About Ma Boyle's

Brought to you by the same passionate publicans that have kept the infamous Ma Egerton’s alive and kicking on the other side of Liverpool’s city centre, Ma Boyle’s is a pub just as historic. Founded in 1870, Ma Boyle’s was first a coffee shop serving the merchants of the Cotton Market and Fruit Exchange and the legal and professional classes of Liverpool’s boomtown professional class. Now a classic gastropub with a fine selection of cask ales and beer, a basement rum parlour, and a menu packed with the best of rustic and generously-apportioned British, trans-Atlantic American and international dishes, Ma Boyle’s needs only its fantastic location to recommend itself. And location it has. Housed as it always has been at the Tower Gardens, best accessed by rail from Moorfields or Liverpool James Street – part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Waterfront precincts – Ma Boyle’s is an unmissable destination for lovers of robust gastronomy.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm


Ma Boyle's
1 Tower Gardens, City Centre
Liverpool L3 1LG

Menu Highlights



Meaty Flat-bread

Focaccia flat-bread with Prosciutto ham, black olives, rocket leaves & garlic sauce

Tempura Tiger Prawns

With mixed leaf salad & crostini

Ma’s Chicken Liver Pâté

Served with toasted crostini & chutney

More about Ma Boyle's, Liverpool

An alehouse and eatery that’s been serving up their exceptional brand of British cooking since 1870, Ma Boyle’s is a legendary watering hole and restaurant in Liverpool’s city centre. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply after-work drinks, Ma Boyle’s sets the stage for a lively and satisfying meal at Tower Gardens. Found just steps from the waterfront and close to sights like the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool Town Hall and the historic Our Lady and Saint Nicholas Church of England, Ma Boyle’s is right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Once an oyster bar, Ma Boyle’s is now one of the most famous and lively gastropubs in all of Liverpool. Playing host to events like jazz nights, bottomless prosecco brunches, live music and pub quizzes, this city centre restaurant and bar always has something exciting going on. The food here is otherworldly, with comfort food classics like bangers and mash, steak & ale pie and beer battered fish & chips all made the old fashion way, using the best ingredients and the freshest seasonal produce. Ma Boyle’s also offers a kids’ menu, so feel free to bring along the entire family to this beloved gastropub in the heart of Liverpool. Reserving a table in advance is highly recommended.

182 Ma Boyle's Reviews

182 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
KAREN M.a day ago · 2 reviews

Great food, great service, friendly efficient staff. Will certainly be going back Would certainly recommend a visit.. Our brunch was excellent - veggie breakfast and pancakes with delicious fresh fruit

Paul F.4 days ago · 6 reviews

Good food and drinks with great music with the Jazz night too.

Paul F.4 days ago · 6 reviews

Lovely Sunday roast whilst watching the England game. Good food and great selection of drinks.