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The Fat Badger York, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western, York

2-4 High Petergate, YO1 7EH, York, Grande Bretagne - Voir sur une carte
The Fat Badger York, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western - Vue extérieure The Fat Badger York, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western est idéalement situé dans le centre de York. Venez découvrir et profiter de notre hôtel à côté des principaux sites touristiques. Réservation au meilleur prix et offres exclusives toute l'année.

Le Fat Badger York, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western propose des chambres avec salle de bains attenante, accès Wi-Fi gratuit et télévision à écran plat, ainsi qu’un restaurant primé (rosette AA). Les douze chambres ont été décorées individuellement dans un style ancien. Elles disposent d'une théière/cafetière et d’articles de toilette gratuits. Certaines chambres bénéficient également d'une vue d’exception. L'auberge propose des bières traditionnelles de brasseries locales et sert une cuisine de type pub britannique moderne. Un parking à tarif réduit est également disponible à proximité.

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"Cosy night in York"

User 30/09/2022

Absolutely amazing food. We tried to book to stay here on our mini break and were sad you were booked out but we managed to enjoy a meal. The setting is so cosy and comfortable. Lovely staff who were chatty and friendly and attentive and the food was fantastic. I'm still thinking about those amazing hand cut chips. If I'm back in York, I'm coming back for sure.

"Fabulous Hotel"

User 26/09/2022

Had the most amazing stay at the Fat Badger rooms beautiful food was amazing their secret garden is a hidden gem staff so helpful would highly recommend will definitely be going back to stay again and again

"Fantastic location, lovely rooms, comfy beds and delicious breakfast!"

terminatorchick, Vancouver, Canada 24/09/2022

We loved our stay! The staff are so friendly, rooms are spacious for such an old building, beds very comfortable, we could see the cathedral from our bedroom window! It was quiet at night for sleep and the English breakfast was very good too!

"drinks after a wedding"

Richiewoodhouse, Cramlington, United Kingdom 12/09/2022

we went to the fat badger for drinks after a wedding. We had tables reserved in the garden which has a view of the minster. Having staff outside taking orders and making sure that we were never waiting for drinks was really nice. I will definitely be going again.

"Saturday night out "

Frank H, Barnsley, United Kingdom 10/09/2022

First thing to say is that you need to book restaurants for a weekend. We decided to try Fat Bagger on the off chance. Luckily we dropped on . Not a great choice on the menu. But what we had was fabulous. The service was excellent very friendly and helpful. Plus they do a great selection of drinks.

"The restaurant review"

l-globetrotter, London, United Kingdom 29/08/2022

Excellent, friendly, genuine service coupled with cosy interiors, wonderful garden, and fab food - what's not to like? I had excellent chicken burger with hand-cut chips - actual tasty real grilled chicken breast with lime aioli, salad in brioche bun £15.95, quid less if you go for normal fries. Decent wine by the glass, overall very good value, even for York. Liked this a lot!

"York stay "

michellehZ1283DK, Charlesworth, United Kingdom 26/08/2022

The fat badger is a beautiful place full of York character which we really loved. Trip advisor won't let me give a 4.5 star, but I really rate this place. The value for money compared to other York hotels is amazing. You are literally on the walls, with a view of York minster from their garden. The staff really make this place, they were all so welcoming and friendly and could not do enough for you. The secret garden is just beautiful, staff are so attentive. The food is beautiful,delicious and beautifully presented. The only reason why I've knocked half a star off is probably a little unfair of me, as it's something that cannot be helped but it did impact our stay slightly. We had an executive room which is very small, but this wasn't an issue. Beautifully decorated with paintings of the shambles and chandeliers. The room was absolutely boiling hot, we did have warm weather when we were there, but on the cooler day it was still ridiculously hot. They do provide a fan in the room which provided some relief. The shower was really strong and powerful which we loved, I would prefer an adjustable shower head so I didn't have to get my hair wet during every shower, but this is obviously personal preference. I'm presuming that the plumbing system is a little out dated as our shower in room 5 took ages to drain, where we had to keep turning the shower off mid shower to prevent flooding the room! As stated these things are little and we wouldn't hesitate to return to the fat badger. The rose wine zinfandel was the best we have ever had, and that's saying something. Thank you fat badger and all your staff

"Sunday dinner"

User 21/08/2022

Had sunday dinner , well we didnt eat it all because it wasnt hot , the beef was hard to cut and thick , red wine gravy which was horrible and not eatable at all , we got refunded for the food , couple opposite us had there meal replaced 3times

"Hidden Gem"

Kerry R, Wiltshire, United Kingdom 11/08/2022

Great find. Just what we wanted after a visit to York Minster. Scorching hot day soo the lovely secluded terrace garden right on the city wall with light dappled shade was perfect for a cool glass of wine and a light lunch. Nice ambience, would recommend.

"A Gem of a Place in the heart of York"

Julie C, Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom 04/08/2022

On arrival great welcome , the room was kind of small but how much time do you spend in your room when so much to see in York, the room however had small ironing board , iron , hairdryer and a fan . I have to say the bed was so comfy and the pillows were so comforable ! ( spoke to another couple and we all agreed on the pillows that we want them in our own homes !) It is beautful quirky building full of character i was unlucky before arrival that i had a ankle injury so had to use a crutch - they very kindly moved rooms for me- but of you have trouble moving around may not be the place for you. Breakfast is amazing and sets you up for the day i struggled to eat it and i have a big appitite ! the menu was so good from full breakfast to eggs benidict to avocado on toast very very good Staff are very friendly and so nice to everyone I felt very welcome


Helen J, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 31/07/2022

I had a prosecco and was just handed the bottle and glass. The two gentlemen behind the bar seemed more interested in the free vodka they drank (as they had made a mistake with the order for someone else. Also, who serves a vodka and orange with a piece of lime in it?!

"Absolute gem in city centre."

Jillywhe, Hockley Heath, United Kingdom 31/07/2022

Absolutely gorgeous hotel with the most friendly staff in any hotel I've visited. Only 12 rooms right in city centre, rooms are good sized & comfy bed too. Has a great beer garden & the breakfast was outstanding. Will be returning as soon as we can.

"Very very good"

User 28/07/2022

Location for everything is fantastic. Staff were extremely friendly and were always on hand to help, exceptional breakfast. Just a little noisey during the night with people passing. Would stay again.


Fahywife12, Blackburn, United Kingdom 20/07/2022

Absolutely lovely atmosphere here drinks lovely and cold I don't drink a lot of alcohol and the barman was so good he only but a drop of it in my soda water thank you for understanding me definitely one to come back too house wine and local cider for hubby

"Birthday weekend"

Gwen M, Edinburgh 19/07/2022

It is a hard one to write to be honest as we are torn about negatives and positives Negatives-Do Not Stay in Rm 2, unless you are stone deaf, or a very good sleeper as the noise from outside from shouting, screaming people until all hours, then the bucket lorry, the brewery, everyone going past, cars, motorbikes, etc. The room was so small there was no chairs to relax in the room, had to lounge on the bed, not ideal. Couldn't take our clothes out of the suitcase, very small cupboard!! 4 coathangers, which meant constantly having to iron clothes before going out, which was a task in itself with the size of the room. Could hardly get around the bed. Also just don't even try to request a quiet room as we had and our request was totally ignored. Positives-breakfast was very good, my husband really enjoyed eggs benedict, full breakfast was also good. Beer garden is lovely, although, a weird one, they are very busy in the beer garden, but twice when we were there we noticed at one particular table the glass one with 4 chairs on the left there was a couple who sat there for hours without even a drink, surely there should be a time limit on this, so other people who are willing to pay get a table. The girls at breakfast couldn't do enough to help you The room although very small was very clean, the bed was creaky and moved a lot, but it was comfy. Room cleaned every day, and given lovely clean towels. Overall if we had been in a bigger quieter room we would have definitely stayed here again, but due to not getting a quiet good sized room, then we would not book here again as would not risk getting a room at the front again

"Game of Two Halves"

Val W, Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom 16/07/2022

Although we have passed this place many times. both under this name and its previous one, this was the first time we had ever visited. In some ways this is a difficult review to write. The service from the moment we entered was excellent - pleasant and efficient. The food less of a pleasure. We both ordered the chicken burger which was a huge disappointment. Perhaps it was just unlucky that we both ordered the same thing. The batter around the chicken was burnt at the edges whereas the centre of the meat was not as well done as should be the case with chicken. Their coleslaw, on the other hand was gorgeous. For York, it was reasonably priced. Our jury is out as to whether we try it again or not on our next visit to York.

"Having bought our drinks we were disappointed not to be able to enjoy the Secret Garden"

Eyekaytoo, Leverkusen, Germany 16/07/2022

We popped in here for a late night drink thinking that the atmosphere looked very nice and we were interested in discovering the Secret Garden. Ordering our beer at the tiny bar was OK. We then followed the signs out to the Secret Garden which looked lovely on a balmy Thursday evening back in June. I went ahead of my friend and was looking forward to supping my pint and taking in the lovely garden surroundings. Quite a few people were milling about - I think that they had had some bigger works parties in earlier. Anyway, realizing that my German friend had not joined me I looked back to see that he had been accosted by one of the staff who told him that the garden was closing. I went to his rescue to challenge this only to be told in no uncertain terms that the garden was definitely closing in respect of keeping the peace with the neighbours. I just didn't like the rather brusque manner in which we were ceremoniously asked to return to the inside of the pub. What I didn't appreciate its that there ere no obvious signs informing patrons of the early closing of the garden and the way in which we were told when we tried to settle out there. We simply drunk up quickly and left...

"Family and friends reunion"

Laughing_boy1959, Droitwich, United Kingdom 16/07/2022

The Pub is fantastic and the Secret Garden is well worth a visit, but there is an idiot of a manager, Darren that disrespects customers and staff alike He was very disrespectful to our daughter and then told her she had to drink up and leave and she had done nothing to warrant this behaviour Won't be returning in a hurry

"Evening meal for four"

Staffspublover, Penkridge, United Kingdom 13/07/2022

Our friends chose the Fat Badger as we walked past it on the city walls and it looked interesting. The original objective was to sit outside but the table we had inside was actually better. The food and service was great and the manager kept the volume of customers in balance with his capacity to serve which resulted in a great experience. Thoroughly recommended.

"Must try the chicken pie!"

C1354CTchrisb, Liverpool, United Kingdom 06/07/2022

Popped in for a pint before walking the walls. Came back to eat and wow. Must have the chicken pie... This little gem has a hidden garden for guests and a fantastic looking menu. I did enjoy the meal and was taken back by the whole experience. Well done to the team working here perfect food with brilliant atmosphere

"70th Birthday celebration"

User 03/07/2022

Stayed over night. Had two rooms. One double, one single. Both rooms were clean and tidy. Beds were made nice and the bedding was comfortable. Rooms were quite small but as it's an old building thats not a massive surprise. They have everything you need in them including Yorkshire tea!! (Of course) Bathroom was clean and shower a good size. Food was very nice. Breakfast was cooked well. One of us ordered soft eggs and that's what we got. The evening meal we had was delicious. Location is excellent for the Minster and centre of town. Communication could have been better. I booked over the phone as it was a while ago and didn't get any written confirmation so had to call up for check in times and things, but really it was a small issue. For me I feel the rooms are a bit over priced for what you get. So I wouldn't rush to stay again on that basis but I cannot fault the staff. Each one of them was friendly, welcoming, helpful and they work extremely hard. If the rating was based on the staff alone it would be five out of five but price and room size loses it a star from me.

"Pokey and dirty"

User 29/06/2022

Small pokey room with a bathroom that should have been a broom cupboard. Cheap metal frame bed that sagged in the middle. Dusty room that was not cleaned for entire stay. No hot water for first day, so had to take cold showers. Poor service overall.

"The great smell attracted us"

User 29/06/2022

Whilst walking the City Wallnwe were met with this great aroma of cooking, it was coming from the "Fat Badger" Pub Restaurant. We had a great food and first class sevice from our Server, the staff were so attentive to Both us and other customers. I would recommend this place to anybody when visiting York

"Fantastic location, good prices, nice food and great staff"

RobertHowie, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 22/06/2022

The beer garden is one of those places I'd like to steal and take back to Edinburgh! Views of the Minster, a wee sun trap in the day and the Minster bells ringing. This is an oasis of calm. I'm very impressed with the staff, all friendly and polite and attentive and, given it's touristy location, the prices aren't the usual rip-off you might expect. Food was great too.

"Avoid room number 10 loud extractor fan from kitchen right outside your window"

LandL80, London, United Kingdom 17/06/2022

I really loathe writing a negative comment about a hotel stay but I wish I had been warned by a previous guest before I booked. It's a fabulous inn right by the city walls. The staff are amazing in particular Darren and Debbie. The food is fresh and delicious however my one and only grumble was my room. Granted it was single occupancy however that shouldn't distract from you being able to relax and sleep. On arrival I complained about it as think it's should have been highlighted at the time of booking (it's not the cheapest place to stay in York but I wanted an authentic inn). I was upgraded for the first night to the attic room which was lovely but charged £20 laundry in check out…no reason given why. On the second night, I had to ask the duty manager gone 11pm to switch it off as I couldn't sleep having deliberately not gone to my room until after 10pm for that very reason as was told that's when they turn off the fan! 7am the next stay the staff were hoovering. A lovely place to stay however I honestly came back exhausted. I reached out to the owner, shared the video of the noise etc only to receive a half hearted apology from one of his staff. My advice stay here but avoid this room if you want any kind of a nights sleep! Handling of the complaint by the owner and his team could have been much better. Having been to the FB in Harrogate perhaps my ambitions were a little too high, this visit was disappointing and not the standard I expected!

"Great Central Location"

MexicoBob, Lecanto, Florida 15/06/2022

Booked a couple of nights because we wanted to visit York. First afternoon we took the Hop-on Hop-off and later went to the Cathedral for eveningsong. Next day just walked the city and experienced the sights. This hotel is very central so you can walk everywhere. Hotel staff are excellent. They all have a wonderful attitude and can't do enough to please you. We took the breakfast plan. Great menu with lots of choices. Ate dinner once and good. Lots of nearby eateries and pubs.

"Great find"

User 12/06/2022

Found this place on our evening walk gorgeous little bar good selection of wines and spirits Lovely decor didn't get to the terrace bar but it looked amazing from the city walls. Nice friendly staff definitely recommend for a drink or two or three

"Superb setting, fabulous stay"

User 07/06/2022

Everything about our stay was excellent - wonderful attentive and helpful staff, cosy quirky room, excellent food, perfect setting right by the Minster. The Fat Badger made our trip to York memorable.

"Lovely stay in York."

FelicityU_13, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 25/05/2022

Stayed here for two nights which was really nice. Room 5 was decorated beautifully and the bed was so comfy- I didn't want to leave! The staff were all great. Really friendly and attentive! The room itself was small so not much room to move around. I think there should have been a lamp on either side of the bed rather than just one as if the big light was off, the room was very dark as the light from the lamp wasn't that bright. There wasn't any hand soap in the bathroom but this was fixed quickly. The bar and restaurant was also really nice. Nicest beer garden I've ever seen. The food was really tasty too! Great location - literally 2 minutes from York Minster I think overall I would stay here again however I might hesitate as the prices are high for what you get! If I see a good deal on then definitely !

"Great Location , Grotty Hotel"

Kev195, Lomdon 16/05/2022

This location for a city centre break is awesome. Be aware though that this hotel is in desperate need of a refurbishment. The photos are misleading on the website. Our room was small and the bathroom was dank the bed mattress was on dire need of replacing. Cleanliness was not of a high standard and the chandelier was broken and had bits dangling down. The breakfast was lovely and the staff were friendly though incredibly over worked and stressed.

"Fantastic food and service"

robertnD112VB, York, United Kingdom 14/05/2022

Arrived on busy Sat eve and although rushed off their feet the staff were brill and attentive. The food was great as well, we all had burgers and demolished the lot, even the kids. Beer was good as well.

"Good food, great staff"

Fuerta28, Brough, United Kingdom 14/05/2022

4 of us ate here on Thursday. When booked, we hadn't realised York races were on the following day. The bar was pretty busy with a large group of blokes, just having a good time, but really noisy. Our table should have been in the bar, but the staff worked hard to juggle tables and find us somewhere away from the noise. We had 3 starters and 3 different mains. All were really good, tasty, hot and delivered quickly. Staff were friendly and service was spot on. When the next diners arrived, we were even found a table back in the bar to finish our drinks rather than being rushed to leave. Would definitely go back.

"Good food"

Plane_train_or_bus, London, United Kingdom 09/05/2022

Delicious food, great place and lovely people. The lady who looked after me o. My visit was ever so lovely. I wanted to give her a hug on my way out. I payed the place 2 visits over 2 days and will defo pay The Fat Badger a visit again if the opportunity arises

"What a great experience"

memsahibphil, Ramsgate, United Kingdom 08/05/2022

We were staying elsewhere in York but ended up eating at the Fat Badger (affectionately known as the Flat Badger) all three nights we were in town. The staff were lovely, the food was great, and they even turned the music down so we could enjoy our conversations! Darren was manger on two of our nights and he was great; so much fun, so energized, and nothing was too much bother for any of the staff. We had a really good laugh, enjoyed the food very much, and would recommend it to anyone who asks. Sure, it's all a bit chaotic but it's popular, it's a rabbit-warren building with all sorts of rooms and doors, but it's got such a great vibe we just couldn't keep away. We're both pensioners and getting harder to please with age ;) but we really did enjoy this place very much.

"Amazing experience"

User 03/05/2022

We have had the most incredible experience celebrating our daughter's graduation here at the Fat Badger. After initial concerns about social distancing, they accommodated our needs kindly with an intimate booth so we could enjoy our family time without worry. Manager, Mac, especially was extremely friendly and ensured that we were always happy and had everything we need! All around fab meal out, 10/10 would recommend to anyone!! Thank you!

"Quirky stay worth the money"

ATWK95, Manchester, United Kingdom 03/05/2022

We only stayed over, and didn't use any of the facilities (food / drink etc) but the room was great. We were in the attic room which was quirky and spacious, comfy bed and plenty of space in the room. Checking in was a bit chaotic as I understand is usually the case with this place, but it didn't detract from the experience and it was a great stay all around. Would stay again, next time will try food as well.

"Not quite what it's made out to be"

Biba_xx, United Kingdom 30/04/2022

Let's start with saying that it's very disorganized.... checking in was a bit of a circus as was trying to arrange a table for the end we had to sit outside in the garden, which was busy....but cold... Really friendly staff but uncoordinated.. The Room was very quaint... and worth the money... The food is food.. nothing special at all...but the place is very popular so maybe we had a bad chef day or two... Would we return? Probably not

"Best chips ever!"

TastesLikeDanger, Salford, United Kingdom 30/04/2022

Everything was great here, but the chips were insanely good. To the point where we nearly ordered more! Really friendly staff and warm atmosphere, they have restaurant rooms and a beer garden space, so there's no excuse to miss this place out. Food was stunning and really well thought out. We had sandwiches, but the main courses looked fantastic. Great relaxed space where you could easily spend a couple of hours or more.

"Lovely place"

User 30/04/2022

We have visited and stayed many times when it was lamb and lion, staff are great, food, drinks all good, HOWEVER avoid room 4, the bed is awful, the mattress is to big for the bed, which means you literally roll in to the middle together, worst night sleep I've had, really needs sorting, especially for the price.

"Food glorious food"

M5952SSstephend, Port Noarlunga, Australia 26/04/2022

Someone from York Gin recommended the Fat Badger and we are so pleased they did. We both had the sunday dinner and both had roast beef. We were blown away by the quality and portion size. Everything was on point and we will be back. Highly recommended

"Not very good"

Freddie F, Central Florida, Florida 26/04/2022

4 of us went to the outside area, ordered drinks then food, The fish sandwich did not have fish at one side of the sandwich, and could hardly see the fish, one beef sandwich was full of fat, when we were asked if everything was ok we told them of the 2 problems, so they did not charge for those, we then ordered coffees, we sent the cups back as they had not been washed, very poor for the prices.

"Well worth a visit "

Mel J, Kidsgrove, United Kingdom 22/04/2022

Amazing service, the staff were attentive and ready to fill any orders. The food was amazing. All round a slick, delicious experience. The Secret Garden was a hidden gem. Well done team. Manager Mike and Debbie on the bar were there to add the personal touch. Moules Marinere spot on


User 18/04/2022

What a surprise proper chips, haddock cooked to perfection with a light batter. Homemade tartare sauce and mushy peas with a dash of mint. Nice surroundings and great staff. Got a garden for a nice day.

"Nice but way too expensive for food"

EastLondonFeet, London, United Kingdom 16/04/2022

Nice garden, nice staff, dog friendly but food is way too expensive for quality and volume. £13 ought to be gourmet burger territory but it's not but I found it small and dry. Chips a bit small also l. Shepherd pie nice but small. Definitely recommend for a beer with kids and the dog and some cheaper food items.

"Lovely restaurant."

wokers14, Wokingham, United Kingdom 11/04/2022

We went last night for dinner with our kids and the food was incredible. The menu had lots of choice for adults and children and the decor is lovely. The service was friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was wonderful. We would absolutely return.

"Great Find for an Evening Drop In to Eat & have a Good Pint"

PFTss, Cambridge, United Kingdom 04/04/2022

We ate here twice in our three day stay in York. The bar is wonderfully cosy & welcoming the staff are friendly & relaxed. We loved the food & preferred to stay to eat in the atmospheric bar. Food choices are very good & non too expensive. Heartily recommended

"Quaint & Quirky"

mrstraveller1, York, United Kingdom 03/04/2022

A wonderful stay, The Fat Badger, formerly & interchangeably known as the Lamb & Lion, is a terrific little York gem. The welcome was very warm & personal, with staff super friendly throughout. I didn't dine on this occasion, have in the past, & food is tasty & the bar/restaurant rooms cosy, quaint & ambient. My superior room was beautifully decorated, a gorgeous blend of period & contemporary, with high end heavy drapes, lux bedding, wooden floors & a lovely old fireplace. The location is about as central as it gets, on one of Yorks most picturesque & historic streets, & it was a little noisy, but not enough to make me want to drop my rating of this charming little place.

"Excellent experience"

User 02/04/2022

We had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Fat Badger this week. Upon arrival we were given an incredibly warm welcome and the staff at the hotel were brilliant all week. The hotel itself is on a great location with bags of historic charm and a really charming garden that feels like you've been let in on one of Yorks best kept secrets. The room was really trendy with all the facilities you'd expect and a really comfy bed and quality shower. While we didn't have breakfast we did enjoy 2 great dinners in the hotel both of which were excellent and would recommend. We felt the hotel really made our holiday to York and we will be back.

"Wow! Totally Awesome!!"

Toni-LouiseLamb, Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom 02/04/2022

Well what a little gem of a pub! I could not fault it. The staff are so attentive and well mannered. The food is cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend the fillet steak and I would definitely recommend to anyone to eat/stay here. Thank you for your warm welcome and for the fab food Mike. You and your staff are awesome and we will definitely be back. See you soon.

"Short stay"

User 01/04/2022

The staff are brilliant! Unfortunately, the standard of our room (7) was not so good. I appreciate it is a lovely old building but it has maintenance issues. The left hand window will not close at all which left the room cold on a day when it had snowed, the bathroom radiator stayed cold and after 8.30pm there was no hot water in shower or tap. It wouldn't put us off staying again but in a different room.

"The perfect spot in York!"

alyssahowarter, San Luis Obispo, California 25/03/2022

We really enjoyed our stay at the Fat Badger! The location was ideal as it was nestled right next to an entrance to their historic, perimeter wall, as well as numerous restaurants. The service was amazing, and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend to anyone who doesn't mind a bit of noise at night since the building is old, above a bar, and right above a street.

"Fab stay!"

User 21/03/2022

Great service and value for money! Room was excellent and the staff were so welcoming and attentive. Evening meal was superb and so was breakfast. Lovely ambience and cosy decor. Room was so well equipped!

"Weekend in York 19.03.22"

1alana, Newquay, United Kingdom 19/03/2022

We dropped into this wonderful pub for what was intended a quick few drinks and and maybe something to eat. Ended up having a full lunch and staying about 3hrs. Had a wonderful haddock and chips and chicken burger, and it was the best food we've had in an age. I'm a chef and don't usually give 5/5 reviews but this was very deserved . The staff are also very attentive and polite. True professionals. Well done. Can't wait to visit again.

"The Lamb & Lion Pub "

293neilk, Liverpool, United Kingdom 18/03/2022

My twin Stephen and I were pub hopping down High Petergate when we decided to drop into The Fat Badger ( The Lamb & Lion Pub ) and what a good visit we had. This pub is one of the oldest in York dating from the 1750's ,interior is superb ,a cool looking serving bar ,pubby decor and furnishings and plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub both inside and outside in the pubs amazing igloo's . We were here on a Wednesday afternoon ,pub was packed ,we ordered Timothy Taylor's " landlord " , these were served in excellent condition,we just kicked back and soaked up the great vibe in this busy and popular pub. My pale ale was good,a golden ale,crisp,well balanced ,hoppy and bursting with taste,very easy to drink,it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality brew. We really enjoyed our pale ale's in here,only stayed for the one each before we moved on and as on every previous visit to here we had a great time. The Fat Badger ( The Lamb & Lion Pub ) is easy to locate along High Petergate ,most definitely well worth a visit if you're in the area.

