Star and Garter pub to be demolished to make way for Hull's new Hilton hotel

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 19 Apr 2017

One of Hull's best-known pubs and nightclubs will be demolished.

The Star and Garter, in Portland Street, off Ferensway, reopened in July as an 'exclusive' gay-friendly club under new ownership.

But the nightclub, which has been one of the city's most popular LGBT venues in the past, closed just months later along with its neighbouring bar, The Yorkshireman.

The Yorkshireman's owners said they were forced to shut the business as the street had "dropped off over time" and that "it is just not possible to run a successful business here anymore."

Now, the Mail can reveal the Star's time as a night destination has come to a definite end, with plans to demolish it in the coming months to make way for the new £20m ​DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

Work has been taking place on the 165-bed hotel over the past few months, with the steel frames visible to passers-by.

The venue is expected to open its doors to the public later this year.

And the Star and Garter, which borders the Hilton site, will be knocked down later this year to make way for the hotel's construction.

Read more: Prem Clothing closes Hull city centre store in Jameson Street

It is thought the Star and Garter will make way for a car parking site for the hotel, although this has not been officially confirmed. A demolition date has not been revealed as of yet.

When finished, the hotel will be one of more than 465 DoubleTree venues in 40 countries across the globe.

Speaking to the Mail earlier this year, the Hilton's general manager Sarah Whitfield said she could not wait to get the hotel up and running for visitors.

"It is motoring along. If anyone had any doubts it was not going to happen, they only have to look at what's happening now and those doubts will be gone," she said.
 

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