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“Cheap, cheerful, wonderful staff!”
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Keystones
Ranked #702 of 870 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cheap, cheerful, wonderful staff!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

I frequently visit The Keystones with my boyfriend for food and drinks! The pints are cheaper than anywhere else, the staff have great interaction with each other, just looks like they're having a great time and it's easy to get caught up in it! One of my favourites is the lasagne which is always hot and cheesy how i like it! They have a new loyalty card scheme which works in a similar way to a nectar card, for every 10p you spend, you get 1 point, 1 point is a penny and then you can redeem your points on anything! They mount up quickly, especially on mondays when it's double points! Even better, it's free to sign up to the loyalty card, you don't have to be a student, and you get 100-150 points just for signing up (dependent on twitter handle, which is not required but gets you an extra 50 points if provided). We have visited more times than I can remember, and will definitely continue to do so, we're even booked in for christmas dinner at the start of December, 3 courses for less than £10 each, can't complain!

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cheap and Cheerful”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

You couldn't say amazing things about the food here but this is reflected in the price that you pay. You do get a pretty good hot meal for £5 to £6 so you know it's not going to be haute cuisine and the drinks are cheap too. What makes me give this place a "very good" review is the lovely outdoor space, beautiful view of the city walls and a pool table too. Staff are friendly. All in all, really can't complain.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Value Pub Grub”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Walked passed it a couple of times on the way to the hotel. Boards outside offering 2 meals for £7 Student type bar, with TV's showing sport.
We gave it a try for our evening meal rather than pay hotel prices. We were not disappointed - Staff very friendly and food good. It's basic food but my fish, chips and peas was really good. OH had spicy noodles with chicken - also very good. I would think you to need to get in early if you want a seat.
We would definitely go again

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank BenBrierley
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Durham, United Kingdom
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497 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Give it a try”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stopped off for a few drinks and a couple of snacks, bar staff really helpful and drinks were some of the lowest prices in York. Visited again in the afternoon for something a little more substantial, my partner had gammon steak, egg, peas & chips & I had southern fried chicken & chips which was rather good, both meals were only £7. In the evening it does fill up with students so get there early if you want a seat! Would definitely visit again when next in York.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank SharonJT67
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York
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“LOVED IT!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

You can't ask for more in a pub. Drink prices are decent, atmosphere is great, staff are friendly, food is cheap, filling and timely. Not quite fine-dining but it's not supposed to be!! Been there on a few of their 'offers' nights. 2-4-1 cocktails, drinks from £1.50 etc...can't complain!! Any time I've come in with friends for lunch or before a big night out I've had a great time!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Pippa K
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