Here’s How & Why We Celebrate National Pie Week at The Shankly

There aren’t many sports that have their own designated food group. Think Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream or the US Superbowl and chicken wings. For British football, the dish of choice is the humble pie and during national pie week 2018 from the 5th of March, The Shankly Hotel will be putting on a great offer.

Why do pies and football go so well together?

Perhaps no surprise that the oldest sport in the country has adopted one of the oldest snacks in the country as its symbolic dish.

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The history of pies and football can be traced back over a century with various recorded incidents surrounding the humble pie appearing at some of the earliest matches.

The notorious chant “who ate all the pies?” is said to have been inspired by William Foulke, a 20 stone Sheffield goalie whose own fans used to sing the tune him due to his enormous size.

Others will tell the tale of Micky Quinn, the famous eighties striker who, after having a pie thrown at him by a fan, picked it up and devoured it.

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So strong is the connection between pies and football that only ten years ago a man travelled the country vowing to eat a pie in every UK football stadium. He succeeded by eating a whopping 92 pies and even penned a book about his experiences entitled . . . wait for it . . . “92 Pies”.

As with football it only seems proper to rate all the pies in the league and place them in their very own league chart.

Thanks to pie experts PIERATEERS such a thing already exists and low and behold the top team pie can be found at Morecambe and is a classic steak and ale wonder.

Liverpool, however, cannot be found on the league table at all! The shock of it.

Hombaked Anfield

Turns out the history of the humble pie is strong at Anfield. Some even say that the current cooperative bakery that supplies Liverpool and away fans with their staple match snack was inspired by the kindness of Shankly himself.

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Homebaked was once Mitchell’s, the bakery that supplied the community and countless match goers with their staple football snack for nearly a century. After closing in 2010 it was sorely missed, which prompted locals to reopen the bakery and run it themselves.

Now on any given match day the cues at Homebaked stretch out the door and around the block as it has become custom to purchase a pie too:

  1. a) keep your hands warm during the game
  2. b) support the local community.

Many believe that Homebaked was inspired by Shankly and that could be why their signature pie is aptly named, The Shankly Pie made with steak, bacon, mushroom and onion and a touch of gravy.

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Today Homebaked use their massive match day profits and any other profit to help educate and train their bakers and hold classes and courses and any food left over goes towards help in the local area such as food banks and homeless shelters.

Why not pop in and support them on your next visit to a match day at Anfield?

National Pie Week 2018

So, to celebrate national pie week The Shankly Hotel’s Bastion is offering an amazing two for one of their delicious lunchtime pies from Monday – Friday.

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The tasty fillings change daily so you never know what you might be in for. Everything from the classic chicken and veg to Shankly’s favourite the simple steak is on the cards.

All our pies are made from scratch on site and baked fresh each day so make sure you are in the right place to celebrate national pie week next week and get your hands on a superb piece of Shankly pastry with our amazing two for one offer.

Why not make a night of it, after all your likely to be full up and ready for a lie down after one of these delicious delicacies.

Check out some of our amazing hotels offers including overnight stays and family breaks.

Or what could be more romantic than pie-themed date night to celebrate national pie week at The Shankly?

Call for further info on 0151 601 8801 or email

10 Reasons Why Everyone Falls in Love with Liverpool

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And we thought we’d celebrate the special occasion with some love for Liverpool.

The Maritime Mercantile City is bursting with things to see and do, perfect for a short and sweet break or romantic adventure.

From world famous landmarks to unique hidden gems, join us as we take a look at why everyone falls in love with Liverpool…

The Picturesque Pier Head

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It wouldn’t be a visit to Liverpool without taking in the city’s most breathtaking architecture. The world famous Three Graces define Liverpool’s picturesque skyline.

The most famous of the 3 is the Royal Liver Building. A Grade I listed venue, the building is a symbol of the city, adorned by the iconic Liver Birds.

Neighbouring buildings the Cunard and Port of Liverpool Building are both Grade II* listed, filled with enthralling histories and character.

Only a short stroll away, you’ll find Liverpool Museum, offering a fantastic view looking out towards the Three Graces.

The World Famous Albert Dock

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At the heart of Liverpool’s waterfront, you’ll find the famous Albert Dock in all its glory! And it’s simply one of a kind.

Bustling with everything from quirky souvenir shops to the  Tate art gallery, it’s well worth spending an afternoon exploring the sights.

Take a wander along the cobbled waterfront and you’ll also find romantic rows of love locks. And if you’re lucky, you may just catch a clear and calm golden red sunset.

The Charming Georgian Quarter

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The elegant Georgian Quarter means you don’t have to walk far to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. While you’re here, why not take a stroll and admire the opulence of Liverpool’s Georgian town houses?

Transporting you back to times gone by, you’ll soon fall head over heels for the beautiful terraced houses, leafy streets and cosy independent bistros.

Not forgetting, at the heart of it all is enchanting Hope Street, the winner of the Academy of Urbanism Awards for ‘Best Street’.

Liverpool’s Amazing Theatres

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Liverpool is also home to an array of charming theatres and the grand Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. You’ll find the Liverpool Playhouse, Everyman Theatre and Royal Court only a short distance from The Shankly Hotel.

