Restaurants & Bars

York in the UK

David | Nov 23, 2004 03:38 PM

Arriving on a chill rainy morning by train in York, a walled Cathedral City three hours north of London by high speed train, we sought a pub lunch in a 'traditional' pub with fireplace. After two failed attempts, we were directed to The Royal Oak on Goodramgate near the City Center. It was perfect. We were greeted warmly and, asking for a fire, were directed to the back room. The fire was warming, the clientel pure Dickens, and the two of us from the colonies (Canada). When we asked for Sheppard Pie. 'Oh, Dear, that was on yesterday's menu, the barman said,' let me see if they have any left. It's really good here, I think there are two still.' There were two. He recommended Sharpe's Cornish Bitter to go with them. The Sheppards Pie with two vegetables was ample and delicious. The bill for two with 2 pints : £15.

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