Welcome to The Whittington & Cat, whether you eat, drink or sleep with us we pride ourselves on giving a home from home friendly experience. We offer 9 en-suite rooms and 1 luxury apartment.
Located a short walk from Hull’s Train’s Station, we are in the heart of the city surrounded by most of the city’s best entertainment venues, from Hull Bonus Arena, Hull Ice Arena, The MKM Stadium, Hull New Theatre, Hull City Hall and the Marina.
Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure we have so much in the area for you to enjoy and explore. Since Hull was awarded the ‘City of Culture’ back in 2017 the city received a much needed £220m investment which has greatly improved and developed our lovely little city.
In the aftermath of City of Culture, we are now a fantastic home of the arts, theatre performances, award winning museums, sporting teams, casino and concerts. We are now a place boasting many fantastic places to eat and drink, we are always happy to recommend our favourites for you.
Please note we are a Dog Friendly Bar, be warned staff will fuss over your dogs all night!
The Whittington & Cat Bar is open Monday – Thursday evenings from 5pm till 10pm and open Friday 4pm -12am and all day Saturday and Sunday. Please note this is reflected in our checking times too, as the check in is via the Bar, we may be able to arrange earlier check in’s upon request.
Our bar offers premium beers, selections of spirits and wines along with homemade food.
Please note, during the Bar's closed hours the building is unmanned, we do not offer a 24hr reception. However we do have a member of our team on call 24/7 if you ever need assistance during your stay.
WHITTINGTON AND CAT
A little history of The Whittington & Cat. This historical building which has a rich history located on the old docklands of Hull and was damaged in both world wars.
It was purchased derelict back in 2007 and then respectfully restored and transformed into the guest house and bar it is today.
Built in the 1830s, the original name of the tavern was The Whittington Inn, with suggestions there was a pub on the site previously. We’ve always been told it was called The Whittington because of Dick Whittington and his cat. Rumour has it that he apparently visited the site, therefore that’s a suggestion where the name came from.
Dick Whittington and his cat is the English folklore surrounding the real–life Richard Whittington, a wealthy merchant and late Lord Mayor of London.
The story goes he visited areas renting out his cat to cull the rising rat populations, and while sadly there is little evidence to suggest he did own a cat, there is real possibility he visited Hull though. As a merchant, he most likely would have visited Hull’s ports, and the pub is situated close to the marina where he may have traded.