Visitors to the Duke of York, which sits at the top of the city, on Greenhill, are greeted by a brief history of the pub in the front bar which has remained pretty much unchanged over the centuries.
In fact, the pub is said to trace its origins to the mid 17th century, and was supposedly named during the celebrations to mark Prince James (later to become King James II) being created the Duke of York.
A lower bar was added some 200 years ago by converting a neighbouring cottage, but little else has changed over the years, with the ancient oak beams a special reminder of times past.
Today, the Grade II listed Duke of York is owned by the Joule's Brewery and, as such, sells its equally popular Joule's Pale Ale, Joule's Blonde, and Joule's Slumbering Monk ales, as well as a regular guest beer and cider.
The enclosed beer garden is particularly pleasant during the summer months, but winter visitors will no doubt be greeted by a welcoming real fire in the front bar which also boasts a large inglenook, oak benches, and oak timber floor.
The rear bar, which used to be the coaching stables and now backs onto the beer garden. provides a separate area away from the main bar for people to enjoy a meal.