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Turks Head, York, Yorkshire

 

 


 
The Turks Head was situated at 25 St Andrewgate. This pub was present by 1893 when the publican was George Mansell.
 
I remember back in the early 1960's passing this pub on weekend nights when we would wander from the Woolpack pub (now a NHS surgery) on Stonebow, where Guppy would hold Saturday night discos, to the Anglers pub (now Snickleways pub) on Goodramgate. There was always noise coming from the Turks Head but it was a rough, dark area and we never went in! One night we did summon up courage and opened the outer door into a long, dim corridor, the noise increasing as we approached the closed door to the bar. We opened the door, the noise promptly stopped and we were faced with a bar full of what looked not too friendly faces watching us. We stopped in the door, looked long, then retreated backwards down the corridor. When we reached the outer door the noise started up again ... we never went back to the Turks Head, St Andrewgate!
A S Mason (August 2018)
 

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