Map of places

York -Middle Lanes 1


Thirteen Thirty One is a multiroomed pub restaurant with its own cinema. Entrance via a courtyard, where there is some outside seating. There is a small bar are with a couple of booths and some tall tables. Through from this is a larger seating area with dining tables. Upstairs there is further seating including a cinema for watching sports and a room for weddings. There is also a back garden.

Have a pint

Real ale :   Guzzler (York); Wainwright (Thwaites)

Bitter:       13 Guns

Lager:       Warsteiner; Heineken;  Coors;

Cider:       Kinstone Press Classic Apple and Classic Pear

Slug and Lettuce (Swinegate) is large with distinct seating areas and two entrances. One has a long frontage while the opposite side has a smaller front. Both lead you into a large room with a servery on wall ahead (or left-hand side) depending on entrance. From the counter there is a lot of seating to the left towards the shorter front, while to the right are two distinct seating areas fitting along the longer frontage with windows looking out onto the lane. It is very bright and maybe a tad over the top in its refurbishment with brightly covered padded chairs.

Have a pint

Real ale :  Black Sheep; Yakima Session Ale  (Derby) ;  London Pale Ale (Meantime) 

Bitter: Punk;  

Lager: Amstel; Peroni; Stella; Hop House 13

Cider:  Mortimers Orchard Guinness

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York is a walled city in North Yorkshire. The city was founded by the Romans and has been an important part of British history ever since. The city became a major trading and religious centre. Eventually chocolate and railways became the major industries in York, though they have now declined. At present the biggest employers are in service industries.

York is easily reached by road or train and has many attractions for tourists. Cars can easily be parked for a week while attractions, shops, cafes restaurants and bars keep a visitor occupied.

Places to visit

York Minster a medieval cathedral while Clifford’s Tower is most of what remains of York castle.

Jorvic centre celebrates the Viking influence on York

National Railway Museum brings us more into the present past.


York is a palce where many people enjoy a pub crawl as it is full of interesting bars.


Almost all pubs do food.


Lots have outside seating.


Most have some sort of courtyard to the rear for smoking if not sunbathing.


Several have room top terraces.


York CAMRA offers a map identifying real ale pubs.


Steve Bastables gives his take on many pubs in York


There are five pub crawls illustrated for York involving 39 drinking establishments. Several pubs feature in more than one crawl.

All journeys start from the Minster which is the tallest place in York

1.   Around The Minster.

2.   In the middle lanes

3.   Down Stonegate

4.   Around King's Square

5.   About Fossgate

Trail 2  -Middle lanes (Orange icons) 8+1 pubs

It is easy to get lost in the lanes connecting the old streets. From the front door of the Minster walk along the right hand side  and half way along turn down to the right and then quick left to enter High Petergate. Walk down a little to turn right down Grape lane.

Down here on the right is Thirteen Thirty One. Further on at the corner is the rear entrance to The Slug and Lettuce. Come out of the other entrance and turn right and walk around the corner to Little Stonegate to find Stonegate Yard and opposite it, Bobo Lobo.

Addition - You could wander further along to Kennedys.

Returning to The Slug & Lettuce walk on and discover Oscars's on the right. Return again to the long Slug and Lettuce entrance and opposite it find a small alley called Finkle St. Walk down this alley and at the end come across Roman Bath and, almost, next door to it The Three Cranes. Cross over the square and go down Parliament St turning first right into Market St to find The Burns Hotel.

Stonegate Yard is a pub brasserie along Little Stonegate. The entrance down an archway takes you to a large heated courtyard which is full of tables and chairs. A door to the left takes you into the main building with a small bar straight in front of you. There is seating to the right and through to the left with more upstairs.

have a pint here

Real ale : Lancaster Bomber; Ringwood Best Bitter

Bitter:      Shipyard PA;  Black Sheep

Lager:      Estrella; Becks;  Lowenbrau

Cider:      Rekorderlig  Apple;  Strawberry Lime

Bobo Lobo  is a small cocktail bar over two floors with some outside seating. The small serving area has a couple of tables by the window and there are a further six through past the counter.  You can sit outside and watch TV

Have a half pint.

Bitter:  Yardbird; East Coast PA;  

Lager:    Estrella;  Bud;  Peroni

While beer brings gladness, don't forget

That water only makes you wet.

            H.L. Wilson



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