The Liverpool Playhouse dates all the way back to 1866 with exquisite interior details taking inspiration from Greek Revival style. Alternatively, the Everyman offers a more contemporary and bohemian feel, showcasing productions with a political edge.

If you’re simply after a local favourite, the Georgian Quarter’s Unity Theatre is a cosy hidden gem, located along Hope Place.

Two Cathedrals to Explore

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Liverpool is home to two stunning cathedrals, situated at opposing ends of scenic Hope Street. As the song goes, if you want a cathedral, we’ve got one to spare!

Grade I listed Liverpool Cathedral is noted as the fifth-largest cathedral around the world. Visitors can take in spectacular views across the city on The Tower Experience tour.

And if that’s not enough to sweep you off your feet, simply take a wander down towards Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for another dose of dazzling architecture.

The Footsteps of The Fab Four

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It goes without saying that many visit Liverpool to fall even more ion love with The Fab Four. And once you’re here, you won’t be disappointed!

When in Liverpool, you can walk in the footsteps of John, Paul, George and Ringo as you relive everything from their childhood memories to rise to fame.

From the suburban streets that they called home to the one and only Cavern Club, it’s easy to see why Beatles fans never forget their visit to the city.

Views from Rooftop Bars in Liverpool

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Perfect for warmer months relaxing in Liverpool,  you could spend a sunny day out soaking up the views from the best rooftop bars in Liverpool.

Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant is home to one of the very best in the city, serving up tasty tapas dishes and stylish cocktails as you take in the sights.

Meanwhile, waterfront Pan Asian restaurant Matou is perfect for late night celebrations and spectacular views before hitting the town.

Discovering Cosy Hidden Gems

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One of the many charms of Liverpool is its magical hidden gems. Tucked neatly away, it takes a thorough stroll around the city to discover their character and charm.

But if you’re in the know before you visit, you can definitely save yourself some time! Only a stone’s throw from the Shankly and from the Pier Head, you’ll find Ma Boyle’s Alehouse.

Best loved for lively jazz nights, local ales and fabulous cocktails, this historic gem dates all the way back to 1870. And it’s certainly worth a visit.

The City’s Unique Football History

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Liverpool Football Club fans will find themselves right at home at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, celebrating the life and legacy of a football icon.

Whether you’re an overnight guest or simply wining and dining, you can enjoy a range of exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia in our Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Our guests can look forward to admiring everything from Bill Shankly’s prized typewriter, fan letters, telegram from Neil Armstrong and original LFC contract.

The Ferry Cross the Mersey

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A trip to Liverpool isn’t complete without taking a ride on our Ferry Cross the Mersey. Made famous by Gerry & The Pacemakers, the Mersey Ferry is still one of the top attractions in the city. And it’s easy to see why.

A fantastic way to see the stunning waterfront, taking a cruise will certainly leave you with some special memories. The cruise includes a full commentary so that you can enjoy learning more about the city and take plenty away with you.

Offers at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we always have an unmissable range of offers to choose from. Whether you join us for a tasty Afternoon Tea or romantic break, we’ve got it covered!

If you’d like to enquire further or book your stay with us, you can get in touch on 0151 601 8801.

The Shankly Hotel: Unmissable Valentine’s Day Deals

At The Shankly Hotel, we know a thing or two about luxury stays with a touch of romance. One of the most romantic hotels in Liverpool, look no further for a Valentine’s treat.

We pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodation. Each of our rooms and suites offers a spacious yet cosy haven to spend quality time with your significant other.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll find yourself surrounded by top Liverpool landmarks with the city’s most scenic spots only a short stroll away.

Valentine’s Hotel Offers

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Love Is All You Need

Price: £159 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Love Is All You Need this Valentine’s Day at The Shankly Hotel. Take a well earned break and enjoy a night style in style.

This romantic package includes a luxury overnight stay, delicious breakfast and our Love Sweet Love deal including balloons, prosecco and rose petals.

Love Me Do

Price: £199 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Our Love Me Do package is calling your name this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to treat that special someone?

This dazzling deal includes an overnight stay, 2-course meal in The Bastion, cocktail with your meal and tasty breakfast. Perfect!

Ultimate Valentine’s

Price: £179 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

The Ultimate Valentine’s package could be just what you’re after. One of our best February offers in Liverpool, don’t miss this fabulous deal.

Including an overnight stay, breakfast and the Love Sweet Love package perks, say goodbye to winter with a sprinkle of romance!

Love & Dine

Price: £149 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

February is the month of romance, so why not treat someone special to a stay that they’ll never forget?

Our Love & Dine deal includes an overnight stay with breakfast and the chance to wine and dine in one of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, our Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Plus, we’re throwing in a special treat for the ladies!

Love Suite Love

Price: £129 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

Ready for romance this February? Our Love Suite Love package is one of the best Valentines Day deals in the city.

For just £129 per couple you can enjoy a luxury overnight stay, our Love Sweet Love package including prosecco, petals and balloons, all topped off with a delicious breakfast.

