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Good beers, decent staff, the only drawback is that I don't like open-plan pubs and would prefer the smaller rooms it would probably have had when first opened. Well worth the slight detour from the city centre though.
djw - 5 Oct 2013 23:54
Absolutely brilliant!! Everything you need from a proper boozer. Great beer (they now brew their own); excellent service; very friendly locals (we went in before and after the football and had no hassle whatsoever). Real ale cider; foreign beers; two rooms; pump clips and breweriana everywhere. A street corner pub which is around 20 minutes from the football ground and about a 7 minute walk from the train/bus station(from there head for the Travelodge and cross the busy Freetown Way into a small area of terraced housing). Clean.tidy and just the kind of pub we love - in fact we nearly missed kick-off as we downed another pint!!. Very highly recommended.
mcroyal - 29 Aug 2011 11:25
What else can be said what has already been mention.
Great for a pre or post match drink,KC stadium only a 20 min walk.
6 ale's, ciders on draft, conti beers-on draft or bottles.Staff and regulars very friendly.Opens mon-thu 4-11 fri sat 12-12 sun 12-11.
mark2112 - 10 Dec 2010 15:03
Has one or two real ciders which is always good stuff.
Cyder_Mike - 5 Dec 2010 14:42
From a purely beer point of view, this is easily the best pub in Hull. Slightly out of the way, being the 'wrong' side of Freetown Way but then the trek is well worth it. Even possible to engage in amusing conversation with strangers. Music on Thursdays, but don't let that put you off.
Malcoholist - 9 Jun 2010 11:21
The best pub in Hull. End of. Let down only by its location.
MBMan - 3 Aug 2009 22:47
Very good pub shame it was empty on my visit last Saturday afternoon. Never mind, all that beer to myself!.
glugg - 18 Jun 2009 21:17
Great pub. I have been a regular visitor since it reopened 3 years ago and its just gets better. Always 6 to 8 beers on hand pumps and a good choice of foreign largers. The chiller also has over 100 bottled beers from around the world.
The toilets are the only disappointment and hopefully they will be inproved

bernie123 - 18 May 2009 15:22
With the sad wobbly decline of the Black Boy and the Bay Horse, and the fact that Ye Olde White Harte caters for lager drinkers as well as camra members, this has assumed the mantle of 'best pub in Hull' in recent years. And it's bloody good. It's a basic backstreet boozer, no fancy decor, but it's quite spacious, vibrant, with lots of well-kept regularly-changing ales and also a huge range of bottled beers. The ambience is friendly conversation.

The window frostings and scarves above the bar tells you that there is a Hull FC supporter running the place, but this being rugby league you will be welcomed with friendly chat whether FC or other. So a great place to go for the discerning drinker from visiting teams.
mafting - 24 Apr 2009 00:03
This is possibly the best pub in Hull, especially for the real stuff. At least 6, rapidly changing ales on at any time. Very friendly staff & regulars, quick efficient service. Often has live music on in the side room, also has a quiz night. What's not to like. Usually call in here for one and end up staying for three. It's that sort of pub. It appears to be built on a wormhole, where hours disappear without you ever noticing. It's a great pub.
ROBCamra - 18 Feb 2009 15:53
A great pub for the discerning ale drinker and a must visit if in Hull - and there are definitely worse places to be....
Joe_Cundy - 6 Dec 2008 23:19
We visited this pub before and after our recent game at Hull. A straightforward ten minute walk from the station, itís easy to find and worth seeking-out.

Very friendly staff and punters, a great selection of beers, and whilst thereís no food served by the pub, theyíre more than happy to let you bring food into the pub; thereís a sandwich shop round the corner that knocks-out cracking roast beef/pork baps. Very nice. The pub itself isnít anything spectacular to look at, but itís a comfortable spot, they have a beer garden and itís also within walking distance of the ground; just follow the crowds.

No hint of trouble at all as home and away fans mixed very happily, and Iíd definitely recommend this as a great little find if youíre going up to Hull for the football.

Haringey_White - 27 Aug 2008 09:54
Have lived in Hull for years, but only just discovered this gem ! I'm depressed it's taken me this long to find it! Superb range of beers. If I didn't love real ale so much, I would be able to spend a very long time, (and a lot of money) enjoying the huge range of continental lagers in the giant walk in fridge, visible from the bar. And not forgetting Bernard, my favourite Czech beer from a visit to Prague, and now available on draught (for the first time in the UK) from this pub. :-)

But all of this is set aside for the main event of may be 8 hand pulled beers, from cider to mild, porters and light ales. They change after every beer, so if you find oneyou like, you best enjoy it, because it may not be around for long! A tour de force in exploring the heritage of our national drink!

