The Perfect Pancake Day at The Shankly Hotel

Hooray, hooray it’s Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel.

That time of year again, when we all become culinary genius’ and break out our frying pans to create masterpieces of pancake perfection. Next come the toppings that range from traditional lemon and sugar to fresh fruits and lashings of cream or for the sickliest of sweet teeth Nutella, caramel and even ice cream.

Spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel

 

What was once a way for folk to fill up before lent, has now become a day that celebrates culinary creativity.

At the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, our talented chefs have mastered the perfect pancake batter that creates the fluffiest of doughy delights.

Next, they’ve whipped up a delicious menu of toppings. Choose from UK favourite lemon and sugar or refreshing strawberries and cream and with many more tasty toppings to build your own super stack of perfect pancakes it’ll be the best Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel.

A Pancake reception

Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel

Going one step further we will be providing some tasty treats and perhaps a little entertainment to boot.

Our talented reception team will be popping on their chef’s aprons to serve guests with plates of perfect pancakes from a pop-up pancake stall.

Check out their pancake performance as you are waiting to check in for the night, or perhaps pick up a pancake to take away as a snack for in your room or out in the city.

Who knows our staff members may even compete for the title of most fabulous flipper?

Great for the family

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

This year forget worrying about all those sticky dishes or having to scrape batter off the ceiling. Instead, spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel and enjoy perfect pancakes for the whole family.

Great for the kids as they get to create their own super stack of fluffy pancakes topped with all their favourites. Great for you as you don’t have to clear up the mess they leave behind.

Spend the night

Next, enjoy some takeaway pancakes in your Shankly themed family suite. Book to stay in one of our luxury interconnected rooms that are ideal for separating you from the kids for the night.

The Shankly Hotel family suite

Let them enjoy watching a movie from the comfort of their beds as you enjoy some quiet time in a huge double bed or recline into an indulgent jacuzzi bath.

Speak to us today

For more information or to spend Pancake Day at the Shankly Hotel call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk. We know it’s going to be a flipping great day.

 

30% Off Your Entire Bill at Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Do you need to spoil somebody with a fancy meal in Liverpool this week? Perhaps you’ve got a visit from the family or you need to impress the future in-laws. Either way, we have an amazing offer that’s ideal for you to foot the bill without breaking the bank.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant has an amazing offer on for this Thursday 16th February only that gives you and your party a whopping 30% off your entire restaurant bill.

That’s right food, drinks, desserts the whole thing will be 30% less than usual.

So, bring along the in-laws, why not ask them to bring the neighbours too, so you can treat them all to a superb evening meal at a fraction of the cost.

New menu

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With the Bastion Bar and Restaurant’s exciting new menu your dinner guests will be spoiled for choice.

Spring out for a sharing platter of tempura prawns, Maryland crab cakes, sweet chilli chicken skewers, duck spring rolls and sweet chilli and satay dipping sauces.

Our stylish starters now include pressed pork belly in sweet apple and chilli sauce or beetroot and gin cured salmon.

For main course, there are choices from traditional fish and chips to the more exotic hanging chicken kebabs.

Our mouth-watering dessert menu will have you licking your lips just reading it and our new dipping doughnuts with a coffee flavoured sauce are divine. For those, without a sweet tooth, there is a tantalising cheese board to pick at with a delicious real ale chutney.

A great place to enjoy a stunning meal in Liverpool for with an equally impressive discount off the bill.

After dinner

Shankly Memorabilia

If there are any footballing fans among your party, our entire restaurant is a tribute to the life and career of the great man himself; Bill Shankly.

You can enjoy your splendid meal and follow it up with a tour of rare and previously unseen Shankly memorabilia.

Take the folks around cases containing Shankly’s awards and achievements, show them to the letter wall where they can read his hand penned or typed correspondence with other famous names.

The Shankly museum is a great insight into a true legend of football, a worthwhile visit for any fan of Shankly.

Stay the night

Shankly Hotel Room

As you’ve saved so much on your meal in Liverpool why not make the most of your visit and stay overnight in one of our luxury Shankly themed hotel rooms.

Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in a huge comfy double bed and relax in a stylishly decorated ensuite bathroom and double jacuzzi tub.

The Shankly Hotel is perfectly located in Liverpool’s bustling city centre with plenty to do both before and after your fabulous meal. Book to dine on this fabulous offer and maybe even make a short city break of it with friends and family.

Do not miss out on this one-off chance to get the family together in a Liverpool restaurant that’s full of character and history. Call and book your table today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

Love Stories of Past and Present from the Shankly Hotel

It’s an undeniable passion that Bill Shankly had for the game of football. In fact, he would probably scoff at the fact that we have just referred to football as a game. Shankly’s love for the sport ran so deep he is known for having just three great passions.

