Review - Lamb & Lion Inn
New review online, here’s the summery:
Situated in the shadows of Bootham Bar and the City Walls the Lamb & Lion Inn is surly a jewel of authentic hostelry, with such a history setting and Victorian styled décor to match it’s almost like stepping back in time, everything is beautifully presented with superb attention to detail. Upon entering you are greeted by a small and friendly bar area adorned with old gas style lamps with the old shop front looking onto Bootham Bar. It can be a struggle to get to the bar at busy times but for such a small area they have a satisfying selection of real ales at a reasonable price. The rest of the building is a collection of nooks and crannies, quaint little rooms linked by narrow corridors, with oak panelled walls and comfy seats. Although this really adds to the character it does mean the place isn’t very accessible or particularly family friendly, but we can’t see how this could be improved with such an old building, so although scoring low in these areas this doesn’t affect our overall mark. The real crowning jewel though is their beer garden, again accessibility is a real issue, but if you can get past the narrow steps then you enter what feels like a secret garden raising up steeply along the City Walls and shaded by a peaceful canopy of mature trees. In our opinion this is the best beer garden that York has to offer making the Lamb & Lion Inn an essential visit in the summer months.
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