It took a long time to find, but I'll make sure I make up for it in the future!
cupdecha - 9 May 2008 23:11
Brilliant pub. 6 real ales yesterday: Ossett IPA and Silver Fox, Leeds Midnight Bell, Abbeydale Absolution, Tetley and one they came on just as we were leaving. Draft Maredsous 8, Erdinger, St Louis Kriek and a Czech beer Bernard. Over 70 bottled Belgians together with German and US beer.

Was quiet when we got in at about 12.30 on Saturday afternoon, filled up with football supporters home and away.

A must visit.
GuideDogSaint - 16 Mar 2008 13:18
Went here for a couple of pre-match Sunday lunchtime pints before heading to the rugby and found it better than ever since the introduction of the smoking ban. Glentworth Donny Star (a light hoppy best bitter) came on tap just before I had to leave; I managed to squeeze in a half and it was nectar.

One of my favourite pubs in the country at the moment.
Rich66 - 20 Feb 2008 21:58
What an excellent pub! This was the final stop on my Hull crawl of 25/01/08, and was a perfect finishing point.

On arrival, the pub was buzzing with conversation, and I found a comfortable stool at the bar. I was soon in conversation with several locals, no shortage of friendliness on offer! Of the 7 or 8 ales available on handpump I enjoyed the following:

Vale VPA - refreshing session bitter
Copper Dragon Black Gold - delectable mild
Leeds Best - bitter hoppy IPA
Leeds Midnight Bell - a black beauty.

Although I didn't venture into their extensive world beer range, it is worth noting there are well over one hundred such beers available, and a continental style beer menu is kept at the bar for the connoisseur's perusal.

Very friendly and accommodating landlord & landlady - Richard and Janette - filled me in on a lot of background info. They run the pub with love and enthusiasm which rubs off on everyone.

This is one of Hull's best pubs, DO visit and you will not be let down in any way.
lad_newton - 29 Jan 2008 00:19
Fantastic pub. Great selection of ales, including mild. The bottle range is staggering. The staff and drinkers are very friendly.
surgecommodore - 16 Oct 2007 11:15
Stunningly good pub with great beer and great service - as it says on their website "Think local, drink global". Now over a 100 world beers on sale, plus real ales, ciders and perrys.

Thursday night music nights highly recommended - especially the 'stripped' night 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month - see for who's on.

If you fancy a quiet beer Monday evening is the best bet - but make it soon 'cos people are going to find out about this place soon:)

The licensees have chosen not to go with a smoking shelter (at least not yet) but there is plenty of room and seating out back for the smokers; for the rest of us the open modern decor is even better in a smoke free atmosphere.

For my money this is the best pub for many miles around, in fact a pub in a league of its own.
videopoet - 14 Aug 2007 13:21
Cracking stuff - they have at least eight real ales on tap, proper cider and perry for those who like that sort of thing and a fridge with lots of rare Belgian, German and Czech beers. It's also less than ten minutes walk from the train station, so there's no excuse not to go here if you should ever find yourself in Hull.
pubcollector - 30 Jul 2007 21:00
From August 1st, It is not open on Monday(except bank holidays)Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday until 4pm.
TBluewinkle - 30 Jul 2007 18:18
The best beer pub in Hull for variety and quality.The one thing that lets it down are the toilets as they are pokey and in need of a refurb. For that reason I have rated it an 8 rather than a 9 or 10.
TBluewinkle - 28 Jun 2007 14:57
Great - not out of place in Manc's Nthn Qtr. Great range and interesting foreign beers, interesting interiors and very friendly
mtaylor40 - 8 Jul 2006 23:19
A Victorian backstreet local on the northern edge of the city centre, but stylishly refurbished inside with a very contemporary feel. Eight handpumps dispensing ales mostly from smaller local breweries in great condition. If you're in Hull for a rugby (and probably football) match go here afterwards for a post match pint and a chat with the local supporters - it's within walking distance of the KC Stadium. As already mentioned there is a phenomenal range of draught and bottled continental beers too - we counted 104 varieties on the bottled beers menu.
Rich66 - 19 Jun 2006 21:08
Fabulous old watering hole they also do live music and a few weeks ago had one of the areas best singer songwriters - Steve Larkman. A great friendly crowd.
DoctorRadio - 14 Feb 2006 17:33
Great pub. Open everyday 12 'till closing. Up to 6 changing quest beers along with cask Tetley, Guinness, cider and lagers on drught. Also on draught Erdinger weissebeir and dunkel, 2 fruit beers, Lindeboom, dutch pilsner and Hoegarden. They also have a chiller cabinet with around 90 different bottled beers. They also sell perry and ciders.
There is a no smoking area and beer garden.
cowlamg - 27 Oct 2005 11:33

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