BLOGMAS day 3:Old House Hull (2017)

I thought since I’m posting this #blogmas entry on a Sunday, a #sundaylunch post was quite appropriate!

I last posted about Old House in April 2016 (read the post here) when I went for an impromptu date night with the Mr, so we already knew the food was yummy.

This is lovely little gastro pub based in an old converted shop and looks very traditional yet modern like somewhere you’d have to drive out of town to enjoy, so it’s a real gem to have in such a central location. Pictures on the wall show that the street it’s on hasn’t changed a bit and still has lots of Hull-oh charm.

There is a traditional set Sunday lunch menu to choose from which is great value for money for 2 or 3 courses (and looked epic) however we ordered from the regular menu.

We were given a complimentary ‘pre-starter’ of warm bread and infused butter (which during our visit was smoked garlic) lovely way to start the dining experience before the main event.


The Mr chose the soup of the day which was Leek and Potato (full on winter warmer food). Unusually it had a slightly fragrant taste to it but was lovely.

I wanted a starter but didn’t fancy anything from this section so chose mac and cheese from the side dishes. It was yummy and very warming, so many places in the UK can’t do this dish well so I’m delighted that I can get this right on my doorstep.


I chose the game of the day, which was rabbit encase in a pasty served with carrots,  champ mash and gravy. So good! The herby-ness of the mash and carrots work well with dark meat. The pastry was lovely and light and, most important, not burnt.

The Mr went for the Wagyu beef pie served with garden peas and creamy mash. Looking back at my previous post he had a version of this on our last visit so it must be good! The pastry was thick and rich, working nicely with the dark meat and smooth mash.

On the side

We shared a portion of truffle and Parmesan fries – on a recent trip to The Ivy we had these and loved them so wanted to treat ourselves. They were just as delicious, and I liked that the cheese was freshly grated over the top rather than baked in, but they just wouldn’t fit into our very full tummies so we had them wrapped up to go. Heated in the oven that evening and they were still delish.

Old House is in a great location in Hull city centre – on a side street in the Old Town, it’s really close to pubs/bars as part of an afternoon/evening out, its very close to local tourist attractions and museums, and it’s not too far from shops to pop in for a spot of lunch/dinner when getting you Christmas shop on.

Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow,

J xx

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