The Whalebone

Last updated : 06 November 2007 By Tigers Co-operative
65 Wincolmlee, HU2 0PA
Beer: Real ales and popular keg beers/lagers, reasonable prices
Food: Yes
Smoking: Unknown
Home colours: Allowed
Away colours: Unknown
Minors: Unknown
TV: Unknown
Walking time to ground: Unknown
The pub takes its name from the whaling industry which flourished in Hull at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. The area around the pub was the centre of the industry processing whale oil into the raw material used in the manufacture of many products such as soap, candles and lubricants.

Alec Craig is the present owner of the Whalebone. He and Tina, his wife, are to be found behind the bar serving a wide variety of quality ales. Alec is the one in the photograph carrying the trays of chips for the darts' team.

As well as being a lifelong Tigers' supporter (he grew up in Sunningdale Road, Gipsyville and was enticed to Boothferry Park by the roars he could hear while sitting in his pram!) Alec is also a long-standing member of CAMRA.

Naturally the Whalebone serves quality real ales as well as a range of popular keg beers and lagers - all at reasonable prices. Of particular interest are Neck Oil bitter and Diana mild both of which are brewed on the premises and have become favourites at beer festivals up and down the country. The tipple favoured by the Tigers Co-op members who undertook the task of visiting the Whalebone (somebody had to do it!) is Tom Woods' bitter.

The walls of the bar are covered with Alec's collection of Hull City memorabilia stretching back into the 1950s. Alec, himself, has a wealth of Tigers' stories and he likes nothing better than to reminisce with City fans. Being the owner of the pub Alec can guarantee he has time off to be in his seat at the KC on match days.

These additional photos were kindly provided by TheMagicRat: