Pubs and Restaurants at the Grand National


Whenever you are visiting a new place, it pays to know where all the amenities are. If you are planning to travel to Liverpool for the Grand National Festival in 2018, then it is not only imperative that you know the best bars, it is an absolute necessity. To get you started on a post-race unwinding, here are a few restaurants and pubs that are worth a look:

The Roscoe Head

This quaint English pub is untouched by the bustle of modern life. It is the only pub in the North West that has been featured on every edition of the Camra Good Beer Guide since it was first published in 1974. The entire pub is a four roomed establishment that emphasizes the appreciation of good ale. They have six hand pumps which at all times have Tetley Bitter and a selection of 5 other beers mainly from small breweries in the Finest Cask List. These 5 beers change from time to time, meaning you can enjoy something different every time. They are open from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays, but extend the closing time to midnight on weekends.

The Amalia Italian restaurant

Between bets at, this is the place to go for fine Italian dining. They are known all over Liverpool as the premier Italian restaurant, thanks mostly to their time tested family recipes. The décor is homely and the atmosphere lively. This is the place to go if you are really hungry, emphasis on the really hungry. They have this Calzone challenge that should satisfy even the most ardent eater. The Amalia restaurant was the winner of the Italian Awards in 2017 for the third year running and has been nominated for two lifestyle awards in 2018.

The Edge at Joey Orr’s

The Edge is located along Rice lane in Liverpool, about 1.4 miles away from the Aintree racecourse. They are well known for their salt and pepper chicken and their steak and ale pie. Their homemade chips have also received rave reviews. They have a high rating on TripAdvisor with a perfect score after 167 reviews. They have been praised for their great food, excellent service, and incredibly friendly staff. It is a fantastic place to eat especially if you are looking for a pocket friendly establishment. Their Sunday roast has also been favourably mentioned in the reviews. They have vegan and vegan friendly options as well as gluten free food.

The Cavern Club

You cannot claim to have visited Liverpool if you have not had a pint at The Cavern Club, especially if you are a fan of The Beatles. The legendary band played here more than 300 times on their road to becoming one of the most famous English bands of all time, and tribute acts play there every weekend. The club opens from 10 am to 2 am every day, but closes at midnight on Sunday.

As you spend your days at the Grand National, watching horses and making money, be sure to keep your body fuelled with good food and drink.