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Elsinore, Whitby

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Bit strange in my opinion this place and an odd landlord. The beer selection is very safe with Camerons being the main choice. People seem absorbed by the fruit machine as if talking is not allowed. Anyone not for me.
Thelittleman - 20 Apr 2016 19:57
Loved the welcome, the beer and the marine memorabilia on the walls! Would have loved to have lingered but curry was calling.
TommyRogers1979 - 18 Apr 2015 09:56
Very quiet again for my return, possible with football on elsewhere. Smashing ales once again. My pal enjoyed his Strongarm especially.
willesden_seadog - 25 Jan 2012 01:29
Brilliant little warm and friendly pub with plenty of marine memoribilia on the walls.

Three ales on handpump: Tetleys, Strongarm and John Smith's.

Just about a perfect town pub. I will definitely be back!
willesden_seadog - 5 Oct 2011 22:52
Well, a brilliant little pub. Maria and myself were in Whitby for 3 days, left early due to M`s dad being ill in hospital, we found the Elsinore within the first hour of our arival, a little gem of a place and the bonus was, Sunday night, 3 piece band, the TriTones, just ace, let me hold the Ian`s, Gibson Les Paul, i took photos, no trouble, great sound, lovely beer and atmoshere. We , in one day, had 3 visits to the pub. Travelled a thousand mile round trip from Cornwall and if there was only one pub, the Elsinore, we wouldnt have been dissapointed.
Grat place, lovely people. Den & Maria. June 2010.
BullseyeDen - 23 Jul 2010 10:31
Small but perfectly formed. Sunday night live music is a must.
8100bob - 13 Dec 2009 16:48
Yet another great pint of Cameron's Strongarm. But I only managed to get in once this year. The place was packed out!
generalstaal - 24 Nov 2009 20:38
Visited a few times over the weekend. This is a lovely little place, with a white rendered exterior, with red touches. The inside is open plan to make most of what little room there is. There is lots of marine memorabilia on the walls and is very friendly. On the first visit, we got a seat, the second, the following night, was jam packed, as there was live music.

The only fault is that, other than Strongarm, there other handpull beer, was the dreary Tetley and John Smiths casks. If the Strongarm ran out, so would I. Score has gone up a mark since last visit.
Archivist - 14 Jul 2009 18:28
A classic little pub, with books on the shelves and a nice 70s feel to it. Very quiet when we visited it, so maybe didnt see it at its best.

The barman was very friendly, taking us outside to point the way to the another pub. A choice of real ales and the Strongarm was spot on for a non-MILD drink!

Will definately be visiting again
Archivist - 19 May 2009 15:58
This pub hasn't changed in years and that is so great. Real ale and friendly staff mean a proper old fashioned welcome. They are now doing home cooked lunchtime food with locally sourced produce and always a vege option. It doesn't get any better than this!
friskywhiska - 16 Apr 2009 10:53
Rereading this review, I missed out saying anything about the building itself. It is like stepping back into the 1970s, but in a good way. The Little Angel over the road is the same. It adds to the quirkiness and good atmosphere of the place.
generalstaal - 2 Nov 2008 13:56
I visited this pub very recently. The beer is lovely. How can anyone worry if a pub serves Cameron's Strongarm or Tetley's Imperial? This is a great pub. Full of Goths when I visited it. But, during the Halloween Goth Weekend, what could I expect? A brilliant, friendly, interesting pub. I loved it. And I am not not a Goth.
generalstaal - 1 Nov 2008 22:04
Years ago I worked in a Camerons pub during vacations. I cannot ever remember a pint of Strongarm as good as served in the Elsinore - on two different nights. The pub had a great atmosphere, and we found out why it was quiet in the other pubs on the Sunday as most of the pub goers were in the Elsinore listening to a pretty good rock band.
Andylk - 17 Nov 2007 20:59
Traditional boozer with welcoming staff - standard Yorkshire real ale range (and why not_ - Tetley excellent.
mtaylor40 - 12 Aug 2006 00:23
One of the best pubs in Whitby and one of the few to sell Camerons Strongarm ale, always superb. This pub is worth the walk up the hill from the staith.
bonzoid0 - 8 Jul 2005 21:31
Another great Whitby pub. Always worth a visit as you get a few "characters" in..
lupus - 20 May 2005 09:19
This pub is extremely popular during the two annual Goth weekends in Whitby. It's not surprising either, as the owners and staff deck the halls with skulls and other fun stuff and are very welcoming to the Goths.
Beer is good, I recommend the red ale ;-) and the people are friendly. Never seen food, though.
Linael - 7 Feb 2005 22:04
Always a 'home-from-home' during Folk Week, this is the core pub for many of us West coasters, with a warm welcome, familiar faces, friendly locals and of course the fab "Lunchtime Legends" who always do a fringe gig during that mid-August Folk experience on Wednesday. Yes, it's all you'd want in a no-frills pub.
Clive & Jean Pownceby - 28 Jul 2004 09:03
spent many magic nights at this pub over 2 trips from australia,the staff especially nick & liz hibbert i count amongst mates for life.to all my family(nicholsons & wards who still frequent this grand place,hoorah ! paul in oz
paul nicholson - 24 May 2004 02:00
Sells possibly the best pint of bitter in Whitby.Decor in the pub hasn't changed in about 10 years and neither have the bar staff.
Food served from time to time, often live entertainment on a Sunday night.
A proper English pub with real ale and decor reflecting its fishing heritage.
Real locals pub with no jukebox and a small TV but the regulars are always friendly.
Chris - 10 Oct 2003 13:24

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