Luxury Rooms & Suites

The Shankly boasts luxury rooms and suites guaranteed to take your breath away. With stylish interior and fantastic amenities, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

Rooms at The Shankly are equipped with comfortable bedding and beautiful interior. Not forgetting, facilities include our whirlpool baths and free WiFi.

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If you choose to have a cosy night in, our Midnight Munchies menu has got you covered. Choose from a range of tasty treats which can be brought straight to your door.

But of course, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant awaits you on our ground floor. One of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, you could join us for a dining experience like no other.

Offering a special bonus for football fans, guests can also browse our exclusive museum of Bill Shankly memorabilia, situated within The Bastion.

A City Centre Location

The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be situated in a better location for enjoying the city. A short walk from the waterfront, why not enjoy a romantic stroll as you take in the sights?

We also have a range of cultural attractions only moments away. You could spend a day exploring the Walker Art Gallery or World Museum, bursting with things to see and do.

Not forgetting, Liverpool’s extensive range of high street names and designer brands are awaiting. It’s well worth taking a walk into Liverpool ONE to pick up some Valentine’s treats.

So this February, make Valentine’s Day extra special with a visit to The Shankly. We hope to see you soon.

To enquire further or to book your stay,  get in touch today on 0151 601 8801 and our team will be able to help. 

Derby Food & Drink Offer: Liverpool v Everton this Friday

This Friday, come in from the cold and enjoy a cosy night at The Bastion with an unmissable offer!

Situated within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, you can look forward to an unrivalled atmosphere.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Bill Shankly, visitors to The Bastion can also make the most of our exclusive memorabilia.

Provided by the Shankly family, our stylish bar and restaurant features a museum of special belongings.

Guests can admire everything from Bill’s personal typewriter to original LFC contract.

Derby Deal at The Bastion

Our fantastic Derby deal is available for just £12.95pp and includes live entertainment, food and drink.

You can look forward to delicious food and a drink on arrival plus the live game on big screen TVs.

Plus, you won’t want to miss our In-Play drinks offers including 2 for 1 on shots when LFC score first.

Not forgetting, LFC winning at halftime means 2 for 1 at the bar and an LFC win means 2 for 1 for an hour after the full-time whistle.

If you’ll be joining us with a group of mates, you can also enjoy 4 pint pitchers for £10 , 5 bottles for £12 and double up on house spirits for £1 extra.

This dazzling deal also incorporates a Triple AAA Sports memorabilia raffle and live themed music to keep spirits high!

So, there’s plenty to get your hands on while watching the match in action.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

A blend of contemporary and classic style gives The Shankly Hotel a luxury yet comfortable feel.

Rooms at The Shankly exude charm and character with fantastic facilities for the perfect stay.

Spend a night in style with your very own double whirlpool Jaccuzi bath, 50″ TV Screen, Bluetooth and free Wifi.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, enjoy some New Year’s shopping the following day or explore the best of local attractions.

And there’s plenty more to keep you busy in your room. Our Midnight Munchies menu is available from 11pm – 5am so you can make the most of your stay.

The jam-packed menu includes 2 for £10 on selected cocktails plus a range of tasty snacks including sandwiches, pizzas and hot dogs.

And the next day, why not enjoy a lazy morning? Our Lazy Beer Brunch is available from 12pm – 2pm.

This includes full breakfast and chips served to your table with fresh orange juice, coffee, or tea and a hair of the dog pint!

The Upcoming Football Quarter

Last year, we announced the upcoming Football Quarter in Liverpool. And if you’re an Everton fan or you have one in the family, it’s well worth keeping an eye out!

Set to celebrate the friendly rivalry that unites football fans across the city, The Dixie Dean Hotel will sit opposite The Shankly.

The ‘Football Quarter’ will be the first in the world, showcasing the unique and long-standing football history of the city.

Following the success of The Shankly Hotel, the Dixie Dean themed venue will follow a similar format with close involvement from the football icon’s family.

So join us this Friday for an unforgettable Derby night! To book your table simply get in touch on 0151 541 9999.

The Perfect Family Christmas Break in Liverpool

This December, why not treat yourself to an enchanting Christmas break in Liverpool?

Whether it’s festive fun, cultural attractions, cosy pubs or endless shopping, Liverpool is bursting with things to do!

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of it all, within walking distance of the best Christmas attractions.

So join us for a magical festive break and make lasting memories with your nearest and dearest.

A Stay at The Shankly

Rooms at The Shankly are ideal for family stays, offering a spacious alternative to sleeping in separate rooms.

Our rooms are designed for spending quality time with your loved ones in the most stylish and comfortable setting.

A blend of classic and contemporary style, rooms have a luxury feel without compromising on cosiness.

You can also look forward to a 50″ TV screen and free WiFi access within the comfort of your room.

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Our fantastic facilities include double whirlpool baths, perfect for winding down after a day of exploring.

Guests at The Shankly can also look forward to enjoying a range of exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia around the hotel and The Bastion restaurant.

Choose from an unmissable range of Christmas offers guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!

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During your stay, don’t miss out on joining us for our Festive Afternoon Tea.

Escape the cold and take some time to indulge in our scrumptious selection of Christmas themed sandwiches and cakes.

Available for £19.55pp or £24.95pp with bubbles, this delightful package is the ultimate Christmas treat.

Pier Head Festivities

The Pier Head is bursting with things to do and see this Christmas in Liverpool.

Embrace the best of the festive season and visit Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival for a truly magical day out.

Only a short walk down from The Shankly, the Ice Festival features a wide range of family activities and attractions.

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Explore Christmas market stalls serving up sweet and savoury treats with plenty of festive twists. You can even try a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap!

You’ll also find thrilling fairground rides for the whole family to enjoy. Brave this year’s newest ride The Ice Jet or take in spectacular views from the Ferris Wheel.

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This year has also seen a new Christmas attraction at the Cunard Building, also situated along the Pier Head.

Santa’s Christmas Party has been a hit with families so far. The jam-packed event offers much more than simply a grotto.

The enchanting party features real reindeer, Christmas movies and singing and dancing with Santa and the elves!

Festive Family-Friendly Bars

You won’t find yourself short of things to do later on in the evening!

Why not a pay a festive visit to Liverpool’s very own Home Alone Themed Bar, nestled away in Cains Brewery.

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Step inside the home of Kevin McCallister as you’re transformed into one of the most magical Christmas films of all time.

The pop up bar features cosy Christmas living rooms, twinkling giant trees and tasty festive treats.

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Also within Cains Brewery, Baltic Market is serving up a delicious range of food and drink from Liverpool’s top traders this Christmas season.

Since opening earlier this year, Baltic Market has quickly become one of the most popular spots in the city.

Treat yourself to a hot Gin and Tonic, warming mulled wine and tuck in to their famous halloumi fries…yum!

It’s well worth leaving some time to take a wander around the gift and craft stalls too for the perfect stocking filler.

So give your Christmas an extra sprinkle of magic this year and join us at The Shankly Hotel. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you very soon.

To enquire further, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza at The Shankly Hotel

Spend a brilliant day watching boxing day football in Liverpool with the whole family at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve tailormade a special boxing day football event for families of footy fans to come together and enjoy the match in an amazing atmosphere.

Pop your new team shirt on and make your way to our 30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza this boxing day in Liverpool.

The best place to watch boxing day football 2017

Where else could you gather together with the whole family, enjoy a menu of delicious food, superb drinks offers and get a guaranteed seat to watch boxing day football in Liverpool?

At The Shankly Hotel, there’s nothing more important than family (but football comes close). Bill Shankly himself was a man who wholeheartedly dedicated himself to the game of football but still made time for his loving family.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza celebrates Shankly’s love of the game and his devoted family by giving people a safe and welcoming place to enjoy boxing day football in Liverpool.

The match will be screened on 10 TV’s dotted all around The Bastion Bar and Restaurant giving every fan unobstructed views of the action.

For just £19.95 per adult, a choice of meal from The Bastion Restaurant’s favourite dishes and a free drink is yours and better still your little footy fans eat for free.

Wait there’s more . . .

Throughout the game, a gifted local musician will be keeping the match day atmosphere alive playing a superb song list of LFC and other football-themed tunes.

To keep the whole family entertained we will also be giving you the chance to get your hands on some unbelievable prizes that include food, drink and accommodation in The Shankly Hotel.

Those in town to watch boxing day football in Liverpool will also have access to The Bastion Bar’s legendary drinks offers and enjoy the “In Play Drink” promotions where the prices are dictated what happening on the pitch.


On top of all this visitors will be able to peruse the wonderful collection of rare Shankly memorabilia including family photos telegrams and coveted LFC treasures.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel, that has family fun at its core so come enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool as Shankly would have, surrounded by family.

Why Bellefield?

When Shankly came to Liverpool he and his loving family settled down in West Derby in a house that is now a footballing landmark.

This family home is situated in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool on Bellefield Ave, within an easy walking distance of Walker Playing Fields, Melwood Training Ground and what is now known as the Bill Shankly Recreation Ground.

It was common practice for the large Shankly family to come together in the Bellefield family home where Shank’s would have the footy on and Nanny Ness would whip up a delicious family meal for everyone to tuck into.


Why not book your family a Shankly Tour including a trip to the hallowed ground which is the Shankly family home?

This, as well as a guided trip around the city’s most iconic cultural and footballing landmarks, ensures the whole family enjoy a fun, family day together before sitting down to watch the boxing day football in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

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The Liverpool vs Swansea match kicks off at 17:30 pm giving you and the family plenty of time to enjoy a scrumptious evening meal, some “In Play Drinks” and toe-tapping music.

At The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the homely atmosphere is perfect for bringing families together and for true football fans, a chance to learn a little more about the sports greatest player-manager.

Thanks to the Shankly family there’s plenty of fascinating Shankly stories associated with his time at Liverpool Football Club and hilarious anecdotes detailing Shankly as a family man can be found among the memorabilia.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza is the perfect combination of footballing family fun and the best way to enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool this year.

Also is you are hanging around in town consider the amazing Stardust Boxing Night Disco taking place in Eden our fabulous rooftop events venue click here for more details.

