Best pubs in York

Check out the top pubs in York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Fox Inn
1. Fox Inn
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7 local reviews
168 Holgate Road, York
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01904 787722
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Julie
This traditional pub boasts York's largest beer garden and whose history is linked to the golden age of rail…
Mike
Awesome traditional pub! The beer is great, good atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and out. Try the quiz…
Matthew
The Fox is a good-sized, child-friendly pub selling a range of beer, and with a large garden for kids.
1. Fox Inn
1. Fox Inn
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7 local reviews
168 Holgate Road, York
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01904 787722
Julie
Julie
This traditