Going Out


Hull campus is about 4 miles from Hull city centre (Bus 103 or 105), and within walking distance from the lively Newland and Princess Avenues where you will find many good pubs and restaurants (bus 103 also goes to town via the “Aves”).

In particular, Hull provides a large selection of amazing restaurants for all budgets. Below are a few suggestions (but there are many more great places to try).


  • Immediately across the road from the campus is the The Old Grey Mare, which offers a small selection of food and drink.
  • A five minute walk along Cottingham road from the university is The Gardener’s Arms. This lively pub usually serves both Hull locals, and the student population. There is always a good selection of beer (with cheap prices), and a sports bar to the rear with pool tables etc.
  • Located on Newland Avenue, around 15 minutes walk from campus, the Newland Tap has a good selection of cocktails, craft beers, and excellent burgers.
  • Also on Newland Avenue, The People’s Republic has a very retro feel, even with an arcade games table (featuring the likes of Pac-Man, Galaga etc.). There is a large selection of great tasting beer, both bottles and draught, in the mid-expensive price range.
  • Newland Avenue is not short of options for a drink as Larkin’s, named after famous honourary Hullensian Philip Larkin, is also located here. Larkin’s serves both good English pub food, and has a good selection of various types of beer. Typically a main course would be no more than £10, and the portion size is enough to satisfy any customer.
  • Situated in the Old Town district of Hull’s city centre, the Lion and Key is a small but cosy pub. While the prices may be slightly higher than most places, they offer a good selection of beers and whiskies.
  • Alongside the river Humber sits the Minerva pub. This classical pub serves excellent food, and has a wide variety of beer/gin to choose from. To accommodate trying all the different beers, a ‘flight’ would be recommended (which gives 3 1/3 pint glasses of whichever beers you choose). Outside seating provides views of the Humber with which you can enjoy your food/drink.

Hull Fruit Market

Hull’s very own hipster enclave with street food, craft beers, vintage clothes, contemporary art spaces, graffiti, and plenty of beards.



It’s been a long day and you want to grab some food on campus. The on-campus facilities include a Spar supermarket, and Wetherspoons (‘Spoons’) serving food and drinks. These are located in ‘University House’ and will be open throughout the conference