The Sandon

Our world famous complex dates to early 1870’s and is the birthplace of both Everton and Liverpool FC – and business is thriving under new ownership.

Recently acquired by award winning, local business woman Kate Stewart, the complex has been transformed inside and out.

Under Kate’s stewardship, she’s aiming to place the pub at the heart of the community with a programme events that bring local people back through the doors.

The revamped pub also runs events and entertainment for the local community at low prices – meaning everyone gets to benefit from the international trade drawn in on match days.

With 5 different function rooms to choose from and prices that won’t be beaten you have found one of Liverpool’s hidden gems

  • Short listed for Best Local & Best Sport Venue in The Great British Pub Awards 2019
  • On site car parking
  • Disabled access
  • Recently opened on site hotel

The History of The Sandon Pub

The Sandon was originally built by John Houldings in 1870 as an outlet for selling the beers from his brewery, Houldings brewery. It was the first Masonic Lodge in Liverpool – The Anfield Lodge – and masonic symbols can be found on the ornate tiles on the exterior or the building.

 In 1878 St. Domingo’s Football Club was formed in the building, at the time the Liverpool’s only football club. It was then here in 1892 Liverpool FC was formed and the rest of course is history.

In the early 1980’s the Sandon was rebranded as “The Picture House” and seen some success until the decline in the British pub sector and was eventually forced to close in 1990. After numerous fires, a demolition order was placed on the pub due to subsidence. At one point you could stand in the cellar and see the clouds above.  After a change in ownership the building was brought back to live once again and then in 2017, local entrepreneur Kate Stewart acquired the site and took on one of the most ambitious refurbishment projects the building had ever seen. The result is the breathtaking range of four function suites, The Sandon public house and Sam Dodd’s Wine Bar, now once again a thriving community hub.

The Sandon also the first offsite official partner with Liverpool FC to provide Corporate Hospitality outside of the stadium in 2008.