Historic England is the country’s official list keeper of the most historically and architecturally significant places in England — places such as monuments, shipwrecks and battlefields.
Earlier this month, the heritage organization updated 11 English pub listings to reflect their cultural heritage and national importance, with one receiving a coveted Grade I designation.
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms — a 19th-century boozer built between 1898 and 1900 — is the first purpose-built Victorian pub to be given a Grade I designation by Historic England. The designation, which is the highest given, is awarded to buildings of “exceptional interest” — only 2.5% of all listed buildings earn that status. For context, Buckingham Palace is another Grade I building.
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms, a Grade I historic building.
Historic England Archive
Known simply as “The Phil” to regulars who once included John Lennon, the pub is not short on accolades. Historic England…