A striking old sign has been revealed on The Grapes pub in Mathew Street as renovation work begins – and the building’s owner has confirmed the famous pub will reopen this weekend.
The Grapes, in the heart of the Cavern Quarter, is one of Liverpool’s most famous pubs and was once a haunt of The Beatles in their Cavern days.
But it was repossessed from the licensee by its owners in December and has been closed ever since.
Star Pubs and Bars said it had taken back control of the pub “following a High Court possession order due to the financial circumstances of the licensee”.
Scaffolding has gone up and the green and white sign above the pub has now been taken down – to reveal a red and black sign saying “The Famous Grapes.” Work has also started inside the pub on what Star has promised will be “a programme of repairs and sympathetic redecoration”.