The perfect start or end to a trip to York, at least if you've arrived or are about to depart by train. And even if York isn't/wasn't your final destination and you're merely at the station to change trains, try and fit in a quick detour to platforms 1-4 where you'll find the superb York Tap at the northern end of the various station buildings that comprise the main frontage.
The tap itself is almost perfectly split into two halves with the circular bar being equally divided, facing each half. There's plenty of seating which includes plenty of outside seating facing the platforms in a fenced-off area that you pass through to access the Tap if entering from the platforms side.
Beer takes pride of place and there's loads of choice of both cask and keg variants. On my most recent visit, we had about fifty minutes whilst waiting for our train and the Tap was the go-to temporary residence.
I had a magic pint of cask Vanilla Latte by Three Brothers from sunny Stockton-on-Tees, about forty miles north of the Tap. Prices are very reasonable for what you're getting (keg will always be more than cask) and there's bar snacks and other food available. Then, four days later, an equally brilliant pairing of Framework treacle stout and Critical Temperature by Atom.
A super place with a good team working there that you should go to if you enjoy quality ales in lovely surroundings. And a fire. Just about perfect for a stopping service.
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