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The Golden Fleece Inn

16 Pavement, York YO1 9UP, England
+44 1904 625171
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Wonderful historic pub, horrendous attitude

Have been to this spectacular pub many times and have always enjoyed its spectacular historic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DavidF1982
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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DROPPED IN FOR A PRE DINNER DRINK

This was just around the corner from several restaurants and also served very nice food as well. We... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Mark and Rose K
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“haunted pub” (18 reviews)
“front bar” (3 reviews)
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16 Pavement, York YO1 9UP, England
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+44 1904 625171
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to this spectacular pub many times and have always enjoyed its spectacular historic structure and environment. However, our last visit was shocking, with the bigoted attitude of the band on a Friday evening to group of men having fun on a stag -...More

Thank DavidF1982
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was just around the corner from several restaurants and also served very nice food as well. We had already chosen where we wanted to eat but enjoyed a couple of drinks with a few other people there. A very nice pub friendly and helpful...More

Thank Mark and Rose K
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Popped in here twice for drinks whilst we were in York, although after the wife heard someone talking behind her whilst she was in the toilets she wasnt keen to re-visit. It has a history of being very haunted etc and you can actually stay...More

Thank jackinbox99
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly pub in the heart of York. Not so much character as other pubs but the staff were fantastic and great banter. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I really like pubs like this they have lots of character the walls are adorned with many stories and pictures of the pub and cities history. This makes you feel like you part of the story. This and many pubs in York claim to be...More

Thank Ian A
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

My sis and I visited this as it's apparently one of the famous pubs in York. The inside was comfy and spooky at the same time - old fashioned -like I love. We just went for a pint, so I cannot comment about food.

Thank Ilze d
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Arrived for a weekend in York and had booked the night at the golden fleece, walked into the front bar to be greeted by a stale smell of beer and sweat, staff were pleasant and helpful, were shown to our room which was nice and...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Although the staff were friendly and the place is quirky. The Sunday lunch left us wanting more. There were four of us and although the meat and veg were cooked well there just wasn’t enough. What we found ourselves with on our plates wasn’t reflective...More

Thank Leamornor
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This was the second time we have been there for a meal. Big portions and very tasty. Will certainly be visiting again next time we're in York. Staff are so friendly.

Thank Gina14215
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Enjoyed a couple of nights out here at the weekend and really enjoyed the entertainment. Last time I was in York this pub was a bit fussy about more than two blokes sitting together in case they got rowdy, not anymore we saw them welcome...More

Thank PeteGaryga
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