Hop & Vine

Mayor: Finn (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1125) London, England | January 17, 2016
A small, friendly bar in the basement of a Georgian row off the main shopping drag. There was a short but well chosen beer list and some good banter. Including the owner, there were only five of us there, none of us from Hull, and as we were on our way back to the station the talk turned to Hull and how local people run it down, despite it having a lot to offer. Apparently Hull trains promotes itself as a way of getting out of Hull rather than a way of bringing in visitors! This may change when Hull becomes the UK City of Culture in 2017. (Visited 22 December 2015).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
WingmanWillis  (1070) , England | December 21, 2015
Visited on Saturday 19th December 2015. Itís a small place hidden away downstairs. Had 3 cask ales on, 2 I had were well kept. Beer was from local brews. Place reminds me of Cheers as everyone who dropped by seem to be regulars. Staff were friendly, prices decent. Itís not a shimmering temple of ticks but if you want a decent spot to stop for a pint itís not bad.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Rune  (637) TromsÝ, Norway | December 13, 2015
A free house and a long standing Camra favourite close to the city center. Be sure to have the address because it can be a bit tricky to find as it is located in the basement of what looks like a residential area. A small bar at the entrance serving a four sided room. Four hand pumps in addition to some Belgian, Czech and German bottles. Polite service. Music from Manfred Mann, Fleetwood Mac and Monkees in the back. A rather inviting and cozy little pub, well worth a visit (visited with Finn early on a Thursday afternoon 26.11.2015).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Finn  (132) TromsÝ, Norway | December 4, 2015
Basement pub. Tiny. Cozy. Limited selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jjsint  (449) Cambridge, England | February 12, 2014
Decent basement cafe bar. Cozy and homely. Three real ales (from Milestone, Brass Castle & Cottage) on when I went. Gluten-free selection available in bottles. Not mind-blowing but certainly a pleasant place to drink good ale.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 2/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 1/20
JCP3000  (1) Battlesbridge, England | December 28, 2010
Not a pleasant experience. The beer was off, the cider had turned into vinegar and there was a long wait to be served, followed by an awkward atmosphere. The only good thing about this place was the oversized glasses, but personally this place isnít for me.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
FreshHawk  (14) Iowa City, Iowa | March 14, 2010
Quaint little pub right around the City Centre area. A little hidden on the street, but there is a sign. You then go down the steps and enter the pub. Small interior that could seat maybe 30 people at most. Some music or a game on the radio in the background. Go up to the bar and you will most likely get served by Stuart, an owner of the pub. He is very helpful and knowledgeable about English beer. Heís a really nice guy. Anyway onto the selection. I wasnít quite sure how to rate this. If you are only going there once or for one weekend, the selection is not all that good. There are 3 ales on cask that are constantly changing. In addition to that, there are 3 beers on tap (Urquell, Budvar, and Budvar Dark) and about 15 bottled Belgian beers (some Cantillon, a few Timmermans, a couple of Trappist, and some other Belgians). However, where this pub shines is the cask ale if you visit there often. The cask ales change all the time as there are no permanent beers. This has resulted in the pub serving around 500 different cask ales in the 3.5 years it has been open. There is a nice selection of food with good sandwiches and paninis and some nice homecooked meals, like the beef casserole. Different kinds of bread made each day. Some homemade food, but nothing special. Overall a very nice quaint little pub. Nice rotating cask selection. The owner really cares about the ale and is quite knowledgeable about the beer, especially about the beers around the area. Reasonable prices with a pint of cask ales running about £2.40-2.50 a pint and you can order half pints. Always toward the top for the best pub in Hull/East York by CAMRA (Winning in 2009). Also has a good selection of real cider too. Definitely worth stopping by if you are in Hull, but it isnít so special that you should plan a trip to Hull just around it.

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