Call to book your table on 0151 541 9999 and check out some of our amazing seasonal accommodation offers here built for families of football.

The Perfect Festive Day Out with The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of the top Christmas attractions in Liverpool.

So whether you’re joining us for a short weekend break or longer winter stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do.

And to make your Christmas break all the more relaxing, why not take a browse at our helpful guide?

A Spot of Christmas Shopping

Liverpool ONE

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Only a short walk from The Shankly Hotel, discover designer brands and high-street favourites at Liverpool ONE.

Adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, find the ultimate Christmas gift or special stocking filler.

Liverpool Independents

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Take a wander along charming Bold Street for a real feel of Liverpool’s independent shopping scene.

Stock up on unique Christmas gifts and hidden gems, perfect for those in search of some sentimental treasures.

Family Fun & Entertainment

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

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A Christmas day out in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival!

Take a scenic stroll down towards the waterfront and find an array of entertainment along the Pier Head.

Get your skate on as you take to the rink, brave this year’s new Ice Jet ride or take in breathtaking views from the Ferris Wheel.

Santa’s Christmas Party

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This Christmas, prepare to be dazzled by Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building.

Embrace the best of the festive season with the whole family as you enjoy everything from real reindeer to meeting Santa and the Elves.

Not forgetting, you’ll have plenty of magical photo opportunities to make lasting festive memories.

Christmas Treats

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Escape the cold and join us back at The Shankly for our truly tasty Festive Afternoon Tea.

The perfect break from exploring Liverpool, enjoy a cosy afternoon with the family as you choose from sweet and savoury delights.

Giving our Bastion Bar & Restaurant a sprinkle of Christmas magic, this decadent treat is sure to impress!

Liverpool Christmas Market

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Later on, why not head up towards St George’s Plateau and indulge in some classic festive treats?

Choose from sweet and sugary crepes and waffles to the hearty Yorkshire Pudding Wrap.

You’ll also find an array of stalls to pick up some last minute gifts, perfect for foodies!

Catch a Festive Theatre Show

Liverpool Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

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What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a visit to the Everyman’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto?

Prepare for non-stop laughs and family entertainment from this hugely talented cast, starring comedy duo Adam Keast and Francis Tucker.

Miles ahead from your usual pantomime, this annual show is set to give The Little Mermaid a hilarious festive twist.

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

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And if pantomime isn’t calling your name, why not enjoy an enchanting evening at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall?

Start Christmas in style with seasonal music and songs performed by the magnificent Katherine Jenkins.

This spectacular venue is certain to ignite some festive cheer and leave you feeling merry and bright!

A Festive Stay at The Shankly Hotel

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Treat yourself or someone special this Christmas to a special stay at The Shankly Hotel.

With our fantastically festive offers, you can enjoy a night of luxury for a great price.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features.

Ideal for Christmas party nights out in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your group of friends in style.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s leading clubs and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To enquire further or to book your overnight stay with us, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

Gifts for the Ultimate Shankly Fan this Christmas

If you have a dedicated Shankly fan in the family, then look no further for the perfect Christmas gift!

Forget the ordinary and treat someone special to a truly unforgettable Christmas.

Choose from a range of spectacular presents, including Shankly Tours and gift vouchers.

Shankly Experience Tours

Shankly Experience Tours offer bespoke tours of Liverpool.

Choose from an array of fantastic packages for the perfect personalised gift.

Some of our most popular tours include the Liverpool Was Made for Me tour and the Memorabilia Tour.

Liverpool Was Made for Me Tour

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Liverpool FC fans will find themselves in heaven with our Liverpool Was Made for Me package.

This football themed tour is a unique fusion of Liverpool’s world famous landmarks and footballing history.

Take a captivating journey through the remarkable past of two of football’s biggest clubs.

We’ll take a look back at Everton FC and its impact on LFC.

This tour also incorporates the unmissable Liverpool Football Club Tour of the stadium and Museum tour.

Memorabilia Tour

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The Memorabilia tour is another fan favourite at The Shankly.

Giving you an up close and personal experience, you’ll be greeted by a member of the Shankly family.

From there you’ll be swept away on a personal guided tour of The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive memorabilia.

Our collection includes Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

You’ll also have the chance to experience our Virtual Reality Shankly experience.

For just £20pp this is an incomparable treat for Bill Shankly fans.

A Delicious Meal & Memorabilia

This winter, wine and dine in style at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Treat your other half, friends or family to an exquisite meal in the heart of Liverpool.

The Bastion is a go-to spot for delicious meals prepared to perfection by our talented chefs.

Choose from warming winter dishes and hearty meals guaranteed to hit the spot.

Main Courses include everything from Slow Braised Ox Cheek to Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini.

Our tempting desserts range from mouthwatering Sticky Toffee Pudding to Strawberry Cheesecake.

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The Bastion is one of a kind. Ideal for Shankly fans, guests can dine surrounded by our museum of memorabilia.

Admire our archives of rare memorabilia showcasing the life and legacy of Bill Shankly.

One of our most fantastically festive why not join us for Festive Afternoon Tea?

