I visited the Brown Cow in York today, just for the craik.
It's like stepping back to a local community pub in the 60s.
Bad news? There are no hand pumps. There is no Extra Stout!!!! (Nobody drank it, so barrels were going off. Philistines!)
Dogs and children are not welcome. (Sophie the Smith's hound was disgusted!)
If you go by wheels, Hope Street, although well named, is one way. You have to enter via Walmsgate. Although I'd been there before, I had problems sorting that one out. Also parking outside is on local permit only.
On the good side, the OBB although gassed was OK at ?1.80. The current manager was affable enough. There is a good pool table. And the locals were fabulous.
At 3PM on a Monday afternoon, the pub was busy. It reminded me of The Jockey in Shameless, especially the wimmin! Real characters! Very photogenic. I wanted to get my camera out by I guessed that if I did I'd be lynched and hung out to rot on a gibbet on Walmgate Bar!