New pub planned for York city-centre

The site in Micklegate, pictured several years ago

The site in Micklegate, pictured several years ago

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A NEW bar is planned for York city-centre, in the site of a lap-dancing club that shut last year.

Amber Taverns has acquired 127 Micklegate, which housed Bohemia, and plans to open The Micklegate Tap in April.

The building was home to Harry’s Bar until 2002, then The Bedroom, then The Room, before opening as Bohemia. It has been empty since last March, when Bohemia closed amid financial troubles.

Gary Roberts, from Amber Taverns, said the pub would have a “contemporary / urban design” but with “traditional attributes and a warm and friendly feel”.

He said the pub would stock a wide range of cask and craft ales, with real ales from York Brewery featuring heavily. Other beers will include Affligem and Revisionist Craft Lager, and there will be a range of draught ciders, bottled beers, spirits and wines. The pub will not serve food.

He said: “We are really exited to be able to trade in York after ‎years of looking for a suitable premise. We believe that we will help ‎to re-invigorate Micklegate and compliment the existing pubs and bars in the area.”

Amber Taverns, which is based in Blackpool, announced last September that it wanted to open 30 new pubs, having agreed a major funding deal with Lloyds Bank.

The pub's licence allows it to open until 4am daily but Mr Roberts said they would likely close at midnight most days, or 1am at weekends.

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8:01am Thu 27 Feb 14

MrsHoney says...

Excellent, that's a handy location for the station. :-)
Excellent, that's a handy location for the station. :-) MrsHoney
  • Score: 10

8:54am Thu 27 Feb 14

gravitydrips says...

You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint.
I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York!
A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire??
York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.
You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint. I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York! A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire?? York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it. gravitydrips
  • Score: 20

9:21am Thu 27 Feb 14

dmw2008 says...

Does York really need another pub, especially on Micklegate?

Suggesting it's "ideal for the station", York Tap, The Duke Of York, Windmill and Punch Bowl are all closer and between them will offer something for the public.

The pub is in between Windmill, Punchbowl, Gibsons, Brigantes, Priory, Rumours, Nagshead......I do not think there's a need for another pub. Brigantes being directly (or near as dammit) opposite to this is one of the best pubs in York. It will be directly similar to this new pub. It's just not needed in my opinion...it will be another tourist trap.
Does York really need another pub, especially on Micklegate? Suggesting it's "ideal for the station", York Tap, The Duke Of York, Windmill and Punch Bowl are all closer and between them will offer something for the public. The pub is in between Windmill, Punchbowl, Gibsons, Brigantes, Priory, Rumours, Nagshead......I do not think there's a need for another pub. Brigantes being directly (or near as dammit) opposite to this is one of the best pubs in York. It will be directly similar to this new pub. It's just not needed in my opinion...it will be another tourist trap. dmw2008
  • Score: 5

10:58am Thu 27 Feb 14

roskoboskovic says...

if you want a reasonably priced pint of real ale in york you have to go to wetherspoons.if you venture into the guy fawkes,lamb and lion,cross keys etc etc etc then you re in for a big shock.
if you want a reasonably priced pint of real ale in york you have to go to wetherspoons.if you venture into the guy fawkes,lamb and lion,cross keys etc etc etc then you re in for a big shock. roskoboskovic
  • Score: 6

12:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Platform9 says...

gravitydrips wrote:
You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint. I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York! A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire?? York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.
Ship & Mitre is my first stop on my monthly visits to 'pool and I totally agree about the pricing differences.
[quote][p][bold]gravitydrips[/bold] wrote: You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint. I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York! A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire?? York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.[/p][/quote]Ship & Mitre is my first stop on my monthly visits to 'pool and I totally agree about the pricing differences. Platform9
  • Score: 3

2:07pm Thu 27 Feb 14

HTC says...

£2.30 - pint of Saltaire Blonde - The Ebor, Nunnery Lane.
£2.30 - pint of Saltaire Blonde - The Ebor, Nunnery Lane. HTC
  • Score: 5

4:10pm Thu 27 Feb 14

petethefeet says...

Nice to see the ongoing rehab of Micklegate after the pit it descended into during the nineties. Oh - HTC, thanks for the tip about the Ebor. Saltaire beer - lovely!
Nice to see the ongoing rehab of Micklegate after the pit it descended into during the nineties. Oh - HTC, thanks for the tip about the Ebor. Saltaire beer - lovely! petethefeet
  • Score: 8

4:38pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dr Robert says...

I certainly agree with gravitydrips with reference to the Skipton beer, lets name it Timothy Taylors Landlord for arguments sake, absolute ripoff prices, I too was speaking to someone the other week from Osset, they were paying £2 70 per pint. Low wages, high prices, York in a nutshell.
I certainly agree with gravitydrips with reference to the Skipton beer, lets name it Timothy Taylors Landlord for arguments sake, absolute ripoff prices, I too was speaking to someone the other week from Osset, they were paying £2 70 per pint. Low wages, high prices, York in a nutshell. Dr Robert
  • Score: 5

1:04pm Fri 28 Feb 14

FarmersBlonde says...

gravitydrips wrote:
You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint.
I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York!
A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire??
York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.
All cask ale in the Rook & Gaskill is £2.80 a pint.

I think some of the price difference between York and West Yorkshire/Lancashire is down to differences in business rates and rent/property prices. The rest is probably just down to basic economics and is what people are (un)willing to pay.
[quote][p][bold]gravitydrips[/bold] wrote: You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint. I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York! A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire?? York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.[/p][/quote]All cask ale in the Rook & Gaskill is £2.80 a pint. I think some of the price difference between York and West Yorkshire/Lancashire is down to differences in business rates and rent/property prices. The rest is probably just down to basic economics and is what people are (un)willing to pay. FarmersBlonde
  • Score: 1

6:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

eeoodares says...

gravitydrips wrote:
You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint.
I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York!
A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire??
York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.
There are plenty of cheap places to by Real Ale in York. It does not take a lot of effort to find one.
I personally like some of the more expensive pubs, the surroundings are appropriate, the people in the pubs are more interested in quality than with price.
I do not drink every day so on a night out if I pay an extra £2 over the cost of a nights beer then so what!
[quote][p][bold]gravitydrips[/bold] wrote: You know what, who cares. I've been drinking 'real ale' or 'craft beers' as there now, for some strange reason, starting to be called, long before it became fashionable to do so. I just cannot understand how this stuff has got so expensive in York, and I'll bet my next paycheque the beers in this new pub will all be £3.40 or more a pint. I regularly drink in some excellent real ale pubs in Manchester, Liverpool and Chester and have often paid £3 a pint or less. I also, less often, visit some of the fine real ale pubs in London (usually around the Square Mile) and have paid less for a pint there than I have in York! A recent example. Just before Christmas I was in the Ship and Mitre, in Liverpool's financial quarter. I paid £2.70 for a pint of a well known beer brewed in Skipton. The same beer in York has recently cost be £3.20-£3.40. Why can I drink Yorkshire beer cheaper in Merseyside than I can in Yorkshire?? York landlords seem to of forgotten a simple fact. Not everyone who walks through the door is a tourist happy to be fleeced. I wish this pub well but I won't be bothering with it.[/p][/quote]There are plenty of cheap places to by Real Ale in York. It does not take a lot of effort to find one. I personally like some of the more expensive pubs, the surroundings are appropriate, the people in the pubs are more interested in quality than with price. I do not drink every day so on a night out if I pay an extra £2 over the cost of a nights beer then so what! eeoodares
  • Score: -1

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