Our famous selection of sweet and savoury treats has been given a special Christmas twist.

Food is without a doubt one of the best ways to the heart. And we’re certain this one will go down a treat!

Come in from the cold and tuck in to tasty scones, sandwiches and delicious cakes from just £19.95pp.

A Luxury Overnight Stay

Treat someone special to a luxury overnight stay at The Shankly.

Perfect for a cosy stay during the winter months, rooms at The Shankly blend classic and contemporary style.

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Enjoy a night of utter relaxation with our deluxe beds and rejuvenating whirlpool baths.

Located on bustling Victoria Street, you’ll find plenty to do surrounding the hotel.

We have a range of wonderful hotel offers to make your Christmas all the more magical.

Take a wander of Liverpool’s enchanting Christmas markets or explore the city’s top bars and restaurants.

Shankly Hotel Gift Vouchers

If you’re feeling a little spoilt for choice, our Signature Group gift vouchers could be the answer.

You can purchase and personalise a gift voucher by adding a message and sending it via email, text or 1st class post.

Upon receiving their gift voucher, Shankly fans will be able to choose the ultimate Christmas gift.

To enquire further or to book your visit to The Shankly or Bastion, you can contact us on 0151 601 8801.

Plan the Perfect Festive Family Getaway at The Shankly Hotel

Get together at The Shankly Hotel one of the best places to stay at Christmas with the children in Liverpool and enjoy a whole host of festive family fun.

We’ve got everything from delicious Festive Afternoon Tea to the best Christmas party in Liverpool at the Cunard Building.

Here’s a roundup of what you and the family can get up to this Christmas in Liverpool whilst staying together at The Shankly Hotel.

A fabulous festive family hotel offer

‘If the weather outside is frightful’ don’t worry as The Shankly Hotel is delightful especially when you are staying with your family around Christmas time.

Our Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer is ideal for enjoying some of the best parts of Christmas in Liverpool.

Stay overnight in a luxurious city centre hotel room with bags of space for you and the children to have loads of festive fun.

Enjoy sleeping in the comfortable, cosy double beds or taking a dip in the double jacuzzi bath. There’s a huge TV for watching festive family films and of course, the superb location gives you and the family the best access to the best Christmas activities taking place in Liverpool.

The best is yet to come as this amazing Liverpool hotel offer includes a special invitation to the best Christmas party in town.

Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard

Included in the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer you and the family are invited to Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard where there’ll be plenty of family fun for everyone.

Meet Santa Claus himself as he welcomes you to his very own Christmas party in Liverpool. The whole family can make their way to the Jingle Bell Rocks disco to dance the night away to your favourite Christmas tunes.

Enjoy some tasty treats from mulled wine at the bar and delicious festive food straight from Mrs Claus’ kitchen.

Children will love chatting with the elves and seeing real live reindeer in the Reindeer Ranch and adults will enjoy sipping some festive beverages at the bar whilst the little ones play.

Making the evening even more magical will be a cinema screening of some special Christmas movies to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

This is the Christmas party in Liverpool that everybody wants to be invited and you are when booking to stay at The Shankly Hotel and the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer.

What’s on in Liverpool this Christmas

Thanks to the awesome location of The Shankly Hotel all guests have immediate access to Liverpool’s most amazing Christmas events.

There is a selection of superb Christmas markets to attend, one of which is based at St George’s Hall. The Liverpool Ice Festival on Pier Head is a winter wonderland unlike any other, with ice rinks, food stalls and funfair rides.

If there’s some last-minute Christmas shopping to catch up on all of Liverpool’s favourite retail outlets are within 5 minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Theatres in Liverpool are putting on a massive selection of pantomimes throughout December including Aladdin at the Echo Arena, Peter Pan at the Epstein and a Rock n’ Roll Little Mermaid pantomime at Everyman.

So much to keep the whole family occupied during Christmas time in Liverpool and all within walking distance of The Shankly Hotel.

Things to do at The Shankly Hotel

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Not only is The Shankly Hotel one of the best places to stay at Christmas with the children in Liverpool but its also superb for dining and exploring some footballing history as well.

There are plenty of ways to spend time together with the family inside The Shankly Hotel including taking a tour around the Shankly Museum. A treasure trove of footballing memorabilia that is ideal for family football fans to explore.

Festive Afternoon Tea is the ideal way to indulge the family that has a sweet tooth and a hankering for mince pies at Christmas time. Enjoy lunch with the kids before heading out for a Christmas adventure in the city.

It’d be a shame to miss all of Liverpool’s popular attractions and landmarks during your visit so why not book a Shankly Experience Tour and see what makes Liverpool special. Check out the Liverpool was Made for Me package, visiting the hot spots associated with Liverpool football or a Fab Four Tour where guests can visit Beatles landmarks and learn more about Liverpool’s musical heritage.

Book your stay at The Shankly Hotel

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Booking the family festive break in Liverpool couldn’t be easier as you can choose to use our offer page here and select dates for your stay or call our team on 0151 601 8801. Our reservations staff are also available via email ready to answer questions or take bookings for your family getaway.