"Enjoyable stay"

User 05/03/2022

We enjoyed our stay at The Lamb and lion. Excellent location. Comfortable room with everything we needed. Staff went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Food was excellent. Good choice of breakfast and evening meals, all cooked to order. Couldn't fault it. Oh! the Secret Garden is fab - we loved the 'pods'.

"Scruffy room and rude staff - poor management"

mishfinnjones, Catterick, United Kingdom 02/03/2022

We stayed in room 7 which was supposedly an executive room. Smallest room I've ever stayed in. The photo below shows the curtains FULL CLOSED. Room wasn't clean and felt dinjy and old.. not in a rustic way. Just scruffy Complained RE the curtains and our sleep and was offered no compensation or apology, a cocky manager said thanks for telling him and he will rectify it. Very poor. Will not stay again and would advise others to think twice as it is not a nice place and God forbid you complain.

"Great hotel with superb service"

Y1127BNjason, Birkenhead, United Kingdom 28/02/2022

Really enjoyed our stay, staff first class, food superb - location couldn't be better. Everything we asked for was provided with no issue. We decided late without a reservation to have dinner in the hotel and we were accommodated in the fantastic outdoor igloos which added to the experience - couldn't compliment the staff more highly - all friendly and helpful. Noise in our room was an issue which impacted our sleep quality - but if accommodated in a different room we will definitely stay again. Thank you

"Graduation Lunch"

j0anneandc0lin, Beverley, United Kingdom 13/02/2022

We had lunch in the restaurant at the Lamb and Lion on Friday 11 February 2022 for my daughters graduation and the service we received from Darren and his team was second to none. From walking through the door to leaving later in the afternoon nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel like we were the only customers in the place which wasn't the case as it was rightly bustling with diners all enjoying the highest quality dishes and service. We were due to stay overnight but had to cancel at the last minute due to our family pet being unwell, but because of the attention to detail we received we will certainly be rebooking and enjoying the warm welcome which was afforded to us. Thank you again for a superb experience.

"Terrible food Terrible landlady"

User 30/12/2020

Just popped in for a drink requested to pay an extra £11 on an option of 2 sides from an choice of 3. The food looked like everything was deep fried opted for just a portion of chips each at £2.95. Chips come after we had finished our drinks then got told we were not allowed another because we had not had a substantial meal. Landlady's face is a picture of misery.

"Stay at Lan & lion"

U7715JTinfo, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom 26/12/2020

Location was brilliant but it was really Noisey kept me awake a lot banging the front door , the bathroom was stinking of damp and mould and I thought the room was tiny for the money , would like to try a different room ideally.

"Christmas shopping"

SylviaL512, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom 12/12/2020

Had a fab stay here very quirky old world. staff very helpful and friendly would definitely recommend it, the lady who served the breakfast was particularly friendly and welcoming. Food was lovely also.

"Lovely food"

davecS1558XA, Folkestone, United Kingdom 05/11/2020

We went to the lamb and lion for dinner on spur of moment, due to COVID had to queue to get in , no problem to be expected,on signing in was not happy because waitress asked my wife if she had face mask even though she was wearing a exemption lanyard . Even so we carried on shown to our table , we were given menus and drinks order taken , food choices were good , wife had fish and I had steak pie , food was served in good time , the potions were huge , would definitely recommend to anybody.

"A birthday treat"

6janee6, Woking, United Kingdom 05/11/2020

My partner and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Lamb and Lion. It should have been 4 nights but we had to leave early due to lockdown. We were worried about going due to this but as it was to celebrate my birthday went ahead anyway. So glad we did. The staff at the hotel made us so welcome, our room was small but warm and cozy with everything we needed. Bed was comfy and the shower had plenty of hot water. The view from our window was could see the York Minster and hear the clock chimes. We had a lovely cooked breakfast and delicious evening meals, the food was first class. Also the hotel was in prime position for you to walk around the beautiful city of York. Will will be back hopefully next Summer. Thankyou to all the staff especially in these difficult times.

"Week break"

User 31/10/2020

Excellent rating overall. Young staff very attentive friendly and competent. Room was upgraded due to Covid and extra night for free. It was a great place to stay close to all amenities and food was excellent. Staff were so friendly and helpful, Chelsea Dan and Paddy were fantastic and made us feel so welcome . With a visit .

"Good location"

paultI4833BM, Chester, United Kingdom 23/10/2020

Just got back from a 2 night break staying at the lamb and lion, firstly I should have been reviewing the guy Fawkes inn but due to covid19 they closed the hotel down and put us in the lamb, it was a small and quiet place, not quiet what I would call 4* as advertised but not bad for a base and the location is excellent, room 6 was just ok, low lighting everywhere, nice comfy bed, bathroom was ok but nowhere to put your toiletries whilst on the shower, first night was ok but on second night from 22.30- about midnight there was somebody doing what sounded like scraping on the stairs really loud and kept me awake till they stopped, when quizzed staff about it in the morning it was night staff cleaning.... Out of order if keeping guests awake. Breakfast was limited to hot pre-booked breakfast only and once again was just ok. We had an evening meal and that was nice.Would I return again neither my wife or I said we would it just didn't live up to expectations. Shame really hole in wall was lovely next door though


RubyBlue77, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom 11/10/2020

We came for dinner and were seated in a smallish room looking out over the high street. It was such a lovely atmosphere, all dark and very dimly lit with candles - it had a very Gothic feel. We had fish and chips, the fish was very fresh and not at all dry, the batter crispy. Service good. Iwould want definitely want to eat here often if I lived locally.

"Second visit"

Alan U, Liverpool, United Kingdom 08/10/2020

Previously had been here for a drink in the lovely beer garden so on this return to York we decided to stay here, so glad we did ! Lovely pub in a superb location, staff friendly and helpful, food delicious and the room we stayed in was lovely ( number 11) Would certainly return.

"Rude staff, unprofessional!"

User 07/10/2020

So glad we chose to stay at Guy Fawkes Inn instead of Lamb and Lion. We came here in February and had a lovely chilled out experience. We put this on our "must visit again " place on our return to York this week. Really disappointed ! We arrived at 21.10 and waited for a member of to come and see us for a few minutes to seat us as instructed by the signs at the door. We were told last orders would be in 2 minutes which was ok as we only wanted 1 drink. We were told to sit at a high table and not offered any other table even though others were available. We ordered a drink and felt that they just were ready to close up. We were sat drinking up when 2 lads came in to be told by a young lady that last orders had called and she was "sorry". They left but as she walked back to the bar she said "not sorry!" to herself but in front of all the other customers. Really unprofessional in a time when you need all the customers you can get. Won't be going back again and would have probably stayed there in the future, not now!!

"Fantastic food"

User 06/10/2020

Popped in here as it was the nearest inn to our accommodation after a long trip from Wallasey, with a booking slot, but how glad we went! The service was Covid compliant as we would have expected, but this did not detract from the excellent service. We could have looked further into their menu, but we had looked quickly at it before going in and already decided on soup followed by classic steak and ale pie. This was a real pie, not a ramikin dish with a pie crust on top, chock full of meat. The only disappointment was being too full to try their puddings, which would have been sticky toffee, which I am sure would have been equally satisfying.

"Great value overnight stay"

liverbird56, Liverpool 28/09/2020

Lovely stay in York, very comfortable room, a bit noisy at the front of the hotel, but otherwise really good. Food is hearty food fare well cooked and presented and the serving staff were very helpful. Lovely courtyard at the rear of the pub. Very enjoyable stay.

"Great service"

spicech, Exmouth, United Kingdom 11/09/2020

After walking past the Lamb + Lion many times we decided to pop in for a drink, what a delight, table 9 was lovely and our server James was also a delight. Very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. It was a pleasure to meet him. Not only did we have a lovely bottle of wine but had the cheesecake which was delicious.

"Wow - no really Wow"

478jong, York, United Kingdom 11/09/2020

So we visited here a few days ago and enjoyed a drink in the garden, right below the city wall. I saw some food being taken to a table and thought- we need to eat here! We arrived for our 7pm booking tonight and were shown into the delightful small old world dining room. Everything was COVID compliant( York is good at this!). You have to remember buildings in York weren't built with that in mind. The menu is simple and stripped back, that is the new normal. The food and service is superb. The quality of the ingredients is excellent. We had a fantastic and great value meal for the quality- well done!

"Underwhelmed "

leeboygreen, New York City, New York 08/09/2020

Had a one night stay and came away disappointed, agree with a previous review the staff need a refresher and on covid 19 practices! Upon checking in on arrival you are asked to do so at the bar which straight away created a bottle neck with drinkers getting served! After a meal in the city centre we returned for a drink in the bar again the covid procedures were not in practice! Patrons spread out everywhere and the main table in the bar taken up by young lady who seemed to work there doing paperwork with her family and 2 dogs which seemed to dominate the whole bar area...Maybe it was a Sunday night and they let there guard down a little, but personally I expected better. The hotel itself is clean and tidy and the breakfast was superb,the young lad on duty was very polite and courteous! Had a poor nights sleep though perhaps no fault of the hotel, the road outside is very noisy with people and beggars and the refuse bottle collector was incredibly loud at 5am! Overall I wouldn't stay again but would recommend for an ideal location at a reasonable price for a city centre hotel.

"Great Location"

Mike J, Chepstow, United Kingdom 07/09/2020

We stayed two nights at this delightful little hotel/pub which is very well situated next to the famous city walls of York and close to the shops and sights. Our room was extremely roomy as well as comfortable and the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Being our first hotel stay during the pandemic we didn't know what to expect but were very happy with the arrangements. It was necessary to pre-order breakfast which was then served in the dining room and of course no self service buffet items were available but the size and quality of the cooked breakfast was certainly very good. The dinners we had in the restaurant in the evening were excellent with plenty of choice. We would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here as you will certainly not be disappointed.

"Staff needs COVID training "

WDbxl, Nottingham, United Kingdom 04/09/2020

Really nice spot, but with very poor staffing. This spot has a nice garden and features all of the right QR code menus, outside seating and sanitizing stations. However, the staff showed annoyance that we waited to be seated (per their sign), tried to order at the bar (per their instructions), didn't know to how to find a menu (we weren't shown or told about the QR codes and checking in until trying to order), and did not respect our personal distancing at all (they literally kept bumping into us to push through tight halls and stairs and stood over us at the bar). The entire experience was super unwelcoming. Would not return again.

"Family "big birthday" Sunday lunch!"

Mamoose1953, Stamford, United Kingdom 31/08/2020

We began the "big birthday" celebration here for Sunday lunch to honour two 70th birthdays. We had two adjoining rooms to seat our party of 11 (!) and the welcome we received was warm&friendly. We soon had menus&drinks and the food arrived promptly. My only slight criticism was that the food could have been hotter&there was no horseradish for my roast beef, but under the present difficult circumstances we are all living under, it is just a small moan on my part. Well done L&L especially the staff member who served us all single handedly!

"Great stay with great staff!!"

lozzyg, Stockport, United Kingdom 30/08/2020

We stayed here for 2 nights this week. The food was excellent, couldn't fault it....especially my whale and chips!! During the stay we also had lamb shank, steak and ale pie and rump steak. All fantastic, except for the blue cheese sauce for the steak...(.it was creamy but not very blue cheesy)!! Breakfast was also excellent. The room was quirky, although a little dark, but this was due to the dark paint on the walls which people have a liking for these days. We found the room quite noisy at night, people "talking" to each other and cars driving through, but I think everything echoed as the street is quite narrow. Staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. Especially Dan....who is leaving soon to play football for York City! Good Luck Dan. The whole experience was very enjoyable and we will certainly be returning in the future.

"Great place with excellent service!"

JARYED, Manchester, United Kingdom 28/08/2020

The lamb and Lion provide great food and excellent service. The pub is uniquely eclectic, with an array of individual eating rooms. Over two separate visits within two days we had lamb shank, the curry, olives, halloumi, breads with oil and balsamic, flat iron steak sandwich and homemade chips. Everything was first rate. Only one observation to make it our perfect pub...the return of the No5 stout! Please consider it's return or an alternative stout or porter.

"Family birthday"

User 27/08/2020

After a disappointing meal elsewhere, we came to lamb and lion for a drink to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday! We explained our disappointment with our meal at this other restaurant, which didn't make any effort for his birthday, despite requesting so. We were then surprised with a biscuit plate and candle alongside a complementary drink! Amazing service which really improved our spirits!! Would highly recommend for a warm and friendly service x

"Fabulous roast, but no social distancing"

User 20/08/2020

We had the most delicious Sunday roast - 1 lamb and 1 vegetarian. The Yorkshire puddings were particularly impressive! They were very busy, with just one lad behind the bar trying to do everything. The bar area isn't very big, so social distancing wasn't really being observed - it was quite cosy!

"Not very clean "

paulmacdj, Leyland, United Kingdom 20/08/2020

Called in whilst on a day out around York and was gob smacked when I ask for the table to be cleaned and all they did was brush the crumbs off with a tea towel, the garden was next to the wall which was nice and a nice pint, shame about the cleaning though, don't think we would rush back

"Great beer garden!"

BourneG007, Highcliffe, United Kingdom 20/08/2020

We stopped off here for a few drinks whilst in York after seeing the great beer garden from walking the city walls. Good range of drinks on offer including a few local ales. Service was generally OK - but nothing to shout about. Main disappointment, as a real ale drinker was overhearing a conversation between another customer and the bar staff about a new beer coming one - "it needs 2 weeks to settle properly, but we're not that fussy about that here". Shame. We didn't order another drink after that.

"Wonderful birthday meal!"

User 17/08/2020

We took my father here for his birthday and the service from Dan M was impeccable. He truly went above and beyond to make it a fun evening for the eight of us. We got seated in a secluded room, the food was lovely and we never had an empty glass! Would definitely recommend!

"Quaint, historic pub with great beer garden"

adaemily1, London 15/08/2020

This is a great old worldly pub, one of my favourite in York. Inside the decor is stunning, it's so cosy but also feels like a maize. There's a lovely big beer garden out the back, perfect for drinks on a sunny afternoon.

"Nice pub. Struggled with Covid/Social distancing"

M3842GEjoem, London, United Kingdom 14/08/2020

Really nice pub inside with many different rooms. Lovely beer garden out back. Only lager kegs on draught, no pale ale but decent ale selection. Bar service only meant walking through tight corridors. No track and trace in place.

"Excellent hotel and staff"

User 12/08/2020

Felt very safe during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were extremely friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. Great breakfast and lovely historic building in a great historic location

"Fabulous stay with impeccable service."

Foghorn_Leghorn, Sunderland, United Kingdom 08/08/2020

Stayed here for our 1st wedding anniversary and were blown away by the service and standards in this inn. The room (11) was immaculate and spacious. The service provided by Dan and the team was exceptional and they really went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely stay here again and can't recommend it highly enough.

"2nd stay - still our favourite"

Jennbgilbert, Grantham, England, United Kingdom 07/08/2020

Excellent as per our expectations. We stayed in room 9 - full of character and a beautiful view of the walls and the minster. We took ear plugs this time as mornings can be a little noisy if you're a light sleeper - to be expected when you're in such a central location! As usual it's the service that makes this place brilliant. Warm welcome from Dan, speedy check in and no complaints at all. Housekeeping don't visit during your stay due to Covid but that's to be expected - staff happily kept our tea/coffee replenished when we ran out. Special mention to Alice who managed to squeeze us in for dinner during a really busy service - she's fantastic and so lovely. Thanks Lamb and Lion - we'll be back again.


User 03/08/2020

This place was recommended to us for it's good beer garden. Unfortunately when we got there it was full, so we decided to wait (along with others) inside until a table became available. Whilst waiting we noticed that multiple tables inside were being vacated but not cleaned after use and subsequently new guests sitting down. Which we thought a very strange policy given the current COVID climate. A gentleman that came in to wait for a table after us, somehow managed to skip the queue and go outside, which was disappointing again, as we had been waiting some 45 minutes. The inside is very small, so at times social distancing became an issue and was a little uncomfortable. Overall a dissapinting experience given the lack of hygiene measures and queue skipping whilst we sipped our mediocre drinks. We saw better outside drinks areas on our trip to York so would recommend going elsewhere.

"DAN ❤️"

lisaM14BG, Pickering, United Kingdom 02/08/2020

Yes it's Dan again - this young man goes out of his way to make you feel special and nothing is too much trouble. The food was great and we ate outside in the beautiful beer garden. Will return (must have Dan there)

"Amazing little mini break"

User 30/07/2020

We arrived for our short mid week break to be welcomed by Dan who from the minute we arrived went above and beyond to provide us with amazing service, making us feel welcome and special. Nothing was too much trouble for him during our stay and he truly makes the hotel a great place to visit. The hotel itself is lovely and the location is perfect to explore the beautiful city of York, the garden gives you great views of the minster which you can enjoy while drinking coffee after breakfast or one of their great wines served at the pub before diner which is amazing. We will defiantly be coming back to stay at the Pub and hope that Dan is still managing the team!

"It was bob on!"

User 28/07/2020

Fabulous pub, lovely courtyard garden and the food is fantastic with a great service! I would recommend a visit you won't be disappointed . Staff are very friendly as well as the owner and the managing director!

"Dan The Man"

User 27/07/2020

I have been to many restaurants/pubs and the service that we received was truly the best service ever. Dan made our visit so special, from a small chat to making us laugh he really is a true star and an absolute gem to this place. Thanks Dan the Glasgow family

"Great Location "

squirreltrumpkin, Durham, United Kingdom 26/07/2020

The Lamb & Lion is a wonderfully atmospheric and historical pub in a perfect location. The bar was pleasant and beer good. The staff were friendly but I got the sense they were understaffed and under pressure. I liked the traditional colours and antique decoration of the Lamb & Lion but our room was small and underwhelming. It was also hot (the tiny fan was insufficient.) There was also no bottled water, a very poor mirror, the hairdryer started to smoke when used and the bathroom was shabby with peeling paint. Also due to its proximity to the beer garden (just outside our windows) we had to close our curtains for privacy, increasing the heat. For £159 (not including breakfast) I really expected more.

"Heros! Welcoming and professional service."

James W, Ramsgate, United Kingdom 25/07/2020

After working hard for the day, i had been booked into another local hotel to arrive and it be closed. I didn't realise i had walked into another hotel, i was planning on having a drink while finding somewhere else to stay. The staff went above and beyond for me and my dog and i cant thank them enough. The pub and dining area is lovely and the garden is absolutely stunnning. The room was large and clean, the bed very comfortable and shower was great. Thanks again for a very pleasant stay and rescuing me!

"Could be so much better."

mark b, Manchester, United Kingdom 24/07/2020

Room had an extremely small bed. Room for A king size so dont know why these places use such small beds. Room was extremely hot, and due to the hotel being old the window would only open 6 inches. The fan supplied was a desk fan size with no cover on the front so the spinning blades were exposed. The remote for the TV was also broken and had to be held together to use. The room was extremely noisy from the road on the front so if possible ask for a room overlooking the beer garden at the rear of the property. Breakfast was poor to say the least. No choice, no pastrys, no fruit, no yogurts, no fruit juices, no toast! for £169.00 per night it was very poor. Asked for flowers in the room for my wife as it was our anniversary, but they were terrible.A bunch and a half of garage forecourt flowers and the hotel were expecting me to pay £30.00 for them. Just a poor 2 night stay. I wouldn't recommend, but it could be so much better.

"Amazing service"

User 13/07/2020

Called in for a drink before going to our hotel. Very pleasantly surprised by the lovely pub. Sat inside for a while then into the lovely beer garden out the back. The service and hospitality we received from Dan was second to none. Highly recommended.

"Not great service"

ACV1912, Blackburn, United Kingdom 12/07/2020

Booked directly through the website for a discount which also then stated £10 off food and drink voucher for booking. Only reason we booked this accommodation. We called to confirm when en route if there were any t&c's to be told no. £10 would be taken off our bill on checkout. On checking out we were charged £27 for a sandwich, small (poor) cheeseboard and 2 drinks. We were told this was with the discount (most expensive block of cheddar I've ever had) when questioned the staff text the manager while we stood at the bar waiting. 20 mins later the response came there would be no voucher offer. Generally really poor customer service. Mediocre food and wine. Mediocre room. Lot of street noise.Stay elsewhere, plenty of beautiful places in York far superior.

"Superb break"

User 07/07/2020

The first thing greeting you is the superb staff who were really friendly and efficient. Immediately felt safe with the precautions in place. Our evening meal was superb and the steak was probably the best I have eaten (for half the price of some other places). The location of the hotel is great - it is very central but still reasonably quiet and we both had a good nights sleep. The garden area is lovely and we were treated to listening to the family of Peregrine falcons nesting in the Minster. Slight issue with the bill but was resolved by the reservation team (thank you Alice) Going back later in summer with my sister as her birthday gift and really looking forward to it. Only negative for me is that I have minor sight issues and the dark decor made it a little difficult but the friendly and efficient hospitality of the staff more than compensated for this. Lovely hotel.

"Great steak coupled with great service"

joelrB7073NR, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom 07/07/2020

Bar staff immediately on hand to greet you as soon as you enter the pub and their meticulous social-distancing system was clearly explained. Bar area is cosy and bursting with character. Although we elected to sit outside due to the famous beer garden, another night in the bar in the future is on the cards. Beer garden didn't disappoint. Very spacious with great views of the minster from some tables. As it started to get chilly later into the night the staff came round with blankets, which was a nice touch. Rump steak was excellent and a joy to eat; to be honest if you had told me it was fillet I might have believed you, it was that soft and easy to cut. Loved our trip to the Lamb and Lion Inn, it'll take something drastic for me not to come back!

"perfect location"

halliep, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 18/03/2020

Really loved the Lamb and Lion. They've done a wonderful job carving rooms out of this old building, which echoed the character of the city itself. The bed was ridiculously comfortable and I loved the view of Bootham Bar out the window. Location was ideal, right down from the Minster and on the doorstep of all that old York promises. The hike with my luggage up three flights is just part of the deal when you stay at an old hotel, but the staff was so friendly and, while I wasn't there long enough to enjoy a meal, the restaurant looked wonderful. Only downside? I stayed on a Saturday and revelers were out on the streets until 5 am so I didn't sleep. That's not the fault of the hotel, but it is a consideration if you're a light sleeper.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lamb and Lion inn when you visited York and for taking the time to leave us fantastic feedback. I hope you are keeping safe and we hope to be welcoming you back in the future when normality resumes. Thank you again Laura

"Excellent stay"

GillnRaymanchester, Lancashire 08/03/2020

We stayed for 3 nights in the Attic Room. The stairs leading to it were steep but the room itself was lovely and spacious and very clean. Couldn't fault it. Breakfast was hot and tasty. We only had one evening meal but again this was delicious. All the staff were fantastic, really friendly and most helpful. Brilliant location, close to the Minster and The Shambles. Lots to do in York and lots of lovely places to eat and drink. Thanks to all for making it a very pleasant stay. Have already booked a return visit to The Lamb and Lion in December for the Christmas Market.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. We couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed your time with us so much so you've also booked to return later in the year! If you haven't already visited York at Christmas in the past you will love it, York is such a beautiful city anyway but at Christmas it is even more so. We look forward to welcoming you back Thank you again Laura

"Lovely Stay"

CP5380, Gloucester, United Kingdom 06/03/2020

We've just returned from an overnight stay at the Lamb & Lion and we loved it there. It's a building full of character, with a lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and very convenient location. We ate in the restaurant, fantastic, friendly service ( Weds 4th March - the two ladies serving that night were wonderful!) the food was delicious and although it became busy, it still felt cosy and relaxed. I have seen other reviewers mention the noise - it's an old building close to the centre of the City, it's unrealistic to expect silence. Saying that, other than creaky stairs leading to the room (Room 3) and the occasional voices in the beer garden, we heard minimal noise and slept soundly all night. The room was spotless with great facilities. Bright and airy, with a comfortable bed. A small warning that there is a label on the sink stating the water gets very hot and it's there for a's scalding hot..which isn't a bad thing at all, but be aware if you have children! Breakfast was lovely, well cooked and service again was friendly and fast. We checked out at 9am, leaving our bags there while we explored the City for the rest of the day. The Minster is a 2 minute walk away, the Shambles is 5-10 minutes away so it's a great location for exploring! When we returned to collect our bags we paid the £10 parking fee for the off site parking which is far cheaper than paying by the hour. We fell in love with York while we were visiting and this Inn was a big part of that! We can't wait to come back and will definitely be booking in here again. Thank you to all the staff.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn whilst visiting York. Your fantastic review is very much appreciated and we couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Lovely place"

User 25/02/2020

Only had a drink in here but it was a lovely cosy place to settle for a drink. Was clean and comfortable log fire was burning away. Menu looked nice too lots to choose from. You can also book a stay here it looked like a nice place to stay.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for coming in for a drink with whilst in York and for leaving us a fantastic review I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and i hope we will be welcoming you back in the future. Maybe even for an overnight stay next time. Thank you again for your review Laura

"York Theatre Royal"

timmonsey55, Boston Spa, United Kingdom 23/02/2020

Booked one night for my my wife and I for a theatre visit to see `Oliver` at York Theatre Royal (which was excellent!). Warm welcome, lovely room, the building itself is amazing as you would expect from it being over 260 years old, small rooms abound in the bar area, we ate on Saturday evening in the restaurant, really good, the whole place is charming, the staff are really nice, everything was just perfect. Highly recommended.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us whilst in York and taking the time to leave us such a kind review Our location really can't get any better for a Theatre visit and i'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time in York and got to sample some of our delicious food whilst with us. I hope we will be welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura

"First class food and service"

Pauline D, Northop, United Kingdom 23/02/2020

Visited the Lamb and Lion on 2 occasions during our short stay in York. Food was excellent, freshly cooked and good value for money .Staff are friendly and attentive. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED well worth a visit.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting us twice whilst visiting York! It's fantastic to know we must be doing something right for you to return for a second visit during your stay. I hope we will be welcoming you back in the future and should you find yourself staying overnight in York again don't forget we also have en-suite rooms. You can find all the details regarding our rooms on our website Thank you again Laura

"One night stay to visit Roots"

User 18/02/2020

A lovely bar & B&B in a brilliantly busy part of York. Central to everything! A warm welcome, fantastic lunch & lovely gin greeted us before being led to a lovely cosy, warm & fresh room. Being in a room on the front of the property meant an early hours call from the noisy nightclubbers at 03.40am! We stayed on a Monday so can't imagine what a Friday/Saturday night would be like!!!!! We didn't have breakfast but the breakfast room is really quaint! Lots of small comfy rooms with snuggly sheepskin rugs on comfy chairs, open fires & friendly service!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us a great review I'm pleased to hear overall you enjoyed your time with us and found our staff to be friendly and welcoming. The only downside to having such a central location can be the noise at times although unusual to hear noise so late on a Monday evening we appreciate this can be frustrating after a long day! We do have rooms at the back of our building which i would recommend if you look to stay with us again in the future. If you ring our central reservations direct they will more than happily discuss our room options with you I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the future Thank you Laura

"Good Stay."

User 17/02/2020

Spent two nights at L&L and thoroughly enjoyed it. Rooms are clean, comfortable with plenty of amenities and hot water. Excellent location, right beside Marygate entrance to the old city. Very friendly and attentive staff. Loved all of our meals, especially the breakfast choices. When we visit York, we will definitely stay here again and will recommend to friends and family.

Marmadukes Town House Hotel, Other at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for stopping with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn whilst visiting York and for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review We couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed your stay so much so you would recommend us to others and return again in the future Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back Laura


anitacN6502PA, Great Witley, United Kingdom 16/02/2020

Good position just within the walls of York. Parking was quite a walk away, but reduced rates are available from the hotel. Disappointed with the room. Very poor lighting in the bathroom, majority of the bulbs not working and shower was poor. I found the bed uncomfortable. Breakfast included, but again not impressed. Thought the hotel was poor for the price.

"Nice Stay"

www-DjGaz-co-uk, Worksop, United Kingdom 14/02/2020

Was nice here. Parking was a but of a walk, but plenty of pubs close. Went out to eat, lots of places close. The room was nice, nice outdoor area out the back. Stayed in July 2019. Would stay here again.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us whilst in York and taking the time to leave us feedback Due to our fantastic City Centre location we unfortunately don't have any onsite car parking but although a 10 minute walk to the car park we do feel the discounted parking we offer is great value for money I'm pleased to hear you would look to stay with us in the future Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back Laura

"Lovely food and great service"

Y9344WKsueh, York, United Kingdom 11/02/2020

Booked for 3 of us and our dog and we got the snug . Arrived to find a bowl of treats for the dog and water . Had a great meal . Very comfortable lovely surroundings . Our food was fresh and tasty and well presented .

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to visit us for a meal and i'm glad you liked the little extras for your doggy on arrival! I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again for your kind words Laura

"Inn York"

Darcey-co, Derby, United Kingdom 07/02/2020

A couple of nights at the Lamb And Lion provided a good mid-week break. The pub/hotel is very close to the minster and at the side of the wall. Rooms are furnished in a slightly old fashioned way but the welcome and meals are all 10 out of 10. A very good breakfast set us up for a easy walk to the centre of York, on our return the meals on offer in the pub where excellent.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review We couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed your time with us and you where able to sample some of our delicious food whilst with us I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the future Thank you again Laura


User 01/02/2020

Had a great lunch here got fish and chips ,wife got ham sandwich with all the trimmings and was really nice, service and staff friendly and polite, would definitely go back price was reasonable and prompt. Very much worth a visit.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us for Lunch whilst in York I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your food. Our fish and chips are very popular! We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Great experience"

mumsybee, Berkhamsted, United Kingdom 31/01/2020

We were visiting York for three days and meeting up with family. We booked in for Sunday lunch - 10 of us - and were welcomed warmly. We had a 'booth' to ourselves which was a tiny room with bench seating on three sides and lots of cushions - very cosy! The Sunday roasts were delicious and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Altogether an occasion to remember and we hope to go back.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us for your family meal whilst visiting York. I'm very happy to hear we didn't disappoint and everyone enjoyed their meals I hope we will be welcoming you and your family back in the near future Thank you again Laura

"A diamond in York"

pmainwaring, Bury, United Kingdom 31/01/2020

This hotel is a gem of a diamond in york. The manager Debbie is a breath of fresh air, she got a brilliant team with her making anyone stay just brilliant . It a very old building with all the quarks one can expect with such an old build on the edge of York Wall. But even with itbquarks it still brilliant

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us such a perfect review I couldn't be happier to read you enjoyed your stay with us and for your kind words regarding Debbie and the rest of our staff. It is very much appreciated I hope we will be welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Great location"

Nonibites, St. Neots, United Kingdom 26/01/2020

What a nice little hotel, the location was outstanding, near to the sites, shops and restaurants. A good selection of breakfast items (including vegetarian) to choose from. Rooms were warm and comfortable. Park at the Marygate parking lot, the hotel will sell you a discounted parking voucher. A little noisy at night since it is on a Main Street, but nothing too bad.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review I'm pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed exploring York, it is such a beautiful little City! I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Extended weekend break"

User 26/01/2020

After searching high and low on the internet looking for somewhere to stay, we picked the Lamb and Loin Hotel. 5 star's not enough. Being in business myself and understanding the principles of great customer service, it was fabulous to experience customer service over on beyon the normal. From the moment we arrived, with no hesitation our large cases were taken off us and taken to our room, top floor no lifts, and this service was extended to every customer. The staff lead by what can only be described as the diamond of the pack Debbie who ensured their interaction was always just and at the right level, for us perfect. In fact BBC or channel 5 should film this lady and her team, as they are so funny yet so professional and operate just like a well oiled family. Lessons can be learnt from many. The hotel is old and quirky, bedrooms for a city centre hotel are above good, yes they might not have a modern wardrobe but they make up for this in so many many other ways. The restaurant at night is run as a top fight military unit, although you might never know. Small compacted menu, but good enough for us to eat there every night. Breakfast, they say is the start of your day. Well it been a very long time since I've experienced quality above cost, our queen would be happy with a Lamb and Loin breakfast. Might have something to do with the manage Debbie running this service, she certainly help us start our day with a smile. Overall, from frontline staff to the chamber maids, the Lamb and Loin can be proud of their staff seamless and effortless service.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us such a perfect review. There's nothing better than receiving such positive feedback from our guests and it makes all our staffs hard work worthwhile knowing our guests have enjoyed their stay. Thank you for your kind words regarding all our staff and your special mention to Debbie, she will very much appreciate this! I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Fantastic location, very nice accommodation and meals"

GeorginaL142, Sydney, Australia 25/01/2020

Our family (including two teenagers) stayed for two nights in January 2020. We booked two ensuite rooms, and both were very well decorated and comfortable. One room was at the front on the first floor, and the other on the third floor overlooked the beer garden and city wall at the rear. This accommodation is in a fantastic location, literally adjoining the city wall and a 2-minute walk from the York Minster. We heard the church bells each night. We had dinner one evening in the dining room, and it was great pub food with a warm open fire. The front bar has a fine selection of local ales. We thought the Lamb & Lion Inn was really good, and we'd be happy to stay here again.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to the Lamb and Lion Inn for your family whilst visiting York I couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed all parts of your stay with us and also enjoyed a meal with us in our restaurant I hope we will be welcoming you and your family back in the near future Thank you ever so much again Laura

"Weekend visit"

User 19/01/2020

If you stay at this hotel, avoid staying in any of the rooms at the front of the building, as the noise level prevents a decent nights sleep due to the poor quality sash windows/lack of double glazing. The breakfast was good and gluten free options were catered for.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us whilst visiting York I'm sorry to hear your stay was let down by noise levels preventing you getting a decent nights sleep Due to our city centre location guests can expect to hear some passing by noise at times and as we are a listed building installing double glazing unfortunately isn't an option for us. If any guests feel this will be an issue during their stay we do recommend our rooms higher up the building or towards the back of the building as these tend to be quieter. I hope you still managed to enjoy your time with us in York and would return again in the future. Please contact our central reservations direct to discuss room options so we can help you find the perfect one Thank you Laura

"Great place"

User 18/01/2020

great little hotel, perfectly situated only a very short walk to all bars, restaurants and the Minster. Our room was clean and very comfortable, we were in the attic room so there were a few steep steps but this wasn't a problem for us. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the bar area has a great atmosphere.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us such fantastic feedback I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed every part of your stay with us and your kind words are very much appreciated I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Great Atmosphere"

db1007, York, United Kingdom 09/01/2020

I have been here on several occasions and each time have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Placed just inside the walls, it is always friendly and the staff are efficient and the food excellent. My only complaint is that this time I visited with a vegetarian and found the choice pretty much non existent. She ended up just having chips and a sandwich. Great for the meat eater, but the veggie menu needs updating.

"Good for a drink"

LittleJenny, London 01/01/2020

We were staying at Bootham nearby so decided to call in for a drink on our way back to our guest house. The pub is very nice and service was good. It has a friendly atmosphere. Prices were reasonable too

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for popping in for a drink whilst in York i'm happy to hear we didn't disappoint and hope you will return in the future. We also have 12 en-suite rooms available if you do return and wish to stop with us Thank you Laura

"Ok but not outstanding"

User 29/12/2019

The room was small and noisy. The noise was outside of the hotels controlled but loud enough to ruin sleep. The foot was acceptable but no more. The breakfast though served to the table was certainly ore prepared as the sausage was really hard and the bacon over heated One night stay was ok but any more and I would have moved.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us whilst in York and for taking the time to leave us feedback I'm sorry to hear you found certain aspects of your stay weren't up to scratch. We will be sure to look into these issues to improve things for future guests. I hope you still enjoyed your time in York and will give us another chance in the future should you return to York Please accept our apologies again Laura

"Let the bells ring out for Christmas"

Douglas B, High Legh, Nr Knutsford 29/12/2019

Fantastic hotel right in the heart of the City. Staff so helpful managing to create a fun atmosphere even though they were so busy, food excellent. Rooms decidedly quirky - no lift which is in character with the building, stairs, steep and narrow but help was always at hand. A return visit a 'must'.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for leaving us a fantastic review I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and liked the quirky aspect of our building. Our staff are always happy to help guests with any luggage up and down the stairs as we appreciate not having a lift can make it difficult at times We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Christmas trip"

Nick G, Chesterfield, United Kingdom 16/12/2019

Booked here for a Christmas shopping trip because I wanted somewhere with character, this place has lots! Its ideally situated for shopping, sightseeing and a night out. I'd definitely stay again, the staff are friendly and polite, the rooms are clean and well presented, the breakfast was really nice. I would definitely stay here again.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us over Christmas, i hope you managed to get all your Christmas Shopping done! Thank you for your kind review your comments are very much appreciated and i hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura


KmarieHull, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom 14/12/2019

What a fantastic 1 night stay in York. This place is fabulous! The food, my gosh, the food is absolutely amazing, the staff super friendly and our room is lovely. We will def be back in the future. Another plus is that the hotel is right in the center of York. X

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and will return again in the future! Our location is so central, everything you could need in York is right on your doorstep and just moments away from the York Minster. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Great location and lovely quirky rooms"

Ian W, Reading, United Kingdom 05/12/2019

Lovely old inn which ha seven sympathetically decorated. Trendy but not too so, if that makes sense! The hotel/is situated within the city walls and is well priced. Beware; breakfast starts at 08:00 and not 07:30 as stated in the info in the room!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us a great review I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and liked how we have recently decorated parts of our Inn Please accept our apologies that the information in your room regarding breakfast was incorrect. We did used to serve breakfast from 7.30am but this must not have been changed when we altered our breakfast times but we will get this sorted right away Thank you again Laura

"Lunch with the family!"

Mamoose1953, Stamford, United Kingdom 01/12/2019

Christmas shopping trip to York for a few days with daughter No.1! Went to L&L for Sunday lunch on recommendation of daughter No.2! A spacious table in a cosy room with an open fire and lunch was beautiful. Plenty of everything, delicious gravy and a nice selection of veg (although a tiny bit more cooking would have made them perfect) The lady who served us was a joy! Would definitely eat here again

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for stopping by for a meal with us and i'm glad we didn't disappoint on your daughters recommendation! Our restaurant area (the lions den) is a beautifully decorated cosy room to enjoy a meal whilst keeping warm from the open fire so i'm pleased you where able to grab a table in this room as we do get very busy at times We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Nice boozer"

JohnCasey29, Filey, United Kingdom 30/11/2019

We stayed here for 1 night. Natasha the landlady is very nice and friendly. The pub itself is lovely and old and nicely renovated. Old low beams etc. Ideal in a pub but not in a bedroom Room 2 was low and very small It was very clean but too small with low ceilings and doors. A very small window so a very dark room. The bathroom door was very low and I did bang my head twice during the night. All in all, good value for money at £75 for 2 for B and B andbrealfast was awesome. Thanks Ryan. Wetherby is also a cool place for a stopover and this pub is ideally located

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us at the Lamb and Lion and for taking the time to leave us feedback I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found your room to be cleaned to standards we expect guests should find them. We have various different room types which some have higher roofs which may suit your needs better. If you ring our central reservations they will be more than happy to discuss the options with you Thank you again Laura

"Hidden gem of York"

lisahL2266JD, Taunton, United Kingdom 23/11/2019

We chose the Lamb and Lion as we wanted to stay in a traditional and comfortable pub right in the centre of York, and we weren't disappointed! Check out the secret garden with views of York Minster. Pub and rooms clean and beautifully decorated, lovely breakfast room too. Great food, gastro pub style, caters for vegans as long as you let them know ahead. One or more flights of stairs to negotiate if staying, as expected with older buildings. Also our room wasn't double glazed so it could have been a little warmer (we stayed in November) and you can hear night time street noise, there was quite a lot of it being graduation week! But really didn't detract from the enjoyment of our stay, looking forward to our return!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us such kind feedback I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and was able to sample some of our food whilst here. Our Chefs will always try their best to cater for everybody. We all look forward to welcoming you back again in the future Thank you again Laura

"Another fine stay at the Lamb and Lion!"

463ronw, Lake Arrowhead, California 19/11/2019

My wife and I have just completed our fourth visit to York and the same for the Lamb and Lion. Jon, Alex, Joanne, Lee and all of the other staff (sorry,not always good with names) were the perfect hosts! We love the ambiance of the L&L, as well as the fine fare presented daily. We are not always about modern amenities and enjoy the “old” feel for the place. We were originally placed in a room on the upper level and my wife had some issues with the stairs...the staff made sure we were moved down to a more accessible room for very grateful! Our first visit at Christmas time and the festivities in town and lighting ceremonies were wonderful! Centrally located and next to High Petergate, we highly recommend this wonderful inn!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us such a perfect review. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and your kind words regarding our staff are very much appreciated. We will always try our best to accommodate our guests to make their stay more comfortable so i'm pleased our staff where able to move you to a lower floor for your stay. York is incredibly beautiful at this time of year and a must see for anyone that hasn't visited I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Location, location, location!"

MagsMichel, Christchurch, New Zealand 17/11/2019

Located right under one of the old gates, Lamb and Lion is a bit dated, and the rooms are a bit small, but that adds to the charm of this comfortable inn. Plumbing issues seem to be recurring, as our shower drain was not working, but the night manager was prompt in attending us when we advised staff of the situation, and a solution quickly offered. Apart from the shower problem, we had a good night sleep as the bed was very comfortable, and breakfast the next morning was very nice. Be advised if you're driving into York that there is no parking at the Lamb and Lion, so you have to park a 5min walk away and collect a parking ticket from reception, at a charge. Not ideal if you have lots of luggage, or if it's raining, but there is next to no parking in York itself.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn and for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a comfortable night sleep. I'm sorry you found some issues with your shower although happy our staff where able to come up with a solution for you during your stay. As we are such an old building plumbing issues can happen more often than in a more modern establishment but we will always try our best to fix any issues right away. we agree York can be difficult to park and drive around although we feel the discounted parking we use for Marygate carpark is great value for money and there is a little lay by next to the arch way in front of our building that guests can stop for a couple of minutes to drop bags off which we will take straight to your room ready for your check in I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura

"Never stayed her but love the pub."

293neilk, Liverpool, United Kingdom 12/11/2019

The Lamb & Lion Inn is a great pub and hotel that on any trip into York I take I always make a point of visiting as I absolutely adore this pub. In a beautiful building dating from the 17th century, the interior is lovely, great decor and furnishings including a cool looking serving bar and plenty of seating options spread throughout this pub, the exterior is no less beautiful guarded by two suits of armour, a pub with real character. My twin brother Stephen and I were here on a Saturday night, pub was busy with a great atmosphere, a very pleasant member of staff served us a real ale each,we opted to have Timothy Taylor's Brewery " landlord " these were served in excellent condition by staff who know how to keep and serve a good real ale and are very knowledgeable about the real ales they serve,we luckily managed to get a table were we just kicked back,chilled out and took in the great pub we were in. I really enjoy the ales brewed by Timothy Taylor's Brewery, their landlord is a particular favourite of mine, a crisp,well balanced pale ale with delicate hints of citrus and caramel, it is in fact a classic pale ale. We both really enjoyed our ales in here before we moved on and as on every other visit to the Lamb & Lion Inn we had a great time. The Lamb & Lion Inn is easy to locate along High Petergate, a great pub,well worth checking out if your in the area or planning a trip to York.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to pop in for a drink whilst you where visiting York and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for appreciating our well kept beer our staff all work hard to ensure all our ales are kept to a high standard and served just as they should be I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future and maybe for an over night stop next time Thank you again Laura

"Poorly Maintained, not worth any amount to stay here."

EdLamm, Boston, Massachusetts 28/10/2019

Stayed here for two nights last week while on vaca in the UK. Staff is great, go out of their way to help, but ownership here is absolutely lacking in performing even the most basic of maintenence in the building. Walls are filthy, ceilings have holes, shower and bathroom sink backed up and we couldn't shower before leaving for the day.. Electricity and plumbing hasn't been updated in 80 years, (one outlet in entire room)... No outlet in bathroom at is very old with burn marks and totally worn out... From a rummage street sale somewhere... Do yourself a favor and stay at the Hilton down the street, or anyplace else that is modern and clean.. Do not waste your money staying here...Also, there is no elevator.. Two heavy suitcases up 4 flights of narrow steps.. Not fun...There is no 'character' in this old pub/hotel, it's simply a poorly maintained, dirty old dump. Don't be fooled by the decent reviews.. If you don't like dirty walls, poor lighting, antiquated plumbing and electrical, at over $150 a night, don't stay here... Many more places to stay in York.. And choose a modern hotel. Everything is within a 5 minute walk of anyplace you stay. No need to stay in hole like this because of location. You'll be amazed at how small the town is, and how close you are to everything no matter what hotel you stay in.. As a former hotel maintenance manager for a major American brand, I was absolutely appalled at the condition of this place. Stay somewhere else.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback regarding your stay and thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. All our staff work incredibly hard so your comments are very much appreciated. Please accept our apologies you found numerous issues with the plumbing in your room we will look into these issues right away although had you brought this up with a management or a member of staff during your stay we would have got onto this there and then and if we where unable to resolve it at the time we could have looked into offering you a different room. Due to being a very old listed building just installing an elevator isn't an option and i feel it is a little unfair to state all our good reviews are false as many of our guests love our olde worlde charm and is that's exactly why they book with us rather than a modern hotel. It sounds like a old Inn isn't the right place for yourself and you would be more suited to a modern Hilton style hotel in the future Please again accept our apologies that you faced a few issues during your stay and sorry we didn't have the chance to rectify these before your departure Thank you Laura

"Jacuzzi and toilet problems"

User 23/10/2019

This is a beautiful traditional pub and inn that is almost under one of the city gates. Super-charming and convenient location, in easy walking distance of everything. We paid close to £200/night for our double room. We stayed in the attic room, which had an ensuite bathroom with a jacuzzi. Trying to use the jacuzzi turned out to be a horrible mistake. I filled up the tub and got in before turning on the jets since I wanted to make sure the water was going to be high enough for the jets, but not overflowing. A couple of minutes after turning the jets on, I realised the tub was circulating quite a bit of black plaque from the jacuzzi pipes. It was truly disgusting. The jacuzzi had obviously not been cleaned in a long time. I took a long shower but still didn't feel clean. Then, we noticed that the toilet seat was not actually connected to the toilet - practically slid in. We reported these issues to an employee the following morning, and talked to the manager before leaving. He promised us a discount if we came back, but it wasn't clear how we'd claim it and to be honest, I'd probably not choose to stay here again. Poor maintenance and a bad experience that we were not compensated for in any way. It's a shame, as it is a lovely inn in an ideal location.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us on your visit to York and for taking the time to leave us feedback Please accept our deepest apologies you found your Jacuzzi bath deposited black bits when turned on we do regularly clean the pipes through with specialist cleaners as well as our daily cleaning of the Jacuzzi bath. I can only assume that the most recent service of the Jacuzzi pipes was missed which we agree isn't acceptable and we will put appropriate measures into place to ensure this doesn't happen again. Our staff did however rectify this right away and the same with your toilet seat although we do apologise these where even issues in the first place. Sorry it wasn't explained more clearly how to book again in the future with discount. If you ring our central reservations direct they will happily book this in for you. I hope you will give us another chance in the future and i hope otherwise you still enjoyed your time in York Thank you Laura

"Quaint Inn"

thomashardy777, Parksville, Canada 11/10/2019

Small inn, at least on the bottom floors, somewhat quirky, at least the restaurant. The pub is small, descent selection of beers/ales and liquork and very pleasant staff. the restaurant, at lunch, had a very limited menu, food was ok. The room has much on the walls to talk about. Don't know what the room are like. Nice little place to stop for a tasty drink.

"Good service, great location, quiet stay."

User 11/10/2019

As well as staying in The Lamb and Lion we have also stayed at The Golden Fleece and The Black Swan before. The Lamb and Lion was the quietest stay out of the three and the best two were The Lamb and Lion and The Black Swan.

"Brilliant find"

User 10/10/2019

We stumbled on this inn at Bootham Bar and had two nights of the best food we had on our whole trip to the U.K. John our server was attentive, listened to our preferences, and delivered magical meals to us both on two different nights. Reasonably priced, good tap selection. John is the man! It was so good, we are planning on staying at the inn next time.

