Pave Bar

We had visited Pave with friends a couple of weeks ago to watch a band and have lunch. The food was really good and we decided to give it another chance for an evening meal one Thursday night after a previously unsatisfactory experience. We had been hoping for a decent cask ale, and we were not disappointed with what we …

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Larkin’s Bar

Larkin’s Bar on the ever popular Newland Avenue in Hull, has been around for quite a now. While other places open and close, Larkin’s somehow manages to keep going. Although it’s a food led cafe bar, it’s one of thus places you don’t feel out of place if you’re just going in for a drink, the atmosphere is relaxed and …

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White Horse, Bempton

We had been to the White Horse only once before on a CAMRA survey trip, when we called in to sample the quality of the beers. On this occasion, we had come at the recommendation of one of Jill’s friends who had said the food here was good. Difficult to miss with its expansive blue tiled roof, the White Horse …

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Tanyalak

The Tanyalak Thai restaurant is situated on Hull’s George Street, a once busy shopping area which now lies pretty much neglected as people and development have moved onto other, trendier parts of the city. But that certainly does not mean that people are unable to find it.  We popped in on a Saturday afternoon and found it surprisingly busy; we …

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Da Gianni

It was an Easter Sunday ‘crew’ night out, with a close group of friends who we’ve known for many years with drinks first in the ever popular Pave bar, followed by Italian food on Princes Avenue. We all enjoy Italian, and it’s not the first time we’ve been here, so we were looking forward to a nice meal. It was …

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Head of Steam

Head of Steam is a pub chain which we first came across in Huddersfield, when at the time it was an independent company.  It has since been sold to Cameron’s which for us, is bad news on the beer front. At first we were quite excited when this pub opened up in Hull’s marketplace, but we soon found out that …

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Pave Bar

Pave was probably the first cafe bar to hit the streets of Hull on Princes Avenue. It’s since become something of an institution for the more ‘arty’ type of customer, due to its regular featuring of live music (often jazz) on Sunday afternoons, as well as featuring the work of local artists on its heavily perforated back wall. At one …

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Viet Memories

Jill decided to take me and her boys here for a meal during the Christmas holidays, we had been once before and really enjoyed the informal atmosphere so thought we would give it another go. It is more of a cafe than a restaurant, so not the place to go if you’re looking for a fine dining experience. The place …

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Goodmanham Arms

I find if I try to say the name of this pub too quickly I tend to run on with the ‘ham’ and end up almost launching into the old Muppets theme tune (manamanam, der der… de de de), so I like to call it the Arms at Goodmanham instead. A popular place with Good Beer Guide voters, the Arms …

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Lodge Cafe Bar

Another addition to the steadily growing Newland Avenue scene, Lodge is not surprisingly a cafe bar. Built upon the premises of an old Heron’s frozen food shop, this new bar is very tidy if a little stark in design; it could do with some soft furnishings to break up the sharp edges. The fixtures and fittings are to a very …

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