Rook and Gaskill (Free) | York, North Yorkshire
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Rook and Gaskill (Free)
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

12 Lawrence Street
York, North Yorkshire England YO10 3WP [ print map ]
01904 674067

rookandgaskill.co.uk

Hours: Sun-Wed 1200-2300; Thurs-Sat 1200-0000


Taps: 13 | Bottles: 25


Rook and Gaskill (Free)

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12 reviews for Rook and Gaskill (Free)
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  77%
 Selection  79%
 Food  50%
 Value  70%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  81%
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88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
LadyIpa  (13) , England | August 21, 2013
Great atmosphere
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine  (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 29, 2013
Was rather dull and boring, when we there there, not on account of beer but overall vibe, servce, and ambiance. They did have a few unique tsps including odd keg craft beer. Not a favorite pub of York but worth a visit for the beer, especially when walking around the city walls as it’s near a gate.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (370) Tromsø, Norway | February 25, 2013
A likable and consistent British pub very close to the medieval gateway (Walmgate Bar) of the old city walls, and just across the street from Waggon & Horses. The pub is now a free house, no longer with ties to the Castle Rock Brewery. Eight active hand pumps for cask ales and seven on keg. We had ales from smaller microbreweries like Hop Studio, Magpie and Blue Bee. A kind of strange to be in a pub in York and listen to music from our hometown in Norway. It turned out that the barman had some relation to Tromsø. Apart for Pussycats we enjoyed classic Rolling Stones tunes, like Little Red Rooster – one of the best pieces of music ever made… (visited, 26.01.2013).
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Brugmansia  (380) Jylland, Denmark | February 15, 2013
Visited on 22/1-2013 on The Jorvik Trail. Larger, modern pub just outside the citywall. The deco, a bit modern and seems like a young peoples place ( we were though welcome :-) ). Great variaty in the beers, from several microes in the local area. Not all the beers were in the best condition. Friendly staff and nice, quiet music. A fireplace as well, with a sign " Out of Order "...
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
A good selection of real ales, maybe the best in York. Friendly service and nice atmosphere with good music (2011).
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (657) London, England | May 20, 2012
A large, slightly shabby pub with friendly service and a good range of beers on tap and in bottles. The Rook and Gaskill is a freehouse but it’s owned by Tynemill (essentially Castle Rock), which explains why there were so many Castle Rock beers on offer, although there was a good range of others too. It’s on two levels and seems a little bit run down but we enjoyed our visit nevertheless. It was a Saturday evening and surprisingly quiet. The pub’s motif is an etching of two nooses, a reference to the pub having been named after Leonard Gaskill and Peter Rook, the last people to be executed at St Leonard’s gallows down the road in Green Dykes. They were hanged on 1 May 1676. Their crime? Stealing 13 sheep from a John Brown of Driffield. (Last visited 25 February 2012).
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
yanpilkington  (15) , England | January 9, 2012
ok, but nothing you cant get anywhere else.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub  (458) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | November 9, 2010
Traditional, friendly suburban neighbourhood pub, just a few steps from Walmgate Bar; do not expect an ornated Victorian pub: all You can find is a long, simple one-room pub with an excellent beer-range. The only detectable decoration is a "York Brewery" insignia on the floor. Nevertheless a must, when You are in York!!!!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
Easily one of the best cask selection in York with a dozen of casks and they seem to have a good turnover as everything I tried was fresh. A large variety of brewers are represented as well. A couple of dozens of bottles complete the board. It’s also very small this pub and not totally in the very heart of the city - just outside the walls, so the feel is a bit more local than some. A must visit and amongst York’s top outlets.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (368) London, England | October 23, 2006| Updated November 25, 2006
A formerly run down community boozer, just ouside the city walls, given a bit of a facelift as a joint venture by the Tynemill pub group and York Brewery in 2002. But not too much of a facelift - that wouldn’t be the Tynemill way - so it still retains a boho/shabby chic/studenty feel. I guess the deal with York Brewery must have turned sour as its now wholly owned by Tynemill. Competes with The Maltings for the title of the premier beer outlet in York with a dozen or so handpulls (although I think the Maltings has a rather cosier feel). Beers from Vale, Oldershaw, Catle Rock, Acorn, Orkney, Mordue, Crouch Vale, Atlas and Nelson when I visited. Harvest Pale, Elsie Mo and the monthly special from Castle Rock (same ownership as Tynemill) take up three of the pumps, the rest change on a daily basis. Very quiet when we visited mid afternoon on Sunday.

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