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The Falcon Tap, York Central, York

94 Micklegate
York
YO1 6JX
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Falcon Tap

Excellent atmospheric beer house with no pretensions but some excellent ales. Sadly it closed on 29 April 2018 following a change in ownership of the building, which apparently is going to be mainly converted to accommodation. A licensed premise of some sort may reopen on the ground floor in due course.

On 30th April 2018 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Falcon Tap

This pub was featured many years ago in a local precursor of what became Camra's inventory of nationally important pub interiors, but by the time I came to check it out it had been converted to a late night drinking den. Remnants of the latter are easier to spot in this new incarnation than the older features for which it was once celebrated - the corridor from the front door has been preserved to a certain extent, but multiple applications of wallpaper and paint mean the imagination is overstretched when attempting to appreciate what was once here.

The bar, strangely, is in the back room and had five hand pumps at the time of my visit, with three ales and a cider. The ales featured three beer types that I normally avoid for one reason or another: oyster stout because I'm a vegetarian, and pale beers flavoured with New World hops because I know from experience that I don't like them. (I went for the mosaic rather than the chinook, just on the basis that is was lower abv.) Anyway, the long and the short of it is, I can't find the same enthusiasm for this pub that the previous reviewer had. A combination of the disappointment in the way the old pub interior has been mucked about and the beer offering being too modern and trendy resulted in an underwhelming experience.

Date of visit: 21st October 2017

On 6th November 2017 - rating: 5
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ROB Camra left this review about The Falcon Tap

Excellent pub now under the stewardship of a real ale aficionado. The front room is fairly bare and only had one punter reading a newspaper in it on our first visit. The rear bar is where the action is. Bare brick walls and some bits of breweriana dotted about. The fireplace has 6 kegs in a pyramid in it. Six handpumps on the bar with two from Big Smoke. One each from Brass Castle and Bad Seed and two I didn't note. All were in excellent condition. Over our 2 days in York we visited 3 times, there was a different barman on each visit and all were friendly and knowledgeable about the beer. We also got talking to a couple of the regulars, it's an easy place to end up chatting in. Probably my favourite "new" pub in York.

On 4th March 2017 - rating: 9
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 August 2015 by Gill Smith
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 28 July 2014 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 August 2015 by Gill Smith
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 April 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 November 2015 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 August 2015 by Gill Smith
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 August 2015 by Gill Smith
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