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34 /100 19 BOOTHAM
“Claim to fame is the "largest beer garden in York". It was pretty big, and completely empty when visiting. I suspect that's due to the lack of beer; 6 or so named on the board but only 2 actually available. Decent gin selection.“
Stuu666 36 days ago
54 /100
Maltings (Bar)
TANNERS MOAT
“Quite busy when we visited so didn't stay long. Something like 4 cask and 4 keg so selection was ok.“
Stuu666 36 days ago
72 /100 UNIT 5, ENTERPRISE COMPLEX, WALMGATE
“Good selection of brew york beer (shock!) but only seemed like half of the taps were on. Plenty of space and well priced.“
Stuu666 36 days ago
76 /100 130-134 MICKLEGATE
“One of the spacious Brewdogs, not much to say as usual - if you've been to one you know what to expect. Fryer was broken so no wings :(“
Stuu666 36 days ago
80 /100 14 LENDAL
“A much nicer space than the bar round the corner, and double the tap selection. Nice cheese board. Also impossible to visit without kids being everywhere (when did it become acceptable for kids in pubs 24/7?).“
Stuu666 36 days ago
64 /100 48 STONEGATE
“Feels quite claustrophobic and cramped. Reasonable selection of beers on tap and the food looked good. Apparently impossible to visit in peace - there will always be a screaming child nearby.“
Stuu666 36 days ago
82 /100 48 STONEGATE
“Huge selection of beer, does click and collect as well as online ordering. Slightly on the expensive side and a bit cramped inside.“
Stuu666 36 days ago
40 /100
Red Lion (Bar)
2 MERCHANTGATE
“A "traditional" pub - uninspired cask and somewhat cramped.“
Stuu666 36 days ago
8 /100
Woolpack (Bar)
6 FAWCETT STREET
“Attempted to come here on 8th October 2021 as still on Ratebeer listings at that point, but the pub doesn't exist anymore, anyone doing the same should probably head for the Phoenix as that's the next closest real ale pub just a couple of minutes walk away on the other side of the city walls.“
ManVsBeer 59 days ago
74 /100 KNAVESMIRE ROAD
“A walkable venue from the centre, nice setup, plenty of marquee space inside, excellent beer selection with quite a few local brewery bars available - worth a visit.“
ManVsBeer 68 days ago
66 /100 2 CROMWELL ROAD
“This is a proper community corner local outside of the main tourist areas. It's all been well described in earlier reviews and little has changed post pandemic. There is the hum of conversation in here and a reasonable array of beers for its situation. Worth popping in if in this part of town.“
imdownthepub 81 days ago
80 /100 48 STONEGATE
“Have made few online orders and received quick service from ordering to my door. Prices are competitive, but I've seen a bit of a mark up over other sites on products. That doesn't detract from their overall service as it's made up again in fast response and delivery.“
SHIG 129 days ago
70 /100 130-134 MICKLEGATE
“Free WiFi (which was down on my visit) friendly service. Decent tap selection. There's also a fridge for takeaways. Hand sanitiser on the way in.“
deanso 161 days ago
68 /100
Maltings (Bar)
TANNERS MOAT
“Always worth a hit this place“
Wirralbeerveg 193 days ago
84 /100 48 STONEGATE
“Review for online order. Massive selection, decent website, and super quick service - 24 hours after ordering my beers arrived. Excellent all round, I'll definitely order again.“
Cheeseboard 245 days ago
76 /100
Maltings (Bar)
TANNERS MOAT
“Visited January 2013.“
fonefan 264 days ago
64 /100 47 GOODRAMGATE
“Visit January 2013.“
fonefan 264 days ago
68 /100 12 LAWRENCE STREET
“Visited January 2013.“
fonefan 264 days ago
82 /100 48 STONEGATE
“Review based on online ordering. The shop it’s self does not allow dogs, and every time I’ve been their I was with Paisley my dog. Lockdown 2 online order. With was great. Easy to use website, very wide selection include local, national and international beer. Reasonable prices. Will certainly order from them again.“
Mr_Pink_152 356 days ago
78 /100 MERCHANT EXCHANGE, 1 BRIDGE STREET
“The Tank & Paddle overlooks the River Ouse on the centre bridge in York, it appears to be a small frontage but opens up into a multi roomed pub with comfortable seating areas and booths and outdoor balconies overlooking the river and the pubs the other side. The bar is in the second, and largest area, down a few steps or a handy disabled persons lift. This is Stonegate's go at getting into the Craft beer market in York and it works pretty well, around 5 Real Ales and 10 Craft Kegs from a range of breweries, plenty to go at for the beer enthusiast. Well worth a visit and should start to vie with the best that York has to offer.“
imdownthepub 451 days ago
58 /100 1 ST HELENS SQUARE
“Big pub in the centre. Eight casks with beers from all over the UK. Service was a bit slow.“
saxo 663 days ago
60 /100 1 ST HELENS SQUARE
“Big Nicholson’s pub with eight casks including five rotating ones. We found a couple of new ticks among them to go with our breakfast. Service was a bit slow.“
Rasmus40 663 days ago
82 /100 UNIT 5, ENTERPRISE COMPLEX, WALMGATE
“Big beer hall/tap room close to York historical center. Great beer selection with vast variety of styles. Fair prices and nice service. Cool ambiance. Not to be missed if you are in York.“
zvsn 739 days ago
70 /100
Fox (Bar)
168 HOLGATE ROAD
“A multi-roomed Victorian pub with garden, situated just beyond the railway works in York. Nine cask beers were on offer, when I visited in July 2019, seven from Ossett/White rat and a couple of guests from Titanic. Service and locals were friendly. A good pub.“
downender 764 days ago
60 /100 23 PEASHOLME GREEN
“An old building with several rooms, flagged floors, plenty of timber and copper topped tables. I enjoyed my Theakston and Helmsley beers while some American tourists raved about their cask-conditioned Old Peculiers. Service was efficient.“
downender 764 days ago
68 /100 5 WATSON STREET
“A local pub that is owned by the same people as the Swan and Slip Inn. Beer selection was pleasant with a couple of well chosen guest beers, and the service friendly. Worth a visit if you are staying in one of the hotels beyond Micklegate.“
downender 764 days ago
82 /100 14 LENDAL
“Visited a few times in 2019. I have sat in both the cafe-style ground floor and the more pub-like first floor, and preferred the atmosphere in the latter, where are a couple of side rooms to sit in. Beer choice was excellent, with some good selections and one cask beer available at a price that represented very good value. The cold platter was also enjoyable. Trembling Madness and the York Conservation Trust have done a great job restoring this building. Well worth a visit.“
downender 764 days ago
60 /100 16 PAVEMENT
“Old and rambling pub, with a skeleton sat at the bar in the back room. Beer range is solid and, like Gillhalfpint, I enjoyed my Leeds Pale. Fine.“
downender 764 days ago
78 /100 6 JUBBERGATE
“Visited October 2019. Spacious, multi-floored pub with big involvement from Thornbridge. It also offers a couple of guest beers on cask, and my Atom Nebula was excellent. Friendly service and great views over the market madde it a great experience.“
downender 764 days ago
72 /100 54 FOSSGATE
“Visited in October 2019. Apparently this pub has closer links with Turning Point brewery nowadays, which was reflected by five of its beers on cask and keg. There were also two Camerons beers on cask and several other on keg. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. A good pub.“
downender 764 days ago
60 /100 25 HIGH PETERGATE
“A solid enough city centre pub, that offers a choice of three or four fairly common local beers. My pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord was fine, as was the service and prices. There are many other better options in this city, but it was ok.“
downender 764 days ago
74 /100 148 MICKLEGATE
“Visited in October 2019. A light and airy cafe with great views of the Micklegate itself. There were about eight beers on tap and one on cask, with three from the Ice Cream Factory brewery. Service was knowledgeable and efficient. Worth visiting.“
downender 764 days ago
46 /100 80 GOODRAMGATE
“Large old Inn within the centre of York. Typical of the Nicholson's chain, a little ragged around the edges, food smells. It is popular with the weekend stag and hen parties at the weekend. Loud and brash, not for the faint hearted.“
imdownthepub 803 days ago
62 /100
Ackhorne (Bar)
9 ST MARTINS LANE
“This is a locals pub in a quieter area of the city but still central. Multi roomed and large. International rugby was on the television. There is a reasonable bank of hand pulls with reasonable choices. Friendly and inviting.“
imdownthepub 803 days ago
78 /100 6 JUBBERGATE
“Wouldn't have discovered this excellent bar without Ratebeer. It stands in the old market area on Jubbergate close to Pivni and Old Shambles. It is on 3 levels, getting more peaceful as you rise up the building with superb views of York Minster from the top. A good choice of Thornbridge beers along with guests. Another must visit in York.“
imdownthepub 805 days ago
86 /100 KNAVESMIRE ROAD
“This is a great location for a beer festival. About a 25 minute walk from the train station, also a regular bus service. This seems a very well organised festival. Excel beer list on the website well in advanced. With enough detail to tell a exact version. Plenty of seating both inside and out.“
Mr_Pink_152 807 days ago
70 /100
York Tap (Bar)
TEA ROOM SQUARE, STATION ROAD
“Flying visit while waiting for a train. Seemed to de a decent selection of regional beers and a small selection of cans. Based on the location well worth a visit if you’re waiting for a connection.“
Mr_Pink_152 807 days ago
84 /100 KNAVESMIRE ROAD
“This is a large, annual Beer Festival held on the Racecourse in York, close to the main stand. Set up in large marquee's with generally over 500 beers available mainly from cask but also craft keg beers and international bottles. The seating is plentiful both inside and outside the marquees on benches scattered through the site. There are many food stalls available too. Service is generally brisk and friendly by volunteers, beers are thoroughly checked for readiness. It is a Festival that is a must visit for us every year.“
imdownthepub 822 days ago
62 /100 34 GOODRAMGATE
“Fine traditional English pub just behind York Minster Decent tap and cask selection Ok range from Nicholson “
Cunningham 839 days ago
68 /100
Pivni (Bar)
6 PATRICK POOL
“When the rest of the family walk in the tourist trap The Shambles You can have a good beer here Ok international selection Lovely old building. Recommendable pit stop “
Cunningham 839 days ago
50 /100
Valhalla (Bar)
4 PATRICK POOL
“Tourist trap at The Shambles Turn around and have a nice beer at Pivni instead Ok it is a bit funny....thats all“
Cunningham 839 days ago
60 /100 2 PICCADILLY
“Ok good looking place in the heart of the city Lacks some atmosphere Ok cask selection “
Cunningham 839 days ago
74 /100 130-134 MICKLEGATE
“Decent ok BD bar Off course a decent fine beer selection Sometimes I really need something else than cask ale… Then BD are a really good friend About 10 min walk from The Train station “
Cunningham 839 days ago
74 /100
York Tap (Bar)
TEA ROOM SQUARE, STATION ROAD
“Excellent place AT The Train station So if you just are here waiting for the next train, you are lucky Ok, the prices are a bit high But the selection is really good “
Cunningham 839 days ago
76 /100 14 LENDAL
“God damned f….excellent place Just in the heart of the city Maybe 10 min walk from the train station Just be sure you visit this place! Great bottle shop downstairs. Enjoy“
Cunningham 839 days ago