The Elsinore: Old-fashioned city centre pub
Good old-fashioned pub with a small selection of real ales. Interior decoration has a focus on lifeboat stuff. Was there for a break during daytime and there were a handful of frequent customers. They also have s small menu, mainly sandwiches and salads, but I can't say anything about the quality of the food. Lies conveniently between the town centre and the museum and makes a good spot to take a break after a museum visit. And it also seems to be a lively place with frequent live music in the evening.
The Black Swan: City centre pub
Again, one of the pubs I visited in the afternoon for a break between two sights. There was a hand full of locals, but it did not seem to become as lively in the evening as the Elsinore or the Wellington. Has real ales on tap and makes an overall nice impression. Real ales are on tap. The Black Swan has the advantage of being centrally located.
No food on the menu as far as I can remember.
The Wellington: The Rock Music and Games Pub
Although it may look like your classic pub, the Wellington is surely not. This is the place where you go for punk rock music and pub games like billiard. This means that the place rather comes to life in the evening or at daytime on weekends. During the daytime, I had the impression that it's family friendly, but empty. In the early evening hours, it was great! And it looks like the atmosphere on weekend evenings is more like a club than like a pub.
Still, they have some classic pub features like real ales on tap, offers on different drinks, sports on the telly and open music nights. As far as I can remember, however, food is not served.
Station Inn: Real Ale Pub
Often, station pubs attract all kinds of strange folks. Not so in Whitby where the station Inn is one of the most celebrated traditional pubs in the region. With a good choice of real ales, frequent live music, regular pub quizzes and sports on the telly, it has most of the good factors to successfully run a pub. Audience is a good mix of locals and tourists, though tourists are more in the summer months and less in winter. The friendly staff makes you feel welcome. The decoration includes a lot of picture and stuff from the steam railway era.
Among the beers on tap, there is a decent light ale called “Platform 3” which is exclusively brewed for the pub.
The Little Angel: Goth-Stop
The Little Angel is a nice pub on Flowergate. It is a popular haunt for the Goths that flock to Whitby for the Goth Weekends twice a year.
The bar area is quite cosy and we definitely felt comfortable in here. There are several areas to the pub but the main area hosts entertainment several nights a week, although unfortunately we only got chance to call in for a quick drink one afternoon. We plan to go back to whitby for a couple of days at some point so will hopefully catch a band or two then!
The drinks prices were not bad, although i cant remember exactly. The history of the place and its connections with the Goth Weekend is what made this a must for me on my trip, but whether you are into that or not it is still a great little pub, definitely worth calling in on!
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The Little Angel: Good Friendly Pub
The Little Angel is a friendly pub on Flowergate, It is opposite the Elsinore which when i used to go to Whitby for the Whitby Gothic Weekend events was always full so we could always be found in the Angel. I had some really good times here. We called in on a recent visit and it has not changed at all.
The inn was probably built in the late 18th or early 19th century but some think that it is built on the site of a 12th century castle and some of the original masonry used in the construction of the predecessor of the present building and incorporated in to the Angel, it could just be that it was the site of a manor house or other large building though.
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RAW night club: Whitby's newest Night club
Whitby's newest Night club, only recently opened in May 2008 after much Legal wrangling.
Located on Wellington Road, above BEEZ.
Not been there (I ain't really much of a going out person, especially at night), but exchanges between my Facebook friends suggests the place has potential.
Dress Code: None as far as I'm aware..... seen pictures on Facebook of some of my contacts going there in Fancy dress (e.g. Wonder woman, Super girl, etc).
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In Search of Dracula!!: Scarey Nights!
At about 19.30 there are nightly walks from near the Whalebones on West Cliff, led by a costumed guide, which are ghost walk/ In search of Dracula themed.
I'd intended to join this walk, but it was very windy, and as I set off to join the walk, it started to rain, so I decided to retire to a warm pub instead.
Next time I'm staying in Whitby, I'll hopefully do this walk, as it has been recommended to me.
Adults £4.00 Children (under 14) £2.00
Dress Code: Probably best to wrap up in warm/wet weather gear. Comfy shoes.
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