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The Old Grey Mare (Hull)

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PUB. 193 Cottingham Road, Hull HU5 2EG, Phone: 01482 448193.

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      23.11.2000 20:05
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      I cannot praise this pub enough, it caters to a plethora of markets, but does so succesfully. The Old Grey Mare is situated opposite the entrance to Hull University, but is not an overly student pub. That is not to say that students don't frequent it, rather that it has not sold its soul to them, the decor is tasteful (see photo), rather traditional and makes the pub a great place to eat or drink in. The student influence is seen most in the price, the pocket watch menu offering great value for good, filling meals. The beer is not stupidly cheap, but highly reasonably priced. This is the sort of pub one might visit for a lunch time social drink, or take your parents to when they visit (it has a few rooms above, but I've visited them to comment on). My only gripe wiht the place is that I once went for a meal and they had none of the vegetarian meals on the menu available which seemed quite poor to me. In the end a starter made bigger was sorted out and I had a lovely meal still. I used to come to this pub a couple of times a week, even though I did not live that near it. I would reccomend it as it has atmosphere, good prices and a nice mixed clientel.

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