The Caledonia

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22 Caledonia St, Liverpool, England, L7 7DX

A traditional pub that turned fully vegan in Sep 2017. Serves vegan alcohol and food. Menu includes burgers, hot dogs, 'wings', breakfast, and desserts. Open Mon-Thu 12:00pm-12:00am, Fri-Sat 12:00pm-1:00am, Sun 12:00pm-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan, Beer/Wine, British

12 Reviews

First Review by vegan_cat

Wow!! - Edit

Wanted to give this 1 star but had to give it 2!!!!
Really excited to eat here as I'd checked out the website and was overjoyed to find an all vegan eatablishment -
read a review from 2 days previous which cast a shadow but was convinced that maybe it was a one off as other reviews seemed excellent
Nope she was spot on! First impression was a weird unpleasant smell - it was really dark and our table was sticky. I asked politely for a clean cloth so that I could clean it - the barmaid who had not been very friendly anyway, appeared unimpressed and ran a cloth under the tap - squirted something on it and passed it to me. This was quite amusing! It was a cold, old jay cloth - I cleaned the table and it didn't really help and all I could think of was the germs on my hands - upon previously visiting the toilet I was disgusted, based on that knowledge I wasn't sure if washing my hands would really help; I'd used the sleeve of my coat to open the door on my earlier visit. our food arrived and was fairly tasty but was served on what could only be described as plastic school dinner trays - A little while later after we had eaten, thankfully, a dog peed up a nearby stool this was cleaned up by its owner with blue roll - no disinfectant in sight!
To top it off the chef stood at the bar eating a takeaway pizza!!! What a message that could give!
Sad as this could have easily have been a much more pleasurable experience - Amazing potential but absolutely no effort whatsoever and we would have returned again during our visit to Liverpool - as it stands I think it should not even be advertised here! Hope this helps others to avoid a bad stomach which I subsiquently suffered following my visit.

Updated from previous review on 2018-02-21

Pros: All Vegan , Reasonably tasty food

Cons: Filthy , Filthy , Dark and smelly

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Absolutely filthy; food was dreadful. - Edit


First impressions weren't great because the place is possibly the dirtiest pub/restaurant I've ever seen. Tables were sticky and crusty with food, the floor was filthy and pretty much everything else was covered in grime. We stuck it out because the reviews on here were so good we thought the kitchen must be run differently to the rest of the pub, but we were wrong. Food was poor - I had the chilli dog and my daughter had burger. Both were equally bad. The food seemed like it had been reheated; chilli was definitely the worst Ive ever had, both the hot dog and the burger were on soggy rolls. We ordered a side of gravy which came in a dirty little jar and it was full of lumps. I cannot say anything positive about the meal or most of the service, except that the barmaid I spoke to about how bad it had been gave me a refund.

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OMG love this place - Edit

Was so thrilled to know it had gone totally vegan and once I tried the food I was in heaven. The menu is amazing with lots of vegan fast food deliciousness to choose from. So sad I don't live in Liverpool anymore

Pros: everything is awesome

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love this place.... - Edit

So friendly, so relaxed, great pub food and ale, live music to suit the mood. People and dogs welcomed equally. Wish this was my local 😍

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Vegan pub grub, hearty and tasty, generous portions - Edit

Fully vegan since September 2017!

It opened promptly at 12 and I was there as soon as it opened. I ordered sweet chai tea £1.50 and the ‘5 a day chilli dog’ which came with fries and cslaw £8, there was plenty.

Then I got the women’s tea and the tray bake £3.50 which was a delicious chocolate orange slice with squirty cream. Again a generous portion.

The service was quick, staff were friendly, they display and sell art work (mainly of animals from what I could see) too. The place was clean and had decent natural light for a pub!

It is dog friendly; some customers brought in their dogs.

Unfortunately they don’t take card but they directed me to the co-op shop round the corner which have a free cash machine inside. Also the food was served on bright plastic plates.

Pros: Fully vegan and tasty , Generous portions , Reasonable prices

Cons: They don’t take card, Nowhere to park nearby , Food served on plastic plates

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BEST PUB EVER!!! - Edit

The Caledonia was already my favourite pub in Liverpool, but since it became 100% vegan, it has transcended to total perfection. I highly recommend the hot wings (best seitan I have ever had) and if the 'jar of joy' is tiramisu - HAVE IT!!! It is so creamy and delicious, I can't wait to scoff it again. Great selection of beers, fantasic atmosphere and regular live music - the crown of the Georgian Quarter!

Pros: 100% vegan, Amazing seitan and puds, Great value

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excellent tasty food - Edit

Loved the food here , big juicy burgers and nice pints . Friendly staff and atmosphere. Would go again .

Pros: food , staff, drinks

Cons: a little chilly , not many tables

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Perfect - Edit

Really great food (comfort ‘junk’ style), really great staff, dog friendly, reasonably priced. Much admiration for the owners for making this step. If it was just a pub it’d still be a great one, but the commitment to being 100% vegan makes it properly special.

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smashed it! - Edit

I’ve been waiting a long time for a vegan place to open that brings a bit of normality to it. Prove to the meat eaters that it can be done. I really rate this place. Good vibe, authentic old school pub, staff were awesome and the food was great !

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Vegan pub - Edit

The Caledonia went fully vegan in September 2017. I've been twice. Staff are lovely and HappyCow sticker now up on the front door! The classic burger is great. Extensive menu plus a gluten free menu. Fantastic. Lovely atmosphere. Dog friendly!

Pros: Fully vegan pub, Lovely staff, Affordable

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pub grub - Edit

A good choice of ales and totally vegan menu in the Caledonia. Friendly staff and everything reasonably priced . dog friendly too. They have gone down the meat subsititue route if you're into that. Breakfast also available and cakes.

Pros: All vegan , old fashioned pub, choice of ales

Cons: plastic plates

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Burgers - Edit

From the outside you wouldn't know this is a vegan hotspot. Go inside and you'll be presented with a menu full of vegan junk food. I ordered the Baecn DBL Chs and was not disappointed. I've not had good experiences with "facon" in the past, but this burger was spot on. Both the patty and the baecn were some of the closest I've had to real. The patty doesn't fall apart like most vegan patties do, and the baecon has an excellent texture and taste. If you enjoy mock meats and dirty vegan junk food, this has to be one of the best spots in the UK - I personally find it better than Big V Burger in Borough Market (London). Also, they have live music most nights, and it's a pretty great place just to grab a drink even if you don't eat.

Pros: Quality mock meat patty, Quality mock bacon

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