Dress Code: Ah, Nellie's... Not that any local ever calls it by its proper name 'The White Horse'. Located at the end of Hengate this I guarantee is the most atmospheric pint you'll get this side of the country. The layout is labyrinthine, the ceilings low and the gaslights cast a dim glow throughout all the rooms - but trust me this is why you'll love the place. In an age of sanitised chain-pubs and heavily-promoted happy hours this is classic pub culture sticking two fingers back up at them and reminding everyone how it was, and should still be done. Come Friday and Saturday night the place is heaving and attracts a very mixed crowd indeed of all ages rather that some of the thumping club/pubs further down Saturday Market, which these days really are just glorified spewing and knocking shops. If that wasn't enough of an attraction it's also host to live music and poetry readings. Trust me, you won't find a more endearing pub in the East Riding.
The Monks Walk
Down by the Minster this is another old, Nellie’s-esque pub that happily forgoes the crowd pleasing wall-to-wall drink promotions and thumping dance music come nightfall. Though not as labyrinthine as Nellie’s you definitely get the feel that this pub has been around some time with it’s actual rustic (rather that ‘rustic effect’) décor and log-burning fire (come winter). It attracts a fairly mixed crowd throughout the day, and is somewhere you can go for a drink on a Friday or Saturday night and:
a) Get served within a few minutes
b) Hear your partner/friend speak when they’re stood next to you
It’s perfectly situated within the shadow of the Minster for a quick drink after admiring the gothic splendor, or simply if you fancy the atmosphere of a thoroughly genuine pub when you’re in the town.
No one locally would even know where the White Horse is - this pub is Nellies and always will be. Named after an elderly spinster owner called er...........Nelly this remains the most atmospheric pub in East Yorkshire. Modernisation has never reached Nellys and hopefully never will - low ceilings, dark low rooms of which there are several and the most exciting things to happen here are poetry readings, folk singers and the regular meetings of WW2 reenactors.
Totally missed by the younger crows (thankfully) but frequented by men with beards and woolly jumpers, tourists and regulars who I think live here.
I cannot comment on the beer as I am not a beer drinker but there seems to be guest beers with the standard beers on sale.
The website is excellent - the best pub website I have ever seen and contains details of food etc and some great photos.
This is one of the oldest oubs in the town - it's early origin as a coaching inn.
It is still illuminated by ancient gas lamps and many of the inns original fittings can be observed as you wander around the labyrinth of rooms. The open fires make it a cosy & comfortable location on a cold day.
Be careful of the uneven stone floors and wary of the wobbily wooden tables - you wouldn't want to spill your precious beer.
A modern extension at the rear offers an extensive selection on the jukebox and a couple of pool tables.
Due to the breweries music policy - NO LIVE MUSIC wiil be heard again in this Samuel Smith's pub.
A recent change in landlord (2005 ish) means that we rarely visit this pub as they are very keen for you to drink up as the closing time approache. We have no problems with this & respect the closing times - but it is the RUDE MANNER in which this is done and this has happened on a more than one occasion.
The pub is definately worth a visit for it's unique decor & historical value but remember there are far more friendly hostelries in the town !
The pub will be changing management in 2009 so we will take a visit - hopefully to a more customer friendly setting. I will update my review accordingly.
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This pub has seen many changes in the 14 years that I have lived in Beverley but the current landlords (2006) have brought the the pub back to life.
Although you will often hear rock music playing - if you venture in on a friday evening you may come across a small group of musicians playing folk music. They often meet up here just to "jam". It is certainally a musicians pub - so if you are travelling with your instrument you would feel very comfortable here.
On Saturdays's there's often a live band & entry is usually free. On a Thursday there is a quiz & sandwiches are usually put out.
AND most importantly at the moment all pints are TWO POUNDS - including the real ales :-)
The food is good value for money & they even have some veggie options.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
The front of the pub overlooks the main market place - but the actual build stretches back to Lairgate where the pub can also be accessed via a small alley. There is also outdoor seating in a heated area.
A very popular pub on weekend nights.
They have quite an extensive menu which is typical pub food,
Stone floors and wobbily tables and a lifesize wooden monk.
Take a look at the unusual wall decor and take a seat in the back room to see where the taxidermist has been busy :-)
There is a pool room that could easily be missed - opposite the main bar door to the left.
On a recent visit to this pub (Sept 2004) I noticed that they have a new chef & the quality of the food has improved vastly.
I must admit that their vegetarian dishes are not that imaginative (veg or pasta bake) but definately not bad for pub grub. At tea time (5pm+) children are allowed in the front room.
The main eating area in the front room is none smoking but there are sufficient tables in the bar area for smokers.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
The White Horse Inn, near the bus station, is a great place for cosy drink in an olde-worlde pub with an atmosphere that goes with it. You won't recognise any of the ales they sell at the bar but thatýs half of the charm.
Now I don't mind clubbing, though I'm not an ardent clubber these days, but head to 'Parkers' (over the Swinemoor side of town) at your peril. That is unless youýre don't mind being knee-deep hoards of underage drinkers high on alcopops whilst being subjected to awful chart-dance music.
Fridays - At the Forresters Arms down Flemingate - where the canal starts. It's about a 30 minute walk from the town centre.
Fridays - At the Lady de Gros - Norwood Road - just over the railway line. About a 15 minute walk from the town centre
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