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We stayed for a couple of nights in room 2. Yes, it's small - but it does the job. It's in a brilliant position - everywhere you want to go is in walking distance. We had a problem with the bed on the first night and the manager dealt with the problem really quickly and helpfully. He's a great asset to the hotel/pub. On top of this, the food was also really lovely - I recommend the Shepherd's Pie. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Fat Badger.
Called in for drinks during a few days stay in York. We normally call in here when we visit for a couple of hours at a time and chat and watch the world go by over a few drinks. We had 2 halves of Yorkshire blonde. Its a shame the way some staff in certain pubs pull cask like its lager and it ends up flat with no head. We drank half of our drinks and left, chose not to go back again during our stay which is a shame as we've come to really like spending time here as its a lovely pub.
We celebrated my husbands birthday here at the fat badger. The staff were attentive, friendly and professional and the food was amazing. I think when they are busy, they need to be better organised, whereby, we was asked for our order twice and then at the end asked to pay twice, little nit picking comments but would give you a better experience if they didn't happen. The wait for food was long, but this was not an issue for us as we ordered another bottle of bubbly. Overall, lovely traditional pub with great food and staff.
Lovely pub, the waitresses couldn't have made you more welcome or be more friendly (we only got served by waitresses). Extremely friendly and always smiling. Food was good and price average for the type of place. Thank you.
Just stayed here great location and staff and food was lovely. Unfortunately have to give a 2 star as the rooms have very dark blue walls (not true to the pics on main website) not enough lighting for the rooms and they are very small if your claustrophobic I would say find somewhere else. We stayed in room 5 but had to be moved as we found a smashed chandelier and a pointy piece of glass poking out. Was then was moved to room 8 yet again very dark. When getting ready had to take a pic off the wall just so my mirror was by some light. There are no lifts so 8 flights of stairs definitely was a workout! Definitely not what was expected for the price we paid, wished we would have stayed somewhere else to be honest. Feel its false advertisement and they need to update their pics to reflect current rooms. (Pics attached)
Overall nice old pub, great location and service good. Rooms were of good size and clean. Was a little noisy from garden room, but quite loud on street side until around 11.30pm. The resturant pricing was quite high, so we ate at a different place both nights.
We booked the Fat Badger for our first trip to York for an Anniversary celebration. We loved the old crooked building and individuality. We were in room 9 which was top floor with a garden view. The steps were a fair climb (and very creaky!) Our room was a little on the dark side but it was spacious, comfortable and clean. We did not eat at The Fat Badger so cannot comment on the food but it was always busy. Points to consider - There is no lift in the hotel so not great for any mobility issues. The Secret Garden can be busy/noisy but closes around 10.30pm however, the lights stay on all night. The wall walk does over look the room slightly - be mindful you can see into the room from the walls. There were no coat/towel hooks anywhere in the room/bathroom and only 2 coat hangers. Overall, we enjoyed our stay & the brilliant location of The Fat Badger
Excellent Tapas and nice beer! A thoroughly enjoyable evening and a great location in a nice old building. Service and food quality was great - and whilst we didn't have a main meal those we could see looked very nice. Definitely recommend this place.
This magical pub is a maze of rooms tucked into the stone of the city walls, leading up an uneven set of steps to a courtyard full of wildflowers and suits of armour. It's picturesque, even by the standards of an incredible city like York. I've got to admit that the service was dismissive and disinterested. There were only a couple of menus available, so they had to be passed round from one group of customers to the next. Empty tables weren't being cleared. As much as we appreciated the bottles of water placed outside for diners, they had to be accessed via a maze of rusty heaters and a hot plate; it would have been more useful if there had been glasses available alongside. It was also a long old wait for food. But these factors are probably all a direct result of the overwhelming number of summer tourists and the great location. All was forgiven when the food came and it was spectacular. I had the best and most substantial vegetarian Sunday Roast I've ever had from any pub. I should have taken a photo, but I was ravenous. Take my word for it that it looked as amazing as it tasted. Yes, I'd eat here again, I'd recommend it. I'd go out of my way. And if the staff can bring themselves to crack a smile, it will be a bonus.
This was my second time visiting and staying at the Fat Badger and I once again loved it! The staff is super friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable and the food delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the Secret Garden having a drink watching people walk along the wall. York is such a beautiful little city with quaint shops and restaurants. I will definitely be back and will be staying at the Fat Badger!
