England > North Yorkshire > York
Beer Available At York Tap (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Blindfold 92, Gadds She Sells Seashells 78, Brass Castle Eclipse , Wold Top Scarborough Fair IPA 70, Victory Golden Monkey 97, Marble Lagonda IPA 91, Fyne Ales Vital Spark 91, Oakham Inferno 91, Thornbridge Halcyon 98, De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos (Beautiful & Ruthless) 98, Arbor Black Eyed PA 92, Arbor FF #32 Mandarin Dream , Tapped Ale , Oakham Scarlet Macaw 92, Thistly Cross Gold Cider , Wall’s White Rose YPA , Wall’s Keeper’s Gold , Yorkshire Heart Silverheart IPA , Redwillow Smokeless 91, Thornbridge Juvenia
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Scopey (271) Croydon, England | May 8, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The York Tap is conveniently located in York train station. For me this is the best looking of the "Tap" pub chain and probably one of the best looking bars in the world! It has been gloriously refurbished to a traditional style. The bar is circular which is also rather cool. Plenty of taps with interesting Northern English & Scottish beer on. Pretty decent bottle selection as well. Just a great place all-round. A must visit in York.
bhensonb (405) Woodland, California | April 13, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The physical layout is horseshoe. The decor is faux victorian, but nicely done. The taps are many. The service is excellent. Even got a free taste. And it’s in the station! Great place. Many, many Northern beers.
Rune (319) Tromsø, Norway | February 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great pub for sampling ales and beers from cask, keg and bottles. In the middle there’s an island bar serving two medium-sized rooms. At the bar I counted 20 active hand pumps and just as many beers on keg in addition to an excellent selection of bottled beers. The beer menu is displayed on two blackboards. Its new, classic-modern pub style promotes a rather relaxing mood. Friendly staff that offers small samples of cask ales before buying. The pub is located to the rear left side of the station building when leaving the train. We were on a pub crawl in York, but could have stayed here for the rest of the day. Top notch as a beer destination (visited early on Saturday, 26.01.2013).
Brugmansia (257) Jylland, Denmark | February 11, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited on 21/1-2013 on The Jorvik Trail.
Of the train and straight into this great pub :-) really a good start on the day... You can get to the pub both from the station platform and from the street. Fantastic decour inside, huge center bar, with a lot of taps. They have a large bottle selection as well. Friendly staff, beer in good condition, food available, didn´t have anything to eat, beside a piece of cake, which was great... A place to go back to for sure, both for the beers and the cake :-)
Nuffield (103) Roseville, Minnesota | July 19, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Great, great selection. Stop off at York Station if only to try their beer list. However, all was not perfect. The staff wasn’t particularly knowledgeable. I worked with one guy on his first day, but another person wasn’t much better--and I believed they had really mixed up two taps, one a Stone (USA) and one a German wheat...easy enough to distinguish. Loud, lively.
BenH (6) Edinburgh, Scotland | June 4, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nice enough pub decor wise. The place is quite loud due to the acoustics of the main drinking area. Excellent selection of taps and a fairly good selection of bottles. The staff I had contact with were very unknowledgable, didn’t have a clue about any of the beer. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, I could look beers up but it’s situated in a 3G black spot and no wi-fi in the joint. Also no bottle menu which was a pain as the bottles weren’t displayed well so I had to keep asking the bar staff to pull them out the fridge
Boudicca (373) London, England | April 28, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Possibly the most attractive station bar ever, with an exceptional beer range.
The York Tap has 20 hand pumps and 12 keg taps. Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire craft breweries were well represented when we visited but there were also brews from Lancashire (Moorhouses), Sussex (Dark Star) and Scotland (Thistly Cross and Tempest), among others. There are at least 80 bottles from near and far, from Manchester (Marble) to Maine (Shipyard).
Food is limited to the pork pies with various fillings (all £2) that are ubiquitous in York.
The Tap is by the entrance to the magnificent station building and, although it can be a bit chilly, it’s lovely and light with the windows and two domed skylights retaining their original art deco stained glass. If there were ever to be a remake of “Brief Encounter”, this would be an ideal location for it. Indeed, there’s an old black and white photo showing the place in days of yore – it looks very similar now but without the potted palms.
I understand that it’s owned by the same people as the Euston Tap but the York Tap is much better – it’s delightful.
(Last visited 27 February 2012).
halfbaked (24) , | April 4, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good selection of cask. The building was excellent! Really quiet on the midweek evening we went. Very convienient location near the train station. Pleasant.
dynamiteninja (46) Richmond, England | March 3, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (27) , England | February 19, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Goodness! What a selection! So many beers, so little time! Brilliant surroundings, with an ace circular bar - you get a little dizzy just walking around looking at all the welcoming taps with their constantly changing array of ales. Nice bottle selection too. With it being so close to the railway, there’s sometimes a bit of a rowdy element in here, but they’re soon dealt with and escorted and otherwise it’s a nice relaxed atmosphere with some well informed bar staff. Brilliant.
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