Tag Archives: hornsea

The Stackhouse Bar

Hornsea:

I often hate “quirky”. Too often it’s an excuse for corporate design fuckwits to do wankery such as this. Here, however, in a small, independent bar it works well, and it’s comfortable. It’s a converted shop unit, with a mix of reclaimed furniture and “stuff”. No food beyond pork pies, no gaming machines or TVs, OK music at a sensible volume, and great wine and beer- both cask ale and craft keg (including Goose Island IPA, tempting me away from the cask) and very pleasant staff and locals. A great place, withe the only complaint being “Dogs Welcome, no cats”, which is just wrong.

The Alexandra

Hornsea:

An odd one this, but only in the way of the physical building: it once looked like this, but if you look at streetview (click on the map above) now, the ptched roof and 2nd floor was removed (if rumour is to be believed, for taxation reasons in the 1950s or 60s).

What we’re left with is a truncated building with some nice old features inside, and a proper, traditional local’s pub. Only two cask ales, but one is Tetley’s on cask, which is sublime compared to keg. Friendly staff, decent beer and wine, and very near to our holiday let, which was nice. TVs were on, but you could hear over them, and the locals were friendly too.

The Marine Hotel

Hornsea:

Mixed impressions here: we visited several times, with different feelings. Trying to sum it up, on the positive side there’s decent enough food, a great location on the seafront, and real ale and decent wine, and the pub is pretty big with different areas, and the staff were pleasant. on the negative side, it’s Greene King, so with GK beer (so I drank Peroni) and the “middle-class green” paintbrush has been out; there’s *awful* piped music- dreadful modern covers of not-that-old pop. It’s a family pub, too [shudder].

Could have been much worse.