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10 terrific Old Town pubs & bars for Dry January

January is here, and for those participating in Dry January, Hull’s Low Ale Trail is a fantastic place to start, offering a fantastic guide to the best pubs and bars across the city where you can enjoy a range of low and non-alcoholic beverages.

Hull’s Old Town in particular offers a variety of pubs and bars perfect for enjoying a night out without alcohol. This historic part of the city, known for its characterful streets and rich heritage, also boasts an array of venues serving an excellent selection of non-alcoholic drinks. From traditional pubs to contemporary bars, Old Town provides a relaxed atmosphere for those looking to enjoy their evenings in a more sober setting.

Furley & Co

18-20 Princes Dock St, Hull HU1 2LP

Boasting a cosy, verdant atmosphere, Furley & Co is a family and pet-friendly bar that pride themselves on using locally sourced products wherever possible. Their menus rotate with a wide range of craft ales, cider, cocktails and wine. 

They offer a selection of non-alcoholic options perfect for a relaxed evening.


70 Humber St, Hull HU1 1TU

Taphouse is a Yorkshire Brewpub at Fruit Market on Humber Street, serving almost 40 draught craft beers, lagers and ciders, plus bottled and canned beers, wines and spirits. They also serve food, with an extensive street food menu designed to pair perfectly with their drinks.

In preparation for Dry January, they now have a wider selection of alcohol-free options, from cans and bottles to mock-tails, and even have an alcohol-free draught coming!

Head of Steam

10 King St, Hull HU1 2JJ

A traditional pub with a modern twist, the Head of Steam offers a celebrated selection of exceptional local craft beer and real ale, as well as boasting breweries from all around the world, an array of cocktails, spirits and environmentally conscious wines as well as hot drinks.

They offer 0% versions of nearly all of their cocktails, as well as a small selection of low and no-alcohol bottles & cans.

The Brain Jar

4-6 Trinity House Ln, Hull HU1 2JA

Known for its unique cocktails and delicious pizza, The Brain Jar is a two-floor bar and venue that aims to nurture independent art and autonomous culture. They host parties, gigs, art exhibitions, comedy nights, opera, presentations, celebrations, and workshops!

In addition to their standard fare, The Brain Jar also offer 4 creative non-alcoholic cocktails – The Designated Diver, Paloma Faith, Mr. Mango, and the Nogroni Sbagliato. They even offer a huge range of teas and coffee!

Scale and Feather

21 Scale Ln, Hull HU1 1LF

The Scale and Feather is a bright, modern free house boozer with 24 draught beers, plus walls packed with vintage memorabilia, offering stone-baked pizzas, cask ale, craft ale, cocktails, and a huge selection of spirits.

As part of the Low Ale Trail, they’re offering a selection of low and no-alcohol drinks.

The Sailmakers Arms

159 High St, Hull HU1 1NQ

A charming pub with a welcoming feel, The Sailmakers Arms is an old-school, brick-lined hangout with everyday pub grub & a full bar, plus a courtyard beer garden.

They offer a variety of low and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy.

Ye Olde Black Boy

150 High St, Hull HU1 1PS

Steeped in history, Hull’s oldest pub is set in the heart of Old Town, serving a range of draught and hand-pull beers and ciders, with over 100 bottles of spirits to choose from. With an open fire and a small roof terrace, it provides an ambient setting with non-alcoholic options.

Crown and Cushion

Trinity House Ln, Hull HU1 2JA

The crown & cushion offers a blend of handcrafted everything; mercurial craft beer & real cider, and a great selection of their twisted cocktails.

As part of the Low Ale Trail, they’re offering a selection of low and no-alcohol drinks.

The Minerva

Nelson St, Hull HU1 1XE

Situated by the waterfront, The Minerva is a longstanding waterfront fixture offering hearty, homemade fare & a rotating selection of gin and beers. With a selection of low and no-alcohol beers on the menu, it’s a scenic spot to enjoy a sober drink.

The Three John Scotts – Weatherspoons

City Exchange, Alfred Gelder St, Lowgate, Hull HU1 1XW

The Three John Scotts is a traditional ‘spoons pub in a grand building with an outdoor area, serving real ales and all-day pub grub.

As part of the Low Ale Trail, they’re offering a selection of low and no-alcohol drinks.

So, why not make a day of it and explore what Hull’s vibrant pub scene has to offer, sans-alcohol? Cheers to a dry but delightful January!

All information correct at time of publishing. Sourced from The Low Ale Trail Hull’s Facebook Page, and the websites and social media pages of listed pubs & bars.

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