"Saturday Night Visit"

Sharron G, Scarborough, United Kingdom 07/10/2019

We visited here with my Daughter and future Son in Law on Saturday 5th October 2019. Table booked for 19.45. We arrived were greeted and shown to our table to be told they had run out of Lamb and there was only 1 portion of Fish n Chips. We looked at the menu ordered and were told all fish n chips now gone. The food was lovely, service great and we had a thoroughly enjoyable night. But i fail to see how a restaurant can run out of 2 dishes so early on an evening even being busy in the daytime. As a business owner myself its all about preparation to deliver a good service.


db90x, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 03/10/2019

Came here for drinks with a friend, drinks were nice and cheap, food looked honestly amazing but unfortunately we had already eaten. This place is definitely on the list for next time. Staff all very friendly.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for popping in for a drink with us Our food is delicious if we do say so ourselves you'll certainly have to return to sample some on your next visit We look forward to seeing you again Thanks Laura

"York visit"

Mick S, St Neots 28/09/2019

Made to feel welcome from the minute you walked in till the minute you leave. Excellent service well done. Good was delicious and a good mix of drinks available. Close to everywhere we intended to visit.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stop with us on your visit to York and for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and managed to fit in the time to eat some of our great food also! I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura D

"Old fashioned bar with ambience"

26anna25, York, United Kingdom 24/09/2019

We have not used this as a hotel as we live here but we frequently use it as a pub/eating place and mostly enjoy its relaxed convivial atmosphere - especially at less busy times. There is a really good selection of beers (including real ales from Yorkshire) plus they do a G&T with a lot more style than the bar I very recently reviewed - properly in a balloon glass with the garnish they say they do. Food is not brilliant but it is certainly adequate and portions are very generous. We especially like it when it is colder, more winter like weather but the beer garden is good in summer. We often take friends (not from York) and everybody seems to like it. The only criticism is sometimes music is a bit too loud On the whole a quirky pub with ambience - right under the city walls.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review regarding your recent visit We love our Gins here at the Lamb and Lion Inn and completely agree they're best served in a balloon glass! I'm sorry you didn't find our food brilliant on your visit, i will pass these comments on as we pride ourselves on our usual high food standards although i'm happy to hear you still enjoyed your meal. I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura D

"Tragically overpriced"

User 22/09/2019

Need to start by saying, the staff at this B&B are an absolute credit to this establishment, each and everyone went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The food was very good, the beer garden is an absolute gem and the location is spot on. Those who review this place and mention noise, get over it, it's right next to the minster, city noise is a given. Those who mention 6 flights of wonky stairs, you have no grounds to moan, this is a period property and part of it's charm. Unfortunately, the cons which I will list now rather let the above down. This place is neglected, grubby, tired and overpriced. Our room was in the attic, it was very stuffy, shabby and basic, curtains are torn and hanging in dirt. Loo roll is beyond thin (bathroom was clean). Stain on ceiling was crusty. Stair carpets need detail vacuum. The downstairs toilet is a total fright, the radiator is hanging in filfth. More scary was the open door to the kitchen which was not very clean either, there was food all over the floor and definitely a dirty kitchen. Would we stay again, my husband says he would as the pros out weigh the cons and our bed and bathroom were acceptable. It could do with a fresh pair of critical eyes, attention to detail needs addressing and some room frills adding. Such a shame as the price reflected a much more pristine B&B experience. I feel it was at least £100 over it's worth. We are used to travelling, trust me we speak from experience.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to York and for taking the time to leave us feedback from your stay All our staff work incredibly hard to make sure our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay so i'm very happy to hear this was the case for yourselves. Our location really is hard to beat. Everything you could possibly need is right on your doorstep! I'm very sorry you hear you found your room to be in a tired state and not worth the price you paid. I will pass your comments on regarding the tired state of your room and the points you've raised about our downstairs toilets and kitchen area to have these looked at right away. I'm glad that the pros during your stay outweigh the negative points so much so you will return in the future Please accept our deepest apologies again that you faced issues during your stay and i hope you will see improvements on any future visits Thank you Laura D

"Charming surroundings, terrible food"

725Hardtoplease725, Bedford, United Kingdom 15/09/2019

Visited for Sunday lunch with a friend. Initially tempted to book rooms for a future romantic weekend away, but after sampling the Sunday lunch: no sireee bob! Bad experience only rescued by the great company I had. Cold potatoes, microwaved veg so hot I burnt my mouth, inedible carrots and parsnips like rock, I kid you not. Super disappointing! What a let down! How can you get Sunday lunch so wrong? If you can't cook, don't leave your bed in the morning if you're in the hospitality business. I'll be giving this place a wide berth on my next trip.

"Not great unfortunately"

User 12/09/2019

Came here at the start of September for the night as an anniversary treat, I emailed beforehand to request a minster view which gladly we got with room 6 unfortunately though that was possibly a mistake as our tv wouldn't work (I was a bit Ill while we stayed so went back to the room early) so ended up watching tv on our phone! The rooms are very dated, our bed randomly creaked all night so much so that my husband decided to go for a walk round york at 4.30am, the chair was broken, hardly any plug sockets, shower wouldn't drain so I ended up just washing my hair and then having to wash using the sink. Must admit the staff really are lovely and the food was nice (didn't have breakfast) but overall we definitely wouldn't stay again!


User 08/09/2019

We received a warm and friendly welcome at this very old historical hotel which is a few minutes walking distance from York Minster. My sisters, our mother (who was in a wheelchair) and myself stayed 3 nights at the Lamb & Lion. The rooms were all very clean, good quality comfortable mattresses, spacious bathrooms, fresh towels each day, tea and coffee. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast very good. The restaurant was cosy and relaxed with a good menu with authentic Yorkshire food. Loved the Steak and Ale pie! A big thank you to the lady at reception (Debbie) who went out of her way to make our stay so enjoyable. Our mum wants fresh strawberries everyday now!

"Good family evening meal"

Julia S, Glasgow 30/08/2019

We had a table booked for 7 of us and the staff were very attentive to us. We ate in the restaurant which is very pretty. A large menu. I had trio of sausages on mash and it was very tasty followed by 3 scoops of ice cream. Only criticism the ice cream was a little small, not full scoops and the loos could do with some attention! Very central to the city and a one minute walk to the Minster.


User 25/08/2019

We visited on a busy race day, Alice and molly couldn't do enough for us! We got the 3 for £11 nibbles. Couldn't fault the food and the service was the best we have received in long time. Thanks guys!!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for visiting us on your trip to York and for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review I'll pass your comments onto Alice and Molly, your kind comments are very much appreciated as our staff work incredibly hard and even more so on race days as i'm sure you could see just how busy we get! I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the near future Thank you again Laura D

"Wonderful find in York"

Krugdrinker, Winchester, United Kingdom 19/08/2019

We have stayed in York many times, but this was one of our best stays. The Lamb & Lion is lovely & quirky, and the staff all excellent and really welcoming. A special mention to Debbie, Jackie, Alice & Chelsea, who all made us feel really at home. The room was snug, but really nicely done with a super comfy bed. The garden is great in the sunshine, with amazing service, and nothing was too much trouble. The car parking is so easy. What a find!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to York and for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review We pride ourselves on having such hardworking friendly staff so your kind comments will be very much appreciated and i'll be sure to pass these on. After a long day of sightseeing and a couple of drinks at our bar you definitely need a nice comfortable bed for the night so i'm happy to hear you found yours comfy I hope we will be welcoming you back in the future Laura D

"Better than expected"

User 16/08/2019

Check in was at 3pm, but our room hadn't been slept in the night before, so we checked in early. We had read a lot of bed reviews, so we were pretty relieved when we saw our room. We were on the first floor at the front of the building. I'd read complaints about the noise from the street, but that didn't bother us, because we only slept in the room at night. We stayed in room 11, which was very spacious with a nice spacious bathroom. The furniture was very dated and one of the lamps at the side of the bed didn't work. There was evidence of water damage from the ceiling in the room and bathroom. The staff who worked there were very friendly and went out of their way to help you. One of the workers recommended a lovely little Italian, which I would highly recommend. We had a a full English breakfast in the morning. There was also a choice of fruit juices, yogurt and cereal. The toast was lovely too, with a choice of jam or marmalade. Check out was at 11, but our train wasn't until 3.30, so they looked after our bag, so we didn't have to carry it around with us on the last day. Overall we had a pleasant stay, but unfortunately we wouldn't stay again.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review on your recent stay I'm happy to see that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you where able to raise the issues you faced with a manager during your stay and where possible these where rectified as quickly as possible. We will certainly look into the water damage you mention too. I hope these points didn't affect your stay too much and hope should you find yourself in York again you would give us another chance Thank you Laura D

"Lovely Dining Experience with the Bells of the Minster Playing"

Anthony D, Islip, New York 13/08/2019

A really pretty little garden patio surrounded by the old garden walls with the sound s off the Minster bells playing in the background. The steak and ale pie was the best we had I. England and the service was top notch. Very reasonable prices and special mention to our waiter, Paddy - overall, a lovely experience.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to York and for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review Our beer garden is a firm favourite with residents and visitors of York and we've even won awards for it! Where better to sample our famous steak pie than in our garden with views on the Minster I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the future Thank you again Laura D

"A hidden inn..."

Phil21228, Baltimore, Maryland 12/08/2019

This pub-based Inn is located immediately next to the Petergate entrance to the old city. Finding it could be a challenge because the wall and gate block your view entirely. There is a single parking spot immediately in front of the gate—a good spot to stop while checking in. Or, you can pull up on the sidewalk (pavement) immediately inside the gate if you wish; the street is not too tight for that. The rooms lack air conditioning, which should be expected for pub rooms but also lack a fan. With the warming climate this may be more of an issue. We were very warm! The breakfast offerings are enormous but very well prepared. I highly recommend the Scottish smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, which was delicious. The pub has a lovely beer garden in the back but note that it's noisy until closing time at about 11 PM. The alternative is rooms over the street, which if on the second floor might also be noisy. The pub is steps from the York Minster so you will enjoy the pealing of the bells, especially on the hour. If your looking for an authentic pub experience rather than a sanitized modern hotel this could be for you.

Adam H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to York and taking the time to leave us a great review Due to our location right under the bar wall archway we do find people can easily miss us! and having that little spot to pull up in is very hand considering parking in York is very limited Guests shouldn't expect to find our garden open until 11pm we are very strict on closing times of our garden due to hotel rooms above and our neighbours next door so i'm very sorry if you found it was open til 11pm on your stay, i will certainly look in to this as our staff are usually very good at ensuring it is closed at 10.30pm I hope we will be welcoming you back in the future Thank you again Laura D

"Sunday lunch "

1AndyB1, York, United Kingdom 11/08/2019

Always on the hunt for the best Sunday lunch and as our journey continues today was the time for the lamb and lion. Cracking pub with probably the best garden in York, recently redecorated too, so this was worth the short walk to Bootham Bar. We had roast beef and it was excellent, I would have preferred another spud and the Yorkshire pud was far to salty, but that aside, beautifully cooked, great service and definitely worth a visit. We will be back Lamb and Lion, thank you.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Lamb and Lion Inn on your recent visit Our beer garden has been voted number one in York numerous times, it's absolutely perfect place to spend an afternoon with a drink and a bite to eat. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, although sorry to hear you felt your Yorkshire Pudding was too salty we will look into this! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura D

"Lamb and Lion York"

User 10/08/2019

Excellent location, close to the Minster. Single room was good. Staff were extremely attentive. Noisy generator outside window and room would benefit with having a chair, there was only a stool. Loved the let luggage facility. All in all, very good.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip We only have the one single room which is our smallest room. We do have 11 doubles which are more spacious and some of these do have chairs in rather than stools. We will certainly look to see if we can change the stool in our Single room to a chair instead. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we will be welcoming you back in the near future Thank you again Laura D

"Lunch on a sunny day"

banana110, Lincoln, United Kingdom 09/08/2019

Had an excellent lunch on the terrace. Beautiful day and good food. Then walked on the ancient wall. Would not recommend for the elderly or frail customers. Very steep steps and awkward angle. Staff friendly.


Carrotravel1234, Sapa, Vietnam 07/08/2019

Nice building and lovely beer garden. The food was standard, nothing special. I asked for veg instead of chips (due to dietary restrictions) with my steak and was charged for the veg. Overall it wasn't great value for money. Good customer service.

"1st Anniversary stay"

User 05/08/2019

We stayed here recently for our first wedding anniversary. We experienced an incredibly warm welcome from Deb and the staff on arrival. Quick check in, with a welcome drink and we were shown to our room. Deb had delivered a bottle of champagne to our room after a request from our family which was really nicely done. The room was a little hot but we were provided with fans. We did end up changing rooms due to the heat (which is not the hotel's fault - this is an old pub with rooms) but this was handled with minimal fuss and our bags were transferred for us. Breakfast was very good each day. We stayed during York race weekend so the hotel and pub were busy and prices maybe higher than normal but that didn't put us off. Everyone at the hotel was friendly, very chatty and couldn't do enough for us. Deb in particular went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She handled taxi bookings for us to the races and also to the station when we left. We ate in the bar on the Saturday evening, they accommodated a table for us, even when busy. We had a great stay, all of the staff should be commended for the way they interact with their customers. We were very touched to receive a free drink from the staff just before we left - a great customer service and it went a long way to making our stay really enjoyable. Thank you to Deb and all the staff, keep doing what you are doing!

"Food and drink in the sun"

Alan U, Liverpool, United Kingdom 03/08/2019

Popped in for a pint and some lunch after walking the wall on a recent visit to York, glad we did. Staff friendly, lovely beer garden with nice views and the food was top class. We ordered a selection of nibbles, bread, olives and battered gherkins ( a revelation) Will definitely call in again when we're in the area.

"Good freshly cooked food in a friendly atmosphere"

johnhansell1, Swaffham, United Kingdom 31/07/2019

We had lunch before in the beer garden here when it was a glorious day in March. This was the day after thunderstorms had hit North Yorkshire, so the beer garden was somewhat damp. Although we had not booked, a table for 9 was quickly found in the restaurant and a freshly cooked lunch appeared along with a good selection of real ales.

"Disappointed ☹️ "

RachaelA570, Sheffield, United Kingdom 30/07/2019

We've eaten here quite a few times over the years when visiting York and after today I don't think we'll visit again. My husband and I both ordered the cheeseburger's. Although I don't mind my steak rare the inside of the burger was quite pink. We were okay with this but it was absolutely swimming in fat, both the chips and onion rings were really really greasy. The salad on the plate was wilted and brown, I didn't touch it. I ate about a third of mine and told the waiter but there wasn't much interest from him! Service was mediocre from the waiter and to be honest I wasn't really keen to eat it as he had hands so far on the plate his fingers were near the food!!! This is a pet hate for me as it's a way to contaminate your food and it makes sense to use a clean tea towel or serviette to carry plates. Our total bill for food and three sparkling waters was just under £35, way too much for what it was. I gave two stars for the beer garden, it could have been three if there were some citronella candles to keep the wasps at bay and a bin lid to cover the rubbish they were swarming round.

"Going downhill"

User 28/07/2019

My fourth trip for food and drinks here and was seriously disappointed this time. Ordered two Bloody Marys and was asked to mix my own drink with Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Told there was salt on the tables to add- nothing. A roast chicken dinner was an insipid thin skinless boiled chicken breast. Broccoli came swimming in truffle cheese sauce on a bed of water. Perhaps the large post-wedding party had taken the kitchen's attention away from regular customers, but this was so much worse than previous trips and deeply disappointing.

"Close to everything"

graham e, Birkenhead, United Kingdom 28/07/2019

City centre hotel , set next to the city walls and with garden views of the nearby Minster. Friendly staff and lovely rooms, plus delicious breakfasts. Step out of the hotel and turn left its a 2 minute walk to the minster and the main shopping centre. 10 minute to station or couple of minutes by taxi. Ideal place to stay and explore the city

"A pleasant stay at a hideaway hotel"

IvanSymka, Birmingham, United Kingdom 20/07/2019

We stayed for 2 nights at Lamb & Lion Inn and there was nonthing we could fault. From the funny and welcoming Deb at the reception, to the clean and cosy guest room on the top floor, to the secret beer garden which serves some great delicacies and ales/ciders. Oh, and let's not forget about the delicious breakfast, served by a lovely lady, of which the name we didn't manage to catch. The hotel is centrally located, which was a huge convenience as we managed to explore the whole city in just one day! If there was any advice we could give to potential guests who have difficulty climbing stairs, that would be to ask for a lower floor room, as there is no lift in the building. All in all, a great experience both, inside and outside the hotel.

"Truly Awful Room"

User 18/07/2019

This must be one of the worst hotel room I have ever had. Room 2 is more like a lift shaft with a small double and maybe 30cms all round. The bathroom, down a weird shoulder width corridor, had paint cracking off the ceiling after a leak of some sort. The bed was dreadful more like a trampoline and as we faced the street we were kept awake by revellers and rubbish collection throughout the night. Wouldn't stay again which is a shame because the staff are charming and it's a great location.

"Lovely garden and good food/beer"

Christopher L, Denver, Colorado, United States 17/07/2019

The garden behind the inn is the real draw here. Quiet and right by the city wall. The food was fine (not great, but perfectly good) and the beer well kept and drawn. Not a pub I'd go to if the weather wasn't good, but if the sun is shining it would be hard to do better.

"Charming place to stay in York."

311deanm, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 14/07/2019

Perfect location in the middle of York close to York Minster. Characterful rooms throughout; cosy little pub with excellent Yorkshire-brewed ales and wide range of gins/spirits, good facilities all round and food was tasty and well presented. Highly Recommended!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in York and for taking the time to leave such a perfect review. There's nothing better than hearing that our guests have thoroughly enjoyed their time with us Our location is fantastic with all of York's amenities right on your doorstep and as you say right next to the York Minster We've recently redecorated all our downstairs areas and love the character and atmosphere of all the little rooms I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the future Laura D

"Okay hotel but could do with a makeover"

EnglishFlibble, England 12/07/2019

We booked for a few nights to stay in York and we booked a hotel near to the Minster. I didn't expect much for the money we paid and the hotel was just okay but it could do with some redecorating as it was looking a little tired. The staff were friendly enough but i can't comment on the quality of the food as we did not eat there.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay to York and for taking the time to leave us feedback regarding your stay. Firstly i'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us & found our staff to be friendly. We have recently re decorated throughout our downstairs restaurant/bar areas and will be looking at redecorating our guest rooms next. I hope we will be welcoming you back again in the future Thanks Laura D

"Unexpected Short Stay"

JohnSTaylor, Redditch, United Kingdom 09/07/2019

Looking forward to a break in York left the Midlands at 3.30pm Thurs arrived York 7.30pm booked in went for a stroll around York back at Lamb & Lion 11.00pm. Very noisy bar and street. room above one of the entrances, no sleep during the night. Up for shower 6.00am, shower very poor with no heat control or bath mat. In car and back to the Midlands for 9.30am Fri morning. In all a very expensive mistake.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in York although i'm sorry to hear you where unable to complete your stay with us due to the noise you experienced Mid week our bar closes at 11pm and all guests would have left the bar by 11.30pm so any noise after this point would be from the street. We appreciate being in such a central location that our guests in our street facing rooms will experience some noise from passerby's so i'm sorry to hear you where unable to sleep due to this and had to depart earlier than planned. Please accept our apologies again Laura D

"Vastly Overpriced"

User 08/07/2019

Nearest parking is at Marygate car park which is a ten minute walk from the hotel, cost us £10 for our two night stay which you pay for at the hotel, very reasonably priced. It's unclear where to check in at the hotel, it becomes apparent there is no reception and check in is at the bar, contending with people trying to order drinks. We were in room 6 which is on the second floor, overlooking the beer garden and part of the city wall walk which you need to remember when getting ready etc! It was a decent sized room, however there were many issues with it. The one mirror in the room is nowhere near the plug sockets for hairdryer / straighteners use. Strange when there is a huge blank wall space above the dressing table which seems like an ideal place for a mirror / getting ready area. There is nowhere to unpack your clothes apart from a small 'wardrobe' which is a curtain across an alcove. Because of the strange positioning of the plug sockets (all four next to each other in one corner on the floor), you have to put the kettle on the floor to make a drink. There is only a bedside table on one side of the bed! Both the duvet cover and net curtain had rips in them. Not acceptable based on the price of the room. The bed was very comfy though. The shower cubicle is tiny and has no shelf for shampoo etc, the shower head is one of those fixed ones and the water drains away very slowly, meaning it's difficult to wash yourself properly. The toilet roll was of an extremely poor quality, one ply and it was as if they didn't want you to have any, it was not very forthcoming. Ridiculous considering how much the room cost. I had a full English on the first morning and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on the second. Both mornings the food was excellent. However, there was no friendly greeting at breakfast or at any point, no checking if everything was ok with the room etc. I don't recall seeing any member of staff smile at any point, in fact they were quite rude and not at all customer friendly or focussed. One member of staff mistakenly tried to overcharge us for a drink (not a big deal) but when this was pointed out it was as if we were really putting them out, no apology etc. On the second morning we didn't want to sit on an uncomfortable church pew with lumpy cushions at breakfast (so narrow that two plates opposite each other don't fit!) so we asked to sit elsewhere which seemed like the end of the world to the staff member who was working at breakfast. To be honest, there was an air of attitude and rudeness from start to finish and we both breathed a sigh of relief when we left. Location wise it's just inside the city wall about a minute's walk from the minster and museum gardens. However all the best bars seemed to be at walmgate at the opposite end of the city. Although it's only about a ten minute from one side of the city centre to the other. Please think carefully about booking here and falling into the trap of thinking you have to pay a fortune for the location because there are plenty of other places to choose from. There are no accessible rooms and other places have parking on site meaning you don't have to drag your cases across the cobbles. If ever I visited York again I might be tempted to visit The Lamb And Lion for food as our breakfasts were excellent but to be honest, the rudeness of the staff would probably put me off as there are dozens of other places available.

"Great food and garden"

KevinRayment, Welwyn, United Kingdom 07/07/2019

My food was excellent in a lovely garden. Unfortunately for me, as a non-smoker, smoking appears to be allowed throughout the garden which spoiled my meal a bit, but I guess this is a bonus if you are a smoker.

"Midweek stay"

User 05/07/2019

Nice clean room in a fantastic location with a beautiful beer garden.excellent breakfast and i would say pretty good value for money overall.would have been nice in the warm weather to be able to open the window a little further so was slightly stuffy but not a major issue.will come again

"Location great the rest mediocre"

User 05/07/2019

Fantastic location which is why we booked it the rest was pretty much hard work.We knew it was an old pub but did not think we would be deemed to be just extra income for the Hotel with next to no service

"Quaint Inn in the heart of York"

Admanasterski, Fort Erie, Canada 01/07/2019

The hotel was above a pub, something we didn't think about. My room was nicely done, but just outside the window there was a deck and table and chairs. My friend was on the 4th floor no elevator. If the weather had of been better, it would have been crowded with people. That wouldn't have been good. We had breakfast downstairs, the server was a very pleasant lady, who gave us a few tips on the area.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent stay in York & taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It's always great to hear our guests enjoyed their stay with us and liked the room they where allocated We do ensure the garden is closed by 10pm at night as to not disturb any guests after that but we are also more than happy to allocate rooms at the front of the building or higher up where possible should a guest request this. Unfortunately due to the age of our building and limited space installing a lift isn't possible but our staff are more than happy to take bags to and from rooms. I hope you will stay with us again in the future should you find yourself in York Thank you again for your review Laura D

"Great location"

User 01/07/2019

Great location, a little noisy on an evening, secret garden beautiful but a shame it closed at 10pm, rooms quite small even though we booked executive, breakfast not too good, only ate there on one morning, rooms clean and bathrron clean.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on your recent stay with us. Our location really is perfect, everything you could need is right on your doorstep! As we have guest rooms and neighbours overlooking the beer garden we do shut at 10pm as we feel any later than this would become disruptive to our guests. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your breakfast with us i'm sure you can see from our other reviews our breakfast and food in general normally gets positive feedback so i hope should you stay with us again you'll give us another chance to change your mind regarding your breakfast I'm happy to hear overall you enjoyed your stay with us Thank you again Laura D

"Lovely overnight stay"

User 01/07/2019

We had a very nice 1 night stay at this hotel, rooms where clean (apart from the dust on the light fitting) and comfortable. A chair or two would be nice in the room, we did have a piano stool but that was used for storage as there was little space to put things. We had lunch at the hotel when we arrived in the secret beer garden and it was very nice - if we don't get the chance to stay here again we will defiantly return for lunch.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in York and taking the time to leave I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us and had a comfortable stay. Due to space in our rooms some don't currently have chairs in them but we shall certainly take a look to see if we can fit any in the rooms that don't have them Sorry you found some dust on the light fittings i'll pass this onto our housekeeping team to ensure this is kept on top of but i'm happy you found your room clean otherwise. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Thank you again Laura D

"Great location"

Staceya128, Leicester, United Kingdom 27/06/2019

Beautifully clean but basic room, a hiccup with our booking (via Best Western) was quickly sorted by Alex who was great. Great location although parking is a good walk away from hotel which didn't bother us but might not suit less able visitors. One disappoint ment was gorgeous H2k toiletries in our bathroom had obviously been used by a previous guest but not replaced.

