York Tap
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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  • Cidrman2306
    53 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tap me up.
    Visited twice, on the way to a holiday in Scarborough, and on my return. It boasts a handsome wood panneled central bar reminiscent of London's Princess Louise. Unlike some reviewers I found the staff perfectly polite and attentive. Sadly I can't score it any higher due to the outrageous prices. Worst was a half pint of Theakston's Old Peculiar at £2.90, which is 35p more than a PINT at my nearest Wetherspoon in the West Midlands. Only suitable for a captive travelling audience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Roy W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive range of cask beers.
    I live in York so am not travelling through as many of the Tap's customers. I make a point of meeting up with friends there due to the extensive range of beers on offer. The Victorian like tap-room surroundings are also complimentary to the experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 September 2023
  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom5,237 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always good for a decent pint.
    When meeting up with mates for a couple of nights in York, this bar on the station was the perfect gathering point. It is well-known for its extensive range of ales and I also like the design of the place with its large, central bar. We received very good service and the ales were all spot on.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 February 2024
  • Twineyboy
    Upminster, United Kingdom176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beer heaven on York Station
    A total beer heaven. A dozen or more top notch Real Ales with craft beers and ciders to boot. Located in an old tea room on the platform with street entrance too.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 March 2024
  • Terry and Lisa
    York, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very enjoyable and well appointed station tap with excellent range of ales and efficient friendly crew.
    I originally extolled this bar in 2020 but I found today July 2024 on looking on trip advisor I failed to post it! Catching up now. It provides a great bolt hole meeting place and also provides the best pies around.I am not regular pie eater but here is exceptional plus the choice of beer etc. Visit when you can.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2024
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Kirsten1137
York, UK44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Visited this pub today to meet some friends. Walked in to a relatively quiet pub, got told when I approached the empty bar area to go and sit with the people I'd arranged to meet. They both had already ordered drinks and were half way through them so I was keen to get a drink. I asked about how to get a drink and was told someone would come over. I then waited and waited and waited. I watched at least 4 other couples/groups come into the pub, be seated, have their details taken and drinks ordered and served whilst I was still waiting. I then, after some considerable time, went to the empty bar and enquired as to how to order a drink as was concerned I was missing something. I was then told someone would be over to take my order. I then waited again and watched other people arrive and be served before me. When finally I did get served there was no apology for the wait, in fact if anything the service was rather abrupt. Not a pleasant experience at all. If customers are going to continue to be served this way it would be a good idea for the staff to acknowledge who comes in when and serve appropriately.
Written 25 August 2020
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K x
York, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Came in with pregnant friend for a drink (non-alcoholic for her) but tried to use the bathroom first - well that was a mistake. A patronising security guard (clearly with small man syndrome) rudely told us to use the train station toilets instead? Never in my life have I felt such hostility on walking into a pub. Although we didn’t get chance to stay, I can say that there was a prominent stench of stale vomit. Not a great experience unfortunately :(
Written 14 March 2020
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Walkerfamily
Darlington, UK140 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Arrived after our journey and headed as usual straight to Tap for a sharpener,have to be honest didn’t look at prices on beer board as we’ve been so many times and everything has always been good.
We honestly fell off our stools when our two pints of Neck Oil arrived which was described as a session beer ,we offered a £10 note and were told £12.60 …. HONESTLY YOU’VE GOT TO BE JOKING £6.30 a pint for a session ale..
Sorry but you’ve just lost all my faith in the Tap to charge that price… if it wholesales and they need to sell it at that price then they shouldn’t stock it… it was a golden light beer and was nice but not at £6.30 it’s criminal
Written 10 April 2022
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Rianakirsty
Sheffield, UK18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
My husband and I called here on Friday 9th June after a great day at York races.
Lovely bar and friendly staff. The problem was the arrogant and very rude doorman on the platform entrance who appeared to have "little man syndrome"!!!
Not a very inviting person as we watched his attitude towards many people trying to call for a drink....many who walked away!
Written 12 July 2021
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stevegab1965
Bury, UK62 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We always pop in for a real ale whenever we're waiting for the train home but the Tap has certainly lost its appeal of late.
We visited York in March and 2 choices of real ale's had run out and the staff hadn't replaced the barrel, the staff were rude, unfriendly and aggressive in manner, especially the security staff who were throwing their weight around and scowling at people.
I didn't write a review as I thought fair do's anywhere can have an off day, but last Saturday was exactly the same. All I can say is if you don't like working with the general public then don't, there are plenty of jobs out there and as for security staff, what a set of nasty aggressive animals.
Written 15 June 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Located in York Railway Station is a great real ale bar called York Tap ,a wonderfully drinking establishment I always make a beeline to whenever I am in York.
Housed in a former tearoom that dates from the early 20th century, its a Grade II listed building actually, the bar looks great, pubby decor and furnishings, faux skylights ,an island style serving bar dominates the main room and there's plenty of seating options spread throughout this bar both inside and outside on the railway platform.
My twin brother Stephen and I were here on a Tuesday evening, greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of the staff, we had a study of their real ale's and we both opted to have Kirkstall Brewery pale ale,these were served in excellent condition, we just kicked back, chilled out and took in the great bar we were in.
My pale ale was really good, a crisp, well balanced pale ale with a big hit of hops, hints of toffee and a delicious aroma, on a hot evening a totally refreshing brew, it was just so good being in such a lovely bar enjoying a quality brew and to be honest being back in York again after all the recent travel restrictions.
We both really enjoyed our pale ale's in here before we moved on and as on every other visit to York Tap we had a very positive experience.
York Tap is easy to locate in York Railway Station.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Saturday, 11am till 11pm.
Sunday, 11am till 10pm.
A wonderful bar in a fantastic location, most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 5 August 2021
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colinfletcher282
York, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Often noisy, more like a New York bar really.
Some magnificent brews and some doomed by tasting of grapefruit rather than hops.
Always ask for a sample nip and then you will get the good advice too. Best value are the Tap's own beers, otherwise expect some big prices, though it can be worth it. A fine mid victorian decor with some lovely stained glass windows. A place to remember and watch the trains go by.
Written 22 March 2020
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Luke P
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK168 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
What a dreadful place. Hot and humid inside, the slowest service, no mixers on draft available. Overpriced. What I really took exception to was the gents toilets, two urinals overflowing with wee, the single cubicle taped up and out of order. So after visiting the unclean disabled toilet, which had no toilet roll and no hand towels available we left. All the tables covered in empty glasses and only seemed to be two staff working. Probably only survives due to people wanting a quick drink before their train. Awful.
Written 3 June 2022
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Darren Lee
Peterborough, UK131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Solo
In these challenging times it is no wonder that the York Tap chooses to limit what is available on tap. Keeping quality beer does matter and reputations are built this way for the discerning real ale community. Still a great variety and choice available so don’t think the standards are dropping. Still a fine venue for any traveler wether train bound or otherwise. Dark beers were great. Thank you and keep safe.
Written 16 September 2020
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anistazia
York, UK138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Nice to sit on the benches outside the pub next to platforms drink prices bit hit and miss. Two drinks one price then finished them bought exactly the same different price this happened twice . Plenty to watch when trains are running still open even though during the train strike no trains were running. Good Central meeting point get to station by bus,train or car. You can park in the station carpark payment needed
Written 24 January 2023
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