Your Hull is a series of light-hearted interviews with local business owners. These sponsored Q&As help to cover the cost of running and maintaining this website, all while celebrating Hull as an amazing place to live, work and play.
Nathan Pidd and Mike Roberston at VIP Creative provide the highest standard of photography and video content to the commercial, industrial, education and healthcare sectors.
Hi Nathan and Mike. First off, where’s the best place to grab a bite to eat?
Nathan: Larkin’s for the food and drink. I always find there’s a great vibe around the avenues and it’s only a stone’s throw from some great bars such as People’s Republic. Great Sunday roast too!
Mike: Nibble next to C4DI – awesome food and amazing staff.
If you had a surprise day off, where in Hull would you go?
Both: Unanimous answer – Humber Street for good drinks, food and general merriment.
What’s your favourite green space in Hull?
Both: East Park. We both have good memories of walks around the park as kids.
Which entertainment venue do you visit most often?
Nathan: I love going to watch the NGW wrestling at City Hall with my mates. The grownups may take it a bit more seriously than the kids though!
Both: SPIDERS!!! We’ve been going to Spiders for as long as we can remember and have great memories there. Although we don’t go as much as we used to (our necks can’t take it!), we made it our first staff night out when Elliott joined the team.
Apart from home, where do you go when you want to relax?
Nathan: Newland Avenue for its bars and restaurants. I have lots of friends that love the area and will always bump into a friendly face.
Mike: Definitely the Marina for its picturesque views.
What would you say is Hull’s best pub or bar?
Nathan: Ye Old Black Boy. The atmosphere is always great and it’s the place that I first tried mead. I even took my partner on our first date there! It must have gone down well as we’re still together.
Mike: Tap House on Humber Street. Great selection and style.
Which local building or landmark do you think is the most iconic?
Nathan: Queen Victoria statue and the whole area around it really make me feel at home. I occasionally enjoy sitting and having food around the area too. Although if I could turn back time, I’d say the penny fountain outside of Fletchers on the corner of Jameson and King Edward streets. I used to spend time with my mum and nan there.
Mike: City Hall. Makes me think of home and the opening ceremony of City of Culture.
If you fancy something sweet, where do you go or order from?
Both: We love Trinity Market, as you get a wide selection from some great food stalls.
In your own words, why is Hull such a great place to live?
Both: We’re both home birds. We’ve been away and lived briefly in other cities but Hull always draws you back. The city has something for everyone, from arts and culture to sports and other entertainment.
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