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The Crystal Palace, Holgate, York

66-68 Holgate Road
York
YO24 4AB
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ROB Camra left this review about The Crystal Palace

A very understated exterior leads into a two roomed Sam Smiths pub. There is a lounge to the right and a larger room that seems to act as a taproom to the left. Both have real fires. Despite the Humphrey rules there was quite a bit of swearing going on in the tap especially a group of 4 older men sat around the fire. There's a pool table and a dartboard in this room. The lounge was quieter and very pleasant late on a Sunday afternoon with several chatty punters in. Only OBB of course on handpump and as mentioned in an earlier review below (which is from 2015 despite the date) no dark mild which is my go to beer in Sam's pubs. I'm not sure how much my pint was but the pint and a half of cider was around £3. This is a very good pub for a Sam's house and we'll probably call in here again.

On 23rd May 2020 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about The Crystal Palace

What a lovely Sam Smiths pub on Holgate road. I sat in the lounge but could see over the bar there was a more bar/games room over the other side. This was a very comfy place to sit with nice soft seating and a huge real open fire which was great on a cold winters night. Beer wise its the usual Sams range at the usual prices, sadly there was no light or dark mild sold here. The OBB was a lovely pint at £1.80.
like the Trafalgar bay not far away this is a lovely clean and nicely kept sams pub that is worth a visit. A truly lovely place to sit especially on cold night in front of the fire.

On 22nd May 2020 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Crystal Palace

Very traditional two-room pub featuring a public bar (with pool table and younger punters) on one side and a more sedate lounge (and distinctly older clientele) to the other. Modest patio beer garden out front. As a Samuel Smith's house, only OBB (£1.80) available on handpump, of course, but who can complain at that price?

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by ROB Camra
York, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Poppleton, 2.82 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Hammerton, 8.66 miles, 2 hr 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crystal Palace, York
23rd May 2020, 10:01
Review submitted by ROB Camra amended by ROB Camra
 
23rd May 2020, 09:55
Review submitted by ROB Camra amended by ROB Camra

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 May 2020 by ROB Camra
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