69 Hessle Road Kingston upon Hull HU3 2AB
Whilst walking the length of Hessle Road, up and back – taking the air, snaps, the sights and sounds, I came upon a fine Faience tiled frontage.
I began photographing, wandering dangerously into the space between the slip road and the flyover. A shout rang out, emanating from the boozer, the landlord called me over.
“Do you want to take a look inside?”
A listed interior the new landlord is working hard along with Historic England to restore the capacious rooms to their former glory, including the entrance mosaic and ceiling – images P Hampel
Inheriting a whole heap of issues and a grey parrot called Sparky.
It all proved too much for the former landlord.
But the boozer is now up and running serving cask ale to throngs of first class thirsty customers.
The Yorkshire Brewhouse 1904 ended mid week when we’re normally closed but we were asked to open for a group of very thirsty sailors. We moved on to Reet, another Yorkshire Brewhouse beer and thanks to the football that one has gone too. It’s back to the YBH Faithful Stout once again. I’d come quick and get it while you can.
Once two pubs the Hessle Road Inn was subsumed by the Alexandra. The area was once home to the city’s Jewish Community – the cemetery survives next door.
There are Star of David motifs incorporated into the windows, sympathetic to this local heritage.
Built around 1895, designed by Smith, Brodrick and Walker, with late C20 alterations – British Listed Buildings.
It’s a fabulous pub which deserves to thrive – pop in for a pint if you’re passing, just watch out for low flying parrots.
4 thoughts on “Alexandra Hotel – Hull”
HI thank you for the posting on the Alexandria Hotel Hull , noticed it today whilst stuck in traffic and “Star of David” unique , sorry to missed Mouch in Jan 2020
Hopefully we can arrange a safe Mooch whenever circumstances allow.
My great grandad was licensed victualler at this pub a very long time ago! Wonder if there is any history of him there!
My brother Tony Dunbar was the owner and landlord of the Alex for thirty odd years befor he died. With Earnie his partner they ran the hotel. Tony was a kind and a gentle person with a heart of gold. Tony couldn’t have managed without Earnie, they were perfect partners. My wife and i miss him so much.