Pub: Three Legged Mare

As I sat in the Three Legged Mare, my friends around me, listening to a pianist play a Lady Gaga medley it struck me that there is a fatal flaw to pub reviews…

Address: 15A High Petergate
Prices: Just over £3 a pint
Rating: ***

As I sat in the Three Legged Mare, my friends around me, listening to a pianist play a Lady Gaga medley it struck me that there is a fatal flaw to pub reviews. No matter how horrible the bar staff are, how pricey the beer is or how piss-addled the carpets are – it’s all about the company you’re with.

My housemates Stu, Talf, Emma and Keith made sure Friday night was immense fun, something that probably would have been the case even if we were sat in a grotty pub going by the name of The Rippled Sphincter, or something else equally grim.

For what it’s worth the Three Legged Mare (named after a special type of gallows, don’t cha know) is another lovely York pub. It’s a York Brewery pub so you know the offerings will be enjoyable, I did run out of new drinks to try though which led to an overly-fizzy Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Steer clear of American beer would be the advice on that score.

The Centurion’s Ghost Ale, Guzzler, Yorkshire Terrier etc were enjoyed by all around our table, which incidentally was very kindly donated by a generous man who witnessed our plight of standing awkwardly in a corner – a fact that goes to show the atmosphere in the pub; even by York standards, it was a real treat.

Two small negatives; it was fairly pricey, over £3 for a pint (but well worth it) and the pub is fairly cramped. Despite this, walking out of the Three Legged Mare in full view of the minster, with your friends all slightly tipsy, reminds you how lucky you are to be in York.

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