For lunch we wanted something light and found the “The Last Drop Inn”:https://www.thelastdropinn.co.uk/, a “York Brewery”:https://www.york-brewery.co.uk/ which at 1.15pm still had empty tables. It’s a small place with high stools in the window and a few small and large tables with pews on one side. This is not a pretentious place and verges on the shabby chic style of décor. Signs said ‘this way to heaven’ i.e. the bar and ‘this way to relief’ i.e. the loo. Both were up a few steps.
York Brewery was established in 1996 within the historic city walls and is both a working brewery and a tourist attraction with the first traditionally brewed ales from within the walls of York for 40 years. H0 A chalk board sign advertised the selection of beers available including Guzzler, Centurion’s Ghost and Yorkshire Terrier: what fabulous names. But we were tempted by another sign advertising wine at £10 a bottle from Sunday to Thursday 11am to 4pm. As we’re used to London prices (which are often £7 for a large glass, this was an absolute bargain.
The menu had a selection of hot and cold dishes, but we decided just to share a beef and stilton sandwich in toasted Ciabatta and a side order of chips. Having seen the size, we were glad we’d not had one each. The sandwich and wonderfully hot, crisp chips served in a trendy miniature chip basket were both placed on a wooden board, when unfortunately, when we doused our chips in vinegar, it ran through and off the board. It also came with a small dressed salad and was excellent value for money.
On the way to the loo, I noticed a very clever map of York pubs designed to look like a London underground map.
If you’re a fan of real ale, cheap wine and a decent sandwich, this is the place to go.