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The Lowther, York Central, York

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8 Cumberland Street
Phone: 01904622987
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Steve C left this review about The Lowther

Located adjacent to the River Ouse is the Lowther. The exterior suggest a traditional Victorian boozer, but the interior has been ripped out and replaced by contemporary furnishings. At the front of the pub is the bar that supports standard draught products and three hand pumps. During my recent Saturday afternoon visit one of these pumps was unused leaving Theakston’s Best and XB as the cask ale options. Food is available with pub grub mains coming in at around £8.50.

At the rear of the pub is a seating area and flight of stairs that leads up to more seating, and maybe another bar (I didn’t investigate too much). The pub was half full and it was in here that I decided it was time to go home because I had enough of the drunken stag and hen parties that seemed to be in the majority of the Central York pubs. In a vain attempt to calm the drunks some soothing background music was playing, but this was countered by a plethora of drink deals being advertised on the plasma screen.

My pint had an aftertaste of detergent and I was glad to escape.

On 27th April 2015 - rating: 3
[User has posted 3344 recommendations about 3324 pubs]

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hondo . left this review about The Lowther

Has been refurbished since my last visit. A 2 floor bar overlooking the river. 2 real ales and food served.

On 9th September 2013 - no rating submitted
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Maude Atkins left this review about The Lowther

We went for lunch on Bank Holiday Monday. We waited over an hour for meals for four people which were paid for on arrival. When they arrived they were stone cold. The Manager refused to attend us at the table for complaint. We were told to find the Manager. When we located him, he refused to speak to us directly. He angrily shouted at the staff to refund us without direct eye contact to ourselves. He was aggressive and rude. At the time we left the pub, other restaurants had stopped serving lunches, so we were left tired and hungry to wander around York looking for somewhere to eat. The couple at the next table were served a pie which had not been defrosted properly and still had ice on it. They returned the food for further cooking and it came back cold. They demanded a refund and left. The lady of that party was a Chef. We will be referring this matter to the HSE, Food Standards Agency and Trading Standards. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS ESTABLISHMENT.

On 31st August 2010 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
York, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Poppleton, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Hammerton, 9.29 miles, 2 hr 59 min walk (show)
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25th Oct 2017, 18:13
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25th Oct 2017, 17:48
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 August 2010 by hondo .
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 2:30am
Monday10am - 2:30am
Tuesday10am - 2:30am
Wednesday10am - 2:30am
Thursday10am - 2:30am
Friday10am - 4:30am
Saturday10am - 4:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: November 16th 2017
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