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Head of Steam, Hull Central, Hull

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
10 King Street
Hull
HU1 2JJ
Phone: 01482210446
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Old Boots left this review about Head of Steam

Strangely no where near the, or actually any previous, station, one L shaped room with L shaped bar (nearly), 7 pulls and some interesting kegs. Mainly woody in feel, apart from the brick bits, there’s some upholstered furniture and a partly tiled bar. Beer quality is fine, it’s GBG2019 listed.

On 11th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about Head Of Steam

The Head of Steam chain have, over the last year or so, emerged as one of my favourite pub chains and this new venue in the heart of Hull's Old Town is another winner. The pub has a nice, clean and simple single room interior with scuffed floorboards and an angular servery along the rear wall. The bar has a part-tiled counter front and a mirrored bar back with high tables and stools opposite and banquette seating down the right hand side. Elsewhere, the mixed seating options continue, with some mid-height tub chairs in the front left corner and a single button backed bench further into the room. The decor has been kept simple and fresh looking, with bare brick and wood plank walls accounting for most of the room, decorated with nice black and white photographs, some modern brewery signs, a couple of cages full of beer bottles and unusual light shades made from empty bottles. A mural on the right hand wall depicts an industrial scene although my local knowledge was not such that I could tell if it was specific to Hull or just a generic scene. The bar canopy holds a collection of whiskey bottles and some rare looking beers and this complimented the various bits of breweriana dotted around the room. I was a little surprised to find that there was no music playing through the pub and I didn't spot TV screens either, which helped to create an atmosphere conducive to conversation, and as if on command, one of the locals got chatting to me almost as soon as I arrived, discussing the local pub scene and the whole City of Culture thing for the length of my visit.
The beer range appears to have diversified slightly since ROB's visit, with the cask options comprising Camerons Ahopalypse Now, Leeds Best, Half Moon F'Hops Sake and Rudgate Chocolate. A strong keg line up focused on micro brewery output complimented the handpulls nicely and there was a wide range of craft bottles and cans in the fridges as well. I tried the Rudgate Chocolate, which certainly delivered what the name promised and was in excellent shape to boot. The barman was very friendly and popped over to chat about some of the beers during a quiet moment.
I really liked this place and thought it was the sort of pub you could happily lose an afternoon enjoying the various beers on offer whilst relaxing in a comfortable environment. It perhaps needs a little longer to properly bed in, but I got the impression that it was already building up a good local following and a reputation for well kept beer. A good addition to Hull's already strong pub scene.

On 20th February 2017 - rating: 8
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ROB Camra left this review about Head Of Steam

Once the Kings Ale House that rarely had any ale and latterly the Purple Pig this is now the latest member of the Head Of Steam chain. They've made a good job of the interior with differently lit glass and bottles around the place. Mainly dining tables and chairs with a couple of small booths. The food is their take on assorted burgers & fries served a la McDonalds on plastic trays etc. 5 handpumps on the bar with a definite leaning towards the owner's brands of Camerons & Leeds, there's also a real cider available. The only none Camerons beer was Half Moon Bellows which was in decent nick. Leeds Pale was coming soon. There's a nice outside area overlooking the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church, soon to be Holy Trinity Minster, but that wasn't really an option in December. They've made a good job of this pub and hopefuly it will flourish.

On 10th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by James Joines
Hull, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Head of Steam, Hull
11th Oct 2018, 11:08
Review submitted by Old Boots amended by Old Boots
 
22nd Sep 2018, 13:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint Pub Mirror February 2017 - last updated 16 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 December 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 February 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 January 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: August 14th 2018
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