A traditional pub that turned fully vegan in Sep 2017. Serves vegan alcohol and food. Menu includes burgers, hot dogs, 'wings', breakfast, and desserts. Entrance has a small step some wheelchairs could access, however toilets reported not wheelchair accessible. NOTE: Kitchen is reportedly closed Tue-Wed. Open Thu 12:00-00:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-01:00, Sun 12:00-00:00. Food available 12-9pm.

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81 Reviews

First Review by vegan_cat


Points +22

30 Nov 2023

No idea why it’s loved by so many

I always feel bad giving vegan food places bad reviews because we need more of them! But this place has only a 3 star food hygiene rating (which is ridiculous in today’s standards it’s not difficult to have proper 5* food hygiene) and it’s very apparent inside to the point where I checked the rating whilst waiting for my food. The building itself is cold, the tables were sticky and chairs uncomfortable, we had to wait a while as well for food which just didn’t taste that great to be honest. The employees were nice and friendly but it’s just not the cosy warm vibes with great food I was expecting.

Pros: Friendly staff, It’s vegan , Reasonably priced

Cons: Not clean, Cold, Not the best tasting



Points +24

18 Nov 2023

Decent food, big portions

Visited Saturday lunchtime, was quiet just us and other couple there. Really friendly staff. Food was really tasty, seitan bit on the hard side but that was fine with me. Decent size portions for decent price, £53 for food and drinks for three. Liked the quirky decor, a bit shabby in places but that adds to its charm. There's book's and board games available. We'll definitely go again

Pros: Tasty vegan food, Quirky , Dog friendly


Points +342

06 Nov 2023

Needs work

Food was just a bit .. eh. Ordered x2 types of wings (bbq and hot) which were fine but not a lot of flavour. Chip butty was absolutely drenched in butter which was just a bit too sickly. Crispy beef and salt and pepper chips were good.
Food was a long wait but they warned us in advance so this wasn’t an issue; however it was SO cold inside the building that the wait felt even longer. Everyone in the pub kept their coat on and it just didn’t make for a great experience sadly.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-05

Pros: All vegan, China dolls for decor

Cons: Freezing inside, Too greasy


Points +131

05 Nov 2023

Chill vibes and tasty bites

We popped in on a Thursday afternoon for a late lunch. It was pretty quiet and relaxed in the pub. We opted for some sandwiches which were very tasty. Recommended!

Cons: It was a bit cold in the pub


Points +249

28 Oct 2023

Not sure what others are talking about

I’ve seen a lot of bad reviews. I thought the Caledonia was great! We went off peak and our food was hot and delicious. We did have to wait a bit though.

Pros: Huge portions

Cons: Longer wait


Points +365

28 Aug 2023

Really really bad food

The food was served cold. The seitan bricks were extremely chewy and were in every dish we had ordered.
Sourdough bread on the menu is just a plain piece of cheap white bread.
You simply cannot serve food like this to your customers.
Reading the other reviews makes me wonder if we were just very unlucky. But this was the worst food I've had me served in years.

We mentioned the cold fries, that was taken off the bill. Guy was friendly.
Also, there was a fun band playing while we were there.
Will give one extra star for these things.

The food alone deserved no stars at all.

Pros: Staff, Live music venue

Cons: Food was really really bad, Shabby interior


Points +75

30 Jul 2023

Good portions, tasty burgers

The seitan chicken is a little chewy and my husband isn't as much of a fan, but I think it makes for some really good wings. I also like the 'beef' burgers, and the portions sizes! The gender neutral toilets are also a big plus. Some good music sometimes, too!

Pros: Range, Gender neutral toilets, Portion sizes


Points +74

16 Jul 2023

Decent vegan junk/pub food

Plant-based pub - all respect for that. I had the cheese & bacon burger. It’s a little shabby but very popular & they have an interesting selection of draft larger and ales.

