Welcome To The Sandon
The Sandon was originally built by John Houldings in 1870 as an outlet for selling the beers from his brewery, Houldings brewery. It was the first Masonic Lodge in Liverpool-The Anfield lodge – and masonic symbols can be found on the ornate tiles on the exterior or the building.
In the early 1980`s the Sandon was rebranded as a fun pub and re named “The Picture House”. The pub was a huge success until the decline in this sector and was closed down in 1990. After numerous fires a demolition order was placed on the pub due to subsidence. You could stand in the cellar and see the sky- there were no internal floors! In 1994, my father George Hindley who owned Sam Dodds on the other corner of the block, and myself brought the property from the brewery and began the long restoration process to what the Sandon is today. Over the years the other properties were brought in between Sam Dodd’s and the Sandon and this site now has 2 public bars and 6 function rooms.
We were also the first offsite official partner with Liverpool FC to provide Corporate Hospitality outside of the stadium in 2008.
Gemma McGowan (Managing Director)