Yorkshire Journals

A winter week in North Yorkshire

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A November 2012 trip to Yorkshire by Slug

The Grapes Inn Photo, Scarborough, England More Photos
Quote: A week of mainly beer and eating for a friends big birthday celebrations.

The Black Horse Inn

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Hotel | "Great beer and atmosphere in Whitby's Black Horse "

The Black Horse Inn Photo, Whitby, England
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To completely finish us off, our friend who owns a holiday home in Whitby took us to his "local", the Black Horse, on the main cobbled street on the old town side of Whitby. This is more of a locals pub and I can imagine it being pretty much as it was when Bram Stoker used to visit and possible drop off for a beer or two while pondering his plotline for Dracula. It was pretty busy for a Monday evening in November which is always good to see given the number of pubs closing down in the UK.The building has been a pub since the 1500s and is one of the two oldest pubs in Whitby. It was also used as a brothel in the dim and distant past so I'm sure the walls could tell a tale or two. Another in...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 13, 2013

The Black Horse Inn
91 Church Street
Whitby, England 22 4

Pier Inn

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Hotel | "A Peer In at Whitby's Pier Inn"

Pier Inn Photo, Whitby, England
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No trip to the North York Moors is complete without a day in the beautiful sea side town of Whitby, and after a bracing stroll along the windswept Pier, we decided to bolt to the nearby Pier Inn for a drink and for lunch.I think in my time I've visited all of the Whitby Pubs at one time or another but I reflected that it had been a while since we had visited the Pier. We usually eat at the rather upmarket Magpie Restaurant but given that we were a large party with mixed incomes and children too, we thought the Pier would be an easier option. As it happened, the pub was very quiet indeed (heh, it was a Monday in November) meaning the little ones could let off steam without annoy...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 13, 2013

Pier Inn
Whitby YO21, England
Whitby, England

The Black Swan B&B, Pickering

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Hotel | "The Black Swan - Average Old Fashioned Pub in Pickering "

The Black Swan B&B, Pickering Photo, Pickering, United Kingdom
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With just over an hour left on our parking space in Pickering, we decided to find a close by pub for a very quick bite to eat and a pint. Wandering back into Pickering from the car park, we spotted one of the types of pub we normally like; old and slightly battered around the edges. The Black Swan is a white painted rendered building of a certain age. A plaque outside described tells the tale of how the locals of Pickering walked to the pub after the opening of the train line in the mid 1800s. What an exciting day that must have been and how it would have changed lives forever. Today I have to say that the pub is nothing special, and in fact it looked a little careworn and a bit down at he...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 9, 2013

The Black Swan B&B, Pickering
18 Birdgate
Pickering, England

The Grapes Inn

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Restaurant | "No Wrath with these Grapes"

The Grapes Inn Photo, Scarborough, England
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Near to our holiday cottages in the country village of Ebberston in North Yorkshire it was just a short stroll along the busy Scarborough Road to the local pub. As our party had already drunk too much to sensibly cook dinner, we thought it would be a good idea to see if we could dine there. Fortunately we came across a very friendly and accommodating place who set up our table for 12 without a blink of an eye. Helpfully for all involved they popped our party in an adjoining room to ourselves; this meant the two mothers in our party were more relaxed about their running screaming offspring than they otherwise would have been. The pub itself is styled more as a restaurant than a bar these ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2012

The Grapes Inn
Ebberston
Scarborough YO13 9PA
01723 859273