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The York Tap

York train station, York, England
+44 1904 659009
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Pub, British
York train station, York, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little basic on the decor but that's the charm. It's a real old world style pub with an immense selection of real ale, probably 16 different ones. More that you can drink, so a bit like your own beer festival! The bar staff knew...More

Thank Alwayslooking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never seen such an excellent choice of ales and most people chose to try some. There is a blackboard changed regulary so lots of guest ales.It may not be to everyone liking, the noise of people hits you as you walk in because of...More

Thank Beatrice-TA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to relax either before or after a train journey at York this is the place to go. There is a very large selection of quality beers to suite every taste.

Thank td2traveller
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful historic interior, fantastic choice of beer, efficient, attentive staff. Every city station should have a bar as good as this place. Superb; keep up the good work.

Thank Danlad83
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Despite arriving in York by train, we never noticed this place until the day before we were due to leave. Couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in and saw 20 ale pumps. If only we'd noticed it at the start of the week!! Ideally...More

Thank nick d
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fantastic Range of Real Ales and other drinks. Several halves were sampled and the quality and taste were all excellent. It's a perfect location at the Train station. It opens at 10am on Saturday so it's a great first and last stop on a day...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Get off a train and head here for the 1st hour of your stay. Wonderful atmosphere. Amazing decor and a staggering amount of beers on offer. Didn't eat here as had a reservation elsewhere. Arrived with friends so all chose a different beer. All had...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 9 April 2017

When in York, even if you do not travel by train you really should take time to visit the York Tap if you appreciate well kept good ale. A great and varied selection, nice surroundings, good service and handy for the station. Here's an idea,...More

Thank MoeandJoeWanderings
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great atmosphere. Good range of real ales and wines. Fabulous looking snacks, pies and sausage rolls - wished I was going to eat her. Great staff. Lovley place to meet or a quick drink before journey.

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Met friends here who had travelled up from Sheffield by train. A very convenient place to meet. A lovely interior reflecting the age of real bars. Comfortable seating. Had coffees and drinks.

Thank Greecophile
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Can you get staff to advise if a beer is unfined and hazy- especially if it doesn't mention it on the pump clip( which it should really) had a very disappointing cloudy beer on Monday and was told it was unfined but no mention or pre warning
24 March 2017|
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What are the prices like? As i have seen in the past some Railway Station bars a so over priced...
15 February 2017|
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Response from Ospreyhawk | Reviewed this property |
I found them realistic especially for York
Hi, do you allow Dogs in your pub?
3 November 2016|
Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Thank heaven the answer is no - a pub is for people
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:45
10:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: York train station, York, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 659009
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