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Beverley is the county town of East Yorkshire, the distinguished County Hall having previously served Humberside and, before that, the old East Riding. It is an attractive Market Town, with an impressive Minster.

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Train from Hull

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  • Beverley Minster - most impressive architecture and outstanding wood carving.
  • St Mary's Church - Beverley is lucky to have two such churches because this one runs the Minster a good race. See [4] to get splendid pictures of both.
  • Beverley Market, and the town Fair, are both famous.

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If you like racing (horses) you will be pushed to find a more agreeable racecourse.

There are many annual festivals in Beverley.

In June, the celebrated Folk Festival [5] is across 2 days and currently held at the racecourse.

In October, the Beverley Blues Festival [6] is held at a series of pubs, some with free entrance and others ticket only.

The Literature Festival is also held in October [7]

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Beverley has a good variety of food, with a large number of tea-rooms and cafes, most of which are worth a visit. They vary in price, but by and large the price does reflect the quality. Cavanagh's tea-room on Butcher Row for example has very good breakfasts, but they will cost getting on for a tenner. The tea-cosy by the Minster is notable for a comfortable conservatory. TC's Patisserie on Lairgate offers genuine freshly prepared tarts, quiches etc; all under the guidance of Thiery.

There are some good restaurants;

  • White's Brasserie on North Bar Without - devoted to food, no music, definitely no TV, and surprisingly good value with a fixed menu at under £20 a head, though the wines are pricey. Modern British with a French flavour
  • Lucia's - Down an alley off Lairgate, this lively tapas restaurant has a large, covered outdoor seating area, suitable in all weathers. The menu is long and cocktails are a speciality.
  • Cerutti 2 - in what was the Station buffet. Specialises in fish, though there is a wide range of entrees to suit all tastes. They have a specials menu; just under £50 for two including a bottle of house wine. You will have to book well in advance as this place is very popular
  • Siam Lion and Thai Palace offer fresh, good quality thai food.
  • Dine Bangla - an Indian restaurant where you take your own drinks. Keeps the cost down, and some nights it offers a buffet style menu. Close to Wednesday Market.

For good quality, traditional country pub food, a highlight is The Woolpack, which on Westwood Road, 5 minute walk from Saturday Market. Excellent home cooked food, and a range of real ales.

And many others, including some chains such as Pizza Express and upmarket burgers at Ranch.

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  • The White Horse or Nellie's [8] is a 17th century pub that attracts numerous visitors, many from far away.
  • The Sun Inn [9] on Flemingate is 16th Century with a half-timbered front and exposed woodwork inside. Very good beers, live bands every Friday and Saturday night, and a Blues afternoon on Sundays. Tuesday evening is usually an Open Mic night too.
  • Chequers - a "Micropub" which focussing purely on providing well kept, local real ales and cider, from the growing number of Micro Breweries in the UK.
  • The Green Dragon on Saturday Market has good beers and usually has a range of guest ales
  • Cornerhouse opposite Nellie's, offer the widest range of real ales in the town, with over 10 beers on tap. Excellent range of other drinks, small outside seating area and very reasonable food. Offers a good breakfast on a Sunday morning.
  • The Foresters on Beckside is an ordinary workaday pub with good beers, usually including interesting guests, and surprisingly good cheap food early evenings - locally sourced meats

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  • The Lairgate, [1].  edit
  • Barn House Guest House (The Barn House Guest House in Beverley), 18 East End • Walkington • Near Beverley • East Yorkshire HU17 8RY, [2].  edit
  • Number One B&B, 1 Woodlands, Beverley, East Yorks, HU17 8BT, 01482 862752, [3].  edit


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