Simply request the Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow offer or see if there are some other packages available for you and your family at The Shankly Hotel this Christmas in Liverpool.

Gin Afternoon Tea in Liverpool Launches at The Bastion

This winter, why not join us at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant for a charmingly cosy afternoon?

As one of the best loved places for afternoon tea in Liverpool, we’re always looking to bring our guests something new.

Foodies and gin lovers will be pleased to hear that our famous afternoon tea has been given a very special twist.

Introducing…Gin Afternoon Tea Liverpool

Our fantastic new deal offers our delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats all topped off with tasty gin.

Our spectacular afternoon teas feature a scrumptious selection of sandwiches as well as mouthwatering cakes and bites for your sweet tooth.

Served in The Shankly Hotel’s stylish bar and restaurant, this is the perfect spot for coming in from the cold and enjoying afternoon tea with a twist.

So whether you’ll be celebrating a special occasion, simply fancy a treat or stop off after some Christmas shopping, The Bastion is calling your name!

Our Gin Afternoon Tea is available daily, for just £24.95pp.

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So treat yourself or someone special to a day of indulgence at The Bastion.

To book today, you can call us on 0151 5419999 or send us a message on our Facebook page.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is truly one of a kind.

The unique bar and restaurant is in keeping with The Shankly Hotel theme, offering visitors an immersive experience.

With a lively atmosphere and fascinating memorabilia on display, there are few better locations to catch up with friends and family.

Wine and dine in style as you admire exclusive items including Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

Decor at The Shankly blends classic and contemporary style, creating the ideal feel for a sophisticated afternoon tea.

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The spacious restaurant is ideal for celebrating special occasions, from birthdays and anniversaries to and baby shower meals.

Located on bustling Victoria Street, The Bastion is also a favourite for a bite to eat or spot of afternoon tea before heading out for the evening.

Liverpool’s famous nightlife scene is only moments from The Shankly, with a wide range of bars and clubs to choose from.


The Shankly Hotel

The Shankly Hotel brings a touch of luxury to the heart of Liverpool city centre.

With spacious rooms spanning over 2.5 times the average hotel room, you’ll find yourself blown away from the moment you arrive.

Our rooms, studios and interconnected spaces are a unique fusion of luxury facilities, entertainment and flexibility.

You can expect amenities to range from a double whirlpool bath and 50″ TV screen to free WiFi and Bluetooth.

Take a well earned break from the hustle and bustle and spend a rejuvenating overnight stay at The Shankly.

Sink into a deluxe double bed for a heavenly night of rest and top it all off with a soak in your very own whirlpool bath.

Whether you join us for a day visit or an overnight stay, our dedicated team will ensure that you have the most unforgettable experience.

To enquire further about our afternoon tea deal or staying at The Shankly, you can get in touch today on 0151 236 0166.

The Ultimate Theatre Experience with The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool is renowned for its spectacular theatre and dynamic music scene. And this November, there’s plenty in store for you!

See world-class performances and record breaking shows brought to life on Liverpool’s fantastic theatre stages.

Whether you fancy a dazzling night out of laughter or an unforgettable musical experience, take a look at our recommendations!

You may also want to join us at The Shankly Hotel for our fabulous pre-theatre menu or a cosy overnight stay.

Top Theatre Shows in Liverpool this November

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

When: Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th November

Where: Liverpool Empire

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Catch the globe-trotting Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience in action this November in Liverpool.

With sold-out signs across the world, from Sydney Opera House to Canada, this is an unmissable chance to see Basil, Sybil and Manuel grace the Liverpool Empire stage.

Comedy fans will be pleased to hear that only a third of this laugh-out-loud show is scripted, so you can look forward to personal, improvised comedy as its best.

The interactive show has welcomed non-stop rave reviews and been described as “a two-hour eat, drink and laugh sensation” by The Daily Telegraph.

War Horse

When: November 2017

Where: Liverpool Empire

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War Horse is without a doubt one of the most successful shows in the world, enjoying 8 record breaking years in London’s West End.

Based upon the critically acclaimed novel by Michael Morpurgo, see this powerful story brought to life at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Described as “the theatre event of the decade” by Sunday Times, War Horse is the phenomenal war drama that you’ve been waiting for.

Prepare to be astounded by atmospheric and captivating music as well as striking life-sized horses, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.

Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince

When: Monday 6th November 2017

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic

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What better venue for a spectacular celebration of legendary Prince than the grand Liverpool Philharmonic Hall?

Purple Rain are renowned for showcasing a world class celebration of the life and legacy of the singing sensation.

The jam-packed show delivers truly mesmerising music and entertainment from a full eight-piece live band.

Expect to be blown away as your favourite Prince hits fill the walls of this magnificent venue.

For Love or Money

When: Tuesday 1st November – Saturday 25th November

Where: The Playhouse

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The Liverpool Playhouse is one of Liverpool’s most charming buildings, dating back to 1866 when it first stood as a music hall.

Catch For Love or Money on stage as it brings the iconic theatre a November of infectious entertainment.

Receiving fantastic four star reviews from The Guardian, The Times and The Observer, it’s safe to say that you’re in for a treat!