His footballing career, his darling wife Nessie and their family.

First came love, then came marriage

Shankly and Ness

The pair met during Bill’s time stationed as a Corporal at RAF barracks just outside Glasgow where Nessie was working in the WRAF. They were married in 1944 and had their first child, Barbara, shortly after in 1945.

It is rumoured that despite his new-found love for Agnes, Bill couldn’t let go of his passion for football and rumour once had it that Bill took Nessie to see a Rochdale game on their anniversary, something that was however quickly discredited by Shanks himself who barked;

“Of course I didn’t take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday. Would I have got married in the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.”

Nessie’s unquestioning attendance of a match for a birthday present set the pace for a future life of supporting her husband’s insatiable appetite for football.

There’s even word that Bill took Nessie to a Tranmere match as a birthday present also, this rumour was quickly quashed by Nessie who corrected “it was Accrington Stanley but it wasn’t a birthday present”.

 

The life of the first WAG

Nessie was a player’s wife before she became the second lady of Liverpool football.

During the early years of her marriage, she married a star player whom 5 years later became manager at Carlisle United.

From here Bill went on to manage Huddersfield in 1956, then came made the final move in his career to Liverpool in 1959.

Through all that Nessie was behind Bill, never complaining and resiliently supporting her husband’s unrelenting passion for football.

Whilst Bill would be out giving his all to LFC, Nessie would be at home helping raise the grandchildren. Having already brought up 2 daughters Barbara and Jeanette Nessie would also devote her time to entertaining and feeding fans of Shankly and the grounds staff of LFC.

Behind every great man, there is a great woman

Bill and Ness Shankly

After all the support Nessie gave Bill over the years, through thick and thin the couple remained a beacon of true love.

It wasn’t until 1974, 30 years after they married, that Bill decided to relinquish his greatest passion in life in favour of spending quality time wife his wife and family.

In his own words during his retirement announcement;

“I’ve been so wedded to Liverpool that I’ve taken Nessie out only twice in 40 years. It’s time she saw more of my old ugly mug”

So, in time Nessie’s utter devotion to the great man paid off. He had come to realise that even though his love for Liverpool football was strong he had a family and a wife who were missing his attentions.

After half a century of living and breathing the game, Bill Shankly relinquished his strong ties to Liverpool football and began devoting more time to his family. After all;

“There’s nobody closer to you than your own kith and kin; your own blood. I’ve got my wife, my daughters, grandchildren, and my sons in law. They’re the closest to me and I would die for them.”

Love of the People

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Bill Shankly was and still, is adored by the people of Liverpool.

His dedication to the city earned him the title of honorary Scouser. Without the unyielding love and support of Nessie, his achievements would not have been possible.

Today Bill and Nessie are remembered as the couple who made people happy.

After years of tracking his successful career across the country, Nessie and the Shankly family had set up home in Liverpool. Laying down routes that would help them leave the loving legacy that they both created.

Even with the tragic passing of her one true love, Nessie was comforted in the fact that the people of Liverpool would remember Bill Shankly with such fondness and hold him in loving memory.

What the love of Bill and Ness inspired

Today at the Shankly Hotel our guests can come and learn all about the happiness Bill and Ness shared, as well love they passed onto their children and grandchildren.

The Shankly family love

The Shankly Hotel was built upon the strong family values that were made by Bill and Nessie and during their own relationship. The commitment they had to each other’s happiness filtered down into the family we all know today.

Love is always in the air at the Shankly Hotel

Love continues to be a huge part of what goes on at the Shankly Hotel, as we celebrate many happy couple’s special occasions.

Guests at the Shankly Hotel have proposed, others have said yes. Some have celebrated anniversaries of happy marriages and others have started their journey into married life in our stunning Liverpool wedding venue Eden.

Even our own Shankly Hotel Director and grandson of Bill and Nessie; Chris Carline, popped the big question to Lisa, now his intended on the Eden rooftop garden where so many happy dreams have come true.

So on Valentine’s day this year and for the rest of the year ahead, make a visit to the Shankly Hotel to celebrate some fabulous love stories from the past. Or perhaps make some lasting memories of your own.

Call 0151 601 8801 or check out our latest Valentine’s day offers here.

Amazing Liverpool hotel offers in January 2017 from The Shankly

Another year is beginning we thought we’d help you put a stop to those January blues with three amazing Liverpool hotel offers from The Shankly.

Our hotel has the ideal city centre location for you to visit Liverpool’s amazing shops for the January sales. Why not join us for a short stay in Liverpool and start 2017 in style?

The Shankly Hotel had a fabulous year in 2016, many special events took place and we were recognised in the industry with some superb awards.