"A real hidden gem"

User 27/06/2019

We called in here for lunch whilst in York for the day. Sitting in the very pretty beer garden, we both ordered a ‘prime steak sandwich'. We were not disappointed. They came with balsamic rocket and a mini basket of skinny fries. The steak was both tender and succulent and very lean, and the onion marmalade was delicious. The lady waiting on tables in the garden was polite and helpful. We will definitely be back next time we're in York

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review Our sandwiches are always a brilliant choice and i'm glad you had nice enough weather to make use of our beer garden on your visit. We pride ourselves on having friendly and welcoming staff so your comments are very much appreciated We look forward to welcoming you back Thank you again Laura D

"Very nice"

theeliisfamily, Perth, United Kingdom 26/06/2019

Discovered here on our wandering around York Minster area. Very nice. Different seating areas both inside and out. Nice options for eating too. Prices very reasonable. Also do lodgings. Well worth a visit. Comfortable inside.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for popping whilst in York. It's always nice to find a pub by chance when you're wandering so i'm very happy to hear we didn't disappoint I hope should you find yourself in York again you'll be back in to visit Thank you Laura D

"Can't wait stay here again"

User 24/06/2019

Fantastic hotel, had an amazing beer garden and a fantastic view of York Minster from our room! and we were extremely well looked after by Deb! She made the whole experience much better! Can't wait to stay again

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in York and i'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us We are incredibly lucky to be based so close to the York Minster and even be able to see it from some of our rooms I'll be sure to pass your kind comments on regarding Debbie, they'll be very appreciated We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay Thank you again for your fantastic review Laura D

"Great location"

User 21/06/2019

I stayed for 3 nights (Thurs-Sat) admittedly I expected it to be more expensive due to being over a weekend, but was still way overpriced (over $800 aud). I would at least expect breakfast to be included for that price. Definitely not 4 star. My room was supposed to be an "executive" room. Was small, had to walk sideways between bathroom sink and radiator on wall to reach shower. No wardrobe, (just a curtain covering an alcove in the wall) so not enough storage space. For whatever reason there was an ironing outside my door when I arrived and it was not removed during my stay?? That being said, it is an excellent location just a couple of mins from the Minster and the staff are friendly.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in York & taking the time to leave us feedback. Our room rates do vary with anything that's happening in York so our guests can expect to pay more if there is a special event on or horse racing. We strongly recommend guest book direct with us to receive the best price. I'm sorry you felt your hanging space didn't provide enough space for you during your stay, we do have more spacious room types with include a full sized wardrobe should guest need extra room and storage during their stay, by ringing our central reservations we can ensure you receive the best room type for your needs. The ironing boards for our executive rooms are left in the little corridors between rooms as to not take up more room by having one in each room, this will be why it wasn't removed from outside your room Our location really is fantastic and you have all of York amenities just on your doorstep Thank you again for your feedback Laura D

"Friendly, cozy, great spot"

User 20/06/2019

We stayed in the Lamb and Lion for two nights in June and had a lovely time. It is a tiny place full of character and wonderful staff, especially Chelsea and Dan and Alice. It is in a fantastic spot close to the Minster. My wife had a meeting in York St. John University around the corner and everything was in easy walking distance. We stayed on the top floor. I can believe the street might be noisy at weekends but we didn't have any trouble. We ate in the restaurant one night and had lunch in the bar twice; all the food was delicious. A big thanks to Chelsea for recommending the blood orange gin and tonic. A very enjoyable stay. Thanks!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Firstly thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in York & i'm very happy to hear we didn't disappoint Thank you ever so much for your kind words regarding our staff, these comments are always very much appreciated and i'll be sure to pass them on I hope should you find yourself in York again in the future you will choose us again Laura D

"Great location"

Derri C, Lincoln 06/06/2019

Stayed here last night after booking very last minute. Staff gave a friendly welcome. The room was ok stayed in an e executive double (very standard double). The curtains are dated but the room was clean overall. The bathroom is very tired with the toilet seat not suitable for the toilet, the shower difficult to work and the floor needs to be replaced. The room was noisy as looked into the street but I appreciate they can't do much about that. I would stay again but would want a room at the rear of the property. The location is great as everything on the doorstep.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and will be back again in the future I strongly recommend one of our Superior double rooms. These are all located at the back of our building and more spacious than our executive rooms. I'm sorry to hear you faced some issues with your room during your stay and i will have these looked into right away. Thank you again for your review Laura D

"One minute to York Minster"

gaffnee2015, Nashville, Tennessee 04/06/2019

The Lamb&Lion Inn has comfortable rooms and a complete pub and dining experience. There is no lift, but even a room on the third floor is doable. Tucked just against Bootham Bar (the principal Roman gate from the 2nd century), the Inn is literally one minute from York Minster, one minute from access to walk the Roman Wall, and three minutes from the wonderful Yorkshire Museum and ruins of St Mary's Abbey. Very highly recommended!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us on your recent visit to York I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Lamb and Lion Inn. We will always try to place guests with mobility issues on the first floor due to having no lift but our staff are also more than happy to help with bags etc where possible should guests struggle with the stairs. I'm happy to hear the stairs where no issue during your stay, i believe it makes that beer taste that bit better once you've made your way back down them! Thank you again for such a great review I hope to welcome you back in the future Laura D

"Incredibly rude staff, won't be visiting again"

A7528UL, London, United Kingdom 04/06/2019

Some friends and I visited recently and were appalled by the attitude of one member of staff in particular. She was almost comically rude to every one of us; literally rolling her eyes, sighing at the smallest request and complaining audibly about our order to her colleagues as though we weren't right there. To cap it off, when one of our group ordered a coffee she was visibly annoyed and proceeded to ask who else behind the bar would make it, which everybody else seemed almost equally reluctant to do. It's a nice enough pub but sadly the service has let it down. We won't be returning, but if you do stop by be sure to try the coffee.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit I'm incredibly shocked you received such shocking service. This is completely unacceptable and i'll be looking into this further and will take appropriate action to ensure it doesn't happen again. I'm sure you can see from our other reviews that our standard of service is usually much higher. If you are in the area please pop in and ask for John or Lee if you wish to discuss this further Please accept our deepest apologies Thank you Laura


pippa176, Birmingham, United Kingdom 04/06/2019

We have stayed at this hotel but along time ago..forgot how loud it was both at night with the drunk people returning 3their hotels and in the morning with the beer delivery at 7.30am !! rom was small but adequate. Prices vary wildly from a Saturday night to a Sunday. Not worth more than the 65 pounds we paid. We didnt have food but by the looks of it, the food is absolutely stunning. Wonderful beer garden at the back, a real Gem. Not many people here, strange, given the location which is right in the centre. The catch was broken on the window so it had to be either closed or open completely which is risky given all the pigeons!!! enjoyed our stay but will go a bit further out next time somewhere quieter

"Anniversary stay"

User 31/05/2019

We picked this hotel because of the location. We booked an excecutive/delux room but on arrival the room was small, the radiator had a large crack behind it, the curtains where ripped and frayed and the kettle was dangerously positioned. The narrow corridor leading to the bathroom was accessible only by walking sideways. When we entered the bathroom we found a large damp area above the shower. Would not rate this as an executive room or a four star hotel. We were moved to a sister hotel which we were informed was 5 minutes away which actually took 15 minutes

"Easter Sun I'm busy beer garden"

User 31/05/2019

York traditional English bar restaurant with rear beer garden accessed by concrete stairs. Near to the cathedral and with the city wall bounding it's own boundary. Relaxed atmosphere, background music. Very busy on a warm day so you may have to wait on a seat. No table service so expect to go back and forth for drinks. Enjoyed our drink here.

"Quaint (but disturbed) night away"

sexybexywexy, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom 28/05/2019

My husband booked this last minute for a one night stay. It's in an ideal location with car parking less than a 10 minute walk away. We were lucky that the barriers were up on bank holiday Monday so didn't have to pay although I believe the pub do a discount for Marygate Car Park. On arrival, staff were friendly and quickly checked us in before sending us off to our room. We were given room 8 on the top floor. Although small, it was clean and functional for a one night stay (bed, hanging space, TV, kettle and bathroom down a narrow corridor). Being an old building rooms are quaint and quirky. However, there are low and uneven ceilings so not ideal if you're tall. Although clean and comfortable, there were some downsides. The room was so warm during the night. There was a fan but didn't use it as wasn't sure where to put it and didn't realise how hot it would be (temperatures weren't really high out and about in York). It was quite noisy at times although the pub can't do anything about this. The bed was smaller than used to and wasn't very comfortable (personal choice I know). All of this led to a poor night's sleep unfortunately so we were up early and left at 9am (check-out is a handy 11am and you can leave bags). Didn't eat in the hotel but food looked good. Drinks were reasonably priced. All in all, good location, friendly staff and ideal for a short break. If I stayed again, I'd try another room in the hope of a better night's sleep.

"Lamb & Lion York"

fiopam, Melbourne, Australia 23/05/2019

We stayed 2 nights here and ate dinner there on our first night. Very cosy room with a comfortable bed and a cute bathroom all the way down a narrow hallway in the room. This hotel is very close to the major attractions- York Minster, The Shambles etc. Dinner was delicious as well. There are lots of stairs which was a bit tricky for us with 2 heavy suitcases but the staff are all extremely helpful and lovely. We would definitely recommend staying here.

"Good food in a lovely setting"

librarian1984, philadelphia 21/05/2019

We saw the courtyard of The Lion and the Lamb's restaurant while walking the old York walls near Petergate and decided to have lunch there. The food was very good, if a bit expensive, and the bar had a good selection of wines, ales and ciders. Everyone in our party enjoyed it.

"Pleasant meal"

60Anon, Birmingham, United Kingdom 21/05/2019

We didn't stay here so I cannot speak for the accommodation but we had a delicious meal in the restaurant. A decent menu, fair price, high quality food. We were served quickly by friendly staff and the room was lovely and cosy. Nice decor. The building is deceptive from the outside as it is a much nicer interior.

"lovely little place."

Nancyljames, London, United Kingdom 21/05/2019

excellent garden, lovely staff and great location to everything, breakfast was lovely (you can deviate from the menu)... rooms are a little small but that's to be expected. cannot recommend it highly enough...


User 20/05/2019

We booked the lamb & Lion online. The cost seemed excessive for an inn but the photos of the bedrooms looked good. On arriving for our 2 night stay we were taken up two flights of old stairs and shown into what was basically a box room with a double bed. The bathroom was along a strange corridor and although clean was old and tired. The shower worked well and there was plenty of hot water...bit too hot to just wash hands in though as was scorching. When we queried the size of the room as had booked an executive double we were advised that it was the smallest room but was due yo fact we booked online and paid online!!! The staff were nice. The breakfast was great on the Sunday but mediocre on the Monday... I think due to the servers..we gave the Sunday staff a gratuity but none for Monday as too poor service. Overall the location is great but very noisy. Wouldn't stay in this hotel again.

"Excellent Location"

vanessa k, Manchester, United Kingdom 16/05/2019

This pub/hotel is in a fab location next to one of the city wall bars and very close to the Minster on one side - and the shops etc - and the art gallery and park on the other. The room was lovely, including the bathroom and it overlooked the pub garden which I actually liked! The pub itself is quaint, good choice of drinks, and the breakfast was fresh and quick. Would like to return.

"Great location, clean & tidy"

M4958GDlaurag, Wellington, New Zealand 16/05/2019

We stayed 4 nights and found the rooms clean, tidy, with everything you need. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast has a range of options and portions are generous. The pub downstairs has a good selection of beers & gins and is not too noisy.

"Teach Your Staff Customer Service!"

BigRiver59, Yorkshire, United Kingdom 14/05/2019

Stayed overnight on business and was happy to eat in the bar but on ordering steak and a drink was charged £3 more than menu price. Was told that was what was on the till and there was no overriding it, despite the menu not mentioning that the sauce for the steak was an additional £3. I went and ate (and drank several more drinks) elsewhere so in that moment of obstinacy you lost at least £40 of custom from me that night, as well as any future custom and/or recommendation. Shame. Because the room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast disappointing also as no oven meant only microwaveable food.

"Excellent as always"

bond_louise, London, United Kingdom 10/05/2019

When I lived in York the Lamb & Lion was an excellent pub in which to enjoy some lunch and a pint. I stayed in the Attic room on a recent return to York and it was perfect. The room was quiet, cute, warm and cosy, with an ensuite jacuzzi bath. The attic is at the top of a dark and narrow staircase, so not suitable if you have accessibility needs, but it's worth expending the energy to get up there if you can.

"Over night stay in York"

Traveler33790114626, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 09/05/2019

Visited York for my Wifes Birthday and stayed at the Lamb and Lion for one night. Ideally located for all the sites. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Good selection of real ales highly recommend this hotel.

"Weekend away"

User 07/05/2019

We stayed at the hotel for a friends wedding - although there was obvious city noise through the night it did not affect our enjoyment at all. The Staff were amazingly pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was good and the rooms are pleasant and the beds comfortable.

"Weekend Break in York"

Debbie G, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom 06/05/2019

Dreadful – don't waste your money (£330 for 2 nights). Bear in mind this was a superior room (room 3) : Best thing about the room was it was only up one flight of stairs. The bad things about it were (in no particular order) : 1 The smell of deep fat fryers/cooking permeating the room. They had left a plug in air freshner which we quickly switched on. 2 The (very old) windows in room and bathroom wouldn't shut properly which allowed the cooking smells into the room. 3 The bathroom door was hanging off its hinges (we did report this and they fixed it, shame they didn't sweep up all the dust and bits they created) 4 Furniture was old (fair enough) but very worn and marked – especially the bedside tables. No cushion cover on the easy chair, they had used a sheet over the cushion. 5 In a superior room I'd expect a wardrobe, we had a tatty curtain covering up 5 hangers an iron and board and a broken portable fan. We didn't hang clothes here due to the cooking smells, left them in our cases! 6 Reading lamp above my side of bed didn't have a bulb in it. 7 The spout of the kettle was still dented and dangerous, it poured out boiling water in all directions. The kettle couldn't have been any further away from a power point. 8 Only allowed 2 packs of biscuits on tea tray on day 1. They didn't get replaced. 9 Roman blind in bathroom wouldn't go up or down. 10 Toilet roll holder was hanging on by a thread. 11 Toilet itself took some flushing.

"Fabulous hotel in perfect location."

anniewallace, Tonbridge, United Kingdom 06/05/2019

This hotel is so charismatic and perfectly located for a visit to York. Restaurant and bar and the staff are all wonderful. Only negative was our room was on top floor and at front of hotel which was noisy from street until early hours and involved long climb as there is no lift.

"A disappointingly expensive "Superior" room"

Kay F, London, England, United Kingdom 28/04/2019

For location, you cannot beat this hotel, close to the Minster and to the city centre. If you like quirky and "ye olde worlde" type settings, then this is for you. Bed was quite comfy, if a little creaky, but disappointed with the room overall, which overlooked a very noisy beer garden - although that was supposed to close at 10, some people did go out later. Strange set up in the room - tea tray was nowhere near a useable plug, kettle spout was battered meaning it was dangerous pouring and a large chair blocked the access to the area for hanging clothes. A large bathroom with a blind that didn't work, nor did the extractor. Had to check in at the bar, behind people ordering drinks, which, when you've paid over £160 for a room, is a bit galling - and, that was room only. Parking voucher for Marygate car park is well worth asking for on check out (or as you check in). Staff were all friendly enough and obviously working with the limitations of the building. Sorry, wasn't for us.

"Lovely Beer Garden"

Paul175T, York, United Kingdom 27/04/2019

Four of us visited recently as we were eating at a restaurant nearby we went in for pre dinner drinks. Decent pub with a surprisingly large and well presented beer garden. If the sun is shining it would be a great place to spend the afternoon. We visit York almost every weekend and we've never been in here again but we'll certainly be back!

"Cosy and comfortable "

X2221BWclairer, Sheffield, United Kingdom 19/04/2019

This old pub has real charm and character. Next to the wall itself the location is cracking. Car parking is public however the pub has a discount deal. The room was lovely with clean linen and towels and good facilities. Reasonably priced well worth a stay. The food is also Devine with a good menu choice. 2 rosette AA awards.

"Quaint little hotel in great location"

Layla13, Chantilly, Virginia 11/04/2019

This small hotel was in a great location for seeing the sites of York. Everything is within walking distance and the Hop on Hop off bus was just at it's corner so no difficulty seeing all the history that is York. Lots of fun restaurants close by. The restaurant was good. Breakfast offered at least eight different options which were all quite nice. And Debbie the hostess at the hotel was so helpful and an interesting conversationalist. Our room was somewhat smaller than we had reserved but we did not notice until check out so our fault. Bathroom was rather tight. Overall it was a charming hotel sought out by many locals.

"Wee break"

User 11/04/2019

Had a wonderful stay at Lamb & Lion Inn, staff lovely, room cosy and comfy and location was perfect for getting around, whether walking, catching bus or train, would definitely recommend to friends and family.

"weekend break"

Trail63738603202, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom 09/04/2019

Great little pub,great location.Only had breakfast,and this was excellent with plenty of choice.Staff working the breakfast shift where also very polite and very helpful.Bedroom was value for money,but in need of a bit of tlc,but his wouldn't stop me from staying again.

"Our 2nd stay here -a real pleasure"

Marjorie M, Verona 07/04/2019

Perfectly located for York Minster, restaurants, museums and shops. Lovely clean comfortable room - had character. All staff helpful and pleasant. Superb lamb shank meal in restaurant - meat fell off the bone. Excellent breakfast - good variety. Enjoyed drinks in cosy friendly bar.

"Gorgeous building. Perfect location. Nice stay"

Aji L, Jakarta, Indonesia 06/04/2019

The location is perfect. Gorgeous old building with historic atmosphere. Its in the old town, adjecent to the wall. The room is so pretty. Its just what we were looking for. And Debbie makes our stay more delightful. Wish can stay there longer.

"Quaint but very stylish"

User 04/04/2019

Just stayed at the Lamb and Lion and their deluxe room was just that. Lovely. Staff were so helpful but not intrusive. Food was tasty and speedily served. Now my favourite central place to stay in York!

"Ssshhhh (secret beer garden)"

DavidBlamires, York, United Kingdom 03/04/2019

Being a hotel apparently makes beer more expensive! But it is kept well and interesting in a safe way! So pop in here for real ales, wine, food and find a quiet room away from the bar. In summer go through to the best beer garden in York??!! The city wall on one side, the minster in sight to the other side.

"A treat"

GandMargs, York, United Kingdom 03/04/2019

The food was excellent and more than plentiful. The chicken with black cheddar was one of the most unexpected treats we have had in a restaurant for some time and my chicken pie both looked and tasted really good. Neither of us could finish what was on the plate and that is very rare, for me at least. Also, they had a separate gluten free menu for my wife; I wish more places went beyond the bland instruction to ask about dietary allergies before ordering. The service was friendly and efficient too. A treat to be repeated.

"Excellent staff, quirky room"

ClareM714, York, United Kingdom 01/04/2019

Within city wall, nice bar and good beer garden. Room was small and low ceiling but it is an old building within the city walls so expect this. Really friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful breakfast. Not sure it is worth the higher room rate though

"York short break"

User 30/03/2019

Excellent venue for an overnight stay. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and efficient. In an excellent position for the Minster and city centre, and the beer garden is a real suntrap! The full english breakfast was very good quality. i'll definitely be recommending to friends and colleagues.


dawn b, Sheffield, United Kingdom 27/03/2019

Staff go that extra mile they are a credit. breakfast excellent. If you can't manage stairs then tell them when booking. Hotel in an excellent spot for everything. Will be recommending to everyone and we will definitely be going back very soon. Thank you to you all for making our stay so enjoyable. (his glass wasn't half full it was empty!!!)

"Great staff and location, but overpriced and noisy."

malcolm219, Ongar, Essex 25/03/2019

Where to start with the Lamb and Lion! First the good points. The staff were great - friendly and helpful. We had breakfast as part of our 2 day stay and ate in the hotel on our first night. The dining room is small but cosy, and the food was good. The hotel is in a great location, only a couple of minutes walk from York Minster and the old town. BUT.. My first comment is that it is overpriced. We had a room on the third floor (no lift and steep stairs) which was tiny, with a small bathroom and tiny shower cubicle. No wardrobe, as the room is too small! The only window had large gaps around the frame, which meant that there was no sound insulation (more of that later) and drafts. This is Room 8. For this we paid £300 for 2 nights, and then a further £40 for breakfasts for two people for two mornings. The online photos don't show just how small the rooms are. Noise! The state of the window fame meant that we might as well have left the windows open, and the noise from the street, both passing traffic and pedestrian, was substantial way into the early hours of the morning, particularly from hen nights and stag night groups passing by. When we mentioned this to staff after our first sleepless night, they asked if we had found the ear plugs in the room! When we said no, they provided us with some! (which were useless - we went out and bought our own). The point made by hotel staff is that they cannot install secondary glazing as the building is Grade I listed. However, if the gaps around the frame were properly sealed, there would be a significant improvement, as the actual window is double glazed. We are not the first people to make these sort of comments. My advice would be that if you do want to stay at this hotel, ask for a room at the back, and avoid Room 8!!

"Trip to York"

Climber60695210905, Sandefjord, Norway 25/03/2019

We had a really nice stay at the Lamb & Lion inn. The staff and especially the manager made the time there enjoyable. Always serving and helping us with funny jokes and smile. Location was superb. We very much like to come back.

"Cozy and Perfectly Located"

Zandaloo, Gulf Breeze, Florida 20/03/2019

We stayed at The Lamb and Lion Inn for one night recently and couldn't have been happier. The Inn is full of history and charm which makes for a unique stay. Our room was extremely comfortable, with a lovely view overlooking the beer garden and Roman wall. A short walk downstairs and you're in the pub which is curious and cozy. The ladies that were behind the bar were both very friendly and accommodating. We decided to dine there that evening and the food was delicious. Location is terrific as you're just inside the old city right next to York Minster Abbey and walking distance to everything else. If we're fortunate enough to stay in York again, we'll stay at the Lamb and Lion as it's just such a lovely place.

"Great accommodation in centre of York"

MartinC390, Brighton, United Kingdom 19/03/2019

The Lamb and Lion is a great place to stay in York. Lovely room, particularly good shower, friendly staff and very close to The Minster. Lovely breakfast and very comfortable bed. Only issue might be stairs if you had limited mobility - check first.

"Great Pie"

32yvonne, Hereford, United Kingdom 17/03/2019

My husband and I recently enjoyed a city break in York and while there had a meal at the Lamb and Lion Inn We had the most fantastic pie's. The Steak and Ale pie was a huge, completely encased puff pastry affair that was tasty, with good accompanyments and good value. It was national pie week and a few others advertised their award winning pie's, but were left wanting after this. Thoroughly recommend.

"One lovely night "

StokeyTraveller25, London, United Kingdom 16/03/2019

Great trip to York and staying here really made it special. Lovely staff and beautiful room. Huge comfy bed, clean and the best shower! Location was perfect. Will definitely be back. Didn't eat this time but the food looked delicious.

"Great food & service. Poor room"

User 12/03/2019

Restaurant The food was absolutely fabulous. We had a Sunday roast & a full English breccy & both were divine. Accommodation I wouldn't stay again as the room was like a rabbit hutch. The shower was so tiny you couldn't bend down to shave your legs & the ceiling was so low that you had to squat to get under the shower head. There was a gap around the window frame where cold air blew in along with the sounds of the streets below & we were kept awake with the noise. There wasn't room for a dressing table as It was so tiny. Bearing in mind I'd told them this was a surprise weekend away for our 25th Silver Anniversary & had asked for a nice room I'd hate to think what the other rooms are like. We were in room 8 up 6 flights of steps. I have arthritis in my knees & feet & I found it very painful. All in all we tried not to let the room spoil our stay. However, I'd not stay there again. I would definitely eat there though as the food is great.

"Great pub, but so miserable "

User 09/03/2019

Been here a few times. The beer is good, the place is an attractive multi-roomed building. However, having had the most miserable service at the bar from a non-smiling, monosyllabic, rude woman we won't be back in a hurry. York is full of great pubs, which serve good beer, and offer a warm welcome; I'd rather give them my hard earned money.


WAYNE F, Nottingham, United Kingdom 06/03/2019

After walking past the Lamb and Lion several times and commenting to each other how nice it looked we decided to stay for 2 nights. It met all our expectations. The staff were extremely helpful and chatty, the breakfast was amazing, the array of beers was superb and the room in the attic was lovely. Many thanks to Debbie and her staff for a wonderful stay. No doubt we will return later in the year. Wayne and Teresa

"Lamb and Lion "

User 03/03/2019

Stayed here for one night after a planned day trip to York got extended to an overnight trip this hotel was the closet on the map, given it's age and location it's hard to criticise but the room was old fashioned with low door frames (I'm 6ft5) and steep stairs (no lift) bed was comfy although the legs did stick out as my shins found out a few times. Bathroom felt tiny and cramped but everything you needed in there, no bath mind. Staff really friendly and pleasant and breakfast and bar area were fantastic. Not a hotel I'd normally stay at with more planning but was good for a spontaneous stay, very good central location.

"Lovely quirky pub"

wayneoverton, Worksop, United Kingdom 25/02/2019

Stayed overnight in L & L. What a lovely place, full of nooks & crannies . Situated right in the middle of city centre. Evening meal was excellent, served in the lovely little restaurant. There is a large beer garden hidden away at the back. The room was large& very comfortable & clean. The breakfast was also excellent. The staff couldn't do enough for us. Will defo go back.

"A very pleasant week"

603cliffj, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 24/02/2019

This was my first stay in the L&L - but it certainly won't be my last. I hold a BestWestern loyalty card so try to use them when I can. The L&L has a unique feel about it - quite unlike a more corporate BW hotel. The atmosphere is very friendly and the Inn is memorable in an entirely positive way. The location is excellent; food good and a nice room. I'll certainly use the L&L on future stays in York.

