If you’re looking for a pub in Whitby you won’t have far to look! For such a small coastal town it really does have more than its fair share of amazing pubs.
Many of the pubs in Whitby have retained much of their traditional character, with good ale, friendly landlords and top-quality pub food. The Whitby pubs and inns along the West Cliff and East Cliff are particularly popular with visitors and locals alike. They tend to get busy during the evenings and from Friday lunch until Sunday. In addition, many of the Whitby pubs mentioned below are child friendly and dog friendly. You can find our list of dog friendly pubs in Whitby here.
Here is our extensive guide of pubs we consider worth a visit if you’re looking for a good night out in Whitby.
1. Middle Earth Tavern
Middle Earth Tavern boasts a stunning harbour side location which is fantastic in summer. Its roaring log fires in Winter offer respite on the coldest of days. They are dog friendly and serve food. They also provide clean, comfortable accommodation in their en suite rooms at an attractive price.
Address: 25-26 Church St, Whitby YO22 4AE
2. The Star Inn
Slightly set back from the quayside, this pub is one of the most traditional pubs in Whitby. It hosts a good selection of ales at a reasonable price, the entertainment includes a TV, pool table and jukebox, and the staff are equally as friendly as the locals that frequent it. The Star Inn is also dog friendly and child friendly.
Address: 4 Haggersgate, Whitby, YO21 3PP
3. The Elsinore
Again, this is a very traditional and busy pub that appeals to visitors and locals throughout the week. Known for its quality live music acts, The Elsinore provides a lively atmosphere that makes you feel welcome when you walk through the door.
Address: 25 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BB
4. The Little Angel
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch a big sporting event, this is the pub for you. The Little Angel has invested in state of the art 3D TV equipment to make match night perfect. Saying this, many of the pub’s traditional characteristics still remain and according to reviews, the food is absolutely fantastic. Not over-priced and set in a lovely, friendly atmosphere the Little Angel should definitely make it onto your must-visit list.
Address: 18 Flowergate, Whitby, YO21 3BA
5. The Fleece
This traditional Whitby pub has something for everyone, making it popular with partygoers, locals, and families. They feature live music acts, excellent food, good ales, reasonable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere; you can’t go wrong. It’s the perfect place to sit with a pint and watch the sun go down over the harbour in the summer.
Address: Church St, Whitby, YO22 4AS
6. The Station Inn
Serving a great range of guest ales, this popular pub attracts beer connoisseurs from far and near. Loved by the locals, it has a friendly and busy atmosphere. Live music acts perform at the Station Inn most evenings.
Address: New Quay Rd, Whitby, YO21 1DH
7. The Endeavour
This particular pub is warm and friendly, with great views of the Eastern side of Whitby. Children and dogs are heartily welcomed, making it a lovely place to stop for lunch and a quick pint. The Seafood platters here are fantastic.
8. The Duke of York
This is one of the authentic family-orientated pubs in Whitby, and children love the atmosphere. The food is good quality, with a whole child’s menu, but it is slightly more expensive than other pubs in Whitby. However, with its lovely views of the lower harbour, you are guaranteed a quiet, pleasant atmosphere for a family afternoon/evening.
Address: 124 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4DE
9. The Board Inn
Situated at the end of Church Street, The Board Inn offers everyone a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy the splendid views over the harbour as you quench your thirst. They have a fine ales and lagers selection.
Address: 125 Church St, Whitby, YO22 4DE
10. The Pier Inn
The Pier Inn is a lovely place to enjoy a quiet pint on the terrace whether you have youngsters or not. Again, when the live music acts are booked at the weekend, the pub can become crowded, but it’s a great family pub during the week.
Address: 4-6 Pier Rd, Whitby, YO21 3PU
11. The Ship Inn
Everybody loves the Ship Inn because it is one of Whitby’s friendliest, happiest pubs. A big favourite with the locals, they love meeting new people, and everyone is welcome, even the loudest children. Fishermen, in particular, love this pub, so get ready for some banter and a right good laugh.