With this in mind, we decided to invite our guests to see what makes a stay at The Shankly unforgettable. Here are three amazing Liverpool hotel offers created just for you.

Stay and Dine at the Shankly hotel – midweek

Tailored to suite a two guests our Stay and Dine offer is perfect for a couple visiting Liverpool together. The offer includes one night in our luxury double rooms with one of our decadent double Jacuzzi baths.

Spending the night in a fabulously decorated Bill Shankly themed suite, where you can experience the ideal Liverpool accommodation at the heart of the city centre.

Both of you will be invited to dine on a delicious two course meal in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Our tasty menu has a variety of delightful dishes, prepared by our talented chefs.

The Bastion - Liverpool hotel offers

Whilst you dine take in a selection of Bill Shankly memorabilia on display in our Shankly Museum. Unlike any dining experience, with Bastion Bar and Restaurant instead you can enjoy the Shankly Experience.

The following morning a brilliant buffet breakfast will be served in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Choose from a traditional full English or fresh pastries and fruit.

Breakfast at the Bastion - Liverpool hotel offers

For a memorable start to your 2017 book to Stay and Dine at The Shankly Hotel this January.

Prices range from £99 to £119 per couple with weekend breaks on offer from £159 per couple.

These completely inclusive Liverpool hotel offers will guarantee you both a wonderful short break in Liverpool.

Fabulous weekend group accommodation from the Shankly hotel

Liverpool comes alive at the weekend; the streets fill with shoppers during the day and the bars and clubs have a great atmosphere at night.

That’s why a weekend stay at the Shankly Hotel is a must for January 2017. We’ve made a great short city break possible with friends and family by tailoring some wonderful Liverpool hotel offers.

For Friday and Saturday, you and group of friends or family can come together in celebration. A great offer for an amazing overnight stay at the Shankly Hotel from just £30 per couple.

The Shankly Hotel - Liverpool hotel offers

We want to make sure you can make the most of your January by treating you and your group to a fabulous night in a luxury room. Your Bill Shankly themed suite will be equipped with an indulgent double Jacuzzi bath. Ideal to relax in after a long day of shopping or a late-night partying.

The Shankly Hotel - Liverpool hotel offers

The next day your party can take a seat in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Refueling from your amazing weekend in Liverpool.

These three fabulous Liverpool hotel offers are available throughout January. Hurry and book now or call 0151 601 8801 to make sure you can enjoy every amazing experience the Shankly Hotel can provide and make the start of 2017 unforgettable.

For further information or to book our reservations team are available to chat via email at info@signatureliving.co.uk

Folk Festival on the Dock

If you enjoy a little folk music then get your skates on and head to Albert Dock this August bank holiday.

Liverpool welcomes performers across all the different genres of folk. Classic folk to sea shanty styles will entertain everybody with an open invite.

Join the toe tapping merriment in celebration of Liverpool’s rich music and maritime heritage. Fun for the whole family at Liverpool’s Albert Dock this summer.

Bring the kids along to The Shankly Hotel just a short walk from the Folk Festival fun and a great place for the family to stay this summer.

Call 0151 236 0166 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk to arrange and exciting fun and folksy family break.

 

10 Family Friendly Activities In Liverpool this May

Our philosophy at The Shankly Hotel is to offer unique accommodation suitable for a variety of guest requirements. The personal touches we have applied to our venue has set us apart from other accommodations within the city and soon the UK. We make our guest experiences the most memorable we can.

We offer our varied range of guests, tailored experiences to suit your needs when visiting Liverpool. Whether you are visiting the city with young family or having a reunion with your aunties uncles, grandmas and grandads, there are plenty to keep all ages occupied, all within easy reach of The Shankly Hotel.

Here are our top 10 selections for family friendly fun in the month of May:

Peppa Pig has come to town

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We all know and love that perfect pink piggy little Miss Peppa Pig and, of course, Daddy and Mummy Pig, not forgetting little George too. We are so excited the whole Pig family and some friends will be at the Empire Theatre this month on the 28th and 29th of May. Your little ones will love singing and dancing with Peppa, her friends and family in a bright and colourful interactive show, sure to have the whole family joining in the fun.

To infinity and beyond

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If you have a family member who is fascinated with all things space related, then ‘Destination Space’ at the World Museum is for you. Celebrating Tim Peake’s trip to the International Space Station, ‘Destination Space’ season is offering a variety of demonstrations and activities to educate and fascinate. Visitors will gain knowledge of the space related process whilst being entertained. Activities include learning about Newton’s second law of motion, understanding why astronauts need to undertake toilet training before they head to into space and much more. You can attend the event on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May.

