Twitterview: York's Favourite Pubs


Nouse asked Twitter what your favourite student pubs are in York, leaving Tom Witherow to sift for the best of the 140-character reviews...

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By Tom Witherow

the-golden-fleece-york Visit York has opened its poll to find York's favourite pub or bar from the shortlist of Evil Eye, the Golden Fleece, the House of the Trembling Madness and the Maltings. But what about us students? The people have spoken... well, tweeted. We asked you to send us 140-character reviews of York watering holes all week. Here are a selection of the best: No guesses for the most popular. The Charles, with its cheap food, wide range of draught and bottled beers and proximity to campus makes it an inevitable favourite. Just be careful what you eat, apparently. 1164073_43538c34 The 'old man' feel seems to be a favourite element of the Yorkshire pub, even for students. Top choices here: the Wellington Arms and the Rook and Gaskill. And while you're pondering life over a pint at the latter you can think that supposedly two men were executed on the ground on which the pub lies. Creepy... Top choice for sport is the Rose & Crown - a good selection if the atmosphere in there for this year's Six Nations was anything to go by: But there's still loyalty for our own campus bars, even if the tweeter is a wee bit biased (at least he admits it): Dusk There wasn't much love for York's bars, but there was one notable recurring favourite: And the Lowther, is it a pub or bar? Well whatever you think, it's drawn this heartfelt lament for the flood-ridden night spot: I'd have to stand by this choice, good smoking area and even better upstairs for those big society events: A cheap pint still takes the top prize for students, with most reviews pointing out beer prices. Make sure you remember to claim that post-Budget penny off... And finally the prime choice of your humble reporter - low ceilings, city walls and glorious ales make this a favourite for Summer... if it ever arrives...