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Last Drop Inn (York)
Member Name: magpie
Last Drop Inn (York)
Date: 19/07/01, updated on 31/07/01 (178 review reads)
Advantages: Beer, Atmosphere, Nice staff
Disadvantages: Smoking throughout
Beer. Something that I am a fan of. Real beer -- not your poncy southern lagers. The last drop inn is a great place for beer.
It is run by the York Brewery -- the only brewery within the city walls -- and serves several of their beers, and also some guest ales. Needless to say, the beer is well kept, lovely stuff.
The pub is very new, and a bit 'olde english theme pub' like, with fake barrel tables, quotes on the wall, and old pictures. However, it is a great deal more pleasant than most theme pubs.
It is quite narrow and long. The bar is towards the back of the pub, and beyond the bar is a small beergarden. In the front of the pub (from which you can do excellent people watching through large glass windows) are large tables and benches. Towards the back are smaller tables and stools. Although there are steps between the front of the pub and the bar, a ramp is available, and there is a disabled loo downstairs, making it a very disabled friendly pub. The main loos are upstairs, which can be a bit wobbly after a pint or two of centurian. The ciggie machine is also upstairs. Unfortunatly there isn't a no-smoking area (in fact the pub boasts of allowing smoking throughout) which is a bit of a shame.
The staff in the last drop are great -- very friendly, happy to have a chat, and happy to advise you which beer to have. This is quite unusual for a city centre pub, where they often just want to get on with serving the hoardes.
The pub also does food -- but I can't give you an opinion about it as I have never eaten there.
In summary then -- its a nice pub, good atmosphere, good beer, and friendly. It is anti-child, but wheelchair friendly. There are no TV's, jukeboxes, or flashy games machines -- this is a great place for conversation with friends. Highly recommended.
Incidentally, York Brewery have just opened their second pub, around the corner from the last drop -- its call
ed the three legged mare, and I'm looking forward to visiting.
And the web page for the pub is:
although it is pretty poor!