88-96 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL, United Kingdom

Tel: 01904 231 333


Fax: 01904 231 334

Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



7 Things You Never Knew About Pies by Our Restaurant in York

Hotel Indigo York Pie

It’s British Pie Week from 6th-12th March 2017, and who doesn’t love pie? Whether it’s topped with a buttery puff pastry, or melt in the mouth shortcrust pastry, filled with cinnamon-spiced apple or traditional steak and ale, there are few things better than tucking into a warm, hearty plate of pie. No.88 Walmgate, our restaurant in York, serves delicious seasonal pies, and this British Pie Week, we’re offering a free ale with every pie purchased.

To prepare you for British Pie Week, here is our restaurant in York's, seven fun facts that you might not know about the much-loved pastry-cased treat:

  1. The word “pie” is said to be derived from “magpie”, as these birds collect a variety of things, and early pies were known to contain a variety of ingredients.

  2. Around £1billion is spent on pies every year in Britain, of which pork pies contribute £145million. 

  3. A survey of 2,000 Brits in 2016 revealed that apple pie is Britain’s favourite pie.

  4. The Fence Gate Inn in Lancashire won the Guinness World Record for most expensive meat pie ever sold – eight guests enjoyed the pie for £8,195, or £1,024 a slice, on November 14, 2005.

  5. The term "as American as apple pie" traces back to 14th century England, when the Pilgrims brought their pie-making skills and apple seeds to America. As the popularity of apple pie spread throughout the nation, the phrase grew to symbolise American prosperity.

  6. Research by a top pastry manufacturer revealed that 75% of Brits enjoy at least one pie a month, and one in nine indulge in the savoury staple on a weekly basis.

  7. British Pie Week began in 2007 and is a weeklong celebration of pies, this year running from 6th-12th March.


To taste our delicious seasonal pies and enjoy a free ale, book a table at our restaurant in York by calling 01904 231 333 or info@inyoryk.co.uk

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, a member of staff even came outside to tell me where I could park whilst we were checking in.

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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