Having an hour to spare in Fulford yesterday, I went down to the 'Wellie' for the first time since I moved to York.
Terrible for parking, but what a grand little pub this is! Just like stepping back to the 50s. Public Bar, 'Lounge' Bar and Snug. Fires lit. Friendly if inquisitive locals and a very friendly and chatty manager in Sue.
Great collection of old SS beer mats behind the bar.
Beer garden and semi-outside toilet that could rival York maze in miniature trying to find the urinals, which are up a large step. I wonder how many gents have forgotten that step and fallen backwards off it? Or how many big lads could reach the urinal without climbing up the step?
Interestingly, the Wellie is the first managed Sams pub I have been in that is supported openly by CAMRA. The Ooze Boozer is available, and so is CAMRA's recruiting material and beer guide on sale. No Locale pump signs though. Should be perhaps? Sams must qualify.
The pub is dog and morris dancer friendly as long as they are kept on leads.
I must return with my camera.