Liverpool’s iconic Hope Street has some fantastic options for drinking and dining these days and we’ve recently introduced you to some real gems such as Silk Road and Bread & Butter. In this feature we bring you The Pen Factory — one of the coolest hang outs in the city — and check out their new small plates offering….

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What’s The Pen Factory about?

Replacing the old Everyman Bistro on Hope Street, The Pen Factory has been doing great things these past few years. Created by culinary entrepreneur Paddy Byrne, its name is a nod to the Lang Pen Company who operated there in the late 1800s. It’s a great place to eat or drink and there are regular events such as live jazz and Tap Takeover events.

The Pen Factory is loved for its relaxed informal atmosphere and its contemporary industrial style, tucked away below the hustle and bustle of Hope Street and with a beautiful garden and terrace. Included in the Hardens restaurant guide three years running along with the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and a mention in the BBC Good Food Guide, it’s a highly respected venue that receives top reviews.

Check out The Pen Factory on FACEBOOK!What’s the new menu about?

Open Tues — Sat from 11am until midnight, The Pen Factory offers a seasonal small plates menu and a large selection of cask ales, lagers, wines and cocktails. From Tues to Fri from 12pm to 4pm you can enjoy two small plates for £10 and you can be assured of very high quality dishes!The new small plates menu is varied, offering sides, cheeses, veg, fish or meat dishes as well as soups and sides. All masterfully created from their open kitchen and beautifully presented, The Pen Factory is about quality cuisine and quality drinks in a relaxed contemporary environment.

For more about food at The Pen Factory CLICK HERE!Our visit….

We had a chat with General Manager Sam Harrison who told us: “Our small plates menu changes seasonally and we’re all about quality and variety. We specialised in British and European cuisine and source the best ingredients from around the world and, where possible, from the owner’s allotment — keeping it as fresh as possible from ground to plate.”He continued: “A lot of time, effort and care goes into creating each seasonal menu and this one is very special indeed — with a great selection of quality dishes and something for everyone. It may have that fine dining feel and presentation but we’re a very relaxed social hub and a great meeting place. We’re dog friendly too!”

Check out The Pen Factory on FACEBOOK!Why we love The Pen Factory….

Without doubt one of the coolest hang outs in the city, we love The Pen Factory and its relaxed, informal atmosphere — with its contemporary, industrial and open plan style. We love its focus on quality small plates and drinks — without being too pricey or pretentious. Here at La Vida Liverpool we love bringing you our region’s best gems and this is certainly one of them!

The Pen Factory / 13 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ / 0151 709 7887

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For more about food at The Pen Factory CLICK HERE!

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