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The Alexandra


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.

Toby Carvery Willerby

Willerby, near Beverly:

There was a slight question on including this: it’s a family feedbag carvery restaurant attached to a chain hotel next to a petrol station on the edges of a town, so not very promising sounding. We stopped as it was about lunchtime and we were running early.

In the event, for a family feedbag, it was nice. The large, noisy carvery area was one side of the pub, and there was a seperate area that still felt like a pub, to a degree that it merits inclusion. Staff were pleasant, beer choice good (can’t comment on quality as driving) and the food good too.