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.

PUB QUIZ

What, according to Dr Samuel Johnson, is the last refuge of the scoundral?

ANSWER

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

ANSWER
Polo

Money cannot buy happieness but it can by beer, which is almost the same thing

Trail 2 - Down Stonegate (yellow icons) 7+2 pubs

From the front door of the Minster walk along the right hand side and half way along turn down to the right and cross over High Petergate into Stonegate.
Above your head is a banner proclaiming Ye Olde Starre inn. A shop or two before this on the right is a bottle shop in which is contained The House of the Trembling Madness. this is followed quickly by The Evil Eye lounge and next door to this an alleyway taking you to Ye Olde Starre Inn.
Further down on the left is sighnpost directing you to Little Stonegate. Kennedys can be reached from a single door just after this on the left or, more obviously by going along Little Stonegate.
Additions - continuing along Little Stonegate brings you to Stonegate Yard and opposite it, Bobo Lobo.
Continuing back to Stonegate before the crossroads there is, on the right The Yorkshire Terrier and on the left The Punch Bowl.
Continuing across the crossroads on the right is Harkers and at the end of the walk is Lendal Cellars.

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House of the Trembling Madness, has a small medieval drinking hall above a bottle shop. Eentrance through shop and up stairs to a small servery round to the left- amazing what four people can manage behind this small bar. The main room has a high sloped ceiling with beams and animal heads. There is a smaller room off to the right.
Have a pint here
Real ale : Burnout Porter (Brass Castle) ; Christopher; Washington Red (Great Heck)
Bitter: Cannonball (Magic Rock); Bad Seed Session; Beavertown Gamma Ray – Americal PA (Beavertown)
Fruit Beer: Timmermans Strawberry Lambic

Evil Eye - A Cocktail Bar and the entrance alley to Ye Olde Starre Inn

Olivia Newton John - Please Mr. Please

Ye Olde Starre Inn is through a door way off of Stonegate. There is a large sign going across the road to clue you in. The door way leads to a corridor which takes you to a courtyard outside an old looking pub. Multi roomed and multi beer garden with real fire. Once inside the room is dark due to dark wood, low lighting and low ceiling. Believed to be the oldest licensed premises in York and has some old features.
Mentioned in "Yorkshire's Real Heritage Pubs
Quick appearance in "Hairy Bikers' Pubs that Built Britain"
Have a pint here
Real ale : London Glory; 1730; British Bulldog; Stud Blonde (Nick Stafford) Oliver Army (Sprinhead); White Witch
(Moorhouse); Black Sheep Special Ale; Old Peculiar
Bitter: East Coast IPA; Yardarm;
Lager: Peroni; Amstel; Schiehallion
Guinness

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

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