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“The ale now arriving.”
Review of York Tap

York Tap
Ranked #2 of 58 Nightlife in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

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.

2  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We called in this pub at the train station while we waited for the Ghost tour bus, nice friendly pub but does not do meals.

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This was our first port of call after disembarking the train... a great choice of beers in lovely drinking environment. I didn't have the cheese board but it looked good as well as good value, along with the beers... we finished our trip here with a pint before returning home.

Same again next time!

Thank spwait
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Went into here with around 4 others, and one of us were wearing fancy dress after coming off the train. We went and ordered drink to be met with the most ignorant man ever serving us. Unfortunately in this pub fancy dress isn't allowed - that's fine. But the way he went around it was terrible.

Saving grace is the beer, although I'd say it's much better at other pubs around York.

Thank Nathan S
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Didn't like it in here at all, seemed grubby and in need of a clean. I get it's station and probably really busy but that's no excuse. The noise seems to echo around the place making it seem very noisy. Ok whole waiting for a train I guess.

Thank John K
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