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The Rook and Gaskill, York - pub details

Previously called: Queens Head

Rook and Gaskill

Address: 12 Lawrence Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3WP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3924) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations York (1.1 miles), Poppleton (3.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 64 users)
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I finally managed to pay a return visit to the Rook & Gaskill this time in York. This was my favourite pub in York last time I was here. I understand it went downhill for a while. But it is now run by the former licensee of the Waggon & Horses across the road. He is a fairly amiable chap and the Rook & Gaskill is back amongst the two or three best pubs in York. It retains the same single-room interior and a very good ale range from some more unusual breweries. Roosters Yankee, North Cotswold Fosseway Flanker, Yeovil Star Gazer, Empire The Italian Job, Intrepid Mother's Bruin, Ghost Brew Reaper, Raw Extreme No. 6 Hopspresso & Wild Beer Co. Stalker. Ciders were Broadoak Moonshine & Westcroft Cider. The Stalker at 7% was excellent and went down far too easily. The selection is now up on a TV screen. Worth the walk outside the walls.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Mar 2016 21:22
Came in as it's been recommended and looked decent from the outside, it proved to be a good choice.

A lovely stone floor greets you as you enter, the lighting is quite low but this adds to the atmosphere.

Less than half full with all the punters except the wife and I being students.

8 ales and 3 real ciders on cask. I opt for a pint of Doncaster Breweries Sand House @ 3.8%. The keg beers number 7 with a cider aswell.

I notice a poster advertising the pub is in the 2015 GBG, that's a result as its now a tick for me!!

Small cabinet at the back of the pub with a good collection of brewerian.

Actually having taken time to enjoy my pint with a good sound track in the background this is a very decent pub and worthy of a visit.

3 pubs so far and 3 good beers.
lezford - 25 Sep 2014 20:19
Surprised at some of the negativity, I found this bar very pleasant. A local atmosphere but with plenty of craft beer and real ale. Food was weird though. Burgers looked nice but the cheese board we ordered was remarkable in that it was three massive, and i mean massive lumps of wensleydale, cheddar, and red leicester for a fiver. It did the trick and 'put us on' but it was like no other cheeseboard ever! Very hospitable and a great place to watch a bit of football and have good beer. 9/10

dry_riser_inlet - 6 Jul 2014 21:45
Reasonable but not especially good choice of beers on although the Blue Bee Lustin for Stout I had was superb. However I just didn't like the place; didn't feel at home at all. We returned to the waggon and Horses opposite
Steamer1 - 16 Jun 2013 18:39
I agree with others, good selection of beers, I half of one the Castle rock beers, no problem with the quality. But as others have said the bloke behind the bar is obnoxious. There were hardly any customers apart from 2 or 3 old guys sitting at the bar swearing and moaning and groaning as the tumbleweed blew past.
Yes the beers are good but no better than many other pubs in York, and in fact not as good as many. The way this place is going it'll be closed soon
SGA - 4 Sep 2012 16:59

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