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Keystones
Ranked #704 of 874 Restaurants in York
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Durham, United Kingdom
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510 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Give it a try”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Stopped off for a few drinks and a couple of snacks, bar staff really helpful and drinks were some of the lowest prices in York. Visited again in the afternoon for something a little more substantial, my partner had gammon steak, egg, peas & chips & I had southern fried chicken & chips which was rather good, both meals were only £7. In the evening it does fill up with students so get there early if you want a seat! Would definitely visit again when next in York.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
York
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“LOVED IT!”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

You can't ask for more in a pub. Drink prices are decent, atmosphere is great, staff are friendly, food is cheap, filling and timely. Not quite fine-dining but it's not supposed to be!! Been there on a few of their 'offers' nights. 2-4-1 cocktails, drinks from £1.50 etc...can't complain!! Any time I've come in with friends for lunch or before a big night out I've had a great time!

  • Visited March 2012
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“Students galore”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Deffinitely a place for the young! Good prices of there beer and food, good offers too. Would've liked to have seen the place on a night, only came in the day. Could imagine a good atmosphere.

Visited August 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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“Student Bars Can Be So Much Better”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Keystones is part of the "Scream" chain, which are now becoming a bit monotonous and old hat after more than a decade masquerading in the same guise. In fact, very little has changed within the chain - even the menu has remained practically the same in that time !

This chain aim their pubs at the student market, this one is within a five minute walk of the main city centre campus of St. Johns University, and tends to attract a clientele mixed with students and a few of the younger local residents of York.

The food is largely poor, with cheap burgers, frozen chips and anything that can be deep fried or microwaved at the top of the bill o'fare. It is cheap, but unfortunately not especially cheerful !

There is a well stocked bar, plenty of spirits, alcopops and flavoured ciders, but no real ale to speak of. There's a good video jukebox and a pool table, however. Out the back is a large beer yard, with a big screen outside and covered area with heaters, which is a unique place to watch sporting events on a summers evening. If you are a student and can prove your identity (with NUS or Matriculation Card) then you will be entitled to a "Yellow Card" which discounts some of the food and drink lines slightly. Without a Yellow Card, the drinks prices are fairly steep, in fact more so than many of the more salubrious establishments nearby.

Not too bad for a drink, but even the student element should open their eyes and discover some of the other excellent pubs and restaurants in this area.

  • Visited September 2011
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York, United Kingdom
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“Slightly skewed by drunken uni nights...”
Reviewed 24 December 2011

... but this place was our "local" - good for sunday football. Good weekly quiz and massive outdoor area. Cheap drinks and not too far from other decent bars.

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