Being within a stone’s throw of the club’s training ground has helped make this place popular among sports fans and it has no fewer than nine TVs screening sport inside and outside. Quirky furniture, low-beamed ceilings and big bay windows give the pub a homely vibe that ensures its appeal extends beyond just football fans.
From the outside, the Royal Standard looks like two pubs fused together. The larger, newer building part of the pub is thought to have been built sometime in the 1930s, though the origins of the older, narrow annexe are something of a mystery. We know the pub began life as a hotel of the same name, built deliberately at Leyfield Road’s junction with Town Row as it was one of the main thoroughfares into Liverpool. The pub’s regal name is understood to be a tribute to one of the Earls of Sefton, who was an officer in the Household Calvary.
The Earls of Sefton are an important part of West Derby’s history. They once called the country estate of Croxteth Hall, part of what’s now Croxteth Park, their home. The estate was originally a deer park founded by Edward the Successor and is the site from which West Derby grew, taking its name from the old English word for ‘deer’. Following the death of the last Earl in the 1970s, the estate became the property of Liverpool City Council and its Grade II-listed buildings are now open to the public.
Cosy Mezzanine Area for Private Parties
Overlooking the main bar is a separate mezzanine function area known as the Loft Room, which can be reached via an internal staircase. It is a cosy space ideal for small private parties. With a capacity for 35 guests, the function room is often used to host birthdays, christenings and family get-togethers. Partygoers attending events in the Loft Room still use the bar and toilets downstairs in the main part of the pub, but the mezzanine area does have its own TV screen and can be catered to separately with buffet-style food.
A Homely Sports Pub Close to Melwood
The Royal Standard is in a prime position for experiencing West Derby’s past and present. It’s a 15-minute drive to Liverpool City Centre, a short walk to West Derby Village and within striking distance of Liverpool FC’s training ground. But it’s also right on the doorstep of some of the area’s most fascinating historical sites. Just half a mile away is the only freestanding post-medieval courthouse still standing in Britain. The site of what was once West Derby’s motte and bailey castle, now a public park, is also less than a mile from the pub. And we’re only a five-minute drive from the National Heritage-listed site of Croxteth Park, former home of the Lord Sefton to whom the pub’s royal name is said to be dedicated. Join us for a drink and you’ll be ideally located for exploring the modern side to West Derby and the very best of its historical treasures too.
|Function Room Information - The Loft|
|Hire Costs||Not Available||Area Type||private|
|Facilities||Beer Garden, Coffee Machine, Dance Floor, Disabled Access, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, PA System, Sky TV/BT Sport, TV, Wi-Fi,|
|Suitable Events||Christmas & New Year,|
The nearest Train Station to The Royal Standard is Broadgreen Train Station