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.