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Dawnay Arms, York

Pub added by Old Boots
Newton on Ouse
Newton On Ouse
Postal town: York
YO30 2BR
Phone: 01347848345

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. Wittenden left this review about Dawnay Arms

An imposing pale brick building in what looks like the model village belonging to a landed estate.Beyond the carpark, grass leads down to the river Ouse, where I believe boaters can moor their craft.
Tastefully renovated in recent years, the interior features much exposed timber, and the eye is drawn to a rather splendid chequer work tiled floor, delineating the course of a former corridor. A good, prosperous comfortable atmosphere-newpapers, a fire in the hearth.More dining pub than boozer-the chips were architectural rather than demotic. Befitting a seriously agricultural area, the management prides itself in its use of local produce: we enjoyed our lightish bite on a quiet October Saturday lunchtime.
Turning to the beer,I was glad to see Timothy Taylor’s Golden Best, a worthy counterpart to the over exposed Landlord. This was joined by beers from two breweries new to me:Tether Blond from WharfeBank, an excellent aromatic ultra pale beer, and Traditional Mild, from Yorkshire Heart. Unfortunately, the latter was probably past its best: my notes said it was “astringent”.
We enjoyed our visit: service was prompt and friendly, and it would be a good destination for a special meal.

On 7th November 2011 - no rating submitted
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Thuck Phat left this review about Dawnay Arms

A quality eating establishment that has benefitted from a relatively recent refurb without losing the original feel. Although we didn't eat, the food looked very good, the menu was varied and interesting and I'm sure that the various awards displayed on the walls are well deserved. Three beers are offered, TT Landlord and Golden Best are, I think, regulars and Wolds Way Pale Ale was on as a guest. Ours were good and went down well.

On 1st July 2010 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Dawnay Arms

A gastro pub which has three handpumps dispensing local micro brewery ales of reasonable quality and GBG listed.On entering the bar is to the left with a drinking area furnished with old settles and slightly oversized tables making manoevering a little tricky.Lot of rustic ephemera dotted about and free newspapers add to the charm but this pub is food orientated and displays several awards and broadsheet write ups by the entrance.Although we were only in to slake our thirst,some of the special dishes looked very interesting (Roe deer,sea bass)if fully priced around £15,cheaper lunchtime dishes are available.The main dining area is to the rear and overlooks the sloping garden which runs down to the River Ouse.There is a mooring pontoon for boaters.Probably not the place for a session,fine for a pint but a good place to impress the wife or other female acquaintances.

On 29th June 2010 - rating: 7
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