Pubs Liverpool – Doctor Duncan’s Queen Square

Pub specialising in ‘real ale’

Doctor Duncan’s is named after William Henry Duncan, the UK’s first Medical Health Officer. Duncan was born and raised in Liverpool before attending Edinburgh University where he qualified as a medical doctor. After moving back to his hometown Doctor Duncan was appointed as Medical Health Officer on 1 st January 1847, the first of this type of Senior Government role in Britain.

The pub, dating back to 1901, was built to house Pearl Insurance and is well known for its elaborately tiled interior. Now, in honour of its namesake, it houses an authentic Victorian pharmacy cabinet.

Doctor Duncan’s attracts many real ale enthusiasts because of the huge variety of guest ales on offer (700 in the last 12 months) and the excellence of it cask ales, which won it the first Cask Marque accreditation in Liverpool. Its good old-fashioned interior, affable staff and a brilliant location at St Johns Lane, Queen Square, Liverpool.

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For menus, opening times, bookings and special offers visit the Doctor Duncan’s website –