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“Charming Georgian-style inn, with narrow passageways and steep staircases, in the heart of York. All twelve distinctly designed en suite rooms offer unique city views. Modern, locally sourced pub food is served in the restaurant, while homegrown cask ales are on offer in the atmospheric beer garden.”

“Charming Georgian-style inn, with narrow passageways and steep staircases, in the heart of York. All twelve distinctly designed en suite rooms offer unique city views. Modern, locally sourced pub food is served in the restaurant, while homegrown cask ales are on offer in the atmospheric beer garden.”

Hotel Review

The delights of this inn are its simple, authentic feel, plus its excellent location, literally in the shadow of Bootham Bar, one of York's medieval gates. You can be up on the walls in a matter of seconds, and at the Minster in less than a minute. The inn spreads over the narrow passageways and steep staircases of two neighbouring Georgian buildings. Step off the cobbled street into a choice of two small bars, with a tiny separate parlour, with cosy fire, for the dining-room, and then it's up the stairs to the bedrooms. Interiors have been kept simple with flagged- or bare-wood floors, tongue-and-groove panelling, frosted-glass lampshades, and smudgy colours and simple wooden furniture. Bedrooms are quite sparsely furnished - so not rooms for lounging around in - but the odd vintage piece plus generous curtains add nice touches. Meals are a mix of pubby food and smarter Modern British. And there's a good choice of local real ales in the bar. The unexpected treat is the large beer garden at the rear with the city walls bordering one side and views, in the other direction, to the Minster. This is definitely a pub, not a hotel, but the cosiness, the location and the cheery, friendly staff make it a great-value choice.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • The AA Rosette restaurant serves classic pub food with a modern twist, ideal for those interested in locally sourced produce
  • Families
  • With a children's menu, and space to add extra beds to some of the larger rooms, this would be a perfect spot for families
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • The AA Rosette restaurant serves classic pub food with a modern twist, ideal for those interested in locally sourced produce
  • Families
  • With a children's menu, and space to add extra beds to some of the larger rooms, this would be a perfect spot for families
  • Sights nearby
  • Many of York's main tourist sights - including Jorvik, Bootham Bar and The Shambles, are within a 10 minute walk
  • Close to nightlife
  • Ideally located in the center of York, this hotel has many bars and night club options on its doorstep
  • Golf
  • The Heworth and Fulford Golf Clubs are located less than three miles from the hotel
  • Museums
  • The National Railway museum is a ten minute walk away
  • Less £
  • With double rooms starting at £59 per night, this is an excellent value offer
  • Lively area
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Outstanding location
  • Organic food
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Historic
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Child friendly
  • Quirky
  • Inn

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Cots available
  • Outdoor dining
  • Communal Dining
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Many of York's main tourist sights - including Jorvik, Bootham Bar and The Shambles, are within a 10 minute walk
  • Close to nightlife
  • Ideally located in the center of York, this hotel has many bars and night club options on its doorstep
  • Golf
  • The Heworth and Fulford Golf Clubs are located less than three miles from the hotel
  • Museums
  • The National Railway museum is a ten minute walk away

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Other Reviews

Lamb and Lion Inn

This Georgian pub with rooms has a period feel, simple rooms and choice of good pub food or smarter modern British. There’s a straightforward bar, with cask ales and cosy snug, and a large beer garden with Minster views.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)