Address: Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR
12. First In Last Out
The First In Last Out is a small, friendly pub just off the beaten track. It’s a local community pub close to the Caravan Parks. It’s dog friendly and has a small beer garden on-site, so it’s a lovely place to have a quiet drink in the summer months. There is a quiz night and karaoke night.
13. The Whitby Way
This excellent pub offers live music and hosts open mic nights; you will have fun here! The pub welcomes families and dogs too, and although no food is available, you are encouraged to bring in your food, fish and chips etc.
Address: 15 Station Square, Whitby YO21 1DU
14. The Plough Inn
This is a traditional pub selling great quality beers. The layout is the traditional central bar serving the surrounding separate rooms. To note, there are rules in this bar to follow, such as no phones, tablets, or cameras to be used on-site so that each other’s company can be enjoyed. Please check the rules before entering.
Address: 20 Baxtergate, Whitby YO21 1BW
15. The Golden Lion (Irish Bar)
Whitby’s Irish bar! This small and welcoming pub packs a great atmosphere. Staff are friendly, and there are old games to play to crack the ice with a conversation with other people around you. The Golden Lion is generally recognised as Whitby’s oldest existing pub. The earliest landlord to be named was Richard Clark in 1714, but there was probably a public house on the site long before that.
Address: 8 golden lion bank, Whitby, YO21 3BS
16. Arch & Abbey
A fabulous micropub based in Whitby, which is always busy when we wander past. Selling locally sourced real ale, real cider, 60+ craft and bottled beers, Yorkshire spirits and wine. They are dog friendly and a great place to stop by if you are into your ales.
Address: 6c Skinner St, Whitby YO21 3AF
17. The Granby
We love popping into the Granby, a friendly traditional pub in the popular West Cliff area with many local amenities nearby, including Whitby Pavillion, only a few minutes walk away. This dog-friendly pub has a good choice of ales and delicious food. The roast dinners are highly recommended!
Address: 34 Skinner Street, Whitby, YO21 3AJ
18. The Black Horse
The Black Horse is a tiny, traditional pub in Whitby. Here you can enjoy award-winning cask ales from local and national breweries, craft beers, a large selection of gin, rum, and wine, and try the Yapas (Yorkshire Tapas) menu. Dogs are more than welcome in both bar areas.
Address: 91 Church Street, Whitby, YO22 4BH
19. The Dolphin
The Dolphin pride themselves on having a great selection of local cask and craft ales, ciders and a great wine range. You won’t be disappointed! And if you’re a gin lover, there is a Gin Palace behind the bar with up to 40 of the world’s best! The view of the harbour is brilliant too.
Address: Bridge St, Whitby YO22 4BG
20. The Quirky Den
The Quirky Den is a micropub and spirit bar if you’re after friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere, we highly recommend this pub.
Address: 11 Grape Ln, Whitby YO22 4BA
21. Whitby Brewery
Whitby Brewery has been producing delightfully delicious Yorkshire ales since 2013. The brewery was built by hand by local Whitby craftsmen and has proven perfect for brewing cracking Yorkshire ales. They only use the finest floor-malted barley and whole hops to make some of the best beers. This spot is also a gem with a stunning view of Whitby Abbey and access to the Cleveland Way.
Address: East Cliff, Whitby, YO22 4JR
22. Harry’s Bar
Located alongside the harbour, this is a fun mixture of a café, cocktail bar and restaurant and offers a light, friendly atmosphere and a good range of drink options. Harry’s Bar is known throughout Whitby for its vast selection of drinks, quirky cocktails and delicious food. Please read our detailed Harry’s Bar review here.
Address: 10-11 Pier Rd, Whitby, YO21 3PU
23. The Marine
Just down the harbour at The Marine, sample the exciting cocktails, wines, spirits and beers in the modern bar area or take full advantage of the evening by enjoying a delicious seafood meal with your favourite tipple. One of the best features of the Marine is its location on the harbourside; it’s such a peaceful spot.
Address: 13 Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR
24.The Moon & Sixpence
If you’re looking for an ultra-stylish bar to spend your evening in, this is the place to be. Moon & Sixpence is a contemporary bar also looking out at the harbour. Again, the range of drinks on offer includes cocktails, wines and spirits, beers, coffees and fruit juices.
