Map of places

Whitby -Up the town

Whitby is a large town on the Yorkshire coast 18 miles North of Scarborough. A fishing port at the mouth of the river Esk. It also has a large tourism industry with lots of hotels, B & B and self catering available. Always a big increase in people at weekend with day trips and special event weekends such as Regatta, Northern Soul, 60's, Goth (two) and Pirates.

The town also has connections with Dracula (hence the Goth weekends) and Captain James Cook. There is also an impressive Abbey on the headland. There is a long beach for the children and lots of fishing and boat trips.


The bulk of the town with station, main road, pier, beach and shops are on the west side of the river while marina and touristy shops are on the other side connected by an opening bridge to let boats out.


The Royal Hotel Bar found via the side door or through main door and turning right. It is a nice wee hotel lounge with seats around walls at the windows and small tables and armchairs.

Have a half pint

Real ale:              Whitby Whaler (Whitby)

Bitter: Tetley’s Smoothflow

Lager: Carlsberg

Cider: Symonds; Westons Guinness

The Resolution Hotel is on a corner which has an entrance from both streets (because of the hill these are on flat from one and upstairs from the other.) Either takes you to a large room with the servery along the back wall. This has armchair style stools. There are three distinct areas. In front of the bar is a large standing space with high tables  Beyond this some steps take you to a seating area with lots of low semi-circular booths and dining tables. This has large windows letting in a lot of light, with a view. Further along from the bar is a third space with sofas and low tables. There are a couple of large TV screens but these do not over power the pub. Food offered and hotel has restaurant.

Have a pint here.

Real ale: Hobgoblin; Black sheep; Wainwright

Bitter: Tetley’s

Lager: Carlsberg; Carlsberg Export; San Miguel

Cider: Strongbow Guinness

The Granby  has three rooms. To the right are two interconnected rooms, first  is a long bar with small tables and stools, then further on a second room. Down from the left of the entrance is a small square room with a corner servery connecting to the one upstairs.

Food offered and regular quiz and bingo nights. Dog friendly

Have a pint here

Real ale: Hobgoblin; Pedigree; Sneck Lifter; Strongarm (Camerons)

Bitter: bank’s

Lager: Fosters; Becks; Stella

Cider: Strongbow Guinness

Golden Lion is one of the smallest pubs in Whitby .The main entrance leads to a small room on the right and a relatively larger room further on at the end of the short corridor. Real ale pumps are in the further room.

Have one here

Real ale: Bombardier (Wells);  Black sheep;  Golden Sheep

Bitter: John Smith; Tetley’s Imperial

Lager: Coors; Fosters

Cider: Carling Cider Guinness

For the more cutting remarks from a local and up to date on new openings visit the Infamous Whitby Town Pub Guide

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Who 'spun around' in a pair of gold hot pants which are now sored in an air tight case to prevent them disintegrating?



Whitby was one  of The Times' top 30 best places for a second home and one of the best places by the sea to live in  in Britain 2013


There are four pub crawls illustrated for Whitby involving 35 drinking establishments. Several pubs feature in more than one crawl.

All journeys start from the Station Square which is next to the Bus station and railway station and supermarket car park.

1.   East side of the river .

2.   Around the main town 

3.  Along the West front -includes several wine/bistro/bars/cafes

4.  Up the town 

2. Up the town

Walk towards the bridge across the river then walk up the lane directly opposite the bridge to The Golden Lion. There is now a short walk to The Royal Hotel. Continue up the lane to Flowergate and walk up to turn first right along Cliff St. At the end a flight of stairs will take you up to East Terrace. Walk along this towards the Whale bone arch and The Royal Hotel is on your left. Further up the coast from here, walking past the Crescent and play area you reach The Met Lounge. Return towards The Royal and turn along the West Terrace just before the hotel. This turns into Belle Vue Terrace then Skinner St where The Granby is. Follow Skinner St down and The Resolution is on the corner. Around this corner and down (or out the side stairs) is The Elsinore. Down and across is The Little Angel. Turn right round The Little Angel and walk down Brunswick St and go first left at the church. Along here is the front of The George Hotel. Come out the rear of The George Hotel and  cross over to Windsor Crescent. Walk up Windsor Terrace which is the road between the bus station and the railway station. When it splits take the right hand side which leads to North Rd (a steep hill). Take the third left - 1st is Esk Ter, then Park Ter then go down the road with no name(!). If you reach Elgin Ter you have missed it. At the end of this 3rd road is First In Last Out. 

Returning to the station walk into the platform and find The Waiting Room micro pub.  Across the road and down towards the river is The Station Inn.

trail 4 continued

I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety


Henry V


Rome and Carthage

The Met is a square lounge bar overlooking the North sea. It is a large light and airy room with high ceilings, a chandelier  and windows overlooking the car park to the sea. The servery is the far right corner with a couch area in the left corner. Five large tables are dotted around the room with two tall tables. Lots of outdoor seating by large car park. Dogs welcome

Have a half pint

Real ale:     Hobgoblin

Bitter:          Coast To Coast; Theakston’s dark John Smiths;

                     Lager:        Carling;  Birra Moretti;  Fosters

Cider:        Strongbow + Cloudy + Dark fruits     Guinness