England > North Yorkshire > York
bhensonb (521) Woodland, California | April 12, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Fairly decent "old" pub. Good beer. Good service. Nice place to stop for a beer and get off the feet.
Brugmansia (466) Jylland, Denmark | February 15, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited on 22/1-2013 on The Jorvik Trail.
Older cosy pub ( claims to be the oldest pub in town ) close to the pedestrian zone. Nice deco, small different tables, friendly staff and beers are ok. Nice little beergarden in the back. Think they do traditionel pubmenu, didnt eat though.
Boudicca (949) London, England | May 27, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
A rather generic pub with six hand pumps and another six run-of-the-mill kegs.
Ye Olde Starre is tucked away off the street and entered through a covered alleyway. There are courtyards front and back. An old wrought iron banner across Stonegate proclaims that itís the oldest licensed premises in York although it doesnít feel particularly old inside. Itís multi-roomed with a couple of cubicle areas in the main bar. The food looked fairly standard but quite cheap. The menus are laminated and pre-printed. This fits with the rather corporate feel but itís OK as such places go.
It was here that I had what I think was my first Partners beer (Ghost). Formerly Anglo-Dutch, I understand they named their beers after Dutch sayings. My favourite is ďYou canít nail a fart to a wallĒ although, as I canít find any reference to it anywhere, this particular name may be apocryphal.
(Visited 26 February 2012).
yanpilkington (15) , England | January 9, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
nice selection for a tied pub.
Dr_Butty (11) , Scotland | May 23, 2011
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Itís a well known York pub and so I thought worth a try. It was a Saturday mid afternoon and the pub was busy. A bog standard selection of beer, not very well kept from the pint I had and surly service from the barman. I found a place to sit, but my pint and newspaper in peace was disturbed by a bunch of Geordie halfwits conversing with each other by standing 6 inches apart and bellowing. Noticeable how other people were hurrying up and leaving while this progressed. OK, so you canít blame the pub for some of the idiots who drink there, but overall not a very good experience for a pub which could make much better use of its location and "history".
gary07734 (25) , England | November 8, 2009
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Been in here a few times, I donít really think of it as a proper beer place, just a decent pub in York with a few ales. Usually very busy and does pub food on a busy tourist street. Nothing to write home about.
ALLOVATE (98) Perth, Australia | August 26, 2006
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
In amongst the nook and crannies, and rickety old wood bolstered up, down and across the walls is a charming centre long-bar leading through to a tight courtyard come beer garden. It feels and smells old and the patrons seem to be ageing with it. Only a few cask ales behind the bar with your usual display of Strongbow/Guinness/Heineken, etc. Only stopped for a quick pint so I didnít get much of a look around. Quiet, serious drinkers pub with an old world charm. Alright for a look-see, not much else.
caesar (330) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | January 31, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Said to be the oldest pub in York, located in the city centre at an old Roman street. I visited this place in 2004 when me and jerohen were travelling through England and Scotland. Quite large pub, not a lot of rare beers i guess, but still i added a couple of the draft beers to my ratings. Too bad the television was playing loud, with some soapseries for a couple of hours...
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