Ultimate Guide to the best pubs in York
York has a deep history when it comes to pubs, so you need to get the right one. With over 365 options (yes that’s over one a day), unless your very dedicated you need to ensure you are visiting the best. We’ve done the heavy lifting off all those pints to find out for you.
The Black Swan serves traditional Yorkshire grub including Yorkshire Pie, Giant Yorkshire Puddings and Rabbit Stew. Perfect after a walk in the fells! Warm service and a fine selection of ales, what more could you want?
The Guy Fawkes Inn is an 18th Century grade II listed building which oozes history from every room. It was even built on the spot where Guy Fawkes was born. It serves a fine selection of local beers and classic Yorkshire dishes.
The House of The Trembling Madness is a quirky pub, named from the Latin term ‘Delirium Tremens’, which arises from alcohol withdrawal. It was once the site of a medieval drinking Hall and is built out of the timber frames of an old ship. Their are a variety of bizarre animal heads hung on the wall including a kangaroo, a badger and a stoat. Its well-known for its local ales and ciders and delicious pies.
The Maltings is a 5 minute walk away from the train station and is a perfect introduction to the city. It boasts a traditional alehouse atmosphere and the staff are happy to help you navigate the long list of local beers.
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