On 23-4-2011 wati500 said :
"called in late on, and excellent barman, was in no rush for us to leave once i,d got the taste of old peculier, even though there was only us left!, : )"
On 13-10-2010 rogi said :
"Visited last weekend. Beer excellent - Old Peculier & Theakstons XB on top form. The pub was buzzing - average age late 30s at a guess.
Landlady (who hasn't been in for longer than about 12 months, I gathered) & locals a fine welcoming bunch, which, sadly, is rarely the case with weekend visitors to tourist destination pubs - We went in for the first time on the Friday, but the cheerful professional chap behind the bar remembered our drinks round from the night before. The menu is the same for the bar and the dining room downstairs, and although I wouldn't order from it myself (far too many dishes on offer for an establishment of that size) it all looked OK coming out of the kitchen, though the big lass bringing it through seemed a surly creature.
There's no beer garden, just cobbles outside for a smoke, but it's a rare old spot for people watching, right at the foot of the Abbey steps, and the back of the place overlooks the harbour. The pub is well worn, but clean and comfortable. Beware of the door into the bar. Doors into bars are for pushing not sliding. Slidiness in a pub door is not natural. The Devil's Entrance.
Mrs said wine OK too."
On 17-8-2009 postiebob said :
"What a great pub just at the bottom of the Abbey steps, very homely and good service, was busy the day I visited, excellent real ales and great views of the harbour, the meals looked excellent and I noticed they advertise quiz nights and live music. A first class pub in a very busy street well worth a visit."
On 04-5-2009 karenparry said :
"We went to the Board Inn to eat on Saturday 2nd May 2009. The service was appalling. There were five of us. Two of us got our meals after about 20 minutes, then two more meals came out ten minutes later. Meals were being served one or two to a table then some to other tables leaving diners on each table waiting. When the fifth meal hadn't come ten minutes after that, we enquired about it and were told that it would be a few minutes. It was obvious that the meal hadn't been ordered, although we had paid for the five meals up front. We then had the money back for the fifth meal as the rest of us had finished eating. The manager was not available so we left a number for her to contact us but she hasnt called so far and we dont really expect her to. The evening was spoiled and we wouldn't recommend anyone to use the pub for a meal. The staff seemed totally uninterested in the fact that our evening had been ruined and one of our party didnt get a meal and it was too late by then to eat anywhere else. Its a shame that such a nice pub with lovely views has staff who dont know how to treat customers, has very disorganised kitchen and waiting staff and a manager who cant be bothered."
On 04-2-2007 anakitten said :
"I have been visiting whitby for 6 years and this pub has hardly changed. Andy the barman is brilliant and has our drinks ready as soon as he sees us walk in. Food is good and the views are fabulous. Will be back again in July.."
On 02-4-2006 thespicester said :
"Old fashioned pub in many ways. Eating lounge downstairs. No real ale available."
On 04-4-2005 boycie said :
"A fair pub but very smokey. There is a non-smoking dining room downstairs with good views over the harbour. Food and beer OK but service is indifferent."
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