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Burlington Tavern, Hull

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Manor Street

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Old Boots left this review about Burlington Tavern

Two handpumps - unclipped, I didn’t stay, it had bouncers and unsavoury punters so I wouldn’t have stayed long anyway.

On 13th October 2019 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about Burlington Tavern

On the Northern fringe of Hull's Old town, the Burlington Tavern is a simple street corner local's pub that was doing a brisk trade on my Saturday evening visit. The pub has a simple staple shaped layout, probably opened out from a former two-bar configuration, but now with the servery along one wall and two similarly sized expanded areas at either end. The area opposite the bar sees comfy banquettes run under windows which bear the pub's name, whilst the servery itself sports a nice dark wood counter and part tiled, part mirrored bar back, but the star of the show has to be the decorative rail adorned with elephant head carvings which runs around the counter. There is a good deal of standard seating in the relatively spacious area to the right of the bar, with old drawings, a few mirrors, a juke box and a TV screen showing a repeat of a football match from earlier in the day to distract the eye. Over on the left hand side of the bar, beyond a few small screens at the end of the counter, there is a modest space with limited seating, decorative mirrors, cabinets full of books and another TV screen showing the same match. Music played fairly loudly throughout my visit and although I was able to get a seat opposite the bar, the place was only a couple of people short of being uncomfortably busy, which at least suggests it is doing something right in the eyes of the locals.
There are four handpulls on the bar and these were dispensing Sharps Doom Bar and Atlantic and Wells A Good Stuffing, with the final pump out of action. I tried a pint of the Atlantic, which set me back £3.20 and was in reasonably good shape. It seemed that quite a few customers were giving the ale a try, which I thought was an encouraging sign. The bar staff were functional enough but not particularly friendly or welcoming and even seemed a bit distant with their regulars.
This is a reasonably functional city centre pub that has a few nice little touches and worked quite well in a bustling Saturday night environment. The ale range might benefit from something local, rather than beers from Cornwall and Bedford, but the unadventurous selection seemed to suit the locals well enough. I quite liked the feel of this place whilst I was there but it didn't really leave much of an impression beyond that. A reliable, no frills option.

On 20th February 2017 - rating: 6
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ROB Camra left this review about Burlington Tavern

A small L shaped one roomer with a decent firplace, but not much else of note. It was quite busy on my Thursday, late afternoon visit with the post work crowd. Definitely a locals pub, but more of the office worker type than some of the other pubs just outside the city centre. Four handpumps on the bar with three beers available. My pint of Saltaire Pride was in OK nick, but a bit expensive at £3.40 for what it is.

On 24th May 2016 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Burlington Tavern

This city centre pub is nothing special it seemed a bit run down inside,there were no real ales only John Smiths smooth ive been in a lot better pubs.

On 28th April 2010 - rating: 4
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