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user reviews of the Rose and Crown, York

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The wife and I stayed here for 2 nights recently.

The interior features amazing tiles on the floor in the entrance hall area, there's also a Yorkshire Rose. The walls also have lots of ceramic tiles, these are original.

Map of old York on the wall and some very decorative lights throughout the bar areas.

There is one L shaped bar which serves the 3 different rooms, with the main bar area being at the front on Lawrence St.

6 pumps that on my visit were dispensing 4 ales and 1 cider. I opted for a pint of Roosters Der Kaiser @ 4.8%.

Food looked good with plenty of choice.

Great location for getting into town by foot and equally as easy for driving, there's ample parking at the rear.
lezford - 25 Sep 2014 18:25
I like the layout of this pub - multi-roomed with a central servery offering a few cask ales (I tried Thorne Gold which was OK but apparently they have since stopped brewing) The barmaid(manageress?) was very friendly and seemed to run the place on her own apart from the chef. I had some food which was perfectly edible if not "haute cuisine". (The ice cream was good) TV's were on but sound was turned down.
With the Rook and the Waggon in the same street this makes for a tidy little pub crawl and although CAMRA officionados will direct you to the other two pubs I felt this one was worth a pint!
mcroyal - 27 Feb 2012 11:49
Not sure about the new ownership. Used to have consistently crap beer, decent food, and a good atmosphere. Still has crap beer, although I noted a slight improvement from a very low base. However, it now has crap food too (stone cold soup, and everything was crop-dusted with paprika, presumably for artistic reasons?) and to boot no atmosphere whatsoever. Unless you're there for the football on sky, the Rook across the road is a no brainer.
mynci - 9 Sep 2008 00:30
I spent three happy years in York and consider the Rose and Crown my spiritual home. I'll never forget the pleasure of finding a pint of Adnams north of Nottingham!
tpw101 - 8 May 2008 08:37
Beer is nearly always on good form in here and the atmosphere reasonably decent. Haven't been in for a while, but apparently there is a bit of a contraversial move in having CCTV fitted in the ladies toilets, as drug abuse has taken place there recently.
MountainMan - 8 Apr 2008 16:56
New Management. who seem to always look down on you. And think there better. Had a meal there are was dissatisfied would rather go to chip shop on corner of street.
anonymous - 2 Apr 2007 15:59
New owners and has Sky back.

Still a very good pub.
hadleighhammer - 30 Mar 2007 14:05
No longer has Sky and may be closing down.

Shame as was a good pub and one of the better places to watch football inn York
hadleighhammer - 12 Feb 2007 10:24
Good, friendly pub. Beers not particularly expensive (although not particularly cheap) and the food is excellent but can be a bit costly.

Shows all Sky and Prem Plus games on a big screen and is one of the better places in York to watch football, although it can get busy for the big matches.
hadleighhammer - 15 Dec 2006 13:43
Went back into the Rose & Crown recently - hasn't changed a bit, although I do hear disturbing rumours that the landlord may be going back to Oz - that would be a real shame, especially if it spells the demise of the 'Aussie Burger'
deepwater - 9 Dec 2006 07:32
Ok pub, bar staff can sometimes be too busy talking to their student mates to serve you, but apart from that it's ok.
daveleetravis - 8 Nov 2005 21:27
Still run by Australians, and still providing the best pub food I've ever found. Worth a visit.
John Stringer - 27 Jul 2004 11:31
Still has the Ozzy landlord. Both food and beer can be variable - excellent on a good day, but bloody awful sometimes. Not a whole lot of atmosphere.
Ian - 5 Nov 2003 21:10
Another decent pub just outside York's city walls. Has (or possibly had - not been there for a while) an Australian landlord who's a pretty decent bloke.

Popular with the football crowd for some odd reason, but does good beer and food (the burgers are phenomenal) - definitely good for a lunchtime visit.
Simon Ward - 15 Aug 2003 13:27

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