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The Market Cat, York

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6 Jubbergate
York
YO1 8RT
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Market Cat

This was the one remaining York pub in the latest Good Beer Guide that I hadn't previously visited. Initially I remember seeing a couple of people on a bench outside (similar to the picture above), but managed to walk straight past it and into the market itself, which stands just outside. After a quick walk around the block, I managed to locate it!

With darkness having fallen late on a Monday afternoon, the pub felt quite dark inside, especially with some rather dim lighting. However its corner location and windows on two sides, probably makes it quite light during the daytime.

There were a fair few people in on the ground floor, but I didn't manage to explore the upper floors. Apparently the pizzas served here are nice.

Service from the young barman was friendly and there was a good range of both cask and keg beers from Thornbridge (who own the pub) and also from elsewhere. On cask, Thornbridge Jaipur & Lord Marples are regulars. Thornbridge Wild Swan & Lumi were also on, alongside Timothy Taylor Golden Best, Tapped Toha & my choice Play Brew Co. Choco Peanut Butter Marshmallow Ice Cream Stout, a rather sweet affair which went down quite nicely.

Craft beers from Thornbridge were Zero Five, Brock, AM:PM & Green Mountain. Guests were Brew By Numbers #10 Mocha Porter, Shiny Rainbow Tea, Play Brew Co. Hug & a beer called Super 8 Cherry. The cider was Lilley's Cherries & Berries.

Whilst I didn't spend much time here, as I had many more pubs to explore, I could have quite happily settled in here for an evening session.

On 22nd January 2024 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Market Cat

Really enjoyed spending a bit of time in the Market Cat back in July this year, working my way through a selection of the ales on offer. This is a Thornbridge bar but there are also guests available.

Pretty busy downstairs as you would expect at the weekend in York city centre, but additional seating was available upstairs and was plentiful.

Food is served in the form of artisan pizzas and you can see the food prep area from the first floor area.

Well worth a visit.

On 21st August 2023 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Market Cat

The Market Cat is on a corner location with three floors of seating that overlook the adjacent Shambles Open Market and York City beyond. Seating is found on the two upper floors and a U-shaped bar area is located on the ground floor. It was busy during my recent early Thursday afternoon visit, but we managed to grab one of the window seats with copper topped tables that run along the front facing the main market side. These windows looked out onto some vendors selling posters, and the right-hand windows, where a long armchair resides, looked out onto some stalls selling jewellery where my wallet took a pounding. Along the rear mirrored wall are some booths and the dark wood panelled U-shaped bar counter comes out of the right-hand wall. The large bulbs hanging from the ceiling emitted a dull orange glow which went well with the dark furniture, panelling and wooden floor throughout.
The bar supports a premium and craft keg selection, and the eight hand pumps were drawing Thornbridge’s Freeman Street, Jaipur and Lord Marples alongside Neptune Brewery’s Ezili and Galene, Electric Bear Brewing’s Debora, Roosters Brewing’s Little Changes and Kelham Island’s Pale Rider. The Ezili was on good form, and with three soft drinks cost less than a tenner, which surprised me because this place wouldn’t look out of place in some trendy London borough where I would have paid over £20 for the same order. Food is available in the form of partisan pizza, the 12” cost up to £13 and the 18” up to £26.
The crowd was quite transient, which was to be expected considering the location, but there was a good atmosphere, which was mostly due to the very friendly barman. I wasn’t expecting much from this place, but I was pleasantly surprised and would gladly return.

On 8th June 2023 - rating: 8
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22nd Jan 2024, 11:37
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
21st Aug 2023, 18:54
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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