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Slip Inn, York

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A traditional pub with unspoilt interior and 5 decent cask ales.
alexw - 2 Jan 2017 16:42
The Slip Inn was the last of the new pubs in York I had vowed to visit. But I was left somewhat disappointed. It was quiet on Sunday evening with only 3 or 4 other people. The ales were Great Heck Treasure IPA, Abbeydale Moonshine, Timothy Taylor Boltmaker, Rudgate Ruby Mild & Leeds Pale. Unfortunately they have stopped dispensing real cider, as I prefer a dark beer if I'm on ale. But the Boltmaker was ok. Toilets are outside. This is a sister pub and just down a side street from the much better Swan.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Mar 2016 21:57
My favourite pub in York. Friendly staff and Great Heck Citra, I will say no more other than a must when in York.
pwilkins - 27 Oct 2015 09:41
Nice enough locals pub a stones throw from the Swan. Followed my mistake of going for Taylors Landlord by going for the Taylors Boltmaker here which was another insipid brew from Taylors. Would go again but Taylors I now definitely of my playlist.
Snarling_Mallard - 16 Feb 2015 21:00
Old fashioned back street pub that I needed to seek out during my time in York. With the rain smashing down on a Tuesday night we took a taxi the short way from town.

Another pub that features in the 2014 GBG so another tick for me.

4 regular ales and a guest which was Great Heck Blonde @ 4.3% and was my choice, it was perfectly poured by the young bar man.

Music playing and football on the television.

Old style tables and red leather stools as well as leather benches make up the seating area in the front bar. There's a lounge towards the rear that leads to the covered outside smoking area.

Really nice and friendly pub that's worth the short walk (or cab ride if it's raining) from town.

Off to the Swan now
lezford - 26 Sep 2014 11:20
An excellent friendly community pub with a good range of ales on the outside of the Wall but only a very short of the river, making for a delightful evening's stroll to the pub.
Steamer1 - 16 Jun 2013 17:43
Place going from strength to strength to my mind! Small screen Sky footy and cricket, excellent staff, good ale choice, good atmosphere...a real local feel too. Regular beer fests with food and music!
caliwag - 23 May 2013 12:42
Nice pub doing really good ales not as pricey as some of the York bars but not far off.3.30 for a pint I get at home for 2.20,BUT nice staff and a good feel about the place I always call in when we are in town.
geordie01 - 2 Sep 2012 23:38
As football was on, it was very busy. Pint of Leeds pale (3) was excellent. Free wifi provided by the cloud.
Hommel - 1 Jul 2012 20:59
Out of the way pub, but well worth the trip. Good beer, and a nice outdoor area for a sunny day. Two minutes from the Swan - a great double act!
nigsy - 1 Jun 2012 08:31
Saturday night - beer festival featuring new Yorkshire brewers - packed solid. but we eventually found somewhere to stand. Sadly most of the beers had run out but we still found a couple of local ales from their "normal" list. However it got very hot inside and I finished my beer and headed off up the road to The Swan whilst my friends stayed on a bit longer. The Slip was a Marstons pub which they had closed as a "no-hoper". How things can be turned round - it is now a thriving back-street pub with keen and welcoming management and that magic ingredient for any pub - TLC (they actually care about the pub; the customers and the beer). I will definitely return but on a quieter day. Well worth the walk to find the Slip and The Swan.
mcroyal - 27 Feb 2012 11:54
Called in for a pint and ended up staying and chating with the landlord and some of the locals. A really friendly pub with very well kept beer.
Islander - 24 Jul 2011 19:36
What a great friendly pub, visited over the new year and most nights ended up at the Slip, superb Ruby Mild.
beer_hunter - 3 Jan 2011 22:14
A lovely quiet pub in a back street of York, close to the Norman wall that surrounds the city. The Fred Trueman is recommended!
russelldeanAustralia - 30 Oct 2010 22:27
First visit on Saturday 30th July and could well end up as a regular stopping point on tours of York.

Friendly staff and decent ale with Cricket on TV. (What more could you ask) ?

Will be interesting to seeit when renovations are finished.

A good companion to the Swan up the road
Ayresomeangel - 4 Aug 2010 13:42
New lease of life care of the landlord of the nearby Swan who has bought it freehold.
Still undergoing refurb, but open every day. Friendly locals and curious couples from nearby caravan park make for interesting conversation.
For those that desire, there's a couple of modest flat-screen televisions which discretely display football and cricket via sky.
When the telly isn't turned up (who needs it for football, you can see the game and make up your own mind!), the landlord thoughtfully supplies interesting alternative music. Excellent service too the times I've visited.
Wold Top Falling Stone a splendid regular ale, with occasional Ossett and Leeds brewery.
All in all a spot-on place that's going make another grand local.
caliwag - 12 Jul 2010 15:09
Under refurbishment and the week we were in York saw upholstery being renewed. Opens at 5 each evening during the week and a very welcoming and friendly place - even to tourists ! Excellent beers in good condition. Basic front bar area with TV and lively company, the local allotment club are regular visitors. Rear bar quieter and good management ensures that that area is kept free of undesirable language and behaviour as it is used as a family area. This is a very positive facility in my view for any pub. I was told that plans under way that should see a kitchen and dining area built next year along with rebuilt toilets.York is a city with many first class pubs and the Slip is well on the way to being one of the very best.
dannyr - 29 May 2010 16:09
Now owned and run by the team from the Swan, excellent real ales but currently under refurb. If like me you have a wife / partner who drinks spirts and mixer be aware that they have no draught coke / lemonade etc so its bottles and as such puts 1.50ish onto a round price. Still recommended. Can only get better.
ppw - 3 Apr 2010 22:22
Back street residential boozer just outside the city centre, 100yds from the swan and from the River Ouse. It has just been taken over by the Swan team and is on the up. A traditional although altered interior has a front bar room and a small rear lounge, the front bar room showing TV sports. Etched windows remain, adding character. Te pub is in the midst of refurbishment at the moment and has a spartan feel, but the team hope to run a food operation before long so this will most probably change.
Beer wise, it's definitely improved since the last review- a selection of Leeds Best, Copper Dragon Challenger, Wold Top Falling Stone and Rudgate Ruby Mild. Leeds best was very quaffable and in top form.
A pub on the up, why not support it along with a visit to the Swan.
Carlurmston - 10 Mar 2010 18:09
Sitting in the beer garden (back yard) on a warm summer evening, drinking a vinegary pint of John Smith's Cask (the only ale they have on tap) and being overwhelmed by the ammonia stench from the outside loo, I couldn't wait to leave. Do yourself a favour and go up the road to The Swan instead.
brutalpootle - 24 Aug 2009 11:05
A very small pub which appeared very clean however I never got the chance to try the beer as I was asked not to eat a portion of chips, bought from the chip shop nearby, in their pub. So I left!
bddeazeley - 21 Oct 2008 13:30
Seems a pleasant little booser, quiet, and friendly serving couple of ales. Very small inside, but comfy enough. They do keep rather strange hours (not open at all during day I think). But worth a visit
alistair_cross - 17 Feb 2006 10:35

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