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The Gillygate, York

48 Gillygate
YO31 7EQ
Phone: 01904654103

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Punch Taverns

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ROB Camra left this review about The Gillygate

A very nicely appointed multi roomed pub. The right hand room is mainly used for dining during food service times. It's quite olde worlde without being kitsch and there were quite a few people in the pub at about 12:30 on a Wednesday. A couple of TV's were on, but without the sound. 4 ales available on the bar and I had a rugby themed beer from Inveralmond called Tight Head. It was well kept and tasted fine, although it wasn't a particularly well brewed beer. It's a pleasant enough place to call in for one.

On 13th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about The Gillygate

The Gillygate has been refurbished recently and is a great find just outside the city walls down the busy Gilygate road. The refurbishment has seen extensive renovation throughout the pub and it now has three very comfortable nicely decorated rooms all with their own bar for easy access to drinks. There is also a secret whiskey snug with curtain. The front and back bar each have four hand pulls which repeated the beers until recently when they have started to expand and offer a bigger choice. Some good beers feature with Castle rocks Harvest pale, elsie mo, Wychwood hobgoblin, St Austill tribute and proper job, Bradfield farmers blonde and Timothy Taylor landlord all featuring in the last couple of weeks.
This is a very steep pub in terms of price though with food and drink generally costing more than neighboring pubs. There beer pricing policy is also sometimes quite bizarre with most usually costing £3.40, sometimes rising to £3.50 and Sometimes £3.60 for no apparent reason (nothing to do with strength or "premium") I have ao frequently been charged more for the same drink on different rounds the same night.

On the whole a very nice pub that attracts good crowds and has a good atmosphere most nights, especially Wednesdays for the pub quiz (although in my opinion an outrageously expensive £1 per player!) Good beer and good food help this to be a good stop off for beer lovers, locals and tourists alike.

On 28th October 2015 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Gillygate

The Gillygate was very sedate when the surrounding pubs were either packed or reasonably busy during my recent Saturday afternoon crawl of the area. The interior is split into three bars, but I didn’t venture from the front bar into the others as they were both empty. There was some background music playing and I didn’t spot any televisions. I found the service to be friendly from the barman who was tending four hand pumps and a standard draught selection. Food is available, but on the expensive side with sausage and mash coming in at £12. Accommodation is available in the Gillygate’s 12 rooms.

There are better pubs in the area so I do not plan to return here when next in York.

On 28th April 2015 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about The Gillygate

Three room pub with a bar, side room and "the front room", looks foody and smells even more foody but it's no gastro pub there's straightforward food and each table has a bottle of red and brown sauce. Basically with a u shaped servery from a long gone double front layout with neat bay windows. Four pulls on the counter, with beers from Copper Dragon, Moorhouses, Bradfield and Jarrow labeled as a guest - teeth chatteringly cold but a decent pint after a warm. Big screens in both front rooms, showing silent news on my visit. Low level 80/90s music on the sound system. Carpet tile and board flooring with a selection of various sized tables and chairs. Each table also has a comment card, laudable but liable to abuse - I'd like to read some of the choicer ones. Seems to have a few regulars who aren't students although this was out of term time. Free wi-fi from the Cloud and quiz night Monday and Wednesday.

On 19th August 2014 - no rating submitted
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hondo . left this review about The Gillygate

3 roomed pub serving 2 real ales and food. Live music advertised.

On 18th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Gillygate

This is a terraced cottage style pub, restaurant and hotel, in cream render, with some black paintwork and dormer windows.

The interior has three rooms. The bar is to the left on entry. It is in white, with a red ceiling with some a brick fireplace. The lounge/dining area is to the right. It also is in white and red, with wood panel fireplace and wood floor. We ate here and the food was fine - lit with little candles on the tables. There were general prints on the walls, with photos of old York and old adverts featuring. The third room is at the back. It is small, in white, balck and with a green tile fireplace. The service was fine and the clientele mixed in the bar - nobody else was eating.

Beer; tap stuff with Theakston's Bitter and Black Sheep Bitter on handpull. Had half of each and both were kept well, just not the most exciting of drinks.

This was a nice place to eat and drink and would be more than happy to return - another handpull with something more adventurous wouldn't go amiss though

On 21st September 2010 - no rating submitted
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Gillygate

This pub was called The Waggon and Horses and has been renamed after the that it is on,it used to be a Stones house and now has a couple of real ales on the bar i had John Smiths cask which was a decent drink.

On 24th August 2010 - rating: 7
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James Joines left this review about The Gillygate

Styled to be a 'village inn' with varying selection of Real Ales.

On 3rd May 2009 - no rating submitted
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