York II

Ye Olde Starre Inne in York
For three hundred seventy years
has been licensed as a posting house
and the serving up of beers

In the yard of Starre Inne passage
Beware of whispers stirred
As from the Minster’s tower
Conversations can be heard

But this afternoon was quiet
No secrets divulged there
As alone I sampled Yorkshire brew
And wrote more verse to share


The courtyard of York’s Starre Inne, established in 1644, has a peculiar acoustic feature. One of the towers of the Minster can be seen from one corner of the yard and it’s said that on a favourable day, conversations from the courtyard can be overheard from the top of the Minster tower



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ed Williams
    Mar 06, 2015 @ 12:36:25

    Oh the tales shared under this roof. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person


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