Lovely Pub, good selection of food and drink at reasonable prices,very friendly staff who couldn't have done more for us, good location in York right by 1 of the gates into the city, will definitely visit again when we return to York,the pub also had a large garden
We booked The Fat Badger for our first wedding anniversary weekend and all of our expectations were exceeded. To start off the location is fantastic; a quiet street in the city center where you can walk to any of the major attractions in a matter of minutes. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated in a rustic style, with a feather-soft four poster bed as the centerpiece. The hotel itself makes great use of their limited space without creating a claustrophobic atmosphere and the secret garden at the rear was a lovely place to sit and enjoy a few drinks and/or a meal. Speaking of food everything we tried on the menu was nothing short of delicious; you can tell the chefs take great pride in their work and it shows. Breakfast lunch or dinner; whenever you sat down to eat we knew it would be a great experience. Special shoutout to the steak, 'black bomber' pie and of course the sticky toffee pudding! Last but definitely not least the staff were all amazing from the moment we walked in; making sure we were comfortable, happy and attended to. There really wasn't anything that was too much to ask and we really appreciate the hospitality they all showed us. On our wedding anniversary night they even went as far as to provide a lovely surprise gift for us! My wife and I would like to give a special thank you in particular to Emma, Mel, Michael, Alice and Mia - you guys were amazing and really made our trip feel special. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of booking; I'd suggest you go for the bed, breakfast and dinner rate, it's worth it! Thanks again guys hope to see you all next time.
The ale was top price for a poor pint. We were charged £3.80 for a soda water. Unbelievable. Went over the road to the three legged mare where we got a really good pint for £4.80 and soda water free (including ice and a slice of lime). We have no problem paying top whack for good products but really that's taking the mick! Very little in York for locals anymore.
Please don't take offense that I didn't mention you by name, I am horrible with names. Staff was great top to bottom. There was one young adult, don't know his name, but he was there all the time. Was new and was learning, but boy was he trying. He is an asset. Michael the manager was great. You would think he owned the place. Food, drinks, rooms, location, and service was top notch.
Called in for a Guinness and small 20cl prosecco and was amazed it came to £13.75 what the actual, absolute disgrace. Plus when my wife asked if it really was £13.75 , he simply replied "yes it is" I used to like coming and staying here when it was the Lamb and Lion, I will now avoid like the plague.
Brilliant experience in the lovely pub garden here which was made all the better by the excellent bar staff. Special shout out to Katie who without being asked carried our drinks out for us (in the pouring rain) and was generally a star all evening!!
We had our wedding reception here on Saturday in the secret garden and it was just perfect. The venue is so pretty. Michael could not do enough for us and ensured everyone was catered for, all of the staff were amazing. Thank you all so much.
Had no idea the Secret Garden existed until we took a walk around the wall in York. Lovely place I don't feel like they advertise how nice the secret garden area is. When you're here in the restaurant window it looks very tight and when you walk in it is very hot. This is a hidden gem in the back of the restaurant and I think if they advertised it a little bit more. It wouldn't be a quarter filled on a beautiful Sunday evening. It's worth a stop to walk through and look for the secret garden. There are steps that are pretty steep to go up so if you have any mobility issues it might be a challenge. It is worth the effort. You order at the bar and you can sit outside and a lovely garden very quiet.
Beautiful secret garden minus the wasps! Amazing drinks selection, enjoyed our drinks with a lovely view of the York Minster. Friendly helpful staff. I wouldn't like the walk down the beer garden stairs after a few drinks as they are very steep and uneven.
