[England - York ] Nicholson's Pubs - Old White Swan, Cross Keys, Punch Bowl, Harker's Pubs

Nicholson's Pubs is technically a chain. The company owns a lot of pubs in the England.

I have been to all four in York (the Old White Swan, the Cross Keys, the Punch Bowl, and Harker's). Each location has the same menu and the same selection of beer and cider. Compared to some of the other pubs in York, these four have plenty of room, although they can get crowed when it's busy in town.

The have traditional pub food, including fish and chips. I've had the fish and chips a few times and it's really good; it also comes with mushy peas, which are exactly what they sound like. The portions are large and the prices are average for pub food. The real bonus of Nicholson's places is that they serve food. Some pubs don't, so if you're looking for food and a drink, Nicholson's is a good bet. I've also had the bacon and chicken sandwich. It was good, and as with all sandwiches here, the brown bread was the best part. The sandwiches, and most of the other food, come with chips (fries). The fish sandwich is a good alternative to fish and chips. The chicken and mushroom pie is also good and less messy.

This is the fish sandwich with chips.

Chicken and mushroom pie with fresh steamed veggies and chips.

Chicken and bacon sandwich with chips.

Fish and chips with mushy peas.

Two of the York Nicholson's Pubs are on Goodramgate: the Cross Keys is at Goodramgate and Deangate and the Old White Swan is just off Low Petergate/Colliergate. The Punch Bowl is on Stonegate towards Davygate. Harker's is in St. Helen's Square perpendicular to the Mansion House.

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