Open all day
This pub is situated close to York Rail Station at the foot of Lendal Bridge, this former Yorkshire Pub of the Year has a reputation for excellent beer quality and fine food, selling 7 Real Ales and 4 Traditional Ciders at any one time.
The distinguished Black Sheep Bitter is the only resident beer with 6 ever changing "guest beers" alongside. On at the time were; Abbeydale Devotion, Anglo Dutch Organic IPA, Dark Tribe Red Rock, Facers Tono Bungay. The beers are complemented by the value for money food from "The Dragons Pantry".
The Maltings was established as a pub in 1842 and started life as the Railway Tavern. The pub has now evolved, via being called The Lendal Bridge Inn, to The Maltings.
Since Anita Adams brought the pub from Bass in 1992, they haven't looked back. Anita's daughter Maxine and her son-in-law Shaun have run the pub from day one (in its present format) and have achieved remarkable success, winning numerous CAMRA and non-CAMRA awards.
Opening Times are: Mon/Sat - 11 to 11.00pm; Sun - 12 to 10.30pm.
Accommodation here. It also does events and music on the odd occasion.
As seen in the Sunday Times and Independent.
Just a note to back-up what has been said really. This pub is brilliant. I can't remember what beers were available when I was in there, I should have made a note as they were very interesting. There were two Belgian beers on draught, Leffe Blonde and Liefmanns Kriek, both of which were a very pleasant change. The staff are very pleasant and really make you feel at home. They also seem to enjoy working there which adds to the very pleasant atmosphere and friendly feel of the pub. There were some youths in there that began swearing and this was soon discouraged! A nice pub and one that I hope to visit again soon ASAP. (Andy)
The main attraction with the Mason's is the food. The menu alters a little every few weeks, but the portions are always huge, there is a very small dessert menu, but I've never seen anyone have room for a pudding ever. Its a good place for a conversation as there is a little background music but no jukebox. There is a TV in the back room but it is rarely on, and the back room is now non-smoking. All-in-all, my favourite pub in York. (19/3/05)
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Pilgrim Autumn ale
Kelham Island Golden Eagle
Black Sheep Bitter.