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A tripper's pub (as in daytrippers ) okay for what it is. Difference between a trippers and tourist pub is that they don't do food but you can bring your own fish and chips in to scoff. Ale was ok.
Snarling_Mallard - 14 Apr 2018 12:39
With all 6 of the pubs in Whitby from the 2015 GBG ticked it was time to try a few of the others, first up the Endeavour.

5pm on a Thursday and there's just 2 punters in when we arrive.

On the bar are 4 hand pumps offering 3 ales and a real cider. All of the ales are from down south so with not much choice I go for a pint of Wychwood Hobgoblin. A decent enough and drinkable pint. The wife went for the draft real cider, fruity and tasty was her opinion!

Music playing at an acceptable level with a little bit of chatter from the barman & the 2 other punters.

A decent pub, good size, nicely decorated, clean toilets, good ale & don't forget the friendly pub dog named Shandy!

7/10 for me.
lezford - 4 Aug 2015 17:35
Everyone in Whitby raved about this place but I'm not sure what all the fuss was about. It was certainly full. Decent ale, bit for me worth heading across to the fleece instead.
TommyRogers1979 - 18 Apr 2015 09:46
Hes gone and some fresh people are in the process of taking this pub over.
allenegrant - 8 May 2014 13:00
Appalling, truly appalling. No wonder it's up for sale. From walking in and getting service with a snarl from the middle aged goth a like behind the bar to getting charged £9:20p for a pint and double vodka and coke. The same round at The Shambles was a whole £2 cheaper.The Black Sheep was foul. It smelt of vomit and tasted of vomit. Totally undrinkable. The entertainment was good though. The pissed up couple who were nearly shagging on the table next to us were most amusing.
mph - 5 May 2014 22:52
The landlord of this pub is rude, 5 of us called n for a drink as we always did on our way home, the eldest member of our party is 72years old, the landlord at 8.00 pm as we walked in informed us that he was closed, but then he served his locals (regulars) and asked us to leave he said he was only open to his friends, this is a public house and to discriminate who and when he serves is absolutely disgusting, I would advise anyone who goes to whitby to not go to this pub, the buck, bored, duke, black horse, and many more are very nice and welcoming, I feel that strongly towards the landlord attitude that I think I will put posters up in whitby saying the same
Loyola - 21 Apr 2014 13:09
Best pub in Whitby!
Not catering solely to the tourists as this is packed with regulars too. Good beer, lovely staff and even lovelier punters.
When we were in, there was a choir singing sea shanties! Terrific - likes pubs used to be and could be again if they had a guv'nor/matriarch who CARED.
Highly recommended.
global86 - 21 Aug 2012 22:09
Visited today -- very good guest beers, great fellow behind bar. Nice atmosphere and a great place to read the papers and have a pint.
mosey - 15 May 2012 21:14
Lovely welcome. Late on a Sunday evening. We tried a dark guest ale. We'd had oodles by now, but still found it very enjoyable. The locals told us all newcomers had to sing! I'm relieved that they were joking, but I came back to find my pal joining in with 'The Crystal Chandeliar'

The singing continued with songs of the country and western genre. We left with large smiles, which has to be a good thing.
willesden_seadog - 25 Jan 2012 01:32
Visted Endeavour for a third occasion on 1st Jan 2012. Beer previously ok but this time had to take back a pint of Winter Tyne Mordue which, according to an independant witness," looked like dishwater". Staff on duty not inclined to apologise or change beer because no-one else had complained. Wrote politely to the licensee about this on the 3rd Jan but no response. Opinion on beer might be subjective, but reaction to complaints leaves something to be desired.
dougben - 18 Jan 2012 14:42
Called in for a quick and sampled an Adnams ale which was well kept and lovely and cold.... the landlord was a decent friendly chap and the pub had a happy atmoshphere....

There was no food or live music when i visited but there is a cracking Thai place next door that does great food !!
Enigma35 - 21 Aug 2011 22:23
Good selection of real ales. Had a pint of Sambrooks Wandle, which was surprising, as it had travelled a good distance. Relaxing atmosphere.
mick99 - 21 Jun 2011 17:05
Great atmosphere, great selection of ales, friendly staff and a reasonable price!
Lootz - 20 Apr 2010 20:27
Stumbled on this place late one Friday night whilst visiting Whitby for the weekend. What a find! The folk music I can take or leave but the extensive spread of handpulls from all over GB (including Harviestoun Old Engine Oil which I adore) was most impressive. Full but not crowded, friendly and warm atmosphere in a gem of a tavern.
graeme666 - 6 Apr 2010 00:39
A quiet pub but serves excellent ales and has a warm welcome behind the bar and a roaring open fire. Now a regular haunt every year we go to Whitby. Recommended.
Bagsy - 9 Feb 2010 14:25
I have visited Whitby many times, but I have never been in the Endeavour before. What a smashing little place! I tried a beer called Endeavour which was delicious. The pub had a great atmosphere. Tried to get in again on Halloween Night and it was rammed. I ended up perched on a window ledge. The beer was fantastic though.
generalstaal - 24 Nov 2009 20:45
Great little pub just slightly off the beaten track of Church Street etc. Very welcoming. Highly recommended
drib - 1 Nov 2009 13:57
Ok little pub. Many photos etc on walls. 6 handpumps, 5 on. Adnams broadside, duchars IPA, wells bombadier, john smiths cask and something else bog standard. John smiths was acceptable.
doncaosdelanada - 2 Sep 2009 23:13
Quite a modern brick pub built with a nod to the Georgian look. Small and open plan interior with pool table and lots of Cook memorabilia on the walls. The bar is small, but they often have live music and on our revisits over the weekend, it did get quite crowded. The service is fine and clientele always seem mixed and happy enough

There were five handpulls; Adnams Bitter, Woodford Wherry, Daleside's Pride of England, Harvestoun Bitter & Twisted Ringwood Boondoggle. Whilst none set me alight, they were all well kept and decent enough drinks. Excellent
Archivist - 14 Jul 2009 19:18
Cracking little place, very traditional, though it quiet as it had just openend when we visited. Several real ales, the best by far being Mr Tod, a real gem. The chap was friendly, it was clean and there was even a Double Diamond poster in the loo - quality
Archivist - 14 May 2009 15:38
Decent pub with good beer. Had live band on during the night, which was folk/sea shanty orientated!
stoutoforder - 2 Nov 2008 19:42
Traditional pub, open bar one roomed pub with real fire with a mixed clientele. Pretty good Craic on the whole, there was an Irish "band" of 2, using various instruments, fiddle, guitar with the help of a backing machine for the bass and drums. Folk session on Sunday at 3. Decent beer, Taylors Landlord and Caley Deuchars IPA.
brisk - 22 Jan 2008 17:59
A little lacking in character, the beer was OK, but did not feel welcomed here.
Andylk - 17 Nov 2007 21:01
I was enticed in by the afternoon of folk advertised on the poster - unfortunately it had finished. The beer was reasonable, but the atmosphere was a touch "Working Men's Club", which is fantastic for a Working Men's Club but not what I was expecting having been told that it was a great place for live music and lively atmosphere. Will give it another go though.
angelus1981 - 16 Apr 2007 16:52
Great one bar pub alongside the Upper Harbour. Pool available. 4 or 5 real ales available. Good atmosphere. Occasional jamming by local folk group. Very clean. No loud music thank god but gets very busy at weekends but then all pubs in the area do.
quizman - 15 Oct 2006 18:26

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