About Ma Egerton's Stage Door

Suffused with history, Ma Egerton’s Stage Door (simply Ma Egerton’s to regulars) is one of the city centre’s most venerable pubs. Established in 1869, Ma Egerton’s is named after landlady, theatrical agent, and local character Mary Egerton, whose roll-call of loyal pubgoers includes the likes of Frank Sinatra, Harry Houdini, Tom Jones, Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. Join this fascinating walk of fame by heading up to central Liverpool’s Pudsey Street, tucked behind the Empire Theatre just off London Road and Lord Nelson Street, and sink a pint of ale, sip a glass of wine, and enjoy some fantastic food like Ma’s Showtime cheeseboard or a pizza from the Old Fashioned Pizza Shop, with generously topped discs named after the various celebrities that have trod the boards at this famous haunt.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am


Ma Egerton's Stage Door
9 Pudsey Street, City Centre
Liverpool L1 1JA

Menu Highlights




Rocket leaves with balsamic dressing, parmesan and cherry tomatos. (V) (GF)


Finished with pesto, basil and extra virgin olive oil. (V) (N)


Warm garlic mushrooms, avacado, baby mozzerella, santos tomatoes, spinach and rocket leaves, honey mustard dressing with a balsamic glaze. Served with warm dough sticks. (V)



Pork pie, cheddar cheese, pickled onions and branston pickle.


selection of Italian meats, olives, ardennes pate, rocket leaves, pickled onions, fruit, wheat crackers and freshly baked bread.


A selection of country and farmhouse cheeses and specially selected fine Italian meats with wheat crackers, fruit and freshly baked bread. For 2 people.



Ma’s big cheese pizza. Mozzerella, cheddar, parmesan and blue stilton cheese. (V)


Thinly sliced salami, santos tomatoes and olives.


Prosciutto di parma ham, fresh parmesan cheese sprinkled with rocket leaves.

50 Ma Egerton's Stage Door Reviews

50 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Debbie W.3 months ago · 1 review

One of the best pizzas I've had. Staff really friendly. Great place. Ideal place to go before a show. Would recommend and will go back.

Monika H.4 months ago · 1 review

Amazing night. Fantastic atmosphere. Busy lively community spirited pub. Ukulele band were fantastic. Food and beer were spot on. Couldn't ask for anymore. Staff were very friendly.

Irene S.4 months ago · 1 review

Three friends and I visited Ma Egerton's for a meal prior to a theatre visit. My friend's had never been to Ma's before. They can't wait to revisit Liverpool and eat at Ma's again. They had Scouse, another first for them, a wholesale, delicious and wipe the dish clean meal. I had a Laurel and Hardy pizza which as always was wonderful. All meals, great value for money. The ambience of the pub was amazing and the staff were competent, courteous and professional.

Marie F.5 months ago · 1 review

Staff friendly. Good food. Very clean. Lovely real coal fire. Would definitely go again, particularly when going to the theatre. The Empire is only minutes away.

Melissa B.2 years ago · 1 review

One of the best pizzas I've ever had in Liverpool - far outstrips all the pizza chains and much more reasonably priced. Really lovely little local pub right next to the station. Drinks are fantastic, staff always really friendly. I came for the Monday night quiz which was an absolute hoot - 6 rounds of 5 questions, ideal length (beware though, it never starts or finishes on time so you'll have to be prepared to make a whole night of it). The whole pub got involved in the singing rounds and it was a fantastic atmosphere - would highly recommend.

Vivienne C.a year ago · 2 reviews

As soon as we walked through the door of Ma Egertons we received a warm welcome from the landlady. The surroundings were extremely clean and well presented. Our pizza, garlic bread and Prosecco were all of a high quality and extremely tasty; superb value for money. The photos on the wall of celebrities who have visited the pub gave us plenty to look at whilst we were waiting for our food. We will definitely return again.

Diane M.a year ago · 1 review

Glad I booked very busy, had to find a chair as someone had taken one of ours, Not the staffs fault, on a plus side the pizza's we eat were lovely and I am not a big pizza lover. Would go again before we watch a show at the empire very convenient place to eat on the door step.

Jeanette R.2 years ago · 1 review

Pizzas were great and service fab, would definitely go back. A little on the dark side as the pub is only small but we ate outside and watched all the comings and goings including a wedding party as the station is right next door. Overall a lovely experience.

Peter B.2 years ago · 1 review

Excellent venue with very tasty food - real scouse on a cold February day - the staff could not have been friendlier and with the warm fire in this old style public house we could have stayed there all day

Hilary G.7 months ago · 1 review

Excellent pizzas at a very reasonable price. Only problem was that the pub was very crowded, and although I had booked a table we had to eat in the bar area on a tiny round table that didn't not really have enough space for two pizzas served on large wooden boards.