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A travel journal to Grimsby by linzeeloulabelle

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The Ice Barque

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "A Wetherspoons pub in Grimsby"

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In 2002 I was just finishing secondary school and going out into town (underage, I know). This was the year that the Riverhead was developed in Grimsby and numerous pubs and clubs were added to lacking nightlife. Over the years, most of the other pubs and clubs have been shut down, mostly due to underage drinking but Lloyds no.1 aka Ice Barque is the one place that has stayed open the whole time. I even worked there for a very short period of time quite some years ago now. Ice Barque is easy to see in the town center, either from one entrance of Freshney Place Shopping Center or from the bus station. The pub is large with a glass front which makes it stand out quite well. From the outside,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2012

The Ice Barque
Unit 4, Riverhead
Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN31 1XZ
01472 243 720

Caspers Ristorante & Pizzeria

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Restaurant | "Cheap and cheerful pizzeria"

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Whenever I go home, Caspers is one of the restaurants that I tend to go to with my Mum considering its location. The restaurant is situated in the town center, just to the back of the main bus station which makes it easily accessible for everyone. There is parking nearby in town, every single bus will take you to the main bus station and it is also within walking distance if you live near town like my Mum does. I have been here many times before, either after nights out to grab a pizza on the way home or for a sit down meal. As you enter the restaurant, it doesn’t look like the nicest of places. I don’t mean that it is disgusting in any way but it could be spruced up to make it look nicer....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2012

Caspers Ristorante & Pizzeria
104 Victoria Street West
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN31 1BA
01472 242 425

St. James Hotel

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Hotel | "Central and cheap"

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Even though I come from Grimsby, I have also stayed in one of the hotels there. In the town centre is the St. James which is the biggest hotel in the centre of Grimsby. Other large hotels are available on the outskirts of town but nothing as close to the shops and pubs. The St. James has 125 rooms, all of which have en-suite, free Wi-Fi and tea/ coffee making facilities. Each room also has a TV. Available are single, double and twin rooms. During my stay, I chose a double room as I was there with my boyfriend at the time. The room was quite large and spacious although the décor was pretty dated. As well as the double bed in the main room, there was also a desk which the TV sat on, an arm c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2012

St. James Hotel
St. James Square
Grimsby, United Kingdom DN31 1EP
01472 359771

Freshney Place Shopping Centre

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Attraction | "Grimsby's only shopping centre"

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I have lived in Grimsby on and off my whole life. It is where I was born and where I grew up. Although I live in Nottingham at the minute for university, I go back every summer and stay at my Mum’s house in Grimsby. As there isn’t much to do there, Freshney Place Shopping Centre is only of the few places I visit while I’m home. Freshney Place Shopping Centre is located right in the center of the town. At one end of the shopping centre is the main bus station so if this is how you get around, any bus will be able to take you there. Due to the location of the bus station, Freshney Place has great transport links and the train station is only a couple of minutes walk away as well. Grimsby isn...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 2, 2012

Freshney Place Shopping Centre
Frederick Ward Way
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN31 1ED
01472 230 250

Grimsby

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Story/Tip

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Even though I have lived all over the place the past few years, Grimsby is my home town. It is where I was born and raised. That doesn't mean I have to like that though. Grimsby is a fishing town on the east coast and was formerly known as Great Grimsby. The town has a population of around 90,000 and boarders the seaside town of Cleethorpes. Being a fishing town, this brings in a lot of jobs due to the amount of businesses that have something to do with the food industry, factories being a major source of jobs. A few years ago, Youngs named Grimsby its source for fish and even used pictures of the docks in their TV adverts. Not many people I have told this is where I am from know where it ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 6, 2012

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