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The Three Cups

York Road , Stamford Bridge, York, YO41 1AX +44 1759438935

((((* British
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
  •  - North Yorkshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Food was delicious and service was excellent.

Sharon Littler 05 January 2017
from Wallasey

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In an area steeped in history, the unique draw well in the The Three Cups is said to have quenched the thirst of the soldiers heading into battle at Stamford Bridge. A rural and quaint pub, serving traditional British pub cuisine, the nearby River Derwent can be seen from the pretty al fresco garden. Inside, a classic brick hearth and cute candles characterise the pastoral pub.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Three Cups menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Three Cups ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Nestled in the famously beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, The Three Cups is just a 5-minute walk to Stamford Bridge.

The Three Cups

York Road , Stamford Bridge, York, YO41 1AX

Contact +44 1759377381
Reservations +44 1759438935

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Customer reviews for The Three Cups

4.2 ((((* (based on 17 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (13)
  • value (11)
  • lunch (10)
  • child friendly (6)
  • romantic (5)
  • private dining (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 19 May 2017 by Beverley Barritt from York

    Bench seats need cleaning. Fabric is badly stained - not pleasant to sit on. Floor in Gents is wet and dirty. There is a wet floor sign which appears to be there permanently- it has been for all our recent visits.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Donald Carpenter from Stamford Bridge

    The restaurant was busy, so it took some time to be shown to our table. Unfortunately, two dishes on the menu were not available - Yorkshire Ham, and rump steak sandwich. Apart from this all was well. The staff friendly and efficient.

  • ((((( 5 January 2017 by Sharon Littler from Wallasey

    Food was delicious and service was excellent.

  • (((** 27 September 2016 by Hazel Williamson from Stamford Bridge

    The bar person/manager was clearly trying to take on too many roles when we attended. Cannot serve drinks, show customers to their tables, deal with queries from customers via other staff & take payment at the end of the meal. Our main course was OK, the meat was delicious, unfortunately some of the vegetables were rather dried out - as though they had been kept warm under a heat lamp for too long.
    The mixed dessert platter was a real treat; I love the option of this as an option.
    The overall service was a bit hit & miss, but all the staff who served us were polite.

  • (**** 23 September 2016 by Ken Creswick from York

    A disappointing visit overall for numerous reasons but I will start with the good things.
    The pub itself is very charming with a nice ambiance. The staff were friendly. The choice of beers and wines was good.
    The food and the rest of the experience not so good.
    This was a family visit as a farewell to my eldest who is off to university this weekend so wanted to give him a final steak dinner.
    The starters were OK but on the small side. My wife and I had the shared starter which whilst nice did not have enough of anything to split between two, particularly the small, thin pieces of bread.
    Between us we ordered 3 steaks, all medium rare, two rib eye and one sirloin. All were cooked rare and were tough to eat.
    When being served the steak the waitress had the misfortune to drop a full pot of peppercorn sauce onto my coat which led to the humourous quip from the next table "can I dip my chips in your coat".
    The waitress was obviously apologetic but we were more concerned about her arm covered in hot sauce and we told her to go and get it washed off before any damage was done.
    No further mention was made by any member of staff about the damage to my coat!
    When we received and paid the bill no offer was made to clean the coat nor was there a reduction to offset this cost to me. Very unprofessional.
    Considering the size of the bill we will not be returning to The Three Cups.

  • ((((( 19 August 2016 by Sandra Newton from York

    Excellent service, food delicious, menu varied

  • ((((( 18 August 2016 by Rebecca Harrison from Pontefract

    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and great service! Would highly recommend!

  • ((*** 17 August 2016 by Joy Wilcock from Stamford Bridge

    We have dined here on several occasions on our way home from visiting the East coast. Good points are easy parking, nice restaurant, friendly staff and good food. The ham hock is very good value and absolutely delicious.
    Now to the bad point. The service. We have experienced slow service on previous visits but last night was the worst ever. It became almost laughable. We booked a table at 7.30pm, arrived on time and were seated quickly. Drinks order taken first. Fifteen minutes later our meal order was taken and we mentioned we still hadn't received our drinks. These then followed and we also asked for 2 glasses of water. The meal was served three quarters of an hour after our arrival. We actually had to request our water drinks 3 times before they finally arrived. Our food was delicious and no complaint other than the time taken to serve it.
    The restaurant wasn't full by any means and it was obvious watching our fellow diners that they were getting annoyed by the lack of service and slow pace.
    Such a shame because it is a nice restaurant but I think we will be looking for an alternative venue on our return home from future visits to the East coast.

  • ((((* 1 August 2016 by Sandra Barrett from York

    Dog friendly so perfect for us, often visit for mid week treat

  • ((((( 28 June 2016 by Chris Bartle from York

    Food was good and service friendly and efficient

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