Pros: 100% vegan

Wild C

Points +83

30 Jan 2023

Great food, though half of menu wasn't available

Went early afternoon on a Saturday, really looking forward to vegan cheesecake. Sadly, the only dessert on offer was ice cream, so we stuck to savoury food. Around half the menu was off. I settled for BBQ seitan wings, plus onion rings. my partner had burger and chips. Can't fault the food - full of flavour. Nice beer and friendly service. Like the gender-neutral toilets, too.

I felt that 5 x sticky chunks of seitan wasn't a balanced meal though - I would have prefered 4 plus a side salad and mayo. I fed this back to them and they were friendly about it. I'd go back. Would have given 5 stars if the menu options hadn't been so limited on our visit.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-30

Pros: Friendly, Tasty, Vegan

Cons: Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd menu choices weren't on, Toilets could do with a spruce up


Points +381

29 Dec 2022

Zero Stars

Cold inside and waited 45 minutes after order to discover the food we ordered hadn’t been passed on to the kitchen so we left with no dinner.

Wouldn’t recommend, it’s also smelly and dirty inside

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-29

Pros: None

Cons: Smelly , Dirty , Cold


Points +44

17 Sep 2022

Great Food, Great Vibes.

Wonderful place. The food was f*cking delicious and just what I wanted and had expected, I only wish I could have had more! I was only there yesterday but f*cking me back already, baybeeee!

The overall vibe was just what I look for too. Music wasn't too loud, relaxed atmosphere, good service. Incredibly friendly and welcoming staff, had a lovely chat about food and dogs!

This was my first time in Liverpool and I will absolutely come back just for this. If you are a local then you need to go give it your custom!

Hell yeah.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-17

Pros: Great food, Lovely staff and good atmosphere, There was a bloody dog!


Points +7270

10 Sep 2022

Yummy vegan junk food

This pub was really cool. Up near the uni with music I like. It wasn’t very busy when we arrived but we ordered lunch. They had a 2 for 1 special as they have launched a new menu. I ordered a CVK burger and it arrived with chips and coleslaw. My partner had the Philly cheezesteak. Condiments were brought out and I had seriously forgotten that I used to add vinegar to fries so that was awesome! My partner’s cheezesteak was nice too. I loved the mushrooms on it. I had raspberry sparkling water which I liked too.

For dessert, we ordered the cookie dough. We could have ordered 2 for 1 desserts but we were trying to be a bit sensible. We got the baked cookie dough. It was a huge piece of cookie dough. We share this and it came with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

This isn’t an upmarket pub, more a dive bar which meant I liked it more. I liked that they had non gendered toilets and as we left, parklife was playing. Perfect!


Points +123

03 Sep 2022

Great junk food

Much like many of the reviews on here have said, the Cali is great for vegan junk food and is 100% vegan. Great dive bar atmos.

Updated from previous review on 2019-10-26

Pros: Full vegan menu (burgers, hot dogs, deserts etc), Cheap AF (burger & fries about a tenner)

Cons: They do live music so can be busy/loud at times


Points +6483

23 Jul 2022

Huge portions and live music!

Was impressed by the big portions and the food tasted quite good too, although there could have been more sauce on the vegan chicken. It's great that there's a busy live music schedule at an all-vegan pub! Only other things I'd mention is that the service could've been a little more friendly and the chairs aren't very comfortable either.

Note the kitchen is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-23


Points +1520

12 Jun 2022

Good food and some different beers

Lovely to have a vegan pub and the Caledonia is well located if you're attending the local ghost walk afterwards. The menu is seitan based fast food style. We had the chckn "wings", a side order of chips, the katsu burger and salt and pepper chips. It was well presented and served quickly. The seitan could do with a little more seasoning- the flavours were mainly in the sauces and toppings. The texture was excellent though.

