Free Historic Pub Walking Tour

Free Historic Pub Walking Tour

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Minstergate. Junction of College Street and Goodramgate, near National Trust shop

College Street



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Discover the rich history of York's beer and pub heritage and about the City by taking a guided walk with one of York's experienced guides.

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Take an alternative historic walking tour of York. Discover York's beer & pub heritage, and much more, by taking this unique guided walk through the city centre. York has a reputation for having a pub for everyday of the year. Find out about some of the oldest. Each walk covers the history of at least 12 pubs as well as the centuries of events, people (and spirits) associated with them. The guide is an experienced volunteer city guide. Walks start from Minstergate YO1 7LG at the junction of College Street and Goodramgate. Tours last for approx. 2 hours and have an optional refreshment stop, subject to suitable space being available. Walks are free to join. Participants who enjoyed the tour & wish to donate to a local charity, (Keep Your Pet) supported by the guide, will be informed how they can do so.

For further information use the following link Booking here is preferred but it is advisable to ring 07592547326 if you have not booked.

To maintain Covid safety group size is limited and mask wearing discretionary.

In addition to the published dates private tours can be arranged for groups of four or more on mutually convenient dates as well as those published.

Further information can be obtained through contacting Keith Martin on 07592547326 or

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Fiona Laing: i weekend December 2021

"They say there is a bar for each day of the year in York. They come in all shapes and sizes and there is even a walking tour, which traces their history, some dating back to the 16th century. Keith Martin will share his passion for York's oldest pubs in return for a donation to Keep Your Pet a charity which helps people keep their animals at difficult times"

All money raised from the walks will support Keep Your Pet, a charity run by Age Uk York with links to RSPCA York & District. This project has been established to help older people look after their pets at times of health or other difficulties.

If you do not find a date that suits you, we may be able to arrange a convenient time for a tour if you contact

Info: 07592547326 or email

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