were looking for somewhere to eat really and we spotted something that
looked like it might be nice. There was a pub / restaurant just after
the bridge called The
Olde Orelans. We entered what was a busy bar and cocktail lounge
and while at the bar getting a couple of drinks asked where is the menu.
The barman told us that we had to go around the corner of the bar to
where the restaurant was, so we did. A great meal nice surroundings and
We left the place and went strait across the road to another pub. This time it
was an Irish bar and
I cant remember it name but, the Guinness was good even if the music could have
been updated a few decades :)
Out again and then into another bar this time we knew where we were. It was just
round the corner again, like most places seem to be in this medieval alley ridden
city. It was a chain pub called Yates. It was great for us. Somewhere to by a
drink get a seat and have a dance if you liked and we did. Came to starting
to feel a little tired by 10:30 after the long drive so we decided back to the
Day : 2
Well a full day today. We get up without much of a hangover which
is good for us and then we set off. The hotel is tucked away down a quiet street
and next to the river. This meant that we could wander into town on foot with
ease. As we did so we managed somehow to stumble upon what appeared to be the
main shopping precinct. Well the Girlfriend dragged me around it for a bit
but once I got my bearings we were off.
We noticed a big house that when we went up to it was the lord mayors. With my
map in hand I knew we could walk from here strait down the medieval Stonegate
to York Minster. Once again the girl was stopping and looking but as I had the
cards on me and she left hers at home we didn't buy anything.
At the end of the street there is a sweet shop called John Bull and as we passed
I nipped in for a quick sweet. As i came out and shared my offering the Girlfriend
grabbed my hand and dragged me further down the road. As we left the shelter
of the streets my sites were filled by the awe inspiring minster. Wow what a
site. In we went via what looked like the side door but is the only door apparently.
Well a great couple of hours going around here seeing and absorbing all that
was around us. I could have stayed for ages but lunch was calling.
Out we went and back up toward Stonegate. Round here there are a good few cafes
and all looked like they would do for us. We picked a red cafe and the pleasing
menu and friendly staff allowed us a leisurely meal. After enjoying our meal
a coffle we decided to try a few of the alley ways. Well it is amazing what
you can find down these old streets. CAfe bars, restaurants, classy shops, churches
and even a sushi bar!
The rest of the day we spent looking round at some of the old buildings and
pubs. There was a wonderful one called Snickleways
Inn. This is apparently what all these little alleyways are called. Although
trying to get a reason why they were called snickelways was quite a task and
there were to many locals that swore they new. Well we left them arguing about
why and slipped out. A lovely stop though well worth while lovely and cozy, good
atmosphere and beer!!
Well we wandered for a while until supper time and then we found ourselves a
bit lost. Luckily we also noticed that we seemed to be surrounded by places to
eat. Every other building seemed to be a restaurant. Great .. in we went and
it was fab. A little place called Meltons Too. We had a few of the tapas they
had here and spent a lovely few ours slowly eating bit and perigees and sipping
some good wines.
After this we decided that we had enjoyed Yates so much last night we would try
it again. In we went and it was a bit busier on the Saturday but it was still
good. A few dances a few sweet moments eye to eye and then back to the room at
A great weekend away for me and the girl. We will be coming back and soon.