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The Waiting Room is a micropub located at Whitby Railway station. It's not open all the time and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Real ale and cider with craic

The best pub in Whitby, 6 constantly changing real ales and one always a stout or porter too. Those... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Whitby's first Micropub with an atmosphere that goes back to a time when people talked to each other for entertainment. We offer an ever changing range of beers, ciders and fine wines in an environment with no TV's or background music. Our customers...more
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| Whitby Station, Whitby YO21 1YN, England
+44 7824 634062
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waiting Room is a micropub located at Whitby Railway station. It's not open all the time and is not a place for the casual drinker. No, this is a place for those people who enjoy their ales and nothing else. They do not serve...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

The best pub in Whitby, 6 constantly changing real ales and one always a stout or porter too. Those and over a dozen ciders makes it heaven. Ignore the lager drinker below, as the reply says the sign on the door is very clear and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank redkiteuser
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in the train station at Whitby, The Waiting Room is one of those little gems every self respecting ale enthusiast should visit. Where else can you spend a happy hour with an Ex-Wife (pint of)? Yes folk look up as you enter. There's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We were looking forward to celebrating our friend's birthday at this micro pub. On first appearances it is comparable to other micro pubs that we have visited. However we were not prepared for the sarcasm of the barman and the level of real ale snobbery....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ivanm1967
Sharon-and-Garry, Owner at The Waiting Room, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit to The Waiting Room. As you point out we specialise in (and pride ourselves on) our ever changing range of hand pulled real ales and traditional ciders (We also offer a selection of wines and soft...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

We called in to for a quick drink while we were waiting for our take away to be made ready from the nearby Indian restaurant. We were made most welcome, it has a great atmosphere, All real ales no spirits and no Lager. Excellent And...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephen3970
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We were in Whitby on a hot,sunny July weekend and it was noisy everywhere so it was nice to enter a bar where nobody was shouting aloud,it was an oasis of calm with some nice real ales also. Friendly service and conversation ruled.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian R
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Lovely place to sit and gaze at all those beers and cider! Very helpful owners who were lovely to chat to and offer advice on local area. Hidden gem :).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lisaeross
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Visited here at Folk week in August. I enjoy a pint of real ale and was really surprised to see it resemble Bridge Beers in Stalybridge (Manchester). The use of blackboards to list the beers on sale and the logo design is the same but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Neil g
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Hidden away within Whitby Station is this hidden jem of a pub. Open from 16:00 daily, they offer a very wide range of unique Beers, Lagers and Ciders. Very friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff. A real pleasure..

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Nice small place at the train station. Good cask selection. Free WiFi. You can get 1/3 pints but only as part of a flight. Wooden floor and tables. Short review, I had time for a quick half before catching my coach home

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dean S
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