Head of Steam is one of our favourite places to grab a refreshing pint and a hearty burger after a busy week of marketing campaigns.
At a glance, you wouldn’t notice that this was a chain pub, with over a dozen branches all over the country. This is because the venue is filled to the brim with nostalgic Hull memorabilia, photographs and mementoes of the city’s maritime past. The decor is overall quite industrial, with Edison bulbs and beer bottles hanging from the ceiling. Meanwhile, it stays fresh and vibrant with large front windows that overlook the impressive Hull Minster and Trinity Square.
Head of Steam is famous for its wide selection of beverages. These include a choice of Trappist beers, brewed in eleven European monasteries. You can also get your paws on American and Belgian ales, such as Brooklyn and Leffe, as well as some homegrown labels. Alternatively, opt for a low-alcohol drink or gluten free brew. There really is something to suit all tastes.
Speaking of which, tantalise your tongue with one of Head of Steam’s many scrumptious cocktails. The four-shot Zombie is a popular choice, with an array of spiced, dark and overproof rums mixed with pineapple and orange juices. Meanwhile, the Steamy Martini and Passionfruit Mojito are simply fabulous.
If you're a fan of beer and fancy something a bit different, opt for a Ginger Brewsky. This fabulous punch consists of whisky, ginger liqueur and fresh lemon. It’s topped off with a draught IPA. Cracking!
As for the food, this is all freshly prepared by chefs from KerbEdge, a locally-founded street food truck. The simplistic yet incredibly satisfying menu has a choice of five mouth-watering beef steak burgers. For veggies, there’s the Yorkshire Cypriot, which comes overflowing with halloumi cheese, smoky mayo, pickled red onions, and chipotle and tomato sauce.
Add to your feast a basket of loaded fries and you're onto a winner. The list of indulgent toppings includes blue cheese, bacon pieces, ketchup and mustard, and of course, American Chip Spice. Or if you’re after something sweet, grab a stack of yummy pancakes - we're sure you'll find a reason why you deserve them.
Overall, Head of Steam is a great place if you’re meeting colleagues or friends after work, or want to treat the family to a relaxed and welcoming vibe. It's open 11am until midnight seven days a week and you can enjoy their Deep South Acoustic Sessions every Thursday from 8pm. For more information, menu details and kitchen opening hours, visit Head of Steam Hull online.