Despite having a bad reputation I have found the york to be one of the friendliest pubs in town. The main problem I have is how busy it can get making trips to the bar hard.
It is for people who enjoy alternative music- rock, punk, ska, metal etc etc with a jukebox and decor to match. Drinks are well priced, they have guitar hero tournaments and both the staff and the punters are friendly. Everyone is made to feel welcome as long as you shy away from burberry, sports labels and trackies as a general rule of thumb.
Great pub - reminds me of "the giffard arms" in wolverhampton. Old speckled hen on draft and ac/dc playing on the sound system - great. And a strange figure by the door (see photo).
Will go again.
The Yorkshire house is a very tradational pub in the town centre of Shrewsbury. The pub is friendly, old fashioned interior, wooden floors, big benches, the main people who use it are bikers, heavy drinkers, not an eating pub, but the peoiple are friendly, any visit you get a friendly welcome, meet a new face or two. The pub has regular music events. The pub has no local parking, and is just at the side of St Marys Church, slightly of the main street of Shrewsbury. There is a wide selection of beers and ales, although they sell wine, this is not exactly top of the sellers, so take a chance of the wine.
Since moving away from Shrewsbury the York pub has to be top on my list of places I miss. It's a fantastic rock pub in a quaint old building with friendly staff and friendlier customers. The juke box has a great selection of rock and metal music and you'll find plenty of rockers as well as the odd biker in there. I spent many of my teenage years here and, despite my parents thinking it was some sort of drug-filled hell hole, I never got into any trouble and everything was above board. For me, it's the friendliest and best pub in Shrewsbury. I just wish the old gang was still there on a Friday and Saturday night but everyone seems to have moved on.
A pub not for the faint hearted, the crowd that go there aren't your white collar bunch but you'd be hard pushed to find a nicer set of people. No mater your age, sexual orientation, colour the putters here are warm and welcoming. Just remember looks can often be deceiving!
Most weekends they have some form of live music but again defiantly not for the faint hearted!
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