The East Riding of Yorkshire, giving it it’s full name, takes us back to Yorkshire in an area bounded by The Humber river to the south and surrounded by North Yorkshire to the North and West, the North Sea to the East. Finally established in 1996 it has also been known as Humberside.
The county shares the same history as North Yorkshire in essence. The Romans occupied the area after building a bridgehead across the Humber, displacing the Parisi tribe and building roads northwards across the Yorkshire Wolds to Derventio, modern day Malton and westwards to the River Ouse and Eboracum, now York. On Roman withdrawal the area was occupied by Anglo Saxons until invasion by the great Danish Army in AD867. The Scandinavian settlers left a legacy of place names in the county before the Norman Conquest. The lands in current East Riding were granted to followers of the Norman King William 1st, laying waste to many of the villages. Large areas were handed to religious institutions like Meux Abbey and Bridlington Priory, which were later dissolved by Henry VIII in the mid 16th C and the land sold off into private ownership. The River Humber was used as a trading route and the main city in the area, Kingston upon Hull, developed as a large port.
Apart from the Humber the main features of the landscape are The East Yorkshire Wolds which drop into the North Sea at Flamborough Head as chalk cliffs. The western part of the county is the Vale of York and River Derwent. Spurn Head is a spectacular spit of land where deposits from coastal erosion further north finally end up and is slowly moving.
The dominant settlement is Hull (Kingston upon Hull) the next largest are Bridlington, Goole and Beverley. The county is one of the least densely populated in England. Agriculture and Tourism are the main industries in the area, there is also the main import site for Natural Gas at Easington Gas Terminal.
On Ratebeer we have 20 currently active Breweries and 14 closed giving a total of 34. Of which 5 are client / commissioner brewers.
The oldest brewery we have for East Yorkshire is Old Mill Brewery, established in 1983 and still operating.
It really is a struggle to find a historic brewery of note in the area, the most significant appears to have been Hull Brewery which came into being in 1887 after the closure of Gleadow, Gibb and Co’s Anchor Brewery. The new brewery expanded rapidly acquiring other breweries and bottlers along the way and owning over 160 pubs before the turn of the century. The brewery continued to grow, spreading into north Lincolnshire, surviving both World Wars unscathed. In 1949 the brewery started to produce a beer called Anchor Export, a strong beer for the time and sold in both bottles and cans. In 1972 the Brewery was taken over by Northern Dairies and the name changed to North Country Breweries, this was followed by a rapid decline in the popularity of the Brewery which was eventually sold to Mansfield Brewery and brewing ceased in Hull in 1985. The old brewery buildings are still evident in Silvester Street.
The Brewery we have with the largest range on Ratebeer is Atom Beers (Est 2013) with 123 beers listed.
Our new awards for 2020 make Atom Beers the Best Brewery for East Yorkshire in the last year and a collaboration beer of Atom / Northern Monk Neutron Death Star as Best Beer.
The Top 10 Beers for East Yorkshire are –
- Atom Neutron Star
- Atom / Northern Monk Neutron Death Star
- Atom Mars
- Bone Machine / Credence Kaamos
- Atom / Doctors Orders Isotope
- Bone Machine Vostok Fuel
- Atom Vortex
- Atom Critical Temperature 5.5%
- Atom Oblivion
- Atom Bragg’s Law
The Top 5 Pubs / Bars in East Yorkshire –
- White Horse Inn [Nellie’s](Sam Smith’s), Beverley – 84
- Furley & Co., Hull – 80
- Lion & Key (Cathead), Hull – 80
- Tap House Hull (Yorkshire Brewing Co / Bone Machine), Hull – 79
- Corn Machine (Atom Brewing), Hull – 79
The Top 5 Raters of East Yorkshire Beers are –
You only require a rather measly 23 Beers to enter the Top 50 chart for the County.
The top Rater who hails from East Yorkshire is
@Itstasty currently active.