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The Maltings (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Summer Wine (SWB) - Mokko Sweet Milk StoutExceptional1
Warwickshire - Market AleExceptional1
Kirkstall - Three SwordsExcellent1
Spitting Feathers - Dark VelvetExcellent1
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterExcellent1
Joseph Holt (see also Holt's) - MildExcellent1
Grafters - Luvly JubbliesExcellent1
Bird Brain - PenguinGood1
Revolutions - Le FreakGood1
Goose Eye - St George English PrideGood1
Prior's Well - Silver ChaliceGood1
Milestone - St George's LegendGood1
Copthorne - GoldAcceptable1
Old Bear - Spectacled BearAcceptable1
Rooster's - Last StandAcceptable1
Leadmill - Splash & DashAcceptable1
Globe - VulcanPoor1
Boggart - Dark MildNot Tried0
Rooster's - YankeeNot Tried0
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat BeerNot Tried0
Great Heck - Dark Force Treason StoutNot Tried0
Blackjack - Black Jack StoutNot Tried0
Lytham - TwilightNot Tried0
Anarchy - Smoke BombNot Tried0
Hand Drawn Monkey - IPΔ Extra Pale IPANot Tried0
Milestone - Honey PorterNot Tried0
Rooster's - Gallo ItalianoNot Tried0
Rooster's - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)Not Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerNot Tried0
Titanic - English GloryNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Maltings, York, North Yorkshire
Picture 2. The Maltings, York, North Yorkshire

Visits Details

02 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The extension seems to be nicely settling in and well used but the main bar is for me.
Grafters - Luvly Jubblies4.20ExcellentCitrus, possibly orange, notes
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Rooster's - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Kirkstall - Three Swords4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Honey Porter4.70Not Tried
Rooster's - Gallo Italiano4.70Not Tried
13 May 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quiet here.
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80ExcellentExcellent fruity balance with real tang - enjoyed this first of the day a lot
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Rooster's - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not TriedOn 2 pumps here
Lytham - Twilight4.00Not Tried
Anarchy - Smoke Bomb3.90Not Tried
Hand Drawn Monkey - IPΔ Extra Pale IPA5.00Not Tried
02 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
1955 hours visit - my first since the extension was opened. The extension drinking area is very much in keeping and from an exterior point of view the extension has pretty much fully blended in seamlessly.The wooden decked partly covered lean-to outside area seems half inside and half out and was equipped with ashtrays - I had forgotten all about pub ashtrays which makes it an area to avoid.
Revolutions - Le Freak4.50GoodAn OK pale / golden ale
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Rooster's - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat Beer5.60Not Tried
Great Heck - Dark Force Treason Stout5.40Not Tried
Blackjack - Black Jack Stout5.00Not Tried
27 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy late afternoon on a Sunday - I actually got a seat.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Mokko Sweet Milk Stout6.00ExceptionalLast beer of the day so took my time over this one. Silky smooth with sweetness from chocolate and toffee malt flavours. Very rich and full bodied leaving a lingering sweet malty aftertaste. My score 18/20.
17 May 2012 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime. Scaffolding and building works outside the pub, it looks as though they are extending the place.
Milestone - St George's Legend4.00Good
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Boggart - Dark Mild4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
26 Apr 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Visit 2105 hours. Reasonable footfall for a heavy drizzled evening. I affectionately call this The VD House owing to the related small enamel signs on the bar pillars. Overheard what sounded like plans to extend and change the interior.
Goose Eye - St George English Pride4.20GoodFull bodied but the "old usual" citrus taste
Rooster's - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)4.10Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Titanic - English Glory4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not TriedAlways on tap here
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)5.50Not TriedQuite what the link is between Yorkshire and "The Smoke" I do not know
17 Sep 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Standing room only as ever on a Saturday afternoon in this very popular York institution.
Rooster's - Last Stand4.30AcceptablePale, hoppy and dry in true fashion. Not entirely to my taste but a good beer all the same. My score 14/20.
17 Jun 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Warwickshire - Market Ale4.90Exceptional
Kirkstall - Three Swords4.50Excellent
Spitting Feathers - Dark Velvet4.00Excellent
04 Oct 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
18th anniversary beer festival in progress.
Prior's Well - Silver Chalice4.10GoodVery pale ale with excellent citrus hop character and a dry, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.
Bird Brain - Penguin3.60GoodA malty, roasty but low hopped black mild. Quite a dry, roasty finish. My score 15/20.
Copthorne - Gold3.60AcceptableSo pale that it's not really gold at all. Dry, citrus hop flavour dominates right through to the finish. My score 14/20.
Old Bear - Spectacled Bear4.30AcceptableStrong caramel flavour with a rather cloying sweetness and a hint of diacetyl. Not very well balanced with a dry finish. My score 14/20.
Leadmill - Splash & Dash4.20AcceptableVery pale with dry hop bitterness and a very dry, astringent finish. My score 14/20.
Globe - Vulcan4.50PoorGolden bitter with a very bitter, phenolic taste. Definitely not to my taste. My score 9/20.
23 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Always flies the flag for Mild in May.
Joseph Holt (see also Holt's) - Mild3.20ExcellentUnusual to find this away from the tied estate, but in much better condition here than most tied pubs! The malt really comes through in this sample with caramel and liquorice flavours and the characteristic dry finish. My score 16/20.

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About The Maltings

The pub sign. The Maltings, York, North Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Once carried the apt dedication of the Lendal Bridge Inn owing to its proximity to the bridge. Has been the top ticking pub in York for a long time. Can get very busy as it is quite small. In mid 2012 an extension of the building towards the river nearly complete. A correspondent has advised that: Extension nearly finished. Fireplace remains. To left and right thereof, voids through which one may (soon) pass into new room, already ceilinged with doors and adorned murally with tinny adverts. Leading to large patio doors leading to large patio. A correspondent has advised at 10.07.2012 that the extension is now open and in use. The bar and ceiling are made out of old doors! 8 handpumps on the bar.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 46 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: YO1 6HU