Set in a small town in Yorkshire, you’ll soon find yourself swept away with this comedic tale of a love, rivalry and avarice.

The crowd-pleasing production is adapted by Blake Morrison from Alain-Rene Lesage’s eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret.

The Everyman Rock n Roll Panto

When: Saturday 25th November – Saturday 20th January

Where: The Everyman

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This November, Liverpool’s best loved panto is back in town!

And this year, the hilarious cast are diving head first into their roles with a production of The Little Mermaid.

The Everyman’s rock ‘n’ roll panto is simply one of a kind, bringing the best of pantomime and theatre together.

Renowned as the notorious dame and master of mischief, Francis Tucker and Adam Keast are set to make their return to the stage, so you can expect plenty of laughs along the way!

Not forgetting, the show will once again showcase the spectacular live band, the perfect accompaniment to the show.

Situated along picturesque Hope Street, don’t miss out on an enchanting night of festive family fun.

Join us at The Bastion for a Bite to Eat

Our brand new menu is perfect for a delicious bite to eat before catching a theatre show in Liverpool.

Choose from warming winter starters including our Homemade Soup of the Day and hearty main courses.

Our delicious Pan Seared Seabass Fillet and Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini will leave you spoilt for choice as you browse our diverse menu.

Top it all off with a sweet treat from our selection of desserts.

Discover everything from mouthwatering Chocolate and Salted Caramel Fondant to tempting Strawberry Cheesecake.

A Luxury Hotel in Liverpool

The Shankly Hotel is one of the top hotels in Liverpool, offering guests a unique and luxury experience.

The Bill Shankly-themed hotel welcomes guests from across the globe in search of something special.


Located in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find Liverpool’s cultural attractions and theatres only a short walk or taxi ride away.

Situated on buzzing Victoria Street, we’re a favourite for those catching late night theatre shows in Liverpool.

Rooms at the Shankly offer the perfect blend of contemporary and classic style, with fantastically high quality facilities.

Don’t miss our wide range of Autumn hotel deals to choose from for a special overnight stay.

So come in from the cold this November and join us for the ultimate theatre experience at The Shankly Hotel.

To enquire further or to book your visit, you can contact our friendly team today on 0151 236 0166.

Fabulous Pay Day Offers You Can’t Refuse

Pay Day is nearly upon us, so to celebrate why not spend some of your well earned cash on treating yourself.

At The Shankly Hotel we have some amazing pay day offers that you’d be silly to miss out on.

From spa treatments to Sunday slumber deals and VIP experiences, you’ll leave our hotel feeling refreshed and ready to face the month ahead.

Live Like a VIP

Fancy living like a VIP for a night? At The Shankly Hotel you can do just that for £198 per couple.

This luxurious package includes prosecco and beer upon arrival, helping you to feel every bit the star.

You’ll be shown to your luxury double room, that will feature a stunning Jacuzzi bath and opulent interiors.

That evening you’ll be treated to a delicious 3 course meal in our famous Bastion Bar and Restaurant, with a free cocktail each.

Unwind and relax in your room and wake up to a tasty breakfast in our beautiful restaurant.

Live like a VIP and really celebrate pay day in style.

Easy Like Sunday Evening

Give yourself a break from cooking on Sunday and take advantage of our spectacular pay day offers.

Our easy like Sunday evening deal is the perfect way to relax after a hard week.

Enjoy a delicious three course meal in the stunning Bastion Bar and Restaurant for just £17.95 per person.

Indulge in our autumn menu, featuring locally sourced produce and ingredients, there’s no better place to unwind.


Time for Tea

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Do you love the finer things in life?

We offer an opulent Afternoon Tea for just £24.95 per person, featuring tasty finger sandwiches, sweet treats and a range of light cakes. 

Served with a glass of bubbly, our famous afternoon tea at the Bastion is a perfect pay day treat.

So, don’t delay, treat yourself to our Afternoon Tea offer today.

Sunday Slumber

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Prepare for the new month ahead with a relaxing Sunday Slumber.

For just £129 per couple, you can indulge in an overnight stay in our luxurious hotel in the centre of Liverpool.

Your room will feature a stunning double bed, with unique features and a beautiful Jacuzzi bath.

Relax to the max with a glorious lie in followed by a delicious breakfast.

The star treatment doesn’t end there, you’ll be treated to one of our famous Sunday Lunches in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

It’s a pay day offer you really can’t refuse.

Autumn Revive


If spa treatments are more your kind of treat, we have the perfect pay day offer for you.

Our Autumn revive deal includes an overnight stay in one of our luxurious double rooms that feature a stunning Jacuzzi bath.

Head over to the amazing Morgan’s Spa, situated inside the beautiful 30 James Street Hotel, for a mini 20 minute spa treatment with a complimentary mini facial.

Then, head back to your room and sink into your Jacuzzi as you relax after a long month of hard work.

The next morning you will be treated to a full breakfast in the Bastion Restaurant.

You can enjoy all of this for just £138 per couple.

To book any of these amazing pay day offers, call our friendly team on 0151 541 9999. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!