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The Agar Arms, Warthill - pub details

Agar Arms
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Address: Warthill, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5XW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25105) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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They're back!!! Just been for Sunday lunch at the Agar Arms. Best pub Sunday lunch I've had for ages. New Manager Alec, ably aided by Sharon and the others are getting it right. Lashings of well cooked food and pleasant service at reasonable prices. Well done!!!!!!!
foodie999 - 12 Jun 2011 15:28
Well what a difference to the food in this pub now!!.
Four of us went on 27th May 2009 having not been for a while.
Sam Smiths have destroyed what was an iconic pub renowned for its food and steaks since i can remember first going in the 70s.
We got there just after opening at 18.30 to get a seat, the car park had 4 cars in, every one must be at home to watch the football we thought.
We went in no problem getting a table, then we found out why.
Sam Smiths had decided to put there own food in, the menu was nothing special and only ONE 8oz steak on offer!!.
We already had our drinks and had opened a tab, but on looking at the menu we were considering leaving as it was what my friend described as "School Dinners", defrosted frozen food, but we decided to stay to see what the food was actually like.
The stake and ale pie didn't taste bad but nothing special at all, no more real chips and the veg was half cooked and rubbery.
My wife has some sort of chicken with a watery tasteless white sauce, not good at all!!, and all the plates had shrunk to half there normal size.
We feel sorry for the tenants who up until recently had a thriving business which has been destroyed by the brewery, and it would seems that every Sam Smiths pub that had food has gone the same way.
The reason so i was told later by the landlord of another pub is that Sam Smiths have a company in Tadcaster that produced food for the airlines but lost the contract so to compensate they have put there sub standard airline (school dinners) into there pubs.
We will not be going again, and judging by the comments of other customers in the car park they wont be ether.
If you want a cheap night out with nice surroundings and pleasant staff but very poor food this is the place, four main meals, four pints of beer (good beer at that) two soft drinks 35.00 quid a come down from our usual bill of around 120.00
You better go soon as we don't think this pub will be open for much longer.
smokin750 - 28 May 2009 08:44
Great steaks and grills, and a decent pint of Sams. The villagers of Warthill could do a lot worse.
MountainMan - 8 Apr 2008 19:53
Like all Sam Smiths pubs, it is an ordeal for someone who doesn't drink beer. There are no good whiskies, the cola is own-brand, the gin too, and I found the red wine sorely wanting too.

However, the food, location and ambience are excellent. I would definitely go again since the overall experience is good enough to overcome the difficulty involved in the drinks order.

sweavo - 15 Aug 2007 15:29
Very nice place indeed. Inside seems mostly to be dedicated to food service, from what looks like a good menu. However, you can grab a seat, and sit enjoying a beer, inside or out. Great place.
alistair_cross - 22 Apr 2007 14:55

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