This company was founded as Yates’ Wine Lodge in Oldham, Lancashire in 1884 by brothers Peter and Simon Yates. It has since become a nationwide pub chain, now owned by the Stonegate Pub Company.
The York & Albany¹
Named after James Stuart (1633-1701), both Duke of York and Duke of Albany – later to become King James II of England (James VII of Scotland).
The Yorkshire Grey³
Guildhall Walk (formerly Commercial Road)
Named after the famous breed of horse, once used by the Royal Artillery who were barracked nearby.