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Old Grey Mare Hotel (Hull)

(Show map) Tel: 01482 448193
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities

Special occasions and business meetings at The Old Grey Mare

The Old Grey Mare Hotel provides an ideal setting for a wide range of special occasions in the Hull area. Whether you are looking to host a private party or dining event, our function room can host for a large number of people and offers superb in-house catering. Our function rooms are also a great location to hold business meeting and presentations.

About the Hotel

The ideal hotel for Hull’s ferry services

If you are planning to use Hull’s ferry service, The Old Grey Mare is an excellent resting point before hopping on board. The hotel has excellent access to the ports, taking less than 15 minutes in the car when you travel from Beverley Road.

How to get here

How to get here

You can find us on Cottingham Road (B1233) opposite the University of Hull less than half a mile from the A1079. We are close to Hull’s port, which is just over five miles away. To find us by satnav, use the postcode HU5 2EG.

Area & Hotel History

The Old Grey Mare Hotel is located in the city of Hull, a place that was first established as a town by the Monks of Meaux Abbey in the 12th century. They chose the area because it was at the junction of the River Humber, the perfect place to establish a port to export the wool from their estates.

In 1293 the port was bought by King Edward I, who used it as a supply base for his military campaigns in Scotland. Six years later, the King founded the borough of Kingston-upon-Hull on the site, and that name still remains the formal title of the city today.


During the Middle Ages the port thrived, importing grain, lead and wool from various parts of Europe. The city continued to prosper throughout the 16th and 17th centuries as trade expanded to the New World. The town’s strategic importance and large arsenal made it a valuable prize during the English Civil War. In 1642 Hull declared support for Cromwell’s Parliamentarians, and Charles I besieged the city in the first major action of the war, but he was unsuccessful in defeating Sir John Hotham’s forces in the city.


Another significant landmark in Hull is its university, which was founded in 1927 and sits across the road from The Old Grey Mare Hotel. The celebrated poet Philip Larkin was Head Librarian at the university’s Brynmor Jones Library for over 30 years, and is buried at nearby Cottingham. Poet laureate Andrew Motion also worked in the same library as did film director Anthony Minghella.
In 1972, George Gray and Ken Harrison created room-temperature stable liquid crystals in the university laboratories. This was a significant breakthrough for the electronics industry and brought with it immediate success. Hull became the first university to win the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement for their accomplishment in this area.

Local Attractions

About Hull

The city of Kingston upon Hull is in the county of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated by the River Humber, just 25 miles inland from the North Sea. With a port and trading tradition dating back at least a thousand years, Hull continues to prosper due to its strategic location on the Humber Estuary. Today Hull has developed into a vibrant city of arts and culture, home of the renowned Hull Truck Theatre Company. Several museums can be found in the city and there is a strong theatrical tradition, with many famous actors and writers being born in the area, and the city’s annual Comedy Festival attracting new and established comics.


Hull offers easy access to the historic market town of Beverley and the Yorkshire Wolds to the north, and the traditional seaside resort towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea to the east. At the heart of Yorkshire’s Nature Triangle, the city is also close to the exceptional wildlife of Bempton Cliffs, Flamborough Head and Spurn Point, a key stopover for rare migratory birds.


The hotel makes an ideal base to explore the many major visitor attractions and historic sites within easy reach of Hull.


The Deep Aquarium Hull (3 miles)

Home to an incredible 3,500 fish including Europe’s only pair of green sawfish, The Deep Hull is one of the most remarkable aquariums in the world. Striking marine life is combined with fun interactive tutorials to create a riveting story about our planet’s oceans. The Deep Hull is just over ten minutes from The Old Grey Mare Hotel.


Wilberforce House Museum (3 miles)

Set in the birthplace of William Wilberforce, discover the story behind his life and his successful campaign to abolish the slave trade. Items on display include Wilberforce’s journal, plantation records and personal stories.


Hull Truck Theatre (3 miles)

Founded in 1971 by actor Mike Bradwell, his theatre slowly built up its reputation with excellent performances of Knowledge and John Godber’s Bouncers and Up n’ Under. After bringing high quality drama productions to the area for thirty years, Hull Truck is now regarded as an iconic British Theatre company. Their new 440-seat purpose-built theatre is located in Ferensway near St Stephen’s Shopping Centre.


Humber Bridge

Stretching over 2,200 metres, the Humber Bridge is the seventh longest single-span suspension bridge in the world, and first opened in 1981. It connects East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and can be accessed via car or you can sail under this magnificent construction using Hull’s ferry service.


Holy Trinity Church (3 miles)

England’s largest parish church, this outstanding 15th century church with its imposing central tower and huge windows stands at the heart of the Old Town, and is a must-see for those who admire beautiful architecture. The marble font dates from around 1380, and William Wilburforce was baptised here.


Beverley (8 miles)

The pretty market town of Beverley is renowned for its Minster, market and racecourse. Thousands of tourists visit the town each year for its food and music festivals and to visit Beverley Racecourse.

Beverley Minster stands as one of the most impressive medieval gothic churches in England. Inside its doors are original medieval musician stone carvings, a Saxon sanctuary chair and the Percy Tomb and Canopy. Beverley’s attractions are just a 20 minute drive from the hotel.


Burton Constable Hall (10 miles)

Burton Constable Hall is a Grade I listed Elizabethan country house with over 200 acres of tranquil parkland is to explore. There are more than 30 rooms within an Elizabethan mansion that has been in the Constable family for over 400 years.

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