Hull and Beverley are home to some of Britain's oldest taverns. With regular trains travelling from London King's Cross to Hull, you can visit England's smallest window and grab a pint at a seventeenth-century coaching inn.

On top of all this, you can quench your thirst in the same place that kicked off the English Civil War.

Ye Olde Black Boy

Licensed since 1729, Ye Olde Black Boy is the city's oldest pub. Meanwhile, the building itself dates back to the fourteenth century.

Nowadays, punters can choose from six regularly changing ales, a selection of refreshing wines and a range of spirits. Situated in the heart of Hull's Old Town, the pub a crucial part of the must-do Real Ale Trail.

Location: 150 High Street, Hull

The Sun Inn

Shadowed by the incredible Beverley Minster, The Sun Inn is a vibrant space for music and entertainment.

The building dates back to the 1530s and consequently is regarded as the oldest pub in Beverley, and possibly the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Location: Flemingate, Beveley

Humber Dock Tavern

This green-bricked inn has changed its names more times than we can possibly count.

Opened in 1806, the pub was originally called the New Dock Tavern. However, after the construction of more docks in the city, the name was changed to the more appropriate Humber Dock Tavern.

After this, the distinctive green bricks, which are now listed, became the focal point of the pub. The name Green Bricks was used for decades.

In 2017, the pub rebranded to its former Humber Dock Tavern name. You can still see the historical green bricks whilst tucking into a delicious meal and drink.

Location: Hull Marina

The George Hotel

Located down the beautifully named The Land of Green Ginger, this historic alehouse is famed for being home to England's smallest window.

The pub has its origins in the seventeenth century, and you can still experience this era with the gorgeous panelled interior and open fireplaces.

The building served as a gatehouse for the hotel; guests would enter via the courtyard and a boy would sit behind the small window to allow visitors entry.

Location: The Land of Green Ginger, Hull city centre

Ye Olde White Harte

This inn is allegedly where the English Civil War was sparked. The famous plotting parlour, nestled inside the pub, is said to be the room where the decision was made to refuse King Charles I entry to the city in 1642.

Meanwhile, a spooky skull can be found in the Saloon Bar. Whilst its owner has been widely disputed, theories suggest that it belonged to a young boy killed by an angry sea captain. Others claim that it is the remains of a young serving girl. Grisly either way.

Location: Silver Street, Hull city centre

The White Horse Inn

Also known as Nellies, this is the second oldest surviving tavern in Beverley.

The building was first used as a coaching inn and still maintains some of its original features, including gaslights, chandeliers, open fires, and floors made of stone and wood.

Today, you can enjoy candle-lit quizzes, tasty beer and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

to discover more, or sample their beverages yourself on Hengate, Beverley.

Location: 22 Hengate Beverley

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