their new outdoor dining area, with the renovations including semi-permanent seating. The venue has been enjoyed by Liverpudlians for over a century and a half, and can now celebrate in style with its re-opening.

Ma Boyle's celebrating its 150th Anniversary one year late (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).
Ma Boyle's celebrating its 150th Anniversary one year late (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).

With Central Government's Step 2 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown occurring on the 12th of April, Ma Boyle's will once again be able to offer its food and drinks in their outdoor space. With the current COVID-19 restrictions, indoor spaces are not permitted to guests until the 17th of May at the earliest.


Due to the pandemic restrictions and Lockdowns last year, the staple Liverpudlian hangout has been unable to celebrate the impressive feat of now 151 years since opening its doors. However, they intend to put that right with several plans to commemorate the special anniversary one year late.


'We have been building up to this date for a long time now... We can feel how ready the city is for us, for everywhere to open.' - Iain Hoskins, Owner of Ma Boyle's.

The venue is located in a snug corner just off Water Street on the cusp of where The Commercial District meets The Seven Streets Quarter and The Waterfront, where it could belong to any of, or all three of, the City Centre neighbourhoods.


The eatery and alehouse is surrounded by historic buildings and the ever growing skyline, from Atlantic Tower to Unity Buildings and West Tower.


The outdoor area of the classic venue looks out to the gardens of Liverpool Parish Church, the Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, commonly referred to as St. Nick's, which dates back in its current form to 1811.


The eatery offers breakfast, lunch, bistro food, drinks and cocktails. It has been described as a place where friends, couples, and co-workers meet and catch up.


Owner of the historic City Centre venue, Ma Boyle's, is Iain Hoskins (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).
Owner of the historic City Centre venue, Ma Boyle's, is Iain Hoskins (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).

The owner of Ma Boyle's, Iain Hoskins said: 'We have been building up to this date for a long time now and are applying the finishing touches for this new al fresco chapter.'


He added: 'We can feel how ready the city is for us, for everywhere to open. Liverpool is built on hospitality, as the site has been here for such a long time, there's so much history steeped in these walls, it feels very special just to get the doors open again and have the tables and chairs out in the street.'


Concluding, he said: 'We really can't wait to be welcoming everyone back. We are also in the unusual position of missing our 150th-anniversary celebrations last year because of the pandemic, so will be making up for that in 2021 with some very special moments – a year late!'


Ma Boyle's has plenty of surprises in store over the course of the year to celebrate its extraordinary anniversary in style, many of which will be revealed soon over the coming weeks and months.


They are also looking forward to resuming their traditional Sunday Roast service on Sunday the 23rd of May when Step 3 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown is unlocked.


Owner, Iain Hoskins, is also launching his new venture, Tempest on Tithebarn, an eatery inspired by restaurants in the New York City meatpacking district. The new locale will focus particularly on brunch, lunch, cocktails and craft beer.


The soon-to-be opening Tempest venue will include the ground-floor bar and restaurant, a basement club and an open-air rooftop garden bar, offering 7th storey views across the City Region.

Indoor seating at Ma Boyle's that intends to open on the 17th May under Step 3 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).
Indoor seating at Ma Boyle's that intends to open on Monday the 17th of May under Step 3 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown (Credit: Image Supplied by Ma Boyle's).

You can visit Ma Boyle's for food and drinks from Monday the 12th of April:

7 Tower Gardens,

Tower Building, The Strand,

The Commercial District,

Liverpool City Centre,

City of Liverpool, L3 1LG,

Liverpool City Region, UK.


You can also contact Ma Boyle's using the information below:

Phone Number - 0151 236 0070

Email - ma@MaBoylesLiverpool.com

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