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“hit and miss”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Golden Fleece

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Golden Fleece
Ranked #85 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
“hit and miss”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

visited this quirky pub twice early in the week. first time lovely service, busy evening decent atmosphere. Second time it was nesrly empty with a drunk bar fly who probably shouldnt have been served. Not best atmosphere. Different staff were on which possibly didnt help. Beer was fine

Stayed November 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Decided to visit for a meal given history on the pub.

Had to eat upstairs due to how busy it was... this was the disappointing bit as there is completely no atmosphere up there compared to the warm ness you get downstairs.

Food is just normal pub meals and decent portions.





  • Stayed November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

York is my favourite place in England and the Golden Fleece is a fantastic part of the town, it is famous for being the most haunted pub in York but it should be famous for its food and service as well. The food is brilliant, probably one of the best vegetarian lasagnes I've ever had. The staff were wonderful and made us feel at home. The rooms were enormous and very comfortable and the complementary English breakfast was enough for two. I tell everybody about how fantastic this place is. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We visited here for a drink and some food. We sat upstairs as it was very busy being a Friday evening. Our food came quickly and was a good sized portion that was very tasted. I went for the scampi and my partner a pie. My only comment would be that the upstairs could do with a bit more atmosphere, perhaps candles etc. Overall we enjoyed the time we spent in the Golden Fleece. Highly recommended if you are visiting York.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband booked this hotel for us and we would definetly go back. Fab suite and the food was lovely. We had evening meals and breakfasts and all were freshly cooked. Staff were really nice too. Didn't see any ghosts though!!!

Room Tip: Go for the shambles suite as it has a lovely roll top bath
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Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Just returned from a short break in York and stayed for one night in the Shambles room. First impressions were good. The staff were very friendly, the pub was very atmospheric and our room was impeccably clean. The bathroom in particular is lovely with a huge walk in shower, a free standing bath and a fireplace too. We ate downstairs in the back bar and the food was brought quickly. It was delicious and well presented. We went on the terror trail, highly recommended and despite a few spooky happenings slept well in the comfortable four poster bed. Breakfast was a huge feast but not the usual greasy, overcooked fare offered by many. It was cooked to perfection and served piping hot. All in all it was a lovely stay and I feel sure we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Visited on the 12th October had a nice meal went back the next day had the Sunday roast it was awful Yorkshire puddings well done gravy was thin and the veg was bland the pepole on the next table had the same and left most of it a total waste of money

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Fleece

Property: Golden Fleece
Address: 16 Pavement, York YO1 9UP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Golden Fleece Hotel York
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