Ringo pub for sale

Ringo pub for sale

Ringo Starr’s first solo album (1970).

The building that housed the pub “The Empress”, famously featured on the cover of Ringo Starr’s first solo album, is for sale.

The seven rooms upstairs have all been refurbished and made into studios, which a landlord may rent out as airbnb rooms. They are all Beatles themed. After the pub closed during the pandemic and didn’t open again, the regular guests found other pubs locally.

Pubs are the ultimate home away from home for the British, a place to meet friends and have a good time after work. Or even in the lunch break. Ringo Starr lived with his mother and stepfather just around the corner, and mother Elsie would some time serve in the pub.

The rooms are all Beatles themed. Photo © Rightmove.

However, the plan was not to reopen the pub, but to turn it into a Beatles souvenir shop, making the whole building Beatles themed.

The pub has not been refurbished and is in need of some upgradings. Photo © Rightmove

The outside of the building was also decorated with psychedelic, colourful patterns all around, and the windowless end wall has a giant Ringo-themed mural.

The mural. Photo © Rightmove.

£275,000 is the guide price for the building with its current contents, advertised as a freehold, 7 bedroom house of multiple occupation.

It seems that converting houses with Beatles connections into rooms for rent is a trend in Liverpool. The former home of George Harrison and his family, 25 Upton Green in Speke,close to John Lennon Liverpool Airport was purchased by an American couple a few years ago, and visiting Beatles fans may rent the entire place during their stay in the city.

Also, Roag Best, brother of Pete, has been busy converting their house in Haymans Green into a hostel with rooms for rent. The Casbah Club, where the Beatles reconvened in 1959 as The Quarrymen to open the place, is still in the basement.


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