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Last Drop Inn (York)
Member Name: davehughes44
Last Drop Inn (York)
Date: 24/01/01, updated on 24/01/01 (170 review reads)
Advantages: Excellent beer
Disadvantages: Little privacy
NO JUKEBOX, no pool, no darts, no kids proudly proclaims the sign outside The Last Drop Inn, a recent addition to York’s thriving city-centre pub scene.
If you are a fairly infrequent visitor to York, this pub could be new to you. It was opened last year (2000) by The York Brewery Company to provide a guaranteed outlet for their excellent beers in Colliergate, right in the heart of the city centre.
The pub is light and airy and serves a full range of this excellent microbrewery’s beers. There are two themes running in the pub’s décor. One is Dick Turpin and Highwaymen with reproduction wanted posters, etc. on the walls. Dick Turpin is reputed to be buried in York city centre having been previously hanged on what is now the racecourse.
The other theme is quotes – mainly alcohol related. My favourite is ‘You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.’ – Dean Martin.
The quality of the beer is excellent – as you would expect from a pub run by a small brewery. As well as York Brewery beers the excellent Hoogaarten wheat beer is available on draught.
The pub serves food from 11-3 Monday-Saturday, with a limited range available through to 9 p.m. Dishes range from a filled Yorkshire Pudding at £2.95 to Scotts Brewers Pie (predictably containing beer) at £5.95.
On Sundays a roast dinner is served from 12-4 p.m. at £5.95.
There is a wine list that consisted of three red wines and three whites.
Overall, I would recommend the pub to anyone with a taste for real ale. The only criticism I have of the pub is that it has very large windows at the front, allowing anyone walking along the very busy shopping street outside to see inside the pub which might not suit everybody.