Going to York-recommendations?

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cyberfairy, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    I am a born & bred Yorkie who still goes back a lot.

    I think you may mean the Maltings, in Tanner's Moat, which fits the description & is nice tho' can get crowded - or perhaps the Corner Pin tho' I'm not too familiar with that one.

    Pleas cyberfairy don't look up & go to the Corner House (on Burton Stone Lane). :D When I was about 17 me and the erstwhile boyfriend would go in there and play 'spot who's on the game'. I think it may have recently suffered closure, perhaps temporary, due to alkie-induced fighting or similar. It's rough as a badger's arse (and I quite like rough pubs:D).

    I'm pushed to think of a nice place to drink that isn't a real ale/traditional pub - can recommend plenty of those if you want.

    As well as the other recommendations the Museum Gardens (right in the town centre) are lovely if it's a nice day. York is a compact city and good to just wander around.
  2. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

  3. Bernie Gunther

    Bernie Gunther Fundamentalist Druid

    Heh, I graduated there in 1982, and I've been back a couple of times.

    My suggestion, if it's still open would be the 'Golden Slipper' and 'Minster Arms' pubs. Last time I was there you could still get Worthington White Shield in either. Failing that, the two classic York pubs are probably the 'York Arms' next to the Minster (I wee'd on Mick Hucknall's shoes in the bogs there) and the 'Spread Eagle' on Walmgate.
  4. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

  5. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    jorvik viking museim :D
  6. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Thankyou-and I like traditional pubs-just don't drink the ale so suggestions welcome:cool: I want to go to the Corner House now:oops:
  7. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    El Piano looks good as do other suggestions-thankyou muchly-will print out this page to take with me when I go...or just bimble around and forget to go anywhere/do anything...
  8. derf

    derf Banned Banned

    Tourist info is easy to come by in York. Lots of street maps and free to take stuff all over.
    I understand the ghost tour is a bit crap.


    Handy to print off and take with you.

    York is a small town but crammed with interesting places to visit.
  9. derf

    derf Banned Banned

  10. Stigmata

    Stigmata sexual tyrannosaurus

    The County Museum, next to the ruined abbey in the park, is really good as well.
  11. the button

    the button out on the kocker

    I've had a quick google, and it was definitely The Corner Pin


    Nice stopping off point if you're on your way to/from the station, I reckon. :cool:
  12. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Save yourself the walk (& the flying bar stools :D) & go to the Three Cranes (right in the town centre) instead.


    My first ever boyfriend took me on our first ever date there. All I can say in his defence was he was from Liverpool & didn't really know York, & to this day I'm not quite sure how we ended up there.

    I went to the ladies' & heard a terrible fight going on in one of the cubicle, with the sound of grappling and some choice language. :eek: I was a bit taken aback when two frail-looking, elderly women emerged, still cursing & shrieking at each other. :D

    Beer in the Evening makes it sound quite nice, which it could well be these days.

    Bernie Gunther's pub recommendations are spot-on, & the Blue Bell, also on Walmgate, is a lovely cosy traditional pub.
  13. Groucho

    Groucho Wrapped in plastic

    Maybe. Can't say for sure because there's lots of folk who'll be there from my union so lots of necessary drinking and plotting.
  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  15. CyberRose

    CyberRose أرفع الشفرات

    There's lots of ghost walks you can go on in York. We went on a pretty good one that started off at the Shambles (forget the time but perhaps around 7:30?). That was good fun!
  16. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap

    York was awarded the Hocus Eye seal of approval some years ago. It is a fabulous place for architecture, history, pubs and also a camp site a short bus ride from the city centre. Hotels are very expensive though because it is one of the favourite places for American tourists. Take your camera.

    The city wall, Yorvick, the Minster (not forgetting to creep into the crypt) and the Railway Museum are all worth a visit. I think it is even better than my beloved Exeter. Did I really write that? :eek:
  17. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    having lived in Exeter for my formative years, I am not enamoured with the place at all:(

    hotels were expensive but found a cheapish one in the city wall :cool:

    And might have to go on a ghost tour:oops:
  18. Jayen4

    Jayen4 Worn out trucker !

    Hmmm....you've shattered my illusions now ! I thought York was all refined and genteel. Screaming hags and flying bar stools eh ?? Sounds more like the wild west ! :eek:;)
  19. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day


    Don't know where to begin really. Even the most sheltered and upmarket of weekend visitors would find it hard to avoid the sights of York at closing time on a Friday night, when it resembles one of those clips you see on a TV piece about binge-drinking.......

    The place has character though - you wouldn't want it to be a medieval theme-park!
  20. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Thankyou-went there and was pretty nice although the gluten free bread was worst thing ever:mad:

    The Blakeshead veggie place was good too-forgot to print out this so forgot the names of pubs recommended:oops:
    Loved The three Legged Mare and the Evil Eye for drinks and was a lovely place all in all:)
  21. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    I can certainly recommend against getting Naughtily Drunk then racing your mates down from the top of the tower to the bottom :rolleyes::hmm:
  22. derf

    derf Banned Banned

    My mate is gluten intolerant. I know he eats the stuff.
    Hope you had a good time up there. How about posting some details and the odd photo. :)
  23. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    You mean you weren't tempted to try the Corner House & the Three Cranes? :eek:;)

    Three Legged Mare is nice - lots of people rave about the Evil Eye Lounge but never made it there myself.
  24. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Never saw the Corner House and had no chance to go in Three cranes:(
    Evil Eye was good but dead poncey-everyone was gorgeous and the bar girls were all admiring each other's Vivien Westwood clothing but the cocktails were dead good and strong:cool:
    Three Legged mare perfect pub-friendly, cheap and not too pretentious.
    Went to one in centre which was meant to be oldest in York but just meant expensive and touristy.
    Loved the castle museum especially the Victorian spiritualist machine:cool:
    But never seen so many gollies in my life! Every shop seemed to sell them:confused:
  25. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    :eek: York's changed from the place I grew up in.

    I used to work in a bar in York when I was about 19 and my idea of designer clothes was probably Miss Selfridge! That was about the same time Vivien Westwood was designing her first bondage trousers. Anybody who had worn those would have been pointed at in the street and roundly abused for being a 'fookin' freak'.:D
  26. redsnapper

    redsnapper Vintage Urban

    I've only just seen this thread but for future ref if anyone wants any York based help/advice/guided tour feel free to contact me. I live in York and was born and brought up here, knows it like the back of me hand :)

    A finer city to live in you'd be hard pressed to find :cool:
  27. derf

    derf Banned Banned

    Hard pressed? Bloody impossible I would say.
    I've never visited a place quite like it - The finest of cities :)
  28. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Was the the Old Star Inn / Olde Starre Inne?

    It used to be a nice enough pub, though I've not been there in donkey's years.
  29. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    Think so yeah. We were there at 12pm so maybe that's why the atmosphere was lacking:oops:
  30. cyberfairy

    cyberfairy http://unicycle-emptiness.co.uk/

    I can imagine it being a lovely place to live-was very friendly unlike a lot of tourist filled places-and late night pasty and cake shop:):):cool::cool:

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