Address: Whitby, YO21 3PR
25. The Fisherman’s Shack
The Fisherman’s Shack is underneath the Fisherman’s Wife on Battery Parade. It’s also a bar and grill which serves fresh grilled seafood or pop down after a delicious meal above to enjoy drinks with a view and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Address: 1-5 Battery Parade, Whitby YO21 3PY
26. Macy Browns
The newest little cocktail bar in the heart of Whitby. They serve up delicious cocktails, breakfast, brunch and tapas. We loved the atmosphere in the quirky bar.
Address: New Quay Road, Whitby, YO21 1DH
27. Abbey Wharf
The Abbey Wharf holds a well-stocked bar, and it is proud to have its beer, especially by Whitby Brewery, ‘Abbey Wharf Dry Hopped Blonde.’ In addition, they host events and feature Dj nights, which are great fun. Enjoy a drink on their balcony in the summer as the sun goes down. The food here is fab, too, and they are family and dog friendly.
Address: Market Place, Whitby YO22 4DD
28. The Waiting Room
The micropub, The Waiting Room has cask beers, wines and ciders in a pub where people meet, talk and have a good time. They don’t have TVs or music and don’t sell spirits or lagers. Dogs are more than welcome. They also sell good wines, ciders and soft drinks, as it isn’t all about the beer!
29. The George Hotel
A perfect place for a fun night out! They offer a comprehensive and exciting range of music and entertainment. Entertainment is on most nights of the week, so there is no time to get bored. They also feature a full football schedule on Sky Sports HD & BT Sport HD.
Address: 38 Baxtergate, Whitby, YO21 1BN
30. The Angel Hotel (Wetherspoons)
The Angel Hotel is a popular pub with tourists with an excellent central location overlooking the harbour. This is a busy pub and restaurant part of the national Wetherspoons chain. It is located in the middle of Whitby town centre, with popular attractions such as Whitby Abbey, the beaches, the harbour and shopping streets just a short walk away.
Address: 1 New Quay Rd, Whitby YO21 1DH
31. The Jolly Sailors
Great pub with old-fashioned ways such as no phones. Beautiful views over the harbour, faultless food and drinks and most importantly, friendly service. A great pub to visit for a traditional experience.
Address: 13 St Ann’s Staith, Whitby YO21 3PW
32. The Buck Inn
If you’re into live sports and live entertainment and want great offers on drinks, then The Buck Inn is the place to frequent, with three letting rooms, too, perfect!
Address: 11 St Ann’s Staith, Whitby YO21 3PW
33. The White House Inn
The White House bar is a great place to enjoy during the day and night. The vibrant atmosphere is filled with residents, hotel guests and tourists. The Theakston range is trendy here, especially Theakston Best Bitter and Old Peculiar. Lager, spirit, and wine lovers are also well catered for, and if there is a particular tipple you are looking for to enhance a celebratory visit, then let them know.
Address: Upgang Ln, Whitby YO21 3JJ
JK’s Bar offers live sports daily, karaoke nights weekly, great-priced drinks and a fun atmosphere. The reviews all boast about the friendly staff and their dog-friendliness. A great place to stop for a drink or two!
Address: 2-3 Wellington Rd, Whitby YO21 1DY
35. The Met Lounge Bar
The Met Café Bar and Ballroom is a beautiful place to stop for a drink. Pop in and enjoy free wifi and dogs are very welcome. A lovely atmosphere, and great drinks and there is a ballroom also available to hire for functions here.
Address: Argyle Rd, Whitby YO21 3HU
36. The Resolution
The Resolution Hotel sits above Whitby’s charming town centre with spectacular views of the world-famous Abbey, harbour and Pannett Park. It’s a perfect central location with a fantastic lounge bar and restaurant. So whether it’s a relaxing break or an entertaining weekend away, friendly staff are always available to assist.
So hopefully, we’ve given you a few ideas regarding where to eat and drink in Whitby. Wander around the town and find your favourite drinking hole, but don’t forget to pop back and let us know about your experience in the comments below. Happy drinking!