"Traditional pub"

Brie111, York, United Kingdom 22/02/2019

Cosy and candle-lit, with a beer garden serving classic beers in an old-fashioned, traditional building. Lots of really taste proper beers, ales and ciders. Plenty of choice and reasonably priced drinks.

"Lovely decor. Food great, just quite small portions"

User 21/02/2019

Lovely pub. Kids menu. They did look a tad apprehensive when we arrived with them in tow. However very accommodating and although not a wide choice, Kids food was great quality & big portions. I had the pork, husband the lamb. Beautifully cooked, but tiny portions given kids portions were enormous. Happy to pay the almost £20 for a main price tag given the quality, but not for the size. Would nevertheless visit again but may opt for the more generic pub grub next time (as the diner next to us had fish n chips and it was colosssl)

"Sunday Lunch"

Tykes10, Holmfirth, United Kingdom 20/02/2019

A good choice of roasts and other options at this friendly and old fashioned pub. The veg is served separately and not plonked on the plate as in some other places. They were not overcooked at all which I really appreciated. The creme brulé tasted homemade and there is a selection of Yorkshire real ales.

"Fabulous York!"

Go27642500020, Bolton, United Kingdom 17/02/2019

The location of the hotel is outstanding and 2 minutes walk from YORK Minster and the shopping district Guy Fawkes pub nearby was quality food and good value Only gripe was our street facing room that was extremely noisy until about 1am - book a back room next time

"Quaint Inn"

Jon M, Darlington, United Kingdom 01/02/2019

Nice cozy little Inn. Room was clean and comfortable. Its an old building circa 1700s and reflects the quaintness of the Inn. 1 minute from the Minister that's how central you are so not far to anywhere within the wall. Great little getaway in a bleak January.


Explorer37488906400, Manchester, United Kingdom 30/01/2019

Had a great two night stay location excellent as was breakfast. staff went above and beyond, very friendly and helpful. The bottle of wine in our room for our 40th wedding anniversary was such a lovely touch.l Will stay again

"Creaky and cozy"

Anukana, Stellenbosch, South Africa 28/01/2019

Best possible location just inside city walls. Staff lovely and helpful. Great food and ambiance. Stairs a bit hard to negotiate and rooms noisy due to creaky floors overhead. But highly recommended regardless. Could be noisy in summer when beer garden is open.

"No room at the Inn"

ChrisB742, Cambridge, United Kingdom 28/01/2019

Booked a special Sunday lunch for my son's 21st birthday. We were told we could have a nice roomy alcove table, which would help make the day special. When we arrived, they had given that table away to another party and told us we would have a small table, that could barely seat 3 or 4, let alone the 5 of us! We complained and said it was unacceptable, but the attitude was - too bad! I can't comment on the food, as we left and went elsewhere, but the attitude and service to do that on a special day, was appalling. York is full of good bars and restaurants, so no need to try this one!

"Creaky charm"

hogret, Cape Town Central, South Africa 22/01/2019

Just inside the ancient walls of York, fabulously positioned to hear the bells of the Minster, and to walk the winding streets of the city. The floors are creaky, the furnishings quaint, but the staff are friendly and helpful, and you couldn't wish for a more authentic inn experience. We visited in winter, when the famous beer garden just outside the bedroom window was chilly and deserted, but it is likely that in summer you would find your bedroom invaded by the noise of outside revellers. Convenient parking 8 minutes' walk away at Marygate.

"Xmas market"

donnamclean565, Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom 21/01/2019

This is hard because I do try and not give a bad review but I always give an honest review. I thought I'd contact the hotel before I put the review on but didn't receive any correspondence back so here it goes. Stayed in york many times over the years and have always admired this hotel from outside. And as my Christmas treat decided to book,, it wasn't cheap but £150ish for one night including breakfast... staff were really friendly on the phone explained how to use the car park and redeem our voucher at a discount when we left. On arrival I was really happy, pub\\ main entrance was lovely and homely , busy also but that's always a good sign. The room was great, just what I expect , very luxurious and a traditional feel to it, overlooking the walls and bar at the front of hotel... we spent the full day and night exploring york, and returned at around 11pm... that's when the fun started!,,,!,,!,,!,,,PIGEONS, they cooed all night and when I say all night I mean all night and into the next morning... sitting on both window ledges, cooing in turn, we tried knocking on the window to scare them off but they didn't budge... finally nodding off around 2-30, we were woken by a man outside, discussing what pizza he had, how it tasted and how long it was gonna take to get home........feel back to sleep around 3am to be woken finally at 6-30 by the pigeons AGAIN... Down we headed for breakfast at 8, young lad in bar was really nice and efficient, taking our coffee orders and cooked breakfast order,, I hesitantly explain about our lack of sleep, to which I was told he would speak to the manager and report it back to their sister hotel.. breakfast came, which again was very nice... we checked out earlier than normal check out time as I was so tired I just wanted to go home! Having not heard anything back from my email about this is why I wanted to put this review on... lovely hotel, lovely staff, drink and food reasonable but would I stay again , my answer is no, and would I recommend this hotel ,, also my answer is no.. such a shame...

"Happy days"

User 21/01/2019

Great weekend and a very pleasant Inn. The location was excellent for exploring what the City had to offer. A warm welcome set the tone for our stay, the staff were very helpful and looked after us very well.We very much enjoyed the experience and will definitely go back again

"Really torn!!"

Chris1796, Formby, United Kingdom 20/01/2019

I really torn with this review.....the lamb and lion is situated in an ideal location as it's central to most things York had to offer. The room was comfortable and clean (although the chandelier could do with a good dust), the staff are friendly and helpful too. The only things which let this place down are-pillows and noise!! The pillows are useless but may suit some people. I'd of just liked a choice, I did ask but they didn't have any other different ones (I guess this could be easily rectified). The noise, it's not necessarily that the lamb and lion is noisy itself, it's the noise from outside. The building is very old and in keeping it has very old sash windows that are single pane and don't keep any noise out at all! This is probably nothing new to the staff and probably cant be helped as it's a listed building? (I assume) maybe secondary glazing would help? I've stayed in the centre of Chester before in an old coaching house and they said that secondary glazing is not possible as it's listed and they cant have it. I'd like to give the lamb and lion another chance but have a room at the back of the building and bring my own pillow lol.

"Excellent Hotel"

Richard186466, Swansea, United Kingdom 17/01/2019

Excellent Hotel with great food. Staff really helpful and made our stay really comfortable. Always at hand to assist and advise. Great location to visit all areas of the City of York. Breakfast awesome and very fresh with great choices, local produce.

"Few days in York"

User 16/01/2019

Just had a few days in York. Great place, plenty of sightseeing. Lots of restaurants & shops. Lots of attractions. Didn't have enough time to visit everything. Will definitely return for another visit


paulafallon2018, Wirral, United Kingdom 15/01/2019

Hotel is not worth money they are charging , the room was.very small and it was at front so very noisy , So the rooms at back would be better , so ask for a room at back , the breakfast was very good ,

"Go to Pub for Sunday Roast"

CDBrentnall, Nottingham, United Kingdom 14/01/2019

I have visited this pub every time ive visited my brother in York. Its puppy friendly which is great as we get to take our gorgoues puppy with us as hes part of the family too. This place is welcoming, friendly and the food is amazing. Sunday Roast is delicious, we have also eaten off the weekly menu which is also super yummy! Fish & Chips was massive, and tasted so fresh and lovely. I would highly recommend this place for a drink, lunch, dinner, sunday dinner etc! basically any time of the week it will be great. Great location, do give this place a visit when your visiting York im glad we found it Thanks Chloe

"Attic room!! "

User 13/01/2019

Booked 2 nights stay iin january chose for the. Location. Have been to york many times..Staff lovely breakfasts great. The however was disappointing..was in the attic which involved climbing a very narrow steep stair case with no light..there was NO mention of this when we booked we are both in our 60s and managed bit feel a lot of older people or indeed heavier built people would have struggled especially comming down as steps are very narrow..there were no views either as the two small Windows were in the sloping ceiling..banged our head a lot when using shower over bath as again sloping ceiling..2 off the 3 radiators didn't work but there were 2 plug in heaters but bathroom was icy as had to leave sky light open to let out steam after shower as fan did not work either. The bathroom door was a bit grotty and the barhroom was tired especially the shower door..altho the room wasnt filthy i had to clean the dust from large free standing mirror in order to see in it.Bed was clean fresh towels next day..great location but would not recommend it.


lucymother6, Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom 08/01/2019

A really nice pub, Lee the barman was very polite well dressed as were other members of staff, the food was excellent, my wife had lamb shank I had Battered haddock, both were excellent. Thank you, just a small comment, the lighting in the bar needs to be a bit brighter.

"Great place and relaxed atmosphere"

jim1980_11, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 06/01/2019

The beer is pricey but the surroundings and staff are polite. Pint of cider and Estrella were really good on a winters night and always good to drop into for a chat and good atmosphere. We wished to weather was better of we would have sat outside as normal.

"Don't waste your money"

charlescct1, Derby, United Kingdom 05/01/2019

Firstly the floor staff are great can't compliment them enough. The room is ok, bed is nice, it's cleanish however the sink and shower were blocked after a single use (see pictures) with mould on the shower roof and shower head ... I went to have a word upon checkout and the lady who seemed in charge didn't apologise and pretty disinterested When we arrived the staff insisted on taking payment when checking in, I can see why now as you would of outright refused to pay the £119 bill. Breakfast was good with decent selection but honestly find somewhere else in York as this will not meet any expectations.

"An enjoyable lunch"

AniWoo, Bromley Cross, United Kingdom 02/01/2019

We popped in here for a late lunch and drinks with family and our 6 year old daughter. We had satay chicken, a fish finger sandwich, a beef and onion sandwich, a chicken and bacon sandwich and crispy chicken. It was an enjoyable meal, however, I would say that the food and drinks were expensive.

"Special weekend in York spoiled."

sparebuttondesign, Liverpool, United Kingdom 16/12/2018

We were very disappointed with this hotel. After paying £269 for one night room only we were expecting a lovely boutique hotel with quaint traditional features, however we we had grubby and old. The bathroom door was filthy, the surfaces of the bedside tables were worn and grubby. There was no mirror on the ‘dressing table' to do make up. The website describes the deluxe rooms as having city views, we had skylights in the roof, stuck up very steep stairs in the attic. There is no way that attic room is 4 star. At the time of booking there was no mention of steep stairs up to an attic room. There was no light switch at the bottom of the stairs. I was told we were getting their best room. I have since contacted the hotel who have responded to only some of the issues I raised and offered a discount on further booking. This was a special Christmas shopping weekend meeting up with my brother and sister in law really spoilt by how grubby and disappointing this hotel turned out to be for such a premium rate. Totally not worth the money. Very disappointing. Would not recommend and would not stay there again.

"Christmas Treat"

Norman D, Barnsley, United Kingdom 11/12/2018

Staff here very good, sadly the same cannot be said of the rooms. We stayed in room number 3, which was very shabby. Light bulbs missing, the bathroom blind was broken, and the shower cubicle door did Not close properly. The hotel does not represent good value for money, at over £200. for one night.


ElizabethR126IC, Chester, United Kingdom 08/12/2018

Stayed at the Lamb and Lion for our anniversary and a bit of christmas shopping. First impression was a bit off putting due to staff member being bullied, by I assume was the managaress who was sarcastic with her staff, a very bullying way of treating her staff, both me and my husband felt very sorry for the young lady who we assume had not long been working there. It's a shame that this lady is allowed to run such a nice little pub, if she has her own issues!!!


User 02/12/2018

Wandering round York with the town buzzing with the Christmas markets in full flow - I had been told about The Lamb and Lion and we happened upon it by chance just past York Minster - very quaint historic and homely- the beer was excellent Timothy Taylor's Porter and my wife had a special Christmas Gin - then Lamb Shanks - traditional winter fayre - this is a notch up from Pub Grub - innovation is one thing but tradition never goes out of fashion - and long may it stay so - good solid food and service even though totally packed out- thank you very much

"Quaint inn in a terrific location "

EnglandCricket, Manchester, United Kingdom 27/11/2018

Stayed here as a couple on a Monday night for a reasonable rate, £82 B&B. Check in was fine although probably not ideal when busy as the reception is also the bar! We stayed in room 1 which was at the front of the hotel facing the street so was quite noisy, but was fine for us as we only used the room to sleep in. One socket next to the bed didn't work so had to unplug a lamp to charge our phones which wasn't ideal. Also, the toilet seat wouldn't stay up! Not great for men! Not big issues but something for the hotel to look at nonetheless. Breakfast was lovely in the morning, the bar was great in the afternoon for a pint and the location of the Inn is brilliant, just inside the city walls with everything you need/want to see and do on your doorstep. Thanks to all the staff, who were very friendly and helpful. We'd definitely stay here again if the rate was the same. Thanks again

"Delicious roast!"

hecm85, York, United Kingdom 25/11/2018

Popped in today for a roast dinner after no success elsewhere in York. We were offered a table in the bar and ordered the roast dinner. It was honestly delicious, the meat was lovely, Yorkshire's delicious, good vegetable selection. For the money it's fantastic value and I will be returning as a resident of York with my family! Would recommend.

"Quaint and Good Location"

chriswick614, Orlando, FL. 20/11/2018

The location is awesome...about one block from York Minster and in walking distance to the beautiful downtown area of York. There are dozens of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops within blocks of the hotel. The hotel itself is incredibly quaint and it feels like you are staying in a building that is hundreds of years old. When you arrive, check-in is actually at the bar and the young man there was very helpful and fast. Our rooms were located two floors up. Be advised that the staircase was somewhat narrow and there was no lift so this might be difficult for older guests. The rooms were charming beyond belief but could be a little stressful for American guests used to larger rooms. The rooms and bathrooms were very small. The bathroom was somewhat of a challenge as there was limited space to put items and no space at all inside the shower to set soap or shampoo. The bed was super comfortable and the positives far outweighed any negatives. We did not try the restaurant or bar below but it smelled great and was full of people. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a charming stay in a wonderful city.

"Great place to stay and eat"

Emyr79, Oxford, United Kingdom 17/11/2018

Warm and friendly welcome. Very helpful when we first arrived and sorted us out before we headed to a wedding. Room comfortable and looked good. Delicious breakfast in the morning. Fine selection of ales that were kept well. All in all a lovely place.

"Two Night Stay."

perthites2018, Perth, Australia 07/11/2018

Location can not be beaten, minutes walk to various restaurants, pubs, shopping and Minster with its long history. Easy 10 min. walk from York railway station to hotel and very easy to find. Room was good size with all amenities that are required, clean and heating which was most welcome with a cold snap while we were there. Breakfast served in the bar area ,reasonable selection, hot and tasty. Access to rooms is by a narrow winding staircase, would be difficult if you suffer from any disabilities or travelling with heavy luggage. Overall great little old hotel, quirky, lots of history and with out all the modern day bells and whistles. Like stepping back in time.

"Evening meal"

ianmH8506DL, Duffield, United Kingdom 02/11/2018

Visited the Lamb and Lion for an evening meal with the family. Good range of real ales on offer and a variety of gins. We were sat in the rear dining room with an atmospheric log fire. Food was OK at best for what I thought was a relatively expensive meal. Fish pie was a little heavy with the cheese which made it a little stodgy. Fish and Chips with mushy peas was lacking in chips but the fish was nicely done. All in all service was good but unlikely to be back just for a meal.

"Charming Inn"

Z7443HPstephanies, Cincinnati, Ohio 29/10/2018

Originally, my friend and I were booked to stay at the Lamb and the Lion. Because we became concerned over the availability of a lift, we booked elsewhere. However , it was most important to us to visit. We were pleasantly surprised at both the friendly staff, brightness of the area we entered and selection of food. The Inn was very clean and loaded with atmosphere. While I'm unable to assess a stay, I most certainly would reconsider at a future point in time. The location is fabulous, right next to the city walls.

"Weekend in york"

Janddj123, Croydon, United Kingdom 28/10/2018

Stayed here for a weekend in September as a group of 8.. Had a fabulous time and the food and staff (especially the manager Debbie) were just brilliant. The Sunday roast looked amazing so we will will definitely returned try it.

"Luxury hotel price for budget quality room"

phishmonga, Nancy, France 18/10/2018

I was in York literally for one night to sleep before a long run on the Sunday. I arrived a little after 7pm and got the only remaining room. Room 10. If you look at the photos on tripadvisor, you don't see this room. It is tiny, a broom cupboard, with a sink in one corner, a single bed against the window, a small table, a TV and a wardrobe, there is a side room with toilet and shower. To say the least the room is a strict minimum. One other feature of this room is that it is above the kitchens and the kitchens serve food until 9pm normally but this can be later (in my case until 10.15pm).. the issue here is that they need to use an air conditioning/ventilation unit and this is next to the window and it makes a considerable noise, a repetitive buzzing sound so sitting in the room is not a nice experience during meal times. The hotel reception is a pub which is great and the staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and a good selection available. All in all you may think this hotel sounds not to bad and generally I would agree except that this broom cupboard of a room cost me £188 and I was expecting a bit more for the money. I realise that the week I was there, there was an important horse racing event which made hotel rooms a premium but this was outrageously expensive for a room of that calibre. I understand the concept of supply and demand, but when I reserved, what I was seeing on the website was not this kind of room and had I paid half of what I paid, I would have still been disappointed with the room.

"Nice pub close to the Minster"

Jabwoy, Chester, United Kingdom 15/10/2018

Visited here in Sept 2018 and had several drinks in here, worth a visit its a nice traditional pub close to the Minster, Nice pub in a busy part of the city, its clean and has a good selection of ales, it does food and accommodation too. I will go back! I did NOT stay here I just had several drinks here at different times.

"Great Location, friendly staff, great food"

ellep1014, Leicester, United Kingdom 15/10/2018

We stayed here with 2 other couples to go to the York races. This was an ideal location for us to walk to from the train station, they let us use one of the rooms as we were early to get ready for the races this was great, plus they were happy to hold on to our bags until out rooms were ready. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing seemed too much trouble, all the rooms we had were lovely and clean, beds were comfy and there was plenty of tea and coffee. The rooms were a little small and you can hear some noise outside due to being city centre and they have single glazed however it didn't bother us at all. From the accommodation you can walk into the town in minutes and the Minster is just around the corner. Breakfast and evening meals were lovely. I would definitely recommend this Inn.

"Outstandingly friendly helpful staff who couldn't do enough to help but........"

Cangan, Alresford, United Kingdom 14/10/2018

The hotel abuts the city wall and in the dark we found it difficult to locate, Staff came out to find us The hotel is ideally positioned for city centre exploration Food and drink were fine and the atmosphere welcoming Rooms were satisfactory ,beds comfortable and housekeeping very proficient. The draw back was external noise,no fault of the hotel.Until 5am loud conversations frequently were evident after which the street was thoroughly cleaned. I would think that rooms in the rear and on higher floors would be less noisy

"Don't take a group"

User 10/10/2018

We asked for a private room for about 20 people. No problem. When we arrived we could not order drinks at the bar but had to wait for a waiter and waitress to come to our room. This took ages. They got the drinks order wrong, twice. About 12 of us ordered food it took an hour to arrive and one meal never arrived. They simply couldn't cope with a group. Good for one or two people, hopeless if you're a larger group. A shame as the people were friendly but they just didn't cope.

"Visit to York"

Bea1232013, London, United Kingdom 10/10/2018

This Inn in a very convenient location, was redolent with atmosphere & character, very helpful and friendly staff, with a good kitchen. The old building with lovely creaking staircases is quite tall with no lift! We were in room number 3 on the first floor, which was fairly spacious , a comfortable double bed, but a very limited wardrobe and bo dressing table . The bathroom was also spacious but was very let down by lack of sensible facilities, ie no shelves in the shower to hold soap or , shampoo, shower gel etc., so separate towel rails on which to hang the superb towels after use, so they were replaced each day which was good for the laundry but not eco-friendly. The lights over the bathroom mirror were non-functioning and also one light over the bed was not working. So this lack of attention to sensible additions to the room facilities marred an otherwise excellent stay at this welcoming little part of York's history.

"Wonderful hidden garden"

Simon W, York, United Kingdom 02/10/2018

Popped in for a pre dinner drink with family, small entrance, small bar area, but cosy and welcoming vibe. Then we went for a little explore and found the most amazing beer garden, overlooked by the city wall with a back drop of the lit up minster.... We came back after dinner for a night cap, same stunning views! Fantastic

"never again..."

lukemarsden1987, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 02/10/2018

visit York once a year, tried this place for the first time, the staff were nice - very nice, but the room (front of the hotel) was so noisy it ruined my wife's birthday. We could hear all night - 1) the night porter coughing every 30 seconds 2) the next room snoring 3) drunks outside until 4am 4) upstairs floorboards creaking until 2am. There was then an issue paying at the end which was a double whammy. Like I said the staff were nice. That's it.


User 30/09/2018

We were looking for a last minute hotel in York and came across this gem. The staff were very polite and helpful and carried our suitcases up to our room. The room was clean and spacious. We slept with the window open and there was quite a lot of noisy in the street (I assume people making their way home after a few drinks) but I don't think it would have been too noisy with the window closed. The location is perfect for visiting York, it is just inside the city walls and walking distance to all of the attractions (it is a stone's throw from York Minster). There are also plenty of restaurants and pubs right next to it. Will definitely stay here again next time we visit York.

"Nice place. "

User 30/09/2018

This is nice. It's a good location. Staff were excellent. Had a drink or two there. It's about 4 quid a pint. Didn't try the food which did seem expensive. Room was so noisy, sadly! I don't know if that can be prevented but you hear every sound from the street outside, especially the 5.15am street cleaner. But this should only deter you if you're a light sleeper. It's a cool building so give it a try.

"Like something out of The Lord of the Rings"

studlygibbon, Brighton, United Kingdom 28/09/2018

Staying in this charming little Inn was essentially how I imagine the Prancing Pony from The Lord of the Rings. Nestled right in a crook of the magestic city walls, it is a jolly, bustling pub down stairs with rooms above. I had a small, comfortable room which was perfect for my needs with a wonderfully powerful shower. Breakfast in the morning was generous and delicious.

"Jackie Wright"

User 26/09/2018

Thank you to the lovely Debbie and her team for a wonderful stay. It was our first visit to York. There were four couples staying for 2 nights and we were made very welcome and had a great time. We will be back ??


User 24/09/2018

First of all the staff are great,especially Debbie.The room ( number 2) was quite small but ok.The problem came when we went to bed.Shouting and screaming from drunk people until 3.30am and followed by the bottle wagon at 4.30am so we didn't get any sleep all night.Maybe if you were in a room at the back it would have been better.Unfortunately it put us off staying again.The food looked really nice however-Just wish we had been warned about the noise level as it spoilt our stay.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your review. Whilst we do try to keep people on our site quiet late at night we unfortunately do not have the power to keep the public outside quite. I am sorry this ruined your stay with us however i am upset that this has made you review us so poorly as this is something we do not control. Perhaps a mountain retreat may be next on the agenda. Kind Regards Adrian

"Lovely Stay"

TipNorthYorkshire, North Yorkshire 21/09/2018

Booked this overnight stay very last minute - perfect right in the middle of the famous Shambles - very old building lots of character the staff were lovely and location very central. Loved our short stay this is a traditional pub with rooms not a 4 star hotel but we had a lovely room great small but perfectly formed bathroom compact but clean. Enjoyed hearing the Minster bells ringing in the morning. If you're looking for a central location for a couple of nights perfect. Breakfasts lovely full English for my husband and Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Egg for Me - a real treat. Didn't eat here in the evening (lots of places to eat nearby) but the menu looked good.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your good review. I am pleased you enjoyed our characterful building and found all our team lovely. I am pleased to read you were happy with your allocated room. The breakfast provided each morning is freshly made each day on site. We hope you return. Kind Regards Adrian

"Excellent staff and ambiance"

jacquir2014, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 16/09/2018

A group of us enjoyed a meal on Saturday night. The staff couldn't have done more to help. They were friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty though portions slightly small. The choice was good, something for everyone. The location is central and the building is quaint and interesting.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect review of your time with us here at Lamb & Lion. All of our team work extremely hard to ensure that all of your guests enjoy their time with us, they will greatly appreciate your kind comments! We are very lucky with our location, a short walk away from all of York's attractions and situated in the shadows of York Minister. We hope to see you again in the future. Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Historic b & b experience"

VJ W, St Leonards, United Kingdom 09/09/2018

Our second stay, this is a really old pub right next to the wall and a short walk from the minster and all the lanes. Each room is unique this is a listed building so don't expect a lift, double glazing or precise square door frames and corners. But if you want a delicious breakfast, really welcoming staff, really good lunch and evening menus and good beer this is it. Rooms are really clean. If you have problems with stairs let them know when you book and they will help.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect scores and kind comments. It is lovely to see a returning face! We are within the shadows of York Minister and have beautiful views of York Minster from our beer garden. All of the team work very hard to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their stay with us so will greatly appreciate your kind comments. Due to been a listed property we unable to have a lift installed, however if you require a lower floor room or need assistance with luggage we are able to help. We hope to see you again in future. Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"1st anniversary stay"

Aarondesourdy, Doncaster, United Kingdom 03/09/2018

As soon as we stepped in we instantly felt at home with a lovely vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble and all of the staff were absolutely fantastic. We will definitely return to this amazing place. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and thank you for taking our bags to room number 8 ??excellent service and highly recommended.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your fabulous 5 star review of your recent stay with us here at Lamb & Lion Inn. We hope all of our guests feel at home whilst staying with us and always offer our Yorkshire welcome! The team are always happy to with any luggage even to the top floors. Thank you for recommending us, we hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Anniversary visit "

User 03/09/2018

Absolutely beautiful place, staff very friendly, excellent location, best part was the bed I've never slept so well I wanted to bring the mattress home ?? although we didn't eat here we saw the food coming out and it looked amazing, lovely little beer garden as well

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect scores or your stay with us here at Lamb & Lion Inn. All of the team work very hard to ensure that all of our guests enjoy there stay with us. We have recently had new mattress in all of our rooms, it is lovely to hear all the positive feedback from our guests nights sleep. Hopefully you went home feeling refreshed! We are located in the shadows of York Minister and a stones throw away from all of York's attractions. We hope to see you again in the future. Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Excellent garden by the city walls"

BeachC0mber78, York, United Kingdom 01/09/2018

Dropped in for a drink after work - the service was great! Sitting in the beer garden by the city walls was simply idyllic. This place really is a hidden gem. The menu looked great - I'll visit again to eat.

