Many interesting places within a short walking distance.
Find a parking space ...... blame the local council !
A market town which has retained much of it's character.
In the Middle Ages there were weekly markets in Beverley, Originally the market was held in the south of the town, in a large triangular piece of land by the Minster between Eastgate and Highgate. In the 12th century a new market place was built north of the town. It became known as Saturday Market. In 1714 a market cross was erected in Saturday...more
Beverley has not got nor never has had a town wall but in the 15th century there were Bars (Gates) at Newbegin, Norwood, North and South or Keldgate. Without walls to aid in defense the gateways were only used as toll collection points and to aid in the restriction of movement in times of plague and pestilence.Of these only the North, Newbegin and...more
In 1263 Henry III gave the Black Friars of Beverley 15 Oaks from the Forest of Galtres to build a friary. like many other monasteries the friary was seized by Henry VIII in 1539. The building is still there and is now a Youth Hostel and a venue folk festival events and exhibitions.When we visited it was undergoing some extensive restoration.more
Beverley Minster is said to be the largest parish church in the UK, It's name is The Parish Church of St. John and St. Martin. The Minster owes its origin and importance to Saint John of Beverley who founded a monastery nearby around 700 AD he died in 721 and his body was buried in a chapel of the Saxon church. He was canonised in 1037 and the...more
St Mary's Church was originally a Chapel to the Minster. This attractive 12th Century Church has some beautiful Gothic architectural features including a ceiling in the chancel which consists of 40 panels representing the kings of England up to Henry VI and fine carved misericords.more
I have never stayed here as I live locally but have eaten here. Included to provide comprehensive...more
I have never stayed here as I live locally but have eaten in the restaurant many times. This appears...more
I have never stayed here as I live locally but I include this to provide a comprehensive guide to...more
Despite its appearance the Warton Arms is not actually an old English inn - it was built just a few years ago to replace an austere pub that stood here for many years and was actually opened by Laurel and Hardy.However it is an authentic rebuild and is traditional inside or out (photos to follow). You can stop by for a coffeee or drink as many do...more
This is , in my opinion, one of Beverley's best restaurants. A very old building that has been converted in to a restaurant - there are three small rooms for diners but the room to the left of the entrance is the most welcoming if you want a cosy atmosphere. We sat in the front room and had a window table looking out of the bow window you can see...more
Being hungry as I was but wishing to discover some local food I tried this pub. And I found more than I expected. First of all, it is big inside in spite of the narrow facade so it was comfortable. But It was very authentic, real English pub, exactly what I was looking for. And here I discovered English food too through a very tasty, big and cheap...more
Well known national pizza chain restaurant in Beverley but although these restaurants are fairly standard wherever you go the Beverley restaurant is my favourite across the UK.A few steps lead up to the door and although there is a ground floor disabled toilet I think manoeuvring a wheelchair through this compact restaurant would be difficult.And...more
Pizza Express, though a chain, is a very respectable one at that. Thankfully they don't clog every single town and city with their ubiquitous presence, like their nemesis Pizza Hut. The decor, atmosphere and clientele of a PE make PH look like a greasy diner and they are generally located in the more pleasant parts of a town, often in lovely...more
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...more
The Monks WalkDown 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’)...more
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...more
If you want to explore from Beverley this ticket offers good value. After 08.45 unlimited travel on a round journey - Beverley - Scarborough - York - Selby - Hull - Beverley ( or reverse).1 day £22.00, railcard £14.50, child £11.00. (2013 prices)Ask at Beverley station or see website.more
The nearby city of HULL is a 15 minute train trip. Hull is a main station so it's possible (if those trains are on time) to catch services heading to major cities such as Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Airport, London ...etcAlternatively if you fancy visiting some typical East Coast seaside towns then take the train from Beverley heading towards...more
Since those mean old types in the council introduced parking meters in the Market Square, Morton Lane and Grayburn Lane car parks, parking has still been as difficult as ever. It just costs more now. If you don’t fancy wasting £1.50 for ninety minutes or sitting waiting in your car to a battle for a space then head for Tesco’s, just off New...more
A very small shop and so small from the outside you may miss it but this shop is chocolate heaven. A wonderful selection of chocolate from people who clearly love this wonderful food type.The website has full details but the only chocolate shop I know of that has tasting sessions!more
The main shopping area is between Wednesday and Saturday Markets. Toll Gavel has some very good shops and there are upmarket shops such as Monsoon and Marks and Spencer food in Saturday Marrket. Also look at the shops in North Bar Within , especally St Marys Court and also the shops behind the Kings Head. There is a large Tesco in Morton Lane.more
East Yorkshire provide Beverley's bus services and the bus station is in Sow Hill near the Market Cross. There is a local town service but many long distance buses stop here as well - notably the 121 from Hull to Bridlington and Scarborough and the X46 from Hull to York.The website has details.more
You may be surprised to see cream telephone boxes in Beverley. This is because Beverley falls within the Kingston Communication area from its base in Hull and this is England's only independent telephone service - there is no BT service in this area.For this reason you cannot use BT phonecards (do they still exist?) in these phone boxes and they...more
51 Reviews and Opinions
The ‘Saturday Market’ area gets really rowdy on Friday and Saturday nights especially around 23:00 when the pubs are turfing people out. Steer clear if you’re after a quiet night unless you don’t mind navigating the boozed-up hyena-like packs of teeny-boppers lasses and their accompanying shaven-headed chaperones.
There have been windmills in Skidby since 1316 although probably not on the same site as the present mill. The first record of a mill on the present site appeared in 1764. This mill was sold in 1821 to make way for a new tower mill. After a change in tenancy, the mill was acquired by Joseph Thompson and remainded in the Thompson family for the next...more
As a child I spent a lot of my summer time in Beverley visiting my Grandparents.I was always in awe of the Beverley Minster and the wonderful history it represents.I did a lot of brass rubbings and pretending I was in the pulpit giving a fiery sermon.This church is so under rated. It rivals York Minster. Go on a Saturday or Wednesday and take in...more
Here you can get everywhere simply walking and ambient is nice. Why not wandering through its streets and see what new surprise there's around the corner?. Only in half an hour I could find some fine old pubs, every kind of food shops and, especially, the best sweets and candies I've ever met. This village is really worthy!more
Beverley has a racecourse to the west of the town and there are several meets here each season.This is the only racecourse I have been to but an afternoon or evening here is certainly exciting and the area north of Beverley , especially the Malton area, is where racehorses are bred and trained.2009 prices are - Premier - £19.00. Ladies Day Premier...more
If you like fancy hats, pomp and losing wads of cash, then you'll love a visit to Beverley Races. Fast becoming one of the premiere meets in the north course has a packed schedule each season and the town itself is noticeably more bustling on race day. I can't say it's my favourite way to spend an afternoon to be honest, but thousands upon...more
Lots of free information leaflets can be obtained at the tourist office. Tickets can also be purchased for various local events.
It is in the main pedestrian precinct opposite the Safeways Supermarket.