Over the water arty activities

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A quick train ride across the Mersey takes you to the Wirral. Board trains to Chester or Ellesmere Port from any city centre train station, 6 stops and 15 minutes later you will find yourself in the lovely village of Port Sunlight. Home to the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight has a great history of being the most picturesque village on the Wirral. The village itself was built by Lord Lever for his employees to live within a short distance of their workplace; a beautiful visit for any family. The Lady Lever Art Gallery was a tribute from Lord Lever to his wife, and is host to a number of exciting art based activities over the month of May, including a circus skills workshop with face painting and balloons on 30th May – a perfect way to spend the bank holiday weekend.

Explore at The Bluecoat

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The Bluecoat Centre for Contemporary Arts holds exhibitions year round, all of which are fun and educational for the entire family. Some events run from early spring into late summer and all provide visitors with a great day to make lots of arty memories. The Explore event runs from 13:00 -16:00pm and is free for drop in visitors until the 28th May. This event encourages visitors to partake in artist led activities, somewhere to spend a short time or the entire afternoon with the whole family.

Ferry across the Mersey

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Possibly the UK’s most iconic form of public transport is the Mersey Ferry. Hop on board and enjoy a gentle cruise along the calm waters of the River Mersey, taking in Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, the Three Graces, the Albert Dock and the Wirral coast. Step on and off the ferry at designated stops to visit the U-Boat story at Woodside ferry terminal and the Spaceport at Seacombe, or just stay on and enjoy the wind in your hair. Occasionally the specially commissioned dazzle ferry ‘Snowdrop’ takes to the River Mersey, displaying her custom paint in commemoration of World War One. The ferry is the only one of its kind, highlighting the introduction of dazzle paint used as camouflage during the war to make vessels more difficult to target. A trip the whole family will enjoy, with regular cruises operating daily, taking just under an hour to complete a round trip or spend the day hopping on and off at the sights.

Liverpool Sound City

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The popular music festival is returning to the city once again this year, showcasing some of the finest music acts of today. Florence and the Machine, The Coral and Ed Sheeran are among a list of fabulous acts due to grace the stage at Bramley-Moore dock. So if you and your family are big music buffs, looking to turn the weekend into a family festival experience, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect base to begin. The festival will run across the bank holiday weekend on the 28th and 29th of May, but tickets are selling fast so get your skates on.

A sensory rush at St George Hall

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Hosting a variety of performances throughout the month of May, St George’s Hall will always have something for the family to enjoy. Coming to the plateau at St Georges Hall from the 27th- 30th of May is Audio Sonic Vision, a production by the JELLYFISHMOON company. This visually stunning creation surrounds the audience with 360 degree projected geometric journeys onto a domed surface, complemented by soundtracks from the Constellation Collective. A sensory delight not to be missed, perfect for the entire family running from 11am-8pm.

A day down the Docks

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Being a huge part of Liverpool history, the Albert Dock is home to a number of great activities to entertain your family for a day or even two. With so much on offer knowing what is happening in advance makes planning your time there a little easier. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is holding a selection of exhibitions, including a display of antique shipping posters depicting the changes in transatlantic travel, through style and needs of the passengers from 1880 – 1980. A dip into the Tate Modern will provide the family with displays of photography, sculpture and the occasional interactive exhibition. This month, starting the 18th of May, in celebration of Francis Bacon’s: Invisible Rooms, families are invited to experiment with light and space, building dens and playing inside cubes in the free family area inside the gallery. Or you could just spend the day eating ice cream and looking for jellyfish…

Topless bus tours

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A great way to see the city without getting blisters on your feet is a double decker bus tour. Running all day the roofless bus tours take you and family on a hop on and off journey round our fair city’s greatest attractions. Weather permitting this is a great way to get round town, and include all the sights and sounds Liverpool has to offer, from the Albert Dock through China Town and off to the Liverpool Cathedral. Tours can be tailored to include visits to LFC home ground Anfield or a Cathedral Tower visit depending on what you care to see.

A day in the park

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Sefton Park is located just outside the city centre, a short train or bus journey away, and is a perfect spot for taking in the air, going for a picnic or visiting one of the many events held there throughout the year. This month on the 28th and 29th of May, the Palm House is holding a bank holiday gathering of artisans, offering up splendid creations of food, music and art and inviting all of us all to share in the delights. With workshops in willow weaving and culinary classes creating fabulous foods to tempt the taste buds, the whole family can come along and get involved. The two-day festival will be providing displays of artistry in all of its forms, and visitors can also enjoy live music and craft ales in the licensed bar area. Visitors of all ages are welcome and will be thoroughly entertained with all the festival has to offer.

All of these attractions are within easy reach of The Shankly Hotel, making us the perfect family base for your city break away. Call 0151 6015832 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.