Where’s good for beer around here?
Whether you’re into ales and lagers, stouts and porters, or craft and trappist beer, you’re well catered for in Hull. Here are five of the best places to enjoy a pint in and around the Fruit Market.
What have they got? What haven’t they got?
Every beer swiller in Hull worth their salt knows Früit’s reputation for sourcing some of the rarest, hard-to-find brews.
You’ll find plenty you know – and plenty you don’t – from the likes of Beavertown, Anchor, Brooklyn, Flying Dog, Camden Town, Erdinger, Sierra Nevada, Goose Island, Trappistes Rochefort, Evil Twin, Westmalle, Delirium…
(Oh, and manager Chris also hosts his pop-up Craft Beer Emporium every third Sunday of the month. If your fridge is low on stock, or want to discover what’s new, get yourself down there.)
Well known for its food (the chef comes from Henry Yeast on Newland Ave, no less), Butler Whites also offers a liberal menu of big name lagers, pale ales, American IPAs and Belgian beers.
And its stripped down, laid back warehouse feel makes for a great drinking atmosphere.
Very Hull, very humble: Thieving Harry’s describes what it does as ‘food & stuff’. That ‘stuff’ is probably the best coffee in Hull. It also does another kind of special brew…
There’s not so much as a whisper of the word ‘beer’ on its online menu. But trust us, Harry’s always has a fine, ever-changing little lineup. From one-off drafts, to hoppy, canned American IPAs, to smooth, bottled weissbiers.
Yorkshire Brewing Company
Housed in Brewery Wharf on Humber Street, Yorkshire Brewing Company is one of the area’s newest microbrewers.
Its real ales, stouts, blondes and IPAs regularly make appearances at local festivals and markets, like Humber Street Sesh, Humber Street Market and Freedom Fest.
You’ll also find them at popular haunts nearby. Which reminds me…
Hull’s old fisherman’s inn features the smallest pub room in Britain. But its choice of beer is far from pokey. As well as a generous selection of cask ales and bottled craft beers, The Minerva is now home to local Yorkshire lager. It also runs an annual real ale fest with over 60 brews to sample.