HEAVEN AND HULL

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3rd January 2020

You left me at Hull Marina, where the side streets provide the most generous free parking in any major UK city. NEVER pay to park, folks.

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Gorgeous

Hull is becoming really difficult to produce new blog titles for.

You’ve already had “To Hull And Back Again”, “London 0 (great pubs) Hull 4” and “A Hull Of A Time“. Actually, I haven’t used that last one, yet (makes mental note).

Only one new GBG pub on this visit, but plenty of pre-emptive possibilities uncovered by Duncan recently mean I can flog two posts out of this two hour crawl.

Hull

This is the view from Princes Dock to the main shopping centre, the point at which I realised I needed a comfort break and popped in Furley & Co.

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Naturally purple

Actually, I’d intended nipping in Furley to just use the loo, but got spotted and felt obliged to buy a half of Sunshine, that turned out to be a two-thirds that cost £4.50 or something.

It was an expensive way to spend a penny in our national capital of great loos.

But it was a lovely and peppery beer, which is a word Richard would have appreciated in relation to Brass Castle. Furley seemed like the harbinger of craft when it opened four years ago, and so it has proved.

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Of course, craft these days mean electronic beer boards, condiments racks and schooners, and Furley was doing Brew Dog like food trade successfully enough.

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Local reference there

I suspect I like it a bit more than our Si, and it’ll never replace the Wellington, but who can resist the loos ?

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Not my shadow

Comfort achieved, off we go.

Fourteen GBG entries plus a host of pre-emptives. Who needs York Leeds ?

Hull has even got a really classy refurbished pub for the middle-classes connoisseur now, its very own Cardigan Arms.

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A new classic

I walked past the White Hart earlier this year and thought “Wow“, BRAPA liked it too, and I kknow two people with “Mudg(i)e” in their name who’d fall for it.

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Alluring

Look at Duncan’s marvellous blog for the best shots of the bar.

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Pub porn

The standard of conversation was a tad above that in the Craft Union pub in Dereham, with a robust structural analysis of the Chinese Bridge at Godmanchester the highlight.

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Indoor hats though

Lovely shiny handpumps as well, which always inspire confidence. Would the Landlord pass the Landlord test ?

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Just about. Cool, rich, NBSS 3.5. The lacings were a mixed bag.

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Lacings

Proper seating too. In fact it was so good I nearly succumbed to the guest 12% keg. Two hours later that night and I would have done.

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A session beer for Mrs RM

Where next ?

11 thoughts on “HEAVEN AND HULL

  1. i think I’ve never been in the White Hart because after a day working ( and drinking ) in the brewery there wasn’t much inclination to then use the pubs it supplied.

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