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Brigantes Bar & Brasserie (Market Town Taverns (part of Heron & Brearley))

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestExcellent2
Kirkstall - Three SwordsExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesExcellent1
Great Heck - EquinoxExcellent1
Leeds - Leeds BestExcellent1
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - CentennialExcellent1
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Long DazeExcellent1
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - AcerGood1
Old School (OSB) - DetentionAcceptable1
Elland - Best BitterAcceptable1
Black Sheep - RiggwelterNot Tried0
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Centurion's Ghost AleNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Dark MildNot Tried0
Bowland - Headless PeggNot Tried0
Leeds - Quality PaysNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Ascot - Penguin PorterNot Tried0
Leeds - Yorkshire GoldNot Tried0
Ossett - Green HopNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Amber Nectar AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Not Tried0
Leeds - Leeds PaleNot Tried0
Great Heck - Golden BullNot Tried0
Butcombe - Mendip SpringNot Tried0
Lancaster - StrawNot Tried0
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - DominionNot Tried0
Rooster's - Fort SmithNot Tried0
Dark Star - Imperial StoutNot Tried0
Leeds - AscensionNot Tried0
Great Heck - Yorkshire NavigatorNot Tried0
Derby - Beer O'ClockNot Tried0
Ilkley - Medina Moroccan SaisonNot Tried0
Rudgate - Marston Moor Mongrel's Flaming WitNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Stanley'sNot Tried0
Leeds - SambaNot Tried0
Otley - Croes-oNot Tried0
Otley - O5 GoldNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Black Band PorterNot Tried0
Rat - Red RatNot Tried0
Great Heck - PowerhouseNot Tried0

Visits Details

02 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Stalked the City Walls to get here for 2025 hours. For once a large crowd drinking at the bar. Friendly and knowledgeable staff as always.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kirkstall - Three Swords4.50ExcellentVerdict after getting half day down the first pint was that is was another mediocre golden ale then excitement set in on the lips forcing the ordering of a second pint. Before I could finish telling the barmaid this she had observed that the beer grows on you. She was not a wax dummy but rather Madame Three Swords (geddit?).
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
Leeds - Samba3.70Not Tried
Otley - Croes-o4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Otley - O5 Gold5.00Not Tried
Kirkstall - Black Band Porter5.50Not Tried
Rat - Red Rat4.30Not Tried
Great Heck - Powerhouse5.00Not Tried
22 Jun 2012 (HSB)
Meal stop. Busy but got a table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leeds - Leeds Best4.30Excellent
02 Jun 2012 (HSB)
Saturday afternoon busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Excellent
27 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Comfortably filled on a Sunday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old School (OSB) - Detention4.10AcceptablePale bitter with quite a bitter flavour and a dryish hop finish. My score 14/20.
10 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Nobody, this time, drinking at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50ExcellentFinely refreshing. Pump clip accompanied by Try this Mild crown.
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Dark Star - Imperial Stout10.50Not Tried
Leeds - Ascension3.90Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Great Heck - Yorkshire Navigator3.80Not Tried
Derby - Beer O'Clock3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Medina Moroccan Saison6.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Marston Moor Mongrel's Flaming Wit4.00Not Tried
Kirkby Lonsdale - Stanley's3.80Not Tried
26 Apr 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Very busy at 2125 hours for a wet night. Hardy folk had gone t'Brig for good beer. Found more customers drinking at the bar than I have seen before. Bar staff very friendly, informative, helpful and conversational.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50ExcellentNever sure whether this is a light mild or a Boys' Bitter. Refreshing and traditional flavour. A delight
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)4.40Not Tried
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80Not Tried
Great Heck - Golden Bull3.80Not Tried
Butcombe - Mendip Spring3.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Straw3.60Not Tried
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Dominion4.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Fort Smith5.00Not Tried
17 Oct 2011 (davidg83)
Very quiet on a monday afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Centennial4.00ExcellentAmber beer full of bitter hops + tangy citrus. Quite similar to jaipur but much less raved about. Creamy lasting head.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ascot - Penguin Porter4.50Not Tried
Leeds - Yorkshire Gold4.00Not Tried
Ossett - Green Hop4.20Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Amber Nectar Ale4.80Not Tried
26 Aug 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - Equinox5.00Excellent
Bristol Beer Factory - Acer3.80Good
04 Jul 2011 (McGargle)
Quiet, early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60GoodDarker gold with more mouthfeel and 'presence'than the Elland. Rich malt and some hop spice.
Elland - Best Bitter4.00AcceptableGolden ale with some hoppy bitterness, slightly thin, nothing from the malts. Short finish.
Black Sheep - Riggwelter5.90Not Tried
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Centurion's Ghost Ale5.40Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Dark Mild3.50Not Tried
Bowland - Headless Pegg4.50Not Tried
Leeds - Quality Pays5.20Not Tried
17 Jun 2011 (Flying.geordie)
BeerABVScoreNotes
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Long Daze4.30Excellent

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About the Brigantes Bar & Brasserie

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent27
Good12
Acceptable5
Poor2

The pub is found in York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6JX.

In Micklegate, an open long room with good choice of ales. Mainly seated accommodation here - few seem to stand around the bar. Closed for a short period in Spring 2013 and re-opened in April 2013 extended into next door premises with extra table seating adding about an extra 50% capacity. 10 handpumps on the bar. Announced in June 2010 would not be opening after the covid-19 lockdown ends and it is reported that the building owner wishes to "re-purpose" it.

We have visited this pub 32 times, seen 109 different beers and tried 42 of them.

Map location

Postcode: YO1 6JX