Monday, September 20, 2010

New Brewery in York?

The Junction on Leeman Road has reopened as the Junction Brewhouse. What a transformation: the pub is completely unrecognisable from previous incarnations. Pool tables and fruit machines are no more and the pub is comfortable, welcoming and imaginatively laid out. There’s a big back room which is neither cavernous nor regimented, thanks to the clever use of varied furniture and a raised area in one corner.

The smaller bar at the front is lighter, with a wooden floor and bench seating; throughout there are interesting beer and brewery-related pictures on the walls. The beer range is extensive and interesting: Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, Rooster’s Yankee and Fuller’s London Pride were just three of seven we had the choice of. The planned on-site brewery may well be open by the time you read this, with the first beer likely to be called Trainspotter. (map)


Jibber said...

Excellent news - we've been looking for somwhere in that area to take over from the truly ghastly Maltings, which we all avoid these days.

Timbo said...

My information tells me that on Saturday, Black Sheep and Golden Pippin were on the bar...but there were no signs of any Junction beers, nor any signs of any staff to serve the beers that were available..