Pubs of York (Self Guided), York

York Brewery has produced award-winning beers. In 2002, Centurion's Ghost Ale was the winner of the Brewing Industry International Awards. Its other year round beers are Yorkshire Terrier, Guzler, Constantine, as well as several marvelous seasonal beers. Take this tour to discover York’s finest pubs, where you can enjoy any one of these beers.
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Pubs of York Map

Guide Name: Pubs of York
Guide Location: England » York (See other walking tours in York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: val
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Black Swan Inn
  • Last Drop Inn
  • Punch Bowl
  • Ye Olde Starre Inn
  • The Three Legged Mare
  • Maltings
  • Ackhorne
Black Swan Inn

1) Black Swan Inn

The Black Swan Inn is located in a medieval timber-framed house built in 1417. Just step inside and you will understand why it is considered York’s most authentic pub. Its 17th century interior includes giant fireplaces, massive staircases, roasting pits and slanted windows. It is a great atmosphere to enjoy an authentic York beer.
Last Drop Inn

2) Last Drop Inn

The Last Drop Inn offers a wide variety of York’s finest brews. Try all four of York’s year round ales, including the famous Yorkshire Terrier, which won the bronze medal in the Champion Beer of Britain competition in 2009. Enjoy York's seasonal ales as well. Sitting in the historic Last Drop Inn gives the feeling that time has stood still.
Punch Bowl

3) Punch Bowl

The Punch Bowl, a pub in Stonegate, is crowded with ghosts! The former owner of the pub who lost his life in a fire walks up and down the area where the cellar steps used to be. The grey ghost of a woman who met a tragic fate haunts the bar. Legend has it that she committed suicide after learning that her lover had been unfaithful. The Punch Bowl is also thought to be haunted by ghosts from its incarnation as a a brothel. A barmaid, who was beaten to death in the 16th century, is thought to be wandering the building to this day.
Ye Olde Starre Inn

4) Ye Olde Starre Inn

Ye Olde Starre Inn, York’s oldest pub, dates back to 1644 when it was used as a field hospital during England's Civil War. Don't be shocked when you hear screams coming from the cellar, they are the ghosts of those who died here, crying in pain. The ghost of a Royalist officer haunts the pub. His body is massive, his steps are heavy and his appearance is severe. The ghosts of two black cats follow him. The ghost of an old woman is sometimes seen walking the stairs, an apparition only children have seen.
The Three Legged Mare

5) The Three Legged Mare

The Three Legged Mare, opened in 2001, is one of three pubs in the city owned by York Brewery. Its name is taken from the traditional three man hanging gallows. A replica of this device is displayed in its beer garden. Nine ales and a wide range of excellent bitters are featured here. Wonkey Donkey is the pub's exclusive brew. The award-winning Centurion's Ghost Ale, York’s strongest beer, is available here as well. It is named after the legend of the Treasurer's House, where the plumber saw phantoms of marching troops. On Sundays, the Three Legged Mare features live acoustic blues guitar performances by Dave Smith.

6) Maltings

Located at the foot of Lendal Bridge, Maltings is a former Yorkshire Pub of the Year. It continues to live up to this reputation by providing great beer and excellent service. Choose from its York ales and traditional ciders. Be sure to try the distinguished Black Sheep Bitter, an exclusive house specialty. You can also choose from its rotating selection of six “guest beers.”

7) Ackhorne

Located on one of the quietest side roads in York, the Ackhorne is perfect place to enjoy a pint or two of authentic Yorkshire beer with a close friend in a traditional English pub setting.

Walking Tours in York, England

Create Your Own Walk in York

Create Your Own Walk in York

Creating your own self-guided walk in York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
York City Wall Tour

York City Wall Tour

York’s city wall has remained intact since the Roman occupation. The city was named Eboracum by the Romans and referred to as Eoforvic by the Angles. To the Vikings, it was Jorvik and the Normans gave it the name York. Take this tour to discover the attractions along York's ancient city wall.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
York's Historical Architecture

York's Historical Architecture

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
York's Haunted Houses Tour

York's Haunted Houses Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
York Introduction Walking Tour

York Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
York's Medieval Churches

York's Medieval Churches

By 1330 there had been around 45 parish churches in York. Twenty of them survive, in whole or in part, and they are amazing. Today, twelve of the surviving churches hold services. Take this tour to become acquainted with these magnificent sacred places.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
York's Old Town

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles