Hull – Three John Scotts

I think I’ve been to this pub before a few years ago, which is now just one of two Wetherspoons pubs remaining in Hull as two others have closed relatively recently. It’s in the Good Beer Guide and so a perfect location to start my pub exploration of the city.

The pub name is imaginative as well, referring to the three generations of vicars of the church opposite, St. Mary’s (which I was fortunate enough to see inside today, more on which in another post), who were all named John Scott. And, it was second of those two John Scotts who invited none other than George Gilbert Scott (his cousin) to remodel the church’s interior. As pub names go, this is what I’d consider to be a good one.

The welcome was excellent, an engaging and helpful member of staff who went through the different real ale options, with a nearby manager recommending the Muddy Boots from Great Newsome Brewery. I didn’t get much depth of flavour from it, but it had a pleasant taste, was at the appropriate temperature and was entirely drinkable. And, with my 50p CAMRA voucher, it came to only £1.65 for a pint. Bargain.

This is a decent Wetherspoons, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and some interesting beer choices. A customer at a table asked a staff member if they could order food by paying cash and a helpful manager agreed, taking the cash over to the till for them. I didn’t order food, but it looked well presented and everything seemed orderly and well managed.

All told, a well deserved Good Beer Guide pub entry.