The 'Philharmonic Dining Rooms', where the Beatles used to meet, was already a Liverpool institution. Today (Feb 12) it has become the first Victorian-era English pub to be listed as a first-class historical monument.
'Phil', as it is affectionately known in this western English city, was built in 1898 by architect Walter Thomas. It was the golden age of these taverns, locally known as 'public houses' or simply 'pubs'.
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