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.

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Lots have some kind of outside seating – some attractively to the front, while others may be benches in a backyard with white walls.
Quite a few have two doors on different streets.
Most pubs do food.
Lots of pubs are dog friendly and not just because they have outside seating.
Background music tends to be from 1960 to the turn of the century.
Quite a few are actually small (or boutique) hotels.
There is not a lot of premium lager – lager lads have to make do with the well promoted brands.

Dear alcohol, we had a deal. You would make me more interesting and a good dancer.
Well I have seen the video. We need to talk!
- seaside poster

2. Around the main town con't

On leaving The Golden Lion continue down the lane towards the river and curve round to the right keeping on the main road, not the pedestrian area.The Angel Hotel On leaving here go up the lane to the right of the building (actualy where the Hotel entrance is). Walk right along the pedestrianised area (Baxtergate) to find The Black Swan oppositet, then backtrack and go beyond the lane to The Plough on the left, and then The Witby Way further along on a corner. Opposite this pub is JK's
Come out of here and walk down towards the station turning left at the end of the road and walk on to reach The Station Inn.

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The Angel Hotel is a Wetherspoon’s establishment. Wide frontage with a lot of outside seating either side of door, looking over main road to harbour and station, which is usually packed at any hint of sun. Inside the large room is spilt up with pillars and has large windows to watch what is happening on the patio. Usual variety of seating. There is also an upstairs with its own bar. There is some window seating up here to enjoy the viewsw. More sofa seating up here.
The hotel entrance is up a dingy alley to right of main building.
Have a pint here
Real ale: Doombar; Old Peculiar; Greene King IPA; IPA (Barcelona); Saltwick Nab; Abbey
Blond (both Whitby); Golden Perch (Yeastie Boys); Jorvic
Craft: This Is lager; Devils Backbone
Bitter: John Smith
Lager: Tuborg; Fosters; Carlsberg; Heiniken;
Cider: Strongbow Guinness

The Black Swan is a one roomed bar with and outside patio. The room is split by some low partitions. Patio can also be reached through alley to right of main door.
Have a pint here
Real ale: Double Maxim
Bitter: Tetley’s Smoothflow; John Smith
Lager: Carling; Stella; Carlsberg; Coors
Cider: Carling cider Guinness

The Plough can be entered fron and rear. The front is on the pedestrianised shopping area (Baxtergate). This entrance takes you to a large lounge with the servery at the far end. A passage at the side takes you to a hall, with some seating, which is also served by the large servery. Beyond this are two large rooms, one of which has a pool table while the other leads to an outside patio. Beyond the patio is the main road running alongside the harbour.
Have a half pint here
Bitter: Soveriegn; Old brewery Bitter
Lager: Pure Brewed Organic Lager; Double Four Lager; Taddy Lager; Alpine Lager
Cider: Reserve Extra Stout

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The Whitby Way is a two roomed pub. The main servery is in front of you as you enter bar. Through to the right is a small lounge. To the left is large room some seating close to bar counter and along the window side. Beyond that it is an entertainment room for discos sporting events so seating is scarcer.
Formerly called The Wellington
Have a half pint here
Real ale: Greene King IPA; Black IPA; XX Mild; Old speckled Hen
Bitter: East Coast IPA; John Smith;
Lager: Birra Moretti; San Miguel; Carling;
Cider: Old Rosie Guinness

Station Inn is a busy three roomed pub opposite the station. To the left as you go in is a neat little snug ; to the right is a larger square room and straight on takes you to the main bar . The servery serves the main bar and the snug. All of the floors are wooden. Main bar has a variety of seating with wooden backs. There is a lot of interesting railway memorabilia. Live music over the weekend.
Have a pint here
Good Pub Guide
Good Beer Guide (CAMRA)
Real ale: Summer lightning (Hop Back); Atlantic (Sharps); Silver King (Ossett!!!);
Platform 3 (only outlet for this ale from Whitby); Golden Best (Timothy
Taylor); Yorkshire Blonde (Osett); Double Cross (Theakston)
Bitter: John Smith
Lager: Carling; Red Stripe; Stella 4
Cider Old Rosie Guinness

There are four pub crawls illustrated for Whitby involving 35 drinking establishments. Several pubs featurein 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 (blue icons)
3. Along the West front
4. Up the town

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