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The Gillygate
Ranked #45 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2011

This place was recommended by freinds and I can tell you they were not wrong.
What they had missed was the exciting new menu. We had Chicken Wings and Nacho's covered in cheese. Followed by the new home made Gilly Burger (This was no ordinary burger just thrown on a plate. It was a tower of delight.) and a Gammon Steak with 2 fried eggs.(had to take a picture) Only sorry we did not leave room for pudding.
What else could equal this. The cooked breakfast did !. Cooked fresh as you finished your cereal.
Great Rooms - Awesome Food - Fantastic location - Perfect Hosts.
Top notch. Will be back.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights 8th/9th April, we have visited York on a number of occasions but for the hospitality this was one of the best, staff were fantastic and the room was spotless. The Gillygate is in a great location. We had Room 5 which was spacious and the only down side was the room was very warm and no ventilation ie windows do not open but then it is a old building, also the toilet would make a awful banging noise when flushed but again the age of the building, but this was the only down side on a extremely lovely stay. We had a evening meal on the first night which was first class. Top marks for the staff and Eric the owner. Also The Gillygate has parking at the back which is a plus for York. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2011

My husband and i stayed at the Gillygate last weekend.
It was a last minute decision to stay in York that evening, so wasn,t sure what to expect
It was the roaring fire we noticed as we walked into the Gillygate, Eric the landlord introduced himself to us as we made inquiries as to the availability of accomodation for the night.
After settling into a very comfortale double en-suite room we decided to go back downstairs to the restaurant for a meal.
I had the steak and ale pie and my husband had a steak, which we both enjoyed.
We then made our way into the bar. The bar staff gave us both a very warm welcome.. They had some regulars at the bar whom were very friendly and involved us into there conversations. We had a lovely evening and retired to bed.
Morning came and we went down to a full english breakfast.
We will be certain to return to the Gillygate, but next time book.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

We arrived at this hotel as we had been told by friends it was great, think I will be having a word with them as this was not the case.

We have stayed in many hotels as we travel around a fair bit and for seventy pounds I was expecting something with a bit better quality. Its in dire need of a update we stayed on the top floor the room was ok size but very hot and wardrobes that broke as soon as u touched them a very noisy toilet. Fred the spider as your friend in the bathroom, shower was electric and basically just drizzled on you and u must have to be only the size of a child to comfortably get in. Also they didn't explain that they shut and lock the gates and you have to enter at the side gate when you come back late at night and we were stuck outside for half an hour trying to get in all I can say is u good job it was a summer night.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

I stayed here from 25th - 27th June with my partner and our friends.

The location of the pub is great, just around the corner from all those lovely cobbled streets of York.

The rooms are large but were very warm as we stayed in the top 2 rooms. The bathroom was tiny and the toilet made quite a noise when flushing but this was because of the age and the type of system, the land lord told us that the pub is over 400 years old. The landlord was very friendly and informative about the area. The shower wasnt too good but did the trick and the beds are very comfortable.

The breakfast was gorgeous, cereal and a full english was perfect to set us up for the day.

All in all a very enjoyable stay and i would definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2010

We stayed with 6 persons, 4 adults and 2 children. Good place to stay for the City Centre. Everything in walking distance. Cozy warm lounge with the burning fire.
Comfy beds, the only negative thing so say: cold in the bathroom. Very clean, excellent dinner and breakfast. Hope to come again in the near future.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

Stayed here for a couple of nights visiting York. Not posh just nice comfy accommodation, light spacious room, very very clean and homely. Comfortable bed ++++ we slept very well! The staff are very friendly and really looked after us, cooked breakfasts were absolutely excellent and we had one evening meal which was equally as good and the pub has a friendly atmosphere and a good selction of beers and wines. We will definately return at some point and would certainly recommend both the hotel rooms and the pub to friends. We had a great stay.

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gillygate

Address: 48 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: £87 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gillygate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gillygate is a newly refurbished 'pub with rooms' just a stones throw from York city centre we are in the perfect position for you to explore this beautiful city. Our aim is simple, to make everyone's stay with us as memorable and hassle free as possible. Our rooms are luxuriously appointed and downstairs in the pub you will find a great mix of locals and visitors enjoying themselves over a drink from our extensively stocked bar. We have twice weekly quizzes and visiting performers passing through from time to time. Guests can also enjoy an evening in our 'Whiskey Snug' and take advantage of our growing selection. If there is anything else we can do to make your stay more enjoyable just let us know. ... more   less 
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