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect score and feedback from your time with us at Lamb & Lion Inn. We are perfect for all occasions whether it be a drink after work or a family get together. Our beer garden is beautiful within the shadows of York Minister. We hope to see you again in the future and try our delicious food! Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Meal out"

User 28/08/2018

We have been to the Lamb and Lion before, and returning was a pleasure - an easy choice for a Bank Holiday. We booked although this is not always necessary - and we were in the restaurant area at the back of the pub. There is a general seating area around the bar, plus other seating areas so it never feels busy or overcrowded. The menu is relatively simple with 8/9 main courses - this time we had the three sausages, the chicken and bacon pie, and the chicken brest. All were delicious! For pudding, we had trifle and the cheeses - again delicious. The atmosphere is cozy, the service unhurried and it was good value. They have a number of good beers on tap that seem to change periodically, plus a Merlot house red that was greatly enjoyed. There is said to be a very good beer garden, popular in the summer, nestling under the city walls in the shadow of the Minster - we have plans to visit it next summer :)

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect score of your experience with us at Lamb & Lion Inn. We have multiple seating areas which are hidden away and very snug. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meals, our beer and wine selection. We are very lucky with our location with views of York Minster from our hidden bar garden. We look forward to welcoming you back next Year! Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Sunday Dinner"

eeyore320, Benderloch, null, United Kingdom 28/08/2018

Whilst on holiday in july my daughter and I stumbled across this lovely quaint and old fashioned pub. We had the most amazing sunday dinner of roast beef and all the trimmings!!!. As it was so warm we sat outside in the beer garden which was absolutely terrific. The food was delicious the staff attentitive and there was no rush to eat up and go!!. We enjoyed it so much we went back again another night and could not fault it either. They do an extensive alternative fusion menu all locally sourced as well as the traditional food, nothing out of the freezer here!!! Would highly recommend and cant wait to come back..

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect 5* feedback! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday Dinners and our gorgeous beer garden. All of our meals are cooked fresh. Thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Inn

"Visiting the Minster"

MalcolmBalto, Aylesbury, United Kingdom 28/08/2018

An enjoyable stay at the Lamb and Lion for 4 nights - quaint and olde worlde but very convenient for York Minster. Excellent staff, especially Debbie, Joel and Lee. The hotel has reasonable facilities, including an attractive parking arrangement at a local public car park. A a bit on the pricey side due to its central location. The bathroom shower cubicles are very small with no soap/shampoo dishes so don't drop the soap! Good food, especially breakfast!

"Excellent !!!"

User 27/08/2018

We stayed here with friends to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary in York on Saturday 25th. From the minute we arrived we were looked after by the wonderful staff who couldn't do more for you. Our cases were taken from us on arrival and placed in our rooms while we had lunch and drinks in the bar. The food was excellent with a great quality of drinks. We continued our drinks in the fabulous beer garden outside sat in the sunshine. The rooms were very clean and tidy,in fact the whole place was to a very high standard.The following morning we enjoyed a full English breakfast with as much coffee as you could drink,which was very much needed !! All served by Debbie who was a fabulous lady who looked after us during our stay. After we checked out of our rooms our cases were looked after by the staff while we went for an explore. All in all a fantastic little hotel run by some of the friendliest staff in York. We will definitely be booking a return visit for the Christmas market.

"Great Yorkshire welcome "

Wolframwolfred, Kenilworth, United Kingdom 26/08/2018

We stayed here for the races for a second year in a row and absolutely love this place. Exceptionally friendly local staff, great beers, really nice rooms, heaps of charm, dead central location and a high quality cooked breakfast. What more could you want?


PammyPreston, Preston 24/08/2018

Picked this accommodation due to central location, which is really the only thing about it we liked! Very pokey place, dull and dreary bar area, and getting to the rooms was like a real rabbit warren! We were put into a top floor room and had 57 steps to the top....bed very small and extremely squeaky, windows didn't open much and the room was stifling hot. Very, very noisy all night, even though we were 3 floors up from the street. On the plus side, it was a few steps away from the Minster so not all bad!


Scottmatthews1989, York, United Kingdom 14/08/2018

Arrived the other day with a couple of friends and our server (Debbie) recommended the burger with the blue cheese and it was absolutely amazing! So tender and succulent!! Well worth the wait such friendly staff and great atmosphere definitely recommend!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your lovely review! The Manager Debbie was thrilled to see this lovely feedback! We always hope that all of our guests feel relaxed during their time with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Beautifull hotel with amazing staff!"

catedeboer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 14/08/2018

We stayed at the Lamb & Lion inn at the end of July and loved it. We had the top room which was very cozy and had a great view (the view is worth the stairs) Amazing staff which were very helpful with suitcases etc. Especially Adi who's there during the night is brilliant, made our stay even better!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect score of your recent stay with us here at Lamb & Lion Inn. All of the team work very hard to ensure that all of our guests enjoy their stay with us, we are more then happy to help with luggage, we don't need a gym membership! I will ensure that you kind comments get passed on to Adi! We hope to see you again in the future, Kindest Regards, Lamb & Lion Team

"Left alone in a small unlit room "

YorkWoody, york 12/08/2018

We walked in on a Saturday evening not sure if we would get a table as we had no reservation . The bar was busy with eaters & drinkers , we spotted a waiter and ask if they had space and he said he'd return in 2 mins as was just serving food. When he returned he pointed us in the direction on the parlour ( table service dining area) and said he'd come through in 5 mins to take our drinks order. When we entered the parlour we were disappointed by the darkness of the room . No lights had been put on only the light from the 2 small windows. It was a small room with about 6 tables . No one else was in here either. Anyway we took a seat and waited and waited, finally a female waitress came in looking surprised and explained that no one would know we were here unless we told them at the bar area! We explained we had be directed here by another staff member, she then apologised and handed us a menu. We looked through the menu and quickly decided we fancied the burgers. Once again we waited and waited until we got fed up and left. We had great hopes for a wonderful meal as we really like the bar atmosphere etc . Very disappointed & hungry!

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for reviewing you recent dining experience with us here at the Lamb & Lion Inn. I sincerely apologises that you had a negative encounter on Saturday. Due to sickness levels we was slightly short staffed on this busy glorious Saturday, this is not excusing the issues that you faced as this should not of happened. We would like to offer you a compliemtary dinner for two to see that this is not our usual standard. Please call and please to Debbie on 01904 654112 or email myself Kindest Regards, Debbie General Manager

"What a difference a day makes!"

Steve509926, Parbold, United Kingdom 07/08/2018

After yesterday's lunch at another establishment in York, which to put it bluntley was abysmal, this was excellent ?? We had walked around the city walls and came across the Lamb & Lion at the end of our walk. We had no intention of getting lunch here, we just called in for a drink, pint of Landlord and half a cider, cold, refreshing and very good. Whilst we sat in the beer garden food was being served to other customers and seeing what was being served changed our minds. I ordered a Flat Iron Steak, Blue cheese on Sourdough bread with salad and fries, my wife ordered Fishfingers on white bread, mushy peas and fries. What can I say apart from it was absolutely excellent. Great drinks, great food, great service at a decent price, restored my faith in Yorkshire pubs ??

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your perfect review of your time at Lamb & Lion Inn. We are tucked away in the walls of York but we are pleased you spotted us from this. Thank you for your kind comments regarding your food, I will ensure that these are passed on to the kitchen team. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Wishes, Lamb & Lion Team

"Worth a visit "

guinress, worcrester england 07/08/2018

Visited this pub on a week day lunchtime.Friendly staff and the beer garden is lovely.Varied menu and reasonable prices .Nice selection of beers .The food here is top notch .Definitely worth a visit .Hope to return soon .

Marmadukes Town... H, Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for your 5* review! We have got an amazing hidden garden which is full of charm! We do offer a couple of different menus to suite each persons preference. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Lamb & Lion Team

"Evening in York"

blackiw29, Romsey, United Kingdom 06/08/2018

We we're looking for somewhere quiet to eat, after a day of site seeing. I was looking for something filling. I started with the soup of the day and then the pie. Both of these dishes were wonderful. With a couple of drinks I just couldn't force down a sweet. So much so I had to walk it off. I highly recommend trying they food.

"Great beer garden"

User 06/08/2018

Visited over the weekend when we were in York as we searched for places with a beer garden. It was busy as the sun was out but the beer garden was nice with nice views of York Minster from the right benches. Would definitely try again.


sandrafawn2, Lincoln, United Kingdom 01/08/2018

Second visit and again not disappointed. Friendly staff, great breakfast, lovely towels and even when we spilt a pint in the bar it was replaced...(no charge). Parking offer needs promoting as this is bonus for a city centre hotel at £10 for the duration of stay in a nearby car park. We will definitely be returning and next time having food on the bar too! Cheers to the lamb and lion!


sarah b, hull 31/07/2018

Booked for one night Sunday to Monday Amazing place what a great find All staff friendly and very efficient Lovely room very clean well done house keeping Great breakfast 30/7/18 both ladies serving very friendly thanks to chefs too (special mention as we never get thanked :)) Bar staff great too Bed super comfy didn't want to get up However wouldn't recommend if you have mobility problems very steep stairs (well it does date to the 1700's) Overall fantastic little gem will be back thanks xx

"Nice little beer garden "

alex w, Manchester, United Kingdom 22/07/2018

Stopped in for a quick pint after walking round the wall. Great little beer garden out the back. Didn't eat here but the menu looked good. Staff were friendly and a good choice of ales. Dog friendly with water bowls out the back.


SamCatPickle, Lincoln, United Kingdom 22/07/2018

Incredible pub garden right in the heart of the city. Amazing food: huge portions and excellent chips. Food was fairly priced, drinks were on the higher end of the spectrum as you would expect given the location. Dog friendly.

"Fantastic rooms"

User 13/07/2018

Stayed here with my French family - who can be a handful. The staff was great, the rooms were perfect and the location could not be better. From previous experience- also the best pub food in york with the best beer garden! Overall wonderful

"Over priced and disorganised..."

SJ B, huddersfield 12/07/2018

We visited on 2nd July for an early supper. I chose Courgetti - the portion was a starter portion and yet I was charged £13 for it - my friends and I were astounded. I never complain but did take it up with the manager who apologised and assured me they were experimenting with a new menu and portion sizes... I won't be back...

"Loved it!"

Australiantraveller7, Melbourne, Australia 07/07/2018

The room was so fabulous. We were overlooking the street, on the first floor. There were 2 lounge chairs which were so great at the end of the day. Large room and bathroom. Excellent staff. Friendly and helpful There is a pub attached which is very nice. There are a few areas within the hotel to eat and there is a great beer garden Lovely breakfast and meals. You can walk to everything, it's all so close Wished we had longer here TIP - get a taxi from the station

"Executive Double?????????"

LittleJLittleJ, Redditch, United Kingdom 05/07/2018

Up the stairs to a narrow landing, the entrance to the room was via an 80 degree raked, turning staircase where my shoulders were wider than the staircase. We are in our seventies and I am 6 foot 4 inches and I could not stand up in the ensuite without putting my head through the skylight. Much of the room was out of bounds due to the sloping ceilings. My wife was exhausted very shortly after arriving, as bags of hotel stuff are left by the door making her exit impossible! She is short, at 5 foot, but the the door handle on the inside of the door is unreachable for her due to the rake of the stairs! Oh and no windows!!! There are 2 skylights if it is dry!

"Badly organised and lack of thought"

yorklady123, York, United Kingdom 05/07/2018

We went there for a work lunch today, 11 of us. I booked over the phone and said I'd call back to order ahead as we were on a limited time schedule due to being on our lunch breaks, which they said would be very helpful. I called back with our orders only to be told that the menu on the website was a month out-of-date (surely a month is long enough to have an out-of-date menu online, and it should have been flagged when I first called) A lot of what we'd chosen was now no longer available. So I asked for them to email me the new menu so we could choose before we got there, to save time. I was emailed the SAME original menu. By now we'd ran out of time to order ahead, so we just had to order when we got there. They said they would prioritise our orders due to the problems encountered so far. Food didn't take too long to come, but we weren't given any cutlery, so had to sit and stare at our food until they brought it. We'd asked if the Fish finger Sandwich came with tartar sauce and were told it did, but none was brought out, so we had to ask for them to bring some in a pot, of which they brought one little pot for a table of 11 people to share around those who were having the fish fingers, so again we had to ask for them to bring more. One colleague was left having to wait for her meal while everyone else tucked in, and to top it off another colleague found a fly in her salad at the end of the meal, and we hadn't seen ANY flies buzzing around so we dread to think how long it had been nestled under her lettuce leaf! Dreadful service and just total lack of thought. Wouldn't it have made sense to bring the cutlery out while we waited for our meals, wouldn't it have made sense to check the menu was the updated one before emailing it over, beyond that, wouldn't it have made sense for the person who first took the booking to flag that the online menu was out-of-date. Better still, wouldn't it make sense to update the menu on the website in the first place! Seems like some staff training would seriously benefit this venue.

"Friendly staff, and lovely meal in the beer garden..."

Laura B, South Tyneside 02/07/2018

On a weekend away in York we were looking for somewhere decent to eat - after wandering around for while we decided on the Lion and Lamb. Beer choices were okay, menu was lovely pub grub. The surroundings and staff made the experience even better. We sat outside in the beer garden overlooking the walls and enjoyed a relaxing meal (3 x burgers, 1 x fish and chips) on a lovely evening. Would recommend for a casual meal if you can sit outside, although seemed like there was a few little intriguing nooks and crannies to sit in inside the pub.

"Unbelievably rude Manager"

SallyAnneB, York 01/07/2018

We arrived after a visit to the theatre hot and desperate to sit outside. We checked before ordering our drinks that the beer garden was open so we ordered two beers (which even for central York were seriously overpriced at £9.50). On our way to the garden we were sent back to the bar as it had closed (it was 10.30pm). This establishment advertises a beer garden with no mention anywhere of it closing early. We understand that due to nearby residents there will be certain rules but, had we known, we would have gone elsewhere - which we eventually did. We asked for a refund as we felt we had been sold something they could not deliver. The Manager was summoned and we can honestly say that we have never met anyone so incredibly rude and sarcastic. Her attempts to explain the rules to us just exacerbated the situation, resulting in us walking out (leaving our over-priced beers behind!). As an example of her sarcasm, as we walked out the door she said “ok see you again!” In anticipation of a response to this review I would like to confirm that my Husband was NOT shouting and we were never told that the garden was closing. It is also of no interest to us how long this rule has applied or that our drinks were not faulty. This could have resolved itself quite easily but the lack of customer service and dreadful attitude have led us to conclude that this is not a place to ever visit again. Sad really as we are York residents who spend most Saturday out in bars and restaurants in York and we are always very supportive of local businesses.

"Nice staff, good location, not quite what was advertised"

JAB5775, Blairstown, New Jersey 30/06/2018

This is a nice Inn, in a great location, but it is certainly not the 4-star hotel they claim to be. The staff couldn't have been nicer, but they could have been better informed. For example, we needed to do some laundry and they didn't know where to send us; we also needed to find a doctor b/c and the only alternative they could suggest was to send us to the ER. The room was not as advertised: it was smaller than suggested and didn't contain a desk or a phone. They did move us to a larger room for the second night, but that was in an attic which would be hard for anyone with mobility issues to get to. The parking was also not near the hotel. Had their advertisement been more accurate, this review would have been higher.

"Such a cute little B&B"

User 20/06/2018

Such a cute little b&b with amazing staff who couldn't do enough for us. Rooms were lovely and equipped with everything we needed. So excited to be going back! (The views from the room were amazing too!)

"Fantastic staff and food"

csl54, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom 18/06/2018

A last minute meeting of 11 friends was easily and happily organised by the staff. We enjoyed a tasty and well prepared meal in the snug making for a evening special. The small eating and drinking areas make this an interesting venue. The garden is a little oasis but do be careful on the steps.

"Great relaxing place"

jim1980_11, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 17/06/2018

Beer spot on. Service very friendly and the beer garden is excellent. A oasis in the busy city of York staff very helpful and polite We will be back in our next visit to york. The place was busy but staff just kept the place tidy

"A bit disappointing "

NAHanna2014, London, United Kingdom 12/06/2018

I had heard really positive things about the food here and was disappointed after our meal. There was nothing wrong with the food but it certainly wasn't special. When we asked for veg to go with our meal we were presented with a salad and told it was buttered greens which was a bit odd. Great location however and the staff were friendly.

"Ghastly food"

ArtemisHunter, Eastbourne, United Kingdom 10/06/2018

We had a delicious pork and apple sandwich at lunch time and decided to return later in the day for a Sunday roast. They had run out of pork and chicken so we had the beef. We were asked how we would like it. I opted for rare (pink) and my partner asked for medium. When it came out it was neither. It was over cooked beef served with greasy carrots and under cooked potatoes. The Yorkshire pudding was dried out and the whole thing was tepid. I complained and was told that as the meat was cooked at lunchtime it was doubtful that rare beef would be available. We opted to finish the meal and leave this review to warn others of the cavalier attitude of the chef and management. It's such a pity as the meals at lunchtime looked wonderful and this was our reason for returning in the evening. To be honest if an eatery plans to serve meals all through the day they need to stagger the cooking times. It's not rocket science! I guess they rely on tourists not coming back or taking the trouble to leave a review. The service was good. Our server did his best but...... One star only for the sandwich. It was worth three but I'm so disappointed with the meal I'm taking two stars off.

"2 night break"

User 10/06/2018

When I booked a double executive room costing £378.90 for two nights room only no breakfast I thought it would be a special break,what a disappointment on arrival the staff seemed very vague we were then taken up five fights of ten stairs to a very dark attic room I tried to put a lamp on but the bulb had gone an alcove with a pole and curtain across was the wardrobe ,a stained ceiling ,bathroom door didn't shut ,the shower was so small no where to balance shampoo etc and very poor water pressure this room is no more than a £80 b&b if that ,when we tried to explain our disappointment the spoke like a well rehearsed script.This is not a £190 a night executive room?

"Wonderful food"

Aidan W, Shannon, Ireland 06/06/2018

Seven of us had lunch and it was wonderful. I opted for a Prawn and Crayfish sandwich and it was both mouth watering and succulent. We opted for the garden top restaurant, as it was a beautiful sunny day. Beth and Joel served us with a most friendly and highly efficient way. Our thanks Beth and Joel for making our lunch so enjoyable and memorable.


johntravill, Leyland, United Kingdom 06/06/2018

We chose this place because it was dog friendly with an outside garden we had a drink and desised to eat this place is not cheap we went to the bar to order the cost of the pie of the day £13.00 a buger £13,95 a veggie dish £7.95 onion rings £3.00 and thick cut chips £3.00 the food came out shorly a nice young girl served us when she finished we asked can we get some drinks and i gave her £20.00 off she popped to the bar returning with our 3 drinks she gave me my Chang back and said sorry she was new and didnt know that its the policy not to serve drinks at the table now it was not poetically busy 4 staff we counted 3 behind the small bar doing nothing so customer service it stopped there.The food was ok where they got a rosset from i have no idea but think they were just missing a trick if the place was buzxing and i am sure it can be busy at certain times we could understand but the three guys had no interest at all no customer sevice at all its a shame realy as i said very disappointing our party have 4 gastro pubs in Lancashire and if any of our staff refused to serve drinks while our customers were eating they dont work for us they dont even need to be eating its called CUSTOMER SERVICE so you wont find any here.

"Service Terrible"

Pub1nspector, Lancashire, United Kingdom 05/06/2018

Its not cheap here so you wpuld think great service. Does not exist. Food arrived said would you get us some drinks so our food dose not go cold. Girl came back said this once my boss said you have to get your own from the bar whats worst all 3 of us said the food is not worth the money either. My pie was dry. Such a shame. When charging top price for food and drink then I expect it to be above standard. Unfortunately poor staff training 3 behind the bar doing nothing.

"Great beer garden and tasty food"

KevinRayment, Welwyn, United Kingdom 02/06/2018

It was a very warm evening so I enjoyed eating my tasty dinner in the beer garden, The only downside was that it was a bit smokey. The burger was particularly tasty and the orange and chocolate desert was also very tasty too.

"Amazing Food "

User 01/06/2018

We came here for lunch on the recommendation of the staff at the Guy Fawkes pub. The Lamb and Lion is there sister pub. It's got a great old pub atmosphere with a small bar area where you can get a meal and a seperate area for the dinning room. The menu is pub fair but the food is well cooked and delicious. The pie was unbelievable. Staff were lovely and located at the base of the wall it's the perfect place to stop for a meal.

"Great place if lacking detail."

User 30/05/2018

On arrival:Very helpful but untrained staff.Lovely girl showedus to our room but she'd never been to it herself/used a keycard. Didn't know where or when breakfast was. No teabags We'reBritish.Broken blind in bathroom, bathroom overlooks beer garden. Lovely to come back to cleaned room second day but only replacement bath towel. None often these things are a major issue, but when you pay a decent amount you hope for a bit attention to detail. Couldn't fault friendliness of staff and eagerness to help. Comfy beds and clean bathroom tick. No mention of Wi-Fi in rooms/ welcome book. Had to go and ask in pub. Code stuck to walls in restaurant!

"Pasta not great - amazing chips."

User 26/05/2018

First time I've had deep fried asparagus! ???? They did not cook, drain and rinse the pasta properly though! Home cooked chips were amazing though! ?? Nice beer garden though with lots of flowers by the walls.

"Lovely "

User 23/05/2018

Called in earlier in the day and decided that this was where we were going to eat in the evening. Really polite and helpful staff. We both had the pie of the day, chicken and mushroom with chips and steamed green beans. They arrived steaming hot and were lovely, I had a pint of copper dragon and the wife, a vodka and lemonade. Really good to see paper straws and not plastic, well done. Would I go back here again...........definitely. If you're in York, it's worth a visit.

"Great central location"

Baclava, Southport 21/05/2018

Not been to York for 30 years so picked this pub out of the blue due to its central position. 2 minutes walk to the Minster and then a couple more minutes to the Shambles. It really was in the best position. 15 minute walk from the train station. Meals are taken in the bar which made for interesting conversation with other guests. It is not a place for intimate dining ! Breakfast was included in our price and tuned out to be very filling! We had room 12 which was accessed via steep stairs which we climbed on our hands and knees. No view as we were in the attic. Nevertheless a very spacious room with a huge tv. Would book again.

"Loved staying here!"

Carol P, Stockport, England 16/05/2018

My husband and I have just returned home after a 3 night stay at The Lamb and Lion Inn. We didn't want to leave! We stayed in room 6 which was quaint and comfortable. It is at the back of the building and looks out over the beer garden. We'd read reviews before booking and were aware that it could be noisy. It's a pub, in the middle of York, and it was sunny and people wanted to sit outside until the last minute, so it was noisy. For us it added atmosphere. If you don't like laughter and chatting and glasses clinking when you want to sleep, don't book a room here! Also be prepared for beer barrels being delivered and staff doing their jobs, including power cleaning the beer garden! The staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely! We didn't eat in the restaurant but we did have drinks. There was a really good selection of gin and beer. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you for helping to make our wedding anniversary stay special!

"Lamb & Lion Hotel & Pub"

Cheryl C, Lexington Park, Maryland 13/05/2018

This hotel/pub is in the heart of York so it's an excellent central location in the city. To anyone traveling to York, I'd highly recommend the pub. They've got great food & a good selection of beer & cider and a large enclosed garden to enjoy an evening outside. The hotel, however, overlooks the beer garden so it can be pretty noisy up to midnight. I stayed in the hotel during a hot spell in early May which required open windows because there's no AC, but it was pretty noisy. That might be okay if that's what you're looking for, but it's not the most restful location, particularly during the summer.

"Yankees in York"

casa12708clan, San Diego, California 12/05/2018

Lamb was everything we hoped it would be quaint, friendly, and convenient. The people were welcoming and seemed genuinely concerned we were cared for. Excellent stay and would do it again without question.

"I wish I had spent more than one night here!"

Chandra J, Long Beach, California 11/05/2018

I would live at the Lamb & Lion if possible. Best location in York directly next to the walls, gorgeous and comfy room, delicious food and drink, incredibly priced, and lovely staff. Highest recommendation!

"Lovely cosy inn, perfect location. "

User 08/05/2018

We only stayed for the one night but the inn is in a perfect location, just on the outskirts of the centre so everything is in walking distance. Staff are so friendly and more than happy to help you. Breakfast was delicious! We stayed in the very top room, quite a walk up all the stairs but well worth it as the room itself is so quiet you'd think you were the only ones in the place! Would definitely recommend.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Leanne, Thanks so much for your review - we really appreciate it! We're glad you had such a good stay with us; do pop by again next time you're in York. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Great For a Beer"

User 02/05/2018

This is a very traditional and unpretentious pub with 12 bedrooms. Just a drink today but courteous and friendly staff. Didn't eat, but chalkboards on the walls demonstrated lip-licking options at reasonable prices

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Stuart, Thanks very much for your review - do come back and try the food soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Tasty fish supper"

User 29/04/2018

Came here for a late lunch with family - we all had fish and chips which was super fresh and tasty. Nice range of local ales as well as non-alcoholic choices. Often come in the summer and sit in their excellent beer garden - great for soaking up afternoon sunshine with mates.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Hannah, Thanks very much for your review - glad you had a good time with us! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Why man, I am with Simon Nyman, having a lime and lemon at the Lamb And Lion!"

User 23/04/2018

I wish I had been with Simon, having a lime and lemon at the Lamb and Lion, instead I opted for a cappuccino with Gloria. It was £2.85, I guess about average price these days, disappontingly, it was like warm milk. I asked the barman to replace them which he did, this time one coffee was no where near to the top. ( I think he had just boiled up some milk instead of measuring out. And again, just a hint of coffee, not worth the money. Having said that, itis a lovely location by the city walls with nice "snug" type rooms, and a beer garden for sunny days (or brave souls on cold days) Staff not particularly engaging although not rude, could be a bit better at greeting and hospitality.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Andy, Thanks for the review! Apologies if your coffees were not up so scratch - next time it might be safer to have a beer or a G&T instead; it's always 5 o'clock somewhere! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"If you want a real 'Inn experience' - this is your place."

CTontour, London 23/04/2018

Right on the Bootham Bar gate - that was the view from the bedroom. I thought the rooms were a little overpriced, but rooms in York are priced as they are! You pay for the venue and the history. The staff are lovely, but most of the people I met in York were also lovely. The room was a double, but really quite small, not a problem because you are almost certainly not going to be spending much time there. The bed was very comfortable, hanging and storage space was small and the shower/toilet room was tiny. I say this for your information only. If you want a big hotel with a modern feel, this is not for you. If you want to experience the flavor of York, then this is a good start. The bar and various small eating and drinking areas are small, cosy parlor areas, very atmospheric and welcoming. You do feel as if you have stepped back in time. The stairs creek and all the features in the hotel look 'very old and authentic'. Downside, the noise from the street is very noticeable, but people seem to end their evening by midnight so it's just part of the 'original feel experience' York is a city that you can just walk around, nowhere is far and there are a lot of Inns. Would I stay there again - yes I would, just for a short sight seeing or visiting friends trip.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi, Thanks so much for your review - we're glad you had such a good time with us! We certainly feel like we're helping keep a part of history alive - glad that stood out to you as well. Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Aircon noise in room 10"

macboard, North Yorkshire 22/04/2018

I never write reviews but just felt it fair to warn people who are thinking of booking to make sure you dont get room 10 unless you are hard of hearing!. There is a large fan outside the window that is kept on all night and is so loud (even with the window closed)it is impossible to get to sleep. I put up with it until 1 am thinking it would go off, when it didnt I spoke to night porter who agreed it was intolerably loud and admitted many others had complained. I gratefully accepted a different room at Marmedukes which meant me walking for 5 - 10 mins with my luggage, now very tired and wet (as it started raining). Marmedukes was fine but the room was a box and the bed was very short ( no more than 5'10 ) making it not the most comfortable.I am usually very tolerant but i would like the manager to explain how they can rent out a room with noise nuisance so bad you should get complementary earplugs!

"Good central location"

NORMA P, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom 15/04/2018

Very close to York Minster perfect location for seeing the city. Very friendly staff throughout the stay. Good sized clean & comfortable room. En-suite room although perfectly functional, was rather small (unfortunately in this case with an extremely hot radiator that was permanently on)

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Norma, Thanks very much for your review, we really appreciate the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Cosy bar and dining rooms"

hib, london 14/04/2018

Just chose this pub/restaurant for our evening meal by chance. What a gem. Quirky warren of dining rooms off the cosy bar area . Such a pleasant waiter greeted us. Food clearly home cooked with special care.Really lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended and might try to stay there next time.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you so much for a perfect score - we really appreciate you letting us know! Do come again soon - if you'd like to stay with us then make sure to book soon - the rooms fill up quickly! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion


genuinesortofbloke, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom 08/04/2018

Lovely little pub hotel near the minster. Room was lovely but a little noisy caused by ill fitting sash window. Cute little bar downstairs.Breakfast was superb, and staff were very helpful. Good value, will definitely return.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hello, Thanks very much for your review! Apologies for the window - we will look into it and get it sorted asap. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay - do come again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Recent stay at this hotel"

User 05/04/2018

Lovely little place, the rooms are not big but have everything you need and they are well maintained, clean and tidy. Lovely staff, very helpful and we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Would recommend - thank you!

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Allison, Thanks very much for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion


User 02/04/2018

Called in here for breakfast on a Saturday morning not booked but made to feel welcome. Breakfast was brilliant and very well done by the chef not cheap but very filling. Did not try the beer as too early. Would visit again.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hello, Cheers for the review and glad you enjoyed the breakfast! Hope you're able to come again soon and try our excellent range of beers. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Delicious food, quiet bar"

User 31/03/2018

We called in here for an evening meal on a weekend stay during February. We hadn't booked but managed to get a table for four of us in the small front room. Food was great, staff were great and very helpful too. Would definitely have a meal there again.

"Wonderful "

User 25/03/2018

Booked a meal in here on Wednesday evening. It was a pre-wedding meal with both our families. We popped in for a cheeky beer in the afternoon and booked a table for the evening. My dad has a medical condition where he finds it difficult to eat in front of other diners. The man behind the bar showed us a few tables and they had a perfect rooms with one large table that was very private. Perfect for the occasion. When we arrived we ordered drinks then went and sat at the table. we ordered our food. The starters we had were tempura prawns, soup and I had brown shrimp beetroot cured salmon... all the plates were cleared. For mains we had 3 fish and chips with minted mushy peas. 2 pies and I had the pappardelle pasta. The food was delicious apart from the chips which were under cooked... we were offered a free dessert to share but we were full so we declined the offer... we would definitely go back here...

"Friday lunch"

Kathryn A, Bradford, England, United Kingdom 09/03/2018

We called in on a walk round York for lunch and were pleased with the welcome, the customer service was excellent as was the comfort and the general ambience. Our steaks were well cooked and the chips were delicious. Definitely worth a visit

"What a place"

User 08/03/2018

This hotel was not what we expected at all but never the less it was an amazing experience. I feel like it would make you feel at home even if the theam is not what you where looking for in the first place.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi, Thank you for your kind review! We're glad you had such a good time with us. A warm welcome atmosphere is certainly what we try and cultivate, so we're glad that's what you felt while you were with us. Do come again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Excellent lunch - really recommended"

CIARB, Dublin, Ireland 05/03/2018

We dropped in for lunch during the recent cold snowy conditions - and it was a really warm cosy place to have lunch with a great ambience. I can recommend the sausage & mash and the salads. Excellent friendly service especially from Debbie.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. It certainly has been a little unpleasant weather-wise recently, and we're glad that were able to provide some respite from it and some hot grub to warm you up! Do come again soon - we're also a perfect spring/summer pub; our large beer garden has a beautiful view of the Minster. Thanks again! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Great friendly quirky place"

User 03/03/2018

Visited for one night for a birthday celebration. There had been a mix up with the booking, which we discovered upon arrival, but the fantastic lady on reception dealt with the whole thing so pleasantly and professionally that disafter was averted! We had a delightful quirky attic room which was supremely comfortable. The veggie breakfast next morning was delicious. Altogether excellent!

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Gillian, Thank you very much for a perfect score! We really appreciate it, and are glad that we were able to sort out any mix ups and ensure that you had a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon, for a birthday or simply for a weekend away. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Cozy, serviceminded and good food!"

Idunheim, Ringsted, Denmark 01/03/2018

The location is perfect for exploring the old City centre and getting the vibe of the historic place. York Minster in the backyard just adds to the authenticity. The lovely and serviceminded staff made the Lamb and Lion Inn my “home away”.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hello, Thanks for such an excellent review! We're so glad you felt at home with us, and that we were a good starting place from which to explore the beautiful city of York. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Over priced"

Karen G, Lancashire 25/02/2018

We had booked a night away to celebrate an anniversary and were willing to pay a little more than we would usually pay for something special. We thought this was a boutique hotel -- its not . I requested a room at the back of the hotel as I had read the reviews from others about the front rooms being noisy ( they were right). Didn't get the requested room got a front room in the attic .... up 7 flights of narrow stairs . Requested early check in at 1pm which we got . I was told that we would get a permit for the car park at Marygate which is absolutely safe and within 5 minutes walk to hotel - didn't realise we had to pay for permit as this wasn't explained. Here are the positives of the hotel:- Bar and food excellent Staff friendly and helpful Negatives :- Room far too small Desperately in need of a refresh Lamp didn't work Wardrobe pole about to detach from wall Window catch broken Bit smelly Tv worked intermittently No mirror near plug sockets for drying hair Breakfast was lacking any finesse In summary - £160 Is extortionate for the room we stayed in. You would get better quality at a more affordable price at Premier Inn . I would advise if your willing to pay this sort of money then look to book something cheaper slightly outside of the city which would be better quality and use the money you save on a taxi into city . Bar and restaurant well worth a visit. If you do decide to stay ... ask for a room on lower floors at the back of the hotel .

Marmadukes Town... H, General Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear Karen, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback - we appreciate it all and always take it on board to try and improve. I'm glad you enjoyed our selection of food and ale; and very sorry to hear about the problems with your room. It seems that there were several maintenance/convenience issues which I can assure you will be addressed straight away. It sounds like there have also been a couple of errors of communication on our part, both about the carpark and the location of your room. Both these issues are uncommon, though that of course does not excuse them; steps will be taken to ensure they don't recur! Some of the other issues you raised are less straightforward. The size of the rooms and the steepness of the staircase are difficult to change due to the building's historical and protected status - and in fact are part of what gives the place its character! As for our breakfast, although may not be gourmet cooking per se, we do offer an excellent selection from a full english to kippers to a continental selection of cold meats and cheeses. This being said, it's clear that we were not up to standard on the occasion of your visit - we hope you will stay with us again and allow us to show you that we can do better! Best wishes, Debbie Watts, General Manager

"Great location to eat, drink and sleep in centre of York"

John D M, Sunderland, United Kingdom 14/02/2018

We had visited the pub a few times as it has a comfy feel inside with a fabulous beer garden underneath the city wall ( which is where we first saw the place). We decided to visit York overnight and realised they had rooms too. We stayed there, had a lovely choice of drinks in the bar, a fabulous meal in the restaurant, a nice comfortable room and finished with a first class breakfast. Helpful and friendly staff at every part of the stay. Looking forward to going back

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi John, Thank you for the 5* review! We're glad everything was on top form for your stay. Do come back when the weather is a bit warmer to experience the beer garden in its prime. See you again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Lovely night away "

rogersvictoria, Wakefield, United Kingdom 07/02/2018

We stayed here last month as a bit of a little getaway after the stress of Christmas. We were top floor which was a bit of a mountain climb but we didn't mind as top floor is always preferred to us. The room was small but lovely and quirky with the wobbly floors and low ceilings which is very York style. My boyfriend had a laugh at this since he is 6ft 1! The only issue we had was that with it being such an old building the windows didn't close fully which meant the room was pretty cold with it being January. There was a radiator and the bedding was very cosy but there was still a bit of a chill. We were also woken by the traffic in the street early but again this was fine as it got us up for breakfast - which was really really good by the way! We loved our night away with you and look forward to coming back in the summer to enjoy the beer garden.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hello, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! We're glad that you had a good stay - next time if you do have any issues with the room, e.g. with the windows, then there's a member of staff on-site 24/7 who will always be happy to help out. Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Overnight stay theatre visit"

Jackie S, Leeds 02/02/2018

Me and a friend had a one night stay as we were going to the opera house , we arrived about 2.15 , to be greeted warmly by Debbie the manager , she asked a member of staff to take our cases to our room while she showed us round , what a lovely pub , the restaurant looked lovely and we would have had our evening meal there but we needed to be out early so we had a bar meal instead which was excellent !! Our room was very clean and warm and beautifully furnished in keeping with the pub , the breakfast couldn't be faulted , the drinks were top form and Debbie and her staff were so nice , it was a pleasure to stay there , and as we behaved ourselves we are allowed back !! Thanks Debbie and team for a lovely stay in a beautiful historical pub

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Hi Jackie, Thank you very much for your kind review! We're glad you had such a good time with us. You certainly are allowed back - hopefully for a little longer so you can enjoy our restaurant and award-winning Signature Menu! See you again soon. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Drinks good, staff great, management less so"

User 01/02/2018

We recently visited the lamb and lion pub. The staff were very friendly, I'm a real ale drinker and I thought selection of drinks was quite good. The only down side however was that me and my group felt uncomfortable as we witnessed an older lady with glasses (who we assumed to be the landlady) speaking very poorly to the staff, and using bad language in front of customers. I'm glad I hadn't brought my kids with me on this occasion! We felt very awkward witnessing it all and I can't believe this is how she speaks to the staff. We probably won't return for this reason which is a shame because other than this member of staff we had a pleasant experience. Menu looked good although we didn't have any food and the pub is cosy and a short walk from the cathedral. Pub is also dog friendly which is good.

"Lovely stay"

ema19772015, Bradford, United Kingdom 29/01/2018

We stayed for one night and we had a lovely time. The hotel was lovely and clean, the staff couldn't do enough to help, breakfast was very good and a good size portion. It was nice and quiet, we didn't get disturbed sleeping. Very good all round - the car park was 5 mins walk and we got a pass from the hotel so it cost £9.50 rather that £12.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Thanks so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in York soon. Best wishes, Will

"Swift pint"

Stephen S, Bolton, England, United Kingdom 27/01/2018

The 4 of us popped into the Lamb and Lion, the bar was staffed well with whom I presume was the land lady. She took our order was polite with fun banter. The girls choose warm drinks whilst the boys sampled the great selection of cask ales. Whilst seated the land lady would chat as she passed us making polite conversation. Whilst there I logged on to Trip Advisor to look at the rooms and whilst doing so she came over and took the girls on a tour. Our short time there was really nice and will go back.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear Stephen, Thanks very much for your 5* rating for taking the time to leave us a review as well! We're glad you had a good time with us - if you liked our ales then do stop in again soon to sample our two new guest beers - Golden Pippin by Copper Dragon and Saltaire Brewery's Triple Chocoholic Stout! Thanks again and hope to see you soon. Best wishes, Will

"Full of character"

aragon-11, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 25/01/2018

We booked the Lamb & Lion in the hope of staying somewhere with some character and it didn't disappoint. It's a million miles away from the chain hotel offering. It's well situated just a short walk from the Cathedral. The food is decent - wholesome breakfast. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff friendly. An issue we had with our room on arrival was satisfactorily dealt with. On a slightly less positive note, we had booked for two nights but were called away urgently on the morning of the second day for a family illness and had to check out early. Having paid on arrival we assumed one night would be refunded but that was sadly refused for a reason that wasn't clear - after all the room could be re-let.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear aragon-11, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and leave a rating - we appreciate any feedback and always try and adapt accordingly. Firstly, best wishes to you and your family - we hope that your family member has made a swift recovery. Equally, we hope that you appreciate our position - it is difficult to re-let rooms at short notice, particularly at this time of year, hence our 3-day cancellation-window policy. We hope that this hasn't put you off visiting again - we'd love to see you again soon and provide you with a warm welcome and a springboard from which to see and explore York. Best wishes, The Lamb and Lion

"Excellent food and drink from a welcoming bar staff!"

JARYED, Manchester, United Kingdom 20/01/2018

Very quirky pub with a choice of quaint rooms to eat and drink in. Food was varied and really excellent. Stout No 5 was outstanding. Really looking forward to repeating our visit! It is interesting to note that the beer garden would be a popular space in summer, with ample seating for many patrons.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear Jaryed, Thank you so much for your lovely review! Glad you liked the food and especially the Stout No. 5; it's one of my favourites too. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Will

"Smelly and compact"

Joanna P, Cambridge, United Kingdom 09/01/2018

We go to York every new year and on this occasion booked this thinking it was luxurious and a kind of boutique pub for our honeymoon on the way back from Scotland. We arrived not knowing where to park it is on a no entry road! We telephoned for ages no-one answered, so I ran to the pub to ask what to do. The staff were uninterested and hard-work most times to talk to. We took the car to nearby carpark. We had room 3 which was compact, only the bedroom radiator worked, the floors were sticky and there was a smell which I could only assume was an overdose of floor cleaner. The bathroom radiator didn't work and you had to squeeze through the shower doors to get in it. The staff outside woke us up around 6 both mornings. I would imagine it to be noisy and very hot in Summer as beer garden one-side, road the other. We booked a year in advance so it was cheap, it certainly is not worth full price. The only positive was comfy bed, location, cheap parking voucher on check out and breakfast was nice. We went to another hotel for our last night. Sorry wouldn't stay again.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear Joanna, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to leave a review - it helps us improve our service and to ensure that our guests have as positive an experience as possible with us. I'm sorry that you didn't feel that way when you stayed with us earlier this month. It's certainly true that we're not located right next to a carpark and, although check-in is indeed at the (sometimes busy) bar, these features come with being a vibrant inn located in a historic and, as you said yourself, convenient location. The same goes our rooms - although they might not always be laid out as one might expect, this results from our building's status as a Grade II listed building. And even if we could change it, we feel that quirks such as these are what gives our inn character. This being said, we're sorry that you were bothered by the noise; we do all we can to keep it to a minimum but we will certainly try and do more. We're glad you found the bed and breakfast to your liking; notwithstanding your issues with your stay, we'd love to see you again and try and do better! Best wishes, Will


Ann S, Bridlington 09/01/2018

Had two lovely nights at the Lamb and Lion room was great but in the attic found the stairs a bit steep but a very nice room and bathroom once we got up there. Excellent breakfast and we had one evening meal which was good. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very quirky place to stay definitely not run of the mill.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're glad you had a good stay with us. The attic stairs certainly are a challenge, especially when bringing bags up! The price one pays for such a quirky and old building I suppose... We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Will

"Perfect location, nice food, comfortable room and friendly stuffs"

Brant T, Taiwan 05/01/2018

The room is clean and comfortable, even though I think it is a little small for us. All stuffs of this hotel are very friendly, and the foods in the bar are very delicious, you can try different kinds of foods. The location is also very good, 2 minutes to York Minster, 5 minutes to the shopping area (Stonegate). I think this hotel is a good place for the tourists to stay in York.

Marmadukes Town... H, Front Office Manager at Lamb & Lion Inn, responded to this review
Dear Brant, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed our different seasonal menus and had a comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Will

"Poor accommodation"

Gordon H, Ilkley, United Kingdom 02/01/2018

The food was good and the location was fine but the Superior room we had was massively overpriced and unsatisfactory. On third floor, narrow steep staircase, poor facilities in en suite. We won't be returning.

"Great place to stay centrally!"

agregory49, Wigan, United Kingdom 02/01/2018

Very busy when we arrived due to the time of year! Very clean, warm and friendly staff. Breakfast looked lovely but we were not hungry so only had the cereal and fruit. We will definitely stay again if we go back to York, next time it will be in the summer so can make use of the fabulous beer garden.

"Always a pleasure"

robertG4A, Manchester, United Kingdom 30/12/2017

Perfectly located old traditional English hotel just on the old city wall. Great bar (quite lively) with a good selection of beers and drinks. Old style bedrooms with comfortable bed. Excellent breakfast each morning. Just a short walk to the main shopping, pub and restaurant areas of York i.e. Stonegate etc. Friendly and attentive staff especially Debbie at breakfast time and her young colleague (sorry didn't get her name) who run a very slick breakfast service. Will be back again!

"Lovely Little British Lunch"

User 29/12/2017

We have visited this pub for lunch a few times now and I have always been impressed. The place has a very cosy British feel and the pub is right under the city walls. A lovely place to stop off for lunch or a quick drink.

"Great Location! Interesting Stay"

ShannyLaughs, Seattle 26/12/2017

The location could not be better to all the Christmas market, sights and shopping. Thankfully I read the reviews before I got there, because it was not clear prior to my arrival that when you walked in, you were at a pub and restaurant and they check you in at the bar. The stairs are steep and heavy so be prepared. The food and beverage here are out of this world AWESOME, so please take a moment to eat a meal (expensive) and the breakfast is great as well. The staff were..."meh". Generally uninterested in the guests and although, not rude, just not hospitable. I was bummed that I didn't get to schedule a dinner in advance as a resident of the hotel to ensure that my experience was complete.

"Great atmosphere and food "

User 23/12/2017

Called in today for a beer and bite to eat. Had fish and chips and steak and ale pie. Both were magnificent probably my best pie ever. Lovely and worth s trip. Had a good selection of proper beer which is a bonus

"4 Star !! Joking surely !! "

User 23/12/2017

The good ... location, close to row centre, some decent beer. The bad ... where do I start !!? This is basically a pub that serves food with some rooms above Parking is 5-10 minutes away with nowhere to easily drop off baggage Reception is behind bar - try struggling through when all queuing for drinks !! Any of the bar staff appeared to be able to check you in but seemed more interested in getting you out of the way to serve more drinks than helping you !! Our room was ‘executive' - really!!! - it was small and poky with noise all night from street outside , once people seemed to finally go to bed bin-men arrived and bottles were cleared noisily. Breakfast served up to 10 am - arrived 9.57 to be told stopped serving - I know I know - should have been earlier but never ever been turned away in the prescribed meal hours and done so with barely hidden glee!! Price was ridiculous but near Xmas and believed it would be 4 star !! 1, star service , 1 star accommodation but 4 star prices !! Very very poor !!

"Food ok, service not so good"

suedeblue, Battle, United Kingdom 10/12/2017

Four of us ate here for dinner. Fish and chips, rump steak, pizza. Nice fish and steak except the chips were soggy for all of us. It was a busy evening so expected some delay however we ordered desserts and 25 minutes later they still hadn't arrived. Looking for the staff and found quite a few behind the bar in another part of the establishment. Explained that we were still waiting for our desserts which was met with surprise as it seems they hadn't even been started. Cancelled the order and paid and had dessert at Cafe Concerto . One other slight annoyance were a number of loud drinkers (after all it is also a pub) sitting adjacent to us. Not sure why men need to scream at each other to be heard. Would I return when next in York, probably not.

"Flight of Death"

C4R4V3LL3, Edinburgh 09/12/2017

Room 12, appropriately enough, is named The Attic and guests other than those under 5 ft tall will be painfully aware of that. There is much head-banging in evidence in the very compact ensuite bathroom. But that's the least of it. The main challenge is ascending the heights to The Attic. A heavily sprung door opens out into the small landing on the first floor to reveal an extraordinarily steep set of stairs with a 90 degree turn at the foot of them. As if that's not enough to contend with, the heights have to be scaled in darkness with the switch for a light some 20 ft higher sited at the top of the stairs. While two-way switches may not have been readily available when the Lamb & Lion was built, surely when converted to add the Twelfth Room adding one might have been thought about. All this suggests that different rules must apply for Health & Safety in High Petergate than in the rest of the UK. Fire escape from The Attic is an exceedingly worrying prospect. Dinner was worthy of a 7/10 and was enjoyed, but the breakfast options were pretty limited although nicely cooked. The sign in the breakfast room/ bar advertised “luxuriously appointed rooms”. That must only have applied to Rooms 1-11 because in this day and age there's no way the term was appropriate to The Attic which was comfortable enough (once you got there) but certainly not luxurious. All of this came at a hefty price for what was provided. There must be a very large premium charged for the location, which is convenient for exploring York as a visitor. Did the Lamb & Lion give value for money? Most certainly not, from our experience. Exceptionally disappointing.

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