The reason for 4 rather than 5 stars is due to the feeling of something missing, which we've come across in vegan pubs before. The toilets could do with being cleaner and the decor was a odd - it's a burgundy colour over everything except the walls that have green and yellow wallpaper. The furniture is uncomfortable and it doesn't make you want to stay there any longer than you have to. We're still yet to find a vegan pub we want to frequent.


Points +1449

28 Mar 2022

Loved it

Right on the edge of the University campus, brilliant little pub come vegan cafe. Had the wings which were nice, friend had burger and chips which seemed okay. The beers looked good, so will be going back. Liked the interior - old pub feel.


Points +2091

17 Feb 2022

Amazing vegan bar

This bar has a full vegan menu with a lot of options. Nice staff and tasty food.


Points +641

19 Oct 2021

Homely and great food

We've visited the Caledonia twice. From the outside it just looks like an ordinary run of the mill pub but once inside you find a fab all vegan menu offering great choices at reasonable prices. Sorry to see that Covid has caused it to shut at this time. I hope to visit again in more normal times.

Edit: Oct 21. The Caledonia has just reopened after a big facelift. It feels cleaner, warmer and just nicer (although I also loved it before!). The plastic trays have gone. The menu is the same, however, it's basically burgers and wings with different varieties of fries to choose from. I love it and make a beeline everytime I'm in Liverpool.

Updated from previous review on 2020-09-18


Points +317

30 Sep 2021

Not good

I went there one evening to eat, drink and enjoy the live music. The whole menu is vegan. The choices are burgers, wings and chips. I ordered a burger. Unfortunately, I can't write anything good about it. Actually, there's not much you can do wrong with a burger, but this one was really not enjoyable for me. I had to leave the food, something that never happens to me. My friend didn't enjoy the meal either. I'm sorry I can't report anything better about it.


Points +732

08 Sep 2021


Food is great, I love the standard British pub vibe with the school lunch trays! 100% recommend!

Updated from previous review on 2019-10-27


Points +575

25 Aug 2021

Back open and better than ever

The Cally is Liverpools only fully vegan pub. Excellent burgers and wings. The double cheese bacon burger is insta famous. The food tastes even better since the closing due to covid. Katsu wings are immense. The Cally is back! Oh and they have plates now!

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-25

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-25

Pros: Totally vegan pub. All the booze is vegan


Points +52

19 May 2021

Wouldn’t return

The setting isn’t really that welcoming and feels like a dirty pub. The school trays that the dinner was served on also weren’t clean (this was pre-Covid) and the food was so underwhelming especially considering all the hype that I’d heard about it.

Cons: Setting, Plastic school trays, Quality of food


Points +89

05 Apr 2021

Beer and a burger

Nice for a beer and a burger with friends. Quality is what you would expect from a pub kitchen. You could make it at home cheaper but where's the fun in that?

Updated from previous review on 2021-04-05

Cons: Expensive , Junk


Points +98

18 Aug 2020


Such a fabulous idea for a pub. A completely vegan pub. The have all sorts of fast food style vegan meals. A little pricey though.

Pros: So many options to eat

Cons: A little overpriced , Somewhat unhelpful staff, Make sure you get take out, not a very nice place


Points +30

15 Feb 2020

Excellent pub

Absolutely awesome vegan pub. Great selection of vegan dishes on the menu and beers on tap too. Loved it so much I visited twice during my weekend stay in Liverpool! Will definitely visit again.

Pros: Good range of food choices, Prices are very reasonable, Relaxed pub atmosphere


Points +70

28 Jan 2020


I was left a bit disappointed by the burger and wings as they'd been hyped up so much. Wasn't a great fan of the plastic school trays either.


Points +45

06 Jan 2020

Lovely burgers

I love this place, it's true that I more often order from them and go in there but I love the burgers very much. One of my favourite vegan burgers of all. Their spicy chimken wings are also lovely. The staff is very nice and the pub itself has a lovely atmosphere.

Pros: Good food, alright prices, atmosphere

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