CASK CRAFT & CIDER
Bar Restaurant Serving Food and Craft Beers in Hull, East Yorkshire
Providing Food and Craft Beer to Customers in Hull, East Yorkshire and Surrounding Area
Furley & Co. has been trading since 1750, operating mainly between Hull and Gainsborough. Growing into a sizeable company with their own shipyard in Gainsborough and wharves in Lincoln, Nottingham, and Gainsborough.
The company was incorporated in 1875 as a company in the shipping freight business initially between Kings Lynn and Hull. They started with two vessels the steamship ‘Sea Nymph’ of Gainsborough and the Schooner ‘Fanny’ of Kings Lynn. They were the last company to operate Humber Keels under sail until 1943 and were swallowed up in the nationalisation of the transport industry in 1947.
Furley & Co. having been based in High Street Hull for many years, moved to The East Anglia Building 18-20 Princes Dock Street around the start of the 20th century and occupied it for over 50 years. They had access to the quayside with crane and warehousing on the ground and 2nd floors, offices on the first floor, workshops, and sail lofts to the rear.
After Furley & Co. ceased trading in approximately 1971, the building had several uses including Hulls first Calor Gas showroom and Quayside Photography Studios before becoming vacant and neglected.
The buildings other claim to fame (see the Blue Plaque by the front door). East Anglia buildings had been a ships chandler called Newton Bros founded by Sir Alfred James Newton who successfully established other businesses in London and went on to become the 1st chairman of Harrods and Lord Mayor of London in 1899.
In December 2015, Furley & Co. was resurrected, the name was sign written as it was in the early 1900s and launched as a craft beer & food bar and first floor function room after an extensive renovation.
We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to your next.