PUB QUIZ

In which country was the battle of waterloo in 1815?
ANSWER

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A bear. 

PUB FACTS
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

PUB CRAWLS
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

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

Henry Youngman

Trail 3 -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. Reurn 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.

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An additional visit

Kennedys is a modern pub restaurant. There is seating outside in the Little Stonegate lane either side of the door. Once inside there is a seating either side of the entrance in a small room. There is a central staircase which takes to seating upstairs. Either side of this a few steps lead to the main bar. There is further seating around to the left. As well as food Kennedys also lets rooms. This is a popular late night bar with loud music.
There is also a single door entrance on Stonegate.
Have a half pint
Real ale : Heart and Soul (Vocation)
Bitter: Camden pa; John Smith
Lager: Carlsberg; Heiniken; San Miguel; Coors;
Cider: Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime; Strongbow Guinness

Back to main trail

Oscar’s is a bar bistro is situated on a corner and entered from both streets. Set out for dining but welcomes just drinkers, especially as the night goes on. Wood predominates, except for shiny bar counter. Wooden floor, tables, chairs the unpadded benches.
Have a pint here
Bitter: Black sheep
Lager: Carling; Grolsch; Coors; Wolf Rock (sharps)
Cider: Cloudy Apple; and Strawberry Lime (both Rekorderlig)

The Roman Bath is a one roomed pub with a Roman museum underneath it. This is an L-shaped room with servery taking up the corner. The walls have murals of Romans living it up. Outside seating by side of pub. £2.20 for half pint of Doombar a bit much for this style of pub. Food and rooms are available.
Have a half pint here
Real ale : Doombar: John Smiths; Thekstons bitter
Lager: Coors; Carling; Fosters; Amstel
Cider: Strongbow; Woodpecker Guinness

The Three Cranes is a two roomed pub which seems to have locals outnumbering tourists rather than the usual way round. There is a decent bar area to front with lounge further on.
Have a pint here
Real ale : Tetleys; john Smith; Old Golden Hen:
Lager Coors; Carling; Stella
Cider: Strongbow Guinness

Burns Hotel is a Sam Smiths pub thus it has the usual Sam Smiths beers. The pub is about cheap beer (not difficult in York) for locals. There is seating at the front with the servery, on the left wall, starting half way into the room. Nicely decorated wood panelling and padded red benches in booths at front. Was formerly Hansom Cab and before that Burns Hotel.
Have a pint here.
real ale : Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter
Bitter : Soverign; India Ale
lager :Taddy lager, Alpine, Original Organic
cider : Cheddar Valley Extra stout

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