Being a port having an ever changing population of seamen and travellers, Hull has lots of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues to satisfy most of both the visitors and residents in the city; additionally it offers several'Hull'festivals through the entire year. Possibly of interest to those who like visiting pubs is that it has among the highest concentrations of pubs and bars in a UK city. Nightlife can also be buoyed up most weeks as a result of presence of a university campus at the north of the town boundary. Alternatively, in the event that you fancy something only a little quieter it's easy to have out in to the county of Yorkshire and sample a having a drink or meal in a village pub.
Bars and Pubs:-
Difficult since it is to Prescott Restaurants any pubs specifically for Hull the following are some of the more established and well-known ones. The Olde White Harte on Silver Street is without question one of the oldest pubs and buildings in Hull. Situated in the splendidly named'Land of Green Ginger'area of old Hull, it is just a 16th century courtyard pub and is believed to have once been the residence to the Governor of Hull at the time of the English Civil war.
Old and dark wood, stained glass windows and'sit-in'fireplaces denote age this pub which serves an excellent selection of guest beers and a decent array of food in its Pelham's restaurant. Not far way, still the Land of Green Ginger, is an 18th century Grade II listed building that hosts the Olde Black Boy pub on the High Street. This pub is a combination of modern pool tables and live music in addition to offering traditional ales and dominoes. Better yet it serves Timothy Taylor's Landlord beer! On the northern edge of the Land of Green Ginger, located in a former Post office building is a Wetherspoons drinking hall called'Three John Scott's '. This building on Lowgate serves the typical large selection of beers and some good'pub grub'that you'd expect out of this national chain of pubs.
To the north of the city the Gardeners Arms on the Cottingham Road is worth note. It can be housed in a vintage building and serves guests ales as well as meals through the week, the pub is regularly featured in CAMRA revues.
One of the newer restaurants in Hull is the Boars Nest, on Princes Avenue to the north of the town centre. Jointly owned by top chef Simon Rogers and Dave Stead, from Hull's Beautiful South band, it is housed in a Edwardian butchers building and shares its name with the restaurant from the TV show - The Dukes of Hazard. A three course dinner, without wine, will definitely cost about £30 per person. Mr Chu's Restaurant is John Prescott's, the Hull MP and former Deputy Prime Minister, favourite one in the city. Great Chinese food, excellent service and superb views over the Humber Bridge make the trip out to St Andrew's quay worth it.
Staying with the river theme the Two Rivers Restaurant are at The Deep - an aquarium and tourist attraction - that will be at the confluence of the rivers Hull and Humber, off Citadel way. It serves a wide variety of European food including meat, fish and vegetarian meals.
Being fully a port close to the North Sea, it wouldn't be right if there weren't some restaurants focusing on seafood dishes. The family owned Old Custom House restaurant at the Market Place offers just such fare. Its house specialty is lobster and it includes a wine set of over 50 wines. With a buffet meal readily available for under £10 per person The Taman Ria Tropicana offers authentic'Masakan Melayu ', which means a strictly Malayn cuisine, rather than the more generic Malaysian one. The Tropicana is on Princes Avenue to the west of the city centre.
The restaurant provides a reasonable choice of wines at excellent prices, but don't expect to sample any vintages here. Obviously, just outside Hull at Welton, may be the Green Dragon pub and restaurant. This can be a popular venue for people who enjoy and appreciate an evening out in a restaurant. The menu is mainly traditional British cooking, but it's exquisitely prepared and presented in a warm and cosy restaurant.