If you are ever in York, I can highly recommend a trip to this unusual, fascinating pub, which is in Stonegate, in fact it is right opposite Softpots.
The pub is a stone's throw from York Minster, and we could hear the Minster bells ringing as we ascended the creaky staircase. We could see the Minster from the windows.
We were joined by a whole menagerie of animals!
The bar was originally a pulpit in a local church.
The pub is in an ancient building. One of the walls was built in 1180 ad. The beams sailed the seas as ship beams 800 years ago.
There are many different drinks to choose from (although we only had diet Cokes, not very adventurous!) The food is sensational, as it is all locally sourced and produced. I had a pork pie, topped with Stilton. I haven't eaten a pork pie for years, but this was a special, meaty version. It was served with salad, and a beautiful Italian bread, which is baked daily in a tiny bakery in the Shambles, here.
The food was amazing, really different, and high quality, and the atmosphere was friendly, bustling and lively, an exciting place to be.
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