It probably wasn't the best start when they overcharged us £50 for the room I had reserved! I then had to remind them about the offer on their website which was for a £10 voucher and an upgrade if you booked direct - they didn't seem very sure about it, asking where I'd seen it! The upgrade was apparently because the room was on a lower floor! When we asked if we could leave our luggage until our room became available, we were told we could leave it in the (very busy) corridor….fortunately it wasn't necessary as our room was ready. Room No 1 was dark, dingy, dirty and very depressing!!! There was only one lamp which shed no light at all. There were cobwebs on the ceiling, and the overall look was very dingy. Not at all what I expected for more than £300 for 2x nights!!! There was hardly any room to move, nowhere to put anything and everything needed work. The floor looked like cheap laminate which was peeling and there was a layer of dust on the curtain pole. The shower was hot and powerful, but the whole room and bathroom needed a complete overhaul. The light above the bathroom sink didn't work and just flickered. We were woken up both mornings at 4.30am by the bin-men outside, and again at 6.30am on Monday morning with a brewery delivery … we heard every barrel being rolled into the cellar! Breakfast was uninspiring to say the least. When we returned from our day out, our room door had been left open. We had to request extra towels, the water glasses hadn't been replaced and though the tea mugs had been changed, the tray hadn't been cleaned. Overall, a thoroughly disappointing experience at a hotel that had good reviews (I always check before booking)!! The only saving grace was the location, but tbh we still would prefer to stay elsewhere. We didn't use the bar or restaurant (apart from breakfast) but had lunch at their other hotel ‘The Guy Fawkes Inn' and sadly, the experience there wasn't any better. We were really disappointed as we were looking forward to a relaxing stay and the room didn't feel comfortable and relaxing at all. There are so many much nicer places to stay (and eat) in York and we had such a wonderful visit but sadly not at these hotels.
We had seen the beer garden whilst walking the wall around York. Later that day we thought we should visit as it looked like a great place. So happy we did. Had a great time, good service and kids liked it too.
Although it's a good location, it's really really overpriced for a room above a pub. No air con, and needs redecoration. Nothing special. Would've expected breakfast thrown in at £233 per night. Great place a couple of doors down though for breakfast- Bar Hashery- I'd recommend that!
We saw the secret garden when walking along the city walls and thought it looked like a lovely place for a pint and some food. We went there and the Secret Garden is indeed a nice place to be, with views out towards York Minster. We didn't stay though as the menu does not offer choice for vegetarians. Shame. We ended up going elsewhere.
Lovely hotel. Very close to the city centre and the Minster is just at the end of the road. The staff were friendly, polite and attentive. Food was incredible at both evening meal and breakfast. Great atmosphere and we loved all the quirky details. We even got engaged while we were there so a place very special to us now. We will be visiting again.
First stay here and loved it , excellent staff , everyone we met was polite and cheerful , decor is lovely and very clean , atmosphere is welcoming , our room was amazing very very cosy and Victorian themed we loved it , breakfast was nice just enough to start the day off , already booked for December
Popped in for lunch with a couple of pals and had a really nice meal There is a great menu, and I strongly recommend the fish and chips, and there is also a good selection of hand, pulled real ales and a good wine list The chips are fantastic and my particular thanks to Georgina for making us so very welcome. The only downside is that the Gentlemans toilet is very small and there is not much room to move, but that is a small price to pay to visit such a lovely building
Can't ask them to improve on anything (other than a towel ring in my room). Will be looking to stay here on my next visit to York. I did not have any food, but the beer selection was excellent. Could be a little bit cheaper, but that's my Scottish blood talking.
Wow what a place! Great welcome as you arrive, felt immediately at ease after a long walk around York. Had a drink in the bar area to start which was really warm and cosy. I was recommended a pint of Landlord by the bartender which was fantastic. We were then walked to the restaurant by our host, the restaurant had a great buzz and atmosphere because it was quite busy. Obviously a popular place! The menu had some great varied options, all with a British feel which is exactly what we wanted. My wife went for king prawns to start (amazing) and salmon for main (also perfectly cooked) I went for the tapas selection of wings, hummus and brie wedges. All were lovely! For main I had the braised ox cheek. This was fantastic. My wife and I then split a cheeseboard, this was a selection of local cheeses which were delicious. Over all the service, food, drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic
We used to visit the Lamb and Lion regularly and enjoyed every visit. Called in today looking for a cosy table in the back only to be “greeted” by a guy dressed like Rupert with attitude suggesting we get a table in the bar. The bar was full. The cosy room at the back wasn't. Given his lack of service we left. There are plenty of other bars in York who would welcome your custom. Avoid this one. Such a shame. We used to recommend it to every one…
The fat badger (great name for an inn) didn't disappoint! It's situated a stones throw from the York minister so very central. The menu is really good and the pub is small but cosy and inviting. I found room quiet and relaxing and the beds to be really comfy. The thing made the trip all the better however were the super friendly staff. Special shout out to the manager Darren along with Molly and Kat who couldn't have been more hospitable if they tried. I'll be coming back to York as I didn't manage to do all the things I wanted in two days but I know for sure where I'll be staying.
