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Although almost destroyed by fire in the nineteenth century, this extraordinary building has outlived the owner of the mysterious skull it houses, and outlasted those who have participated in great moments in England ‘s history.

The illustration is of the ‘White Hart Inn’ in Silver Street Hull . This is the only depiction of it, before the alterations in 1881 by Smith & Brodrick. What is now the pub was originally a house built in the Artisan Mannerist style similar to Wilberforce House, probably in the 1620’s or early 1630’s.

Perhaps, because of its historic and cultural importance, ‘Ye Olde White Harte’ has managed to remain relatively untouched over the years. The unmistakeable atmosphere of a place whose oak panelled walls and inglenook fireplaces have absorbed the good times and dealings of generations of revellers, plotters, shoppers, traders, diners and drinkers.

It is a Grade 2 listed building and has some beautiful old tiled fireplaces, and became a pub in the late 1700’s, after which a fire damaged the staircase and the ground floor.

This vibrant public house is now a corner stone of the Old Town culture of Hull. Many a great night can be spent here with friendly locals, and a great atmosphere.

Ye Olde white Harte has won “Hull In Bloom ” 2 years running, and we are now in the third year, hoping for a hat trick. Pop in and have a look this summer or click here to view some photography.

We have even managed to attract a pair of Green Finch, who have successfully reared 2 chicks, unseen before in Hull Town Centre.

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Beer gardenCar parkFoodFunction roomReal aleSmoking area
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Mark Preston

8 months ago

Amazing little bub, steeped in history. (If you dont know look it up) Decent atmosphere even when empty which isn't very often. Lovely beer garden and sensible priced drinks. Staff and punters all friendly. A hidden gem.

Neil Hirons

9 months ago

Amazing place really cosy and great selection of drinks.

Nick Deayton

9 months ago

What an absolute gem. It says 'warm welcome' on the way in.... they're true to their word. Great beer, comforting beef baguette and an incredible building... full of history. So glad I popped in.

Bob Rosenthal (The Pub Ranger)

1 year ago

A hidden gem in Hull old town, tucked away down a tiny alley which opens into a lovely courtyard where the floral displays have won several awards. A Theakston pub serving 6 real ales plus real ciders. This historic pub has a room used for plotting in the civil war, survived a substantial fire and houses a mysterious skull. I don't think there is any food? Beers in excellent condition. Friendly and we'll worth a visit.

Sadie Bell

1 year ago

This is one of Hull's oldest pubs. It is very atmospheric, with original wood work on the inside. With interesting decor. The bar staff are nice, friendly and polite. The bar and seating area is kept clean and tidy. It's a nice quiet bar to drink in. Drinks are reasonably priced with a good selection to choose from.

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Mon11:00 – 00:00
Tue11:00 – 00:00
Wed11:00 – 00:00
Thur11:00 – 00:00
Fri11:00 – 00:00
Sat11:00 – 00:00
Sun12:00 – 00:00
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