A Year Of Beer 4 : Ye Olde Black Boy, Hull

Ye Olde Black Boy, 150 High Street, Hull
18 June 2015

Said to be Hull's oldest pub, and it might well be one of the oldest buildings, although it has served a number of purposes over the centuries, including a tobacconist, a coffee house and a brothel! It is unclear as to whether the name derives from a tobacconist's sign or from some long-forgotten waiter in the days it was a coffee house. The term "higgledy-piggledy" could well have been coined to describe its internal layout of passages and rooms which make for a delightful drinking experience. And the drink in question was a pint of Wye Valley Brewery's Hereford Pale Ale. Very satisfying if a little on the light side.

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