From butcher’s to café: a historic cuppa


The early-20th century tiles and butcher's hooks make Ravenhill a real character café

Local History Online describes the Old Hellaby’s Building in Birkenhead as a Category A building of heritage significance, with ” finials, quoin-stoning, parapet and balustrade, divided fanlights and columns.” Quite.
The Ravenhill café has certainly made three most of its original features, like gorgeous tiles and marble benchtop, and have (wisely in my opinion) done nothing to disguise the building’s heritage as a butcher’s. This is quite the character café — and the coffee is pretty good too! There’s even a garden for when it’s not pouring, like on my visit.
Definitely worth heading the extra two minutes out of Birkenhead centre for — a great place to soak up the atmosphere and read the paper.


The marble bench complete with the original blood-drainage groove, one presumes!


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