Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Tap and Spile

This building featuring the two cherubs from yesterday dates from 1897 and was a Public House built for John Hunt's brewery. It was originally called the Black Horse Inn as evidenced by the cherubs and the black horse above the main entrance.

It continues to operate as a pub selling a variety of real ale and can be found in Monkgate. As with many York pubs it lays claim to a ghost, in this case an Edwardian gentleman who presumably isn't ready for last orders yet!


  1. Great building and so well maintained!

  2. I have never quite got my head around the recent thing about renaming of old pubs. In this case why change from the Black Horse, a perfectly fine name for a public house.


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