My partner and i recently stayed at the Five Lions pub in Walmgate and we were slightly worried about what we would find after reading some of the reviews however we were pleasently suprised. The car park was quite difficult to find at first but we called the pub and a member of staff gave us directions which was very helpful. We went to the bar got our keys and they checked us in straight away, even though the the bar seemed rather busy the bar staff made us priorty.
Once in our room we found it clean and tidy and they had put the heating on ready for our arrival which was a blessing as it was rather cold. One small criticism would be a little more care when putting out the towels they seemed a bit rushed like just thrown on the bed, but really cant grumble about that would just think it would make it look a bit smarter for a first impression.
The room was suprisingly large and the shower got nice and hot, however dont forget to bring your own shower gel etc as there were no creature comforts for you to use in the bathroom. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar sachets however were provided which is good.
The bed covers looked a bit worn but were smelling fresh and the bed was comfortable so this didnt bother us.
We choose the Five lions for its location more than anything else. Its perfect city centre, car park right outside our room door and as a bonus there was a live band in the pub which we throughly enjoyed watching all evening. The small pub has a cosy atmosphere and the beer was good and cheaper than anywhere else we have been in York.
We meet some friends in there and enjoyed the christmas Menu for our dinner. Brilliant value for money only £5 for anything on the specials board! The food was made there and then no microwave heated rubbish and the chef popped over to make sure we were enjoying it too, nice touch! Our friends who stayed in a travel lodge around the corner said next time they would stay in the pub for the covenience of everything. You dont really need to move off the street, there are clothes shops, gadget/trinket shops, a little tesco a few pubs and even a nice little cafe on the corner. Perfect for a little weekend break!
After speaking with the bar staff we found out that we could buy a voucher for a breakfast at the cafe on the corner "The Sitting Pig" which was open early which was ideal as we needed to get off the next day and couldnt wait around for them to start doing lunch.
Overall we hit the sack before the music ended but was suprised to say we werent distrubed.
I would definatly recommend staying at the Five Lions it is ideal for a weekend away, we were so close to everything and didnt need to worry about parking. We have already organised a weekend for us to go back and will be bringing our friends. Its not posh its practical and excellent value for money.
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