St Martins Lane, (off Micklegate), YO1 6LN. 01904 671421.
Map Grid Reference:p04 D2
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Closing Times: Sun-Thurs: 11pm. Fri-Sat: 12am.
Another one of York’s hidden gems this is a beautifully quaint 18th Century pub that is down a very dark and spooky alley just off the main run of Micklegate, definitely not a street where you’d expect such a nice traditional real ale type pub, yet away from the bustle of the main street you could almost feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Prices are very reasonable and there’s a very well stocked bar and even a pleasant little courtyard area. It would seem the Ackhorne has just want you want for a peaceful and friendly drink in a wonderfully historic setting, if you can excuse some prying eyes of the locals to new faces, they’re all friendly enough in the end.
Reviewed: September 2011