The William Wilberforce, Trinity House Lane, Hull
18 June 2015
One of the two ubiquitous Wetherspoon houses in the centre of Hull which shares all the features of so many Wetherspoon pubs such as the sympathetic conversion of a fine building and the supply of a great range of real ales. In this particular case the building used to be a branch of Barclay's Bank. It has been named after one of the most famous people from Hull, the anti-slavery campaigning MP, William Wilberforce (1759-1833) whose house - now a museum - is less than a mile away from the pub. I raised a glass of Tom Wood's Best Bitter in honour of his historic campaign.