Following a major four-week refurbishment programme the legendary Liverpool pub, The Slaughter House, is most definitely open for business.
To mark the occasion, Your Move was invited along for a first look at the Fenwick Street venue.
The oldest alehouse in the city which can trace its roots back to 1839, offers an extensive range of ales and is home to regular live music.
The Laughter House Comedy Club’s unique comedy nights are hosted in The Slaughter House’s basement.
The close proximity to the crowd and intimate settings have become extremely popular on the national comedy circuit, having attracted internationally renowned stand-up comedians like John Bishop, Jason Manford and Neil Fitzmaurice.
The extensive refurbishment involved the installation of a new floor, an upgrade of the bar and seating area and improvements to the stage area.
The special preview night, hosted by comedy heavyweight MC Chris Cairns, featured live entertainment and music from Liverpool-born swing singer Asa Murphy, welcome drinks and a selection of food.
Speaking at the event, Michael, manager of The Slaughter House, tells Your Move: “The venue has had a drastic refurbishment, but we have ensured we have retained its unique appeal and character.
“Through this refurbishment we hope to continue to attract a wide demographic by offering longer food service to compete with our competitors and a wide range of music including acoustic performances, swing sets and cover bands.”
The city’s historic live music and comedy hot-spot has major plans for the future.
Ste, owner of The Slaughter House adds: “The refurbishment has been hard work but I’m confident about our future.
“Our team is dedicated and knowledgeable about what we do.”
Owner Ste was keen to stress The Slaughter House aims to continue to attract a wider demographic.
“We have ambitious plans following the refurbishment and now offer an extensive menu which is served throughout the day and a greater selection of live music performances will help us to continue to attract more families.”