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The Lion & Key

48 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1QE, England
+44 1482 225212
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (175 reviews)
“beef curry” (7 reviews)
“tartare” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
48 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs B told me about this place following a guided tour of the old town. She was so taken with it that she took me on a train ride to sample some Culture, and stop off for a meal and a pint. The interior is...More

Thank BillyBunterBeverley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beer; great food and fantastic atmosphere! This is the place to eat when visiting the Old Town in Hull. There is an amazing array of beer mats in this pub.

Thank weehinny051055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is fascinating, there's always something to catch your eye, the food is fresh and superb, there's always a great selection of beers, what's not to like? Nothing, that's what.

Thank jason f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy buzzing city pub, obviously a popular after work venue. Nice terrace for smokers. Staff really pleasant and helpful. Limited menu but food excellent and service speedy. Last food orders at 7pm.

Thank ClareofTralee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fab atmosphere good traditonal in heart of old town with best fish & chips really nice fresh fish in lunchtime

Thank Grayam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is amazing. From the moment you walk in the staff are really friendly and helpful. I had checked the place out on Trip Adviser and thought I have got to go and try the Hull Chippie Special.Having been "In the fish game" since...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very very traditional boozer with odd little cramped groups of mismatched tables, chairs and settles - charming and full of character. Excellent and large range of beers and a great pub menu. Freshly battered and locally caught fish, pattie and chips is brilliant with...More

Thank janeandmo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little pub situated in the old town, just over the bridge from the Premier Inn. Couple of points which you should know 1. Food stops at 7pm if you haven't ordered by then you won't get a meal, this happened to me once and...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came over to Hull for first visit and got recommended this place by a Capital of Culture volunteer. Very friendly atmosphere. Good choice of food on the menu and service very prompt and friendly. Fish & chips is a must and is cooked fresh. Prices...More

1  Thank ian c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having exhausted myself exploring the Old Town and visiting the excellent museums, I wanted a pint. I found this pub by accident, walked in and found myself in a beer drinker's heaven. There were 10 real ales on offer, all from small breweries plus ciders...More

1  Thank RobbieBStockport
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11 August 2017|
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Response from MrsBiffo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, only just picked up yr message. Yes I think you should book but sadly I can't answer the question about children.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it to be all metered parking within the vicinity but it is usually busy there both day & evening as is a very popular area for eating & drinking. Sorry, would love to be able to help further but I actually went on... More
21 March 2017|
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Response from Mally B | Reviewed this property |
Yes tables can be booked and I think that food is served from 11.30am until 3.00pm and again at 4.30 pm until 6.30 pm but sure about the times
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 High Street, Kingston-upon-Hull HU1 1QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Kingston-upon-Hull
  • Phone Number: +44 1482 225212
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