Great food and great service - a group of 7 of us had lunch whilst staying in York. Finn served us and was most helpful and attentive - highly recommend. Menu is varied and the portion sizes are good - sticky toffee pudding was delicious ! Don't hesitate to book here
Absolutely lovely Sunday roast, the beef was delicious! Very large portion and they should be for the price of £17.95 but couldn't fault it one bit. The staff were all friendly and the location is perfect. Assuming the manager, he was lovely, really friendly. Chatted to myself and my mum after we had finished eating, we were discussing the sticky toffee pudding and he was saying he wishes the chefs did it with custard!! I agree but even without it was 10/10 - will be visiting again. Thank you
Absolute gem of a place . No taxi needed, this place is Snuggled in the centre of everything. We stopped two nights and were thrilled with the whole experience - beautiful well stocked bar, great food - beef cheeks particularly tasty and pleasant service. Nothing too much trouble - we asked to late for a cheese board as chefs had gone home ,but the manager (who is amazing, helpful and so much fun ) actually put one together himself for us. Rooms quirky and spacious and everywhere so clean We'll definitely be returning - Thankyou so much
We really enjoyed our stay at the Fat Badger, York. The location was perfect and very central. The staff were so friendly. Our room was comfortable and spacious. We will definitely stay again and recommend to all our friends.
We stopped for lunch on arrival in York and just had to pick this classic old place. The welcome was warm and the staff lovely. We chose the fish butty which was pretty much perfect. The bread was lovely. A couple of drinks later we left happy and fulfilled.....but not before we had a look around at the little rooms and interesting decor.
Was really looking forward to coming to the fat badger. Actually the food was good and we can't complain about it being cold as I turned the heater off… but, it was just a bit disappointing. We've walked past this place many times and it looked great… hmmm.
We stayed at the Fat Badger for 2 nights at the beginning of December and we could not have been happier. The hotel is lovely and boutique. The decor is beautiful. All the members of staff we met were lovely and very helpful. The room offered all the amenities required and more. The location was perfect, just inside the historic walls, (we could even watch people walking the wall from our room) but far enough away from the centre to be quieter. You are very close to the minster but I found it an enjoyable sound to wake up to. There are a few stairs the climb but after a long day of food, drink and soaking up the history of York it was lovely to climb into the freshly made bed. For us the only slight niggle was on our first morning, there was a lot of banging and barrel moving in the pub downstairs which woke us but we expect there was a delivery as it didn't happen again. Other than that our stay was brilliant and we highly recommend the Fat Badger. Thank you so much
What a place! A superb Hotel, Restaurant and Pub close to York Minster. The decoration is quirky and sophisticated and the food was exceptional. Darren was an amazing host and catered for all our needs and general conversation right up until his departure. Can't wait to return!
Lovely hotel with beautiful double rooms with views of the Roman walls. Very friendly staff and great value food. A welcoming atmosphere and very easy distance for walking into the centre. Thankfully they supplied ear plugs as the Minster is just a few yards away.
We loved the fat badger. We stayed for two nights in three rooms and cannot fault our experience in any way. A warm welcome from the great manager, all staff attentive and fun, fabulously quirky rooms and wonderful food. I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. We also thought it was brilliant value. Whenever I'm in york I will only stay at the fat badger from now on.
The first thing that come to mind is just WOW. From the starter to the main course everything was excellent. My wife and I wish we could have had another night in York just to dine again at The Fat Badger. I had the onion soup and Fish and Chips, my wife had the Prawns and the Duck. Everything was excellent and the staff was the greatest.
Walked in and received a great welcome, lovely atmosphere and quirky ye olde York interior. Loved our time here with a great menu, great wintery feel and could easily have stayed for hours, great view of a very old street outside and lovely to relax and people watch.
Great location not far from the Minster and it looks lovely inside with all dark interiors and cosy spaces and possibly a nice place to stay. However we were only there for a meal and the food was a bit disappointing. Ordered the steak pie but the gravy that was over it was extremely salty which was a shame as the pie had lots of meat and would have been really good without so much salt. Others in our party had burgers and the risotto. Presentation was lacking and the risotto reportedly wasn't the best. Just a bit of garnish would have helped.
Recommended by b&b hosts - this pub became our go to place while in York.. it's in a lovely position next to the walled gates; good atmosphere, beautiful wine and attentive staff.. would recommend for a quick pint or a meal.
I cannot comment on the hotel, however Sunday lunch at the restaurant was a huge disappointment. We hoped to impress friends from USA with a typical Yorkshire sunday lunch. Admittedly it was 5pm, but that should not affect the quality of food served. Every element was overcooked, Yorkshire puds very dark in colour, hard to even cut roast potatoes, very salty gravy and the owner was very rude when I went to complain discreetly. We shall not be going there again.
We absolutely loved it here-so central and so welcoming.We stayed in the attic room that has lots of character.We had breakfast on both mornings as it was delicious and we absolutely loved it.We must mention Darren as he made our stay more than pleasant through his professionalism and humour.
Absolutely beautiful hotel, our room was gorgeous and very comfortable. The food in the restaurant was delicious and all of the staff are lovely especially the lady who served us breakfast, I'm sorry I didn't get her name but she was great! Loved the decor of the hotel and the location is fantastic!
Great hotel , lots of character great staff and very helpful, view from the garden is picture postcard, will definitely stay again, the view from our window at night was the city wall with archway backlit by the street lamps have a great photo opportunity,
Extremely hard & uncomfortable bed & the room was very hot. Had to sleep with window & curtains open because it was so hot but the lights from the beer garden shone into our room all night. Very noisy from 7am Monday morning & the pub closed early on Sunday. Disappointing
Wow! This beautiful hotel stole my heart. Even as a single bloke I fell in love with the Decor and the room. I was actually scared to mess the bed up that was beautifully made with pillows, cushions and towels. I love York but this hotel made this my best trip yet. The staff were all amazing and helpful to this disabled traveller, with staff on arrival arranging me a first floor room as I had not stated I was disabled at booking, without even asking me if I needed it, then my case was taken straight to my room no problem. I found the staff to be so friendly naturally no forced interest or smiles. Asked about our day with care, and helped me remember my room number on several occasions as I'm useless lol. Honestly the mattress and pillows were the best ever!!! I've done a lot of worldwide and uk travelling for work and pleasure. And I do believe this is my favourite hotel ever so far. Great location too literally inside the city wall. And the breakfast eggs absolutely smashing. Now I must apologise for not getting staff names, but everyone I came into contact with were real stars. So thank you for a wonderful stay from the guy with the crutch who could never remember his room number. See you all soon I can't wait to come back.
Had dinner here with friends mid week. The restaurant and bar are both charming and cosy. Traditional quality home cooked pub food made all the better by extremely aytentive, friendly and welcoming host/manager who went out of his way to ensure we had a memorable evening. Would definitely return and recommend.
We had Sunday lunch..great food and service.. literally as soon as we finished though the waitress was over with the bill immediately, after paying bill we was ushered out as they wanted table for next customers..shame as penny pinching just leaves a bad taste..!
It is with great sadness that I find myself writing this. After a pleasant stay at the facility we left and forgot a pair of shoes. I contacted the hotel within an hour of leaving, and after several phone calls I eventually got a response from the Manager. My Son was working nearby and I asked if it was possible that he collected the items. Instead, after a few weeks of asking I was assured that they would be posted to me directly. We are now over a month from the original stay and no footwear to be seen. A well respected company normally but this is beyond a joke. It's not even about the monetary value of the items, this is about the absolute incompetence of the “Management” of this particular branch. Hopefully this will be resolved quickly after this but I doubt it.
This a fab little hotel. Quirky but lovely. It's position is perfect as it's just minutes away from the town centre. The beds are amazingly comfortable. The secret garden is an added bonus . The staff are very friendly especially the manager. He couldn't do enough for us. I would definitely recommend this hotel. I'm sure we'll be back in the future.
On entry - 3 hrs early - the manager made us feel welcome and nothing was any trouble. Took our cases to our rooms, settled us in bar garden. Was so friendly and can not fault . Rooms were unique, quirky and perfect. The beds were like marshmallows and the bedding very good quality. Lunch qas delicious and prompt. Will definitely return
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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
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?!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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 dinner...in 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 amazing...you 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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 reason...it'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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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'.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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!
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 her...so 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!
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.
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.
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 all..furniture 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!!)
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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)
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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...
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
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 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.
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
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 ,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ??
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 :)
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..
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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 ??
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!)
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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!
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”.
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 .
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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 !!
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.
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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