PSP Ramblings revived

Actually, it’s not so much that the ramblings are revived, but that the blog is.  Because of the lengthy intermission because of some malware corruption (on an old blog, now deleted) many PSP outings are lost to history.  However, the fact of some new hostelries in the city (York) took us out, first to the Duke of York in King’s Square, succeeding an estate agents with a much more socially useful multi room pub. We didn’t sample the food though the chips looked tasty.  It was a bit overcrowded and I wouldn’t call it cosy but there were several real ales including some from Leeds Brewery.

The Hop in Fossgate was apparently a poulterers before going through various incarnations to become a bar with a pizzeria in the back.  Decor is quite varied, from original tiled walls to ornate chandeliers to quotes from the famous about drink.  Obviously popular with students one of whom recommended a very dark ale with an admixture of rum – 6.5%.  I know that this combination is widely considered disgusting but it seemed to me rather pleasant, like a combination of Guiness and Baileys. Unfortunately, I forget what it was called.

The Old White Swan was a bit of a disappointment as we had hoped the excellent geriatric jazz band was playing. It wasn’t. However, one could get a seat and there was a good selection of beers.

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