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The Golden Ball, York - pub details

Golden Ball
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Address: Cromwell Rd, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6DU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 18967) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations York (0.5 miles), Poppleton (3.2 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.5/10 (rated by 43 users)
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user reviews of the Golden Ball, York

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Wonderful multi-roomed pub a few minutes away from Micklegate, but enjoyed by discerning drinkers of all ages. A small selection of ales - the regulars being Taylor's Golden Best and Tiger. The Golden Best was in superb form. No food, but you can buy home made pork pies and sometimes there is loaves of bread and eggs at bargain prices.
No trip to York would be complete without calling in.
simontheeditor - 23 Apr 2017 18:43
I was very pleased to stumble across this place having heard good things but not being quite sure where it was. It looks a little uninviting from the outside but inside is very welcoming. A musician was preparing to play and 4 ales were on including Yorkshire Sparke which I enjoyed. As it turns out, it is close to the station and town centre so easily reachable on any York trip.
BoehmBawerk - 4 Feb 2017 10:39
8pm on a Sunday evening and the pub is busy with plenty going on. The 2 small snugs are empty, the back room has a folk band playing with every seat taken while the main bar room has a group of fellas playing dominoes and several groups of young and mature adults chatting and enjoying their ales.

7 cask hand pumps on the bar with 6 different ales, I had several pints of Treboon Breweries Tambourine Man @ 3.9%, a very decently kept & poured ale.

The Golden Ball is well known for being York’s first community owned pub, meaning it’s owned by locals, this is very evident as the pub feels like a community centre more than a pub and it’s excellent.

All rooms have their charm, the main bar area has lovely original decorative tiles below the bar and a fascinating North Yorkshire map as wallpaper on the back wall. The snugs are untouched have been restored and one of them has a bar billiards table.

The Golden Ball is a bobby dazzler of a pub with a real community feel.
lezford - 10 Dec 2015 16:28
Nice local pub with plenty of decent ales on and a selection of various topped pork pies to accompany them.
anonymous - 16 Feb 2015 21:03
Great atmosphere in this corner local close to the Wall. Choice of about 7 ales on I think and an historically interesting bar to study whilst supping.
Steamer1 - 16 Jun 2013 17:25

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