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The Cavern Pub

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The Cavern Pub

Translated by Helen Hardy — 4 years ago

Original text by Patricia Saiz Díaz

The Cavern Pub

The Cavern Pub, opposite the Cavern Club on Mathew Street, has a wall outside it upon which is listed the names of all the artists who have played at the Cavern Club since its opening in 1957. Among these are the Fab Four, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, The Who, Stevie Wonder, Elton john and Jimi Hendrix, who all performed in the club in the 1960s and 70s. More recent additions include Adele, Jessie J, Jake Bugg and the Arctic Monkeys.

Inside the pub there are lots of souvenirs from past shows in the Cavern, including a guitar signed by the Arctic Monkeys.

The pub has a limited edition 'Yellow Submarine' jukebox, which lets you put your favourite tracks on in the pub. You can also enjoy live music performances here almost every night of the week, and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Cavern Pub is open seven days a week, and there is no entrance fee.

At the pub's entrance there is a plaque concerning the Cavern Club, which reads: 'The Cavern Club is obviously synonymous with The Beatles and Merseybeat in general, but between 1957-1973 most of the giants of the rock and pop world descended the stairs, to perform on the stage of the most famous club in the world. This is our tribute to these artists. '

The Cavern Pub

The pub serves food every day until the evening, including pizzas, hamburgers, and the famous traditionally British fish and chips.

The Cavern Pub was opened by and is owned, as is its 'brother' the Cavern Club, by Cavern City Tours. The bar has been redesigned to reflect the fact that between 1957 and 1973 most of the great rock, pop, soul, R&B and jazz artists of the time played at the Cavern Club.

The pub's Beatles tribute includes an exhibition inside of musical instruments associated with the band: a Rickenbacker (John), a Höfner Bass (Paul), a Ludwig (Ringo) and a Gretsch (George), together with a Vox amplifier. On January 16th 1997, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Cavern, Gerry Marsden from Gerry & The Pacemakers unveiled the Wall of Fame, which I mentioned above. On the same day, Billy J Kramer installed a statue of his old friend John Lennon inside next to the Wall of Fame. The Cavern also has a Höfner Bass on show that Sir Paul McCartney signed when he played at the Cavern Club on December 14th 1999.

The plaque on the Wall of Fame reads: 'The Cavern Wall of Fame: The Wall of Fame was unveiled by Gerry Marsden on the 17th January 1997 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Cavern Club. The wall highlights the names of all the bands who appeared at the Club between 1957-1973. Also included are some of the contemporary bands who performed in the 90s (Oasis, Dodgy). The Cavern Club situated on the opposite side of the road occupies fifty percent of the original site and proudly retains its original address of 10 Mathew Street. The Wall of Fame was conceived and financed by Cavern City Tours with support from The Beneficial Bank. Research by Phil & Peter Thompson. '

The Cavern Pub

The pub isn't as popular with tourists as the club, since really it was the Cavern Club The Beatles played in night after night, which was also opened long before this pub. However, if you have time, I recommend visiting them both to admire the instruments on display in the glass cabinets, and if by chance an artists is playing when you visit, why not stay a while and enjoy the atmosphere with a pint of beer in hand.

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