Traditional boozer and local institution located but short walk from the train station on your way to town. They have an ever changing selection of cask and keg lines. On our visit we enjoyed some Thornbridge & Blackjack. The bottle selection ain’t bad either with a mix of Belgian and strong UK brews (a couple of Impy stouts, Lees Harvest etc). Food was pretty cheap and in very generous portion size. One of the best pubs in York.
Scruffy but charming olde worlde pub with friendly staff and a decent selection of beers (don’t be fooled by their website listing which is quite spectacular). Spent a content hour in here working my way through half a dozen beer. I didn’t partake the food but it looked delicious and the portions were immense. One chap ordered ham, egg and chips and received a plate that must have been stacked 5 inches high with what looked like triple fried chips! All in all, a good experience and if I return I would certainly plan lunch here.
Review Sept ’16 reduced to 72. The beers in here this year were just a little tired and samey, still popular but it has lost some of its character. Review Sep ’14 - 82. Just as packed as ever in here, the beer range is ever more adventurous though. Friendly and fun. Review Sep ’13 78. We have visited this great pub a few times now, it is always busy and buzzing, seating being at a premium. There is generally a good range of beers to be had. There is a pleasant outdoor patio to the rear. What it can suffer from is the dreaded Stag and Hen parties at weekends, but there is usually a doorman trying to stop this. A certain must visit on any trip to York even if it has now been overtaken by the York Tap.
A two minute walk from the train station toward town, just to the right of a bridge. Paneled interior - walls, benches and ceiling. Decent enough beer list with both cask and craft. Worth a quick look.
Visited on 25th June 2016. This has been a regular haunt of mine over the years. It’s changed a fair bit over recent years and now has more room and a new conservatory type room and patio.
I stayed in the bar area which is wooden panelled and dark. Always have a good range of cask ale from around the country focussing on micros, there’s always something interesting on tap. Service and prices good. Beer quality good.
It’s handy for the station, being less than a 5 min walk and is on the way to the city centre. Pop in.
Just below the approach to the bridge on the road that connects the rail station to the Minster, on the former’s side. It has an all black painted exterior and is open plan with a cramped bar space opposite the entrance. Here you’ll find a decent mix of cask ales and craft kegs options. There’s seats in this area, but the majority are in the next room over, which is a little brighter given the amount of windows here, with the side ones looking out on to the patio area for this ale house. It’s comfortable with traditional pub furniture but can get very busy as this is a popular place.
PietS (86) Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands | March 21, 2016
Nice old style pub. Visitors are mostly locals. They don’t have a lot of beers, but they do have good variety, including some local beers and (the more standard) Belgian beers. Service is good. The pub isn’t in the main part of the city centre, but it’s worth the walk.
Located very close to the train station, but in what seemed to be a quieter part of town. I went here shortly after they opened on Sunday so there was no crowd at all, but based on other reveiws I’d assume that is not normal for later in the day. Bar staff was friendly enough and helped me pick out a good local stout. Seemed to have roughly 10 rotating taps/cask and a small bottle list. Worth a visit if you are stopping in York by train as its very close.
Visited 24 October ’14. Couldn’t get in at lunch time but visited mid afternoon and it was worth it. Doesn’t look much outside but lovely inside with great atmosphere and good beer selection.
Revisited 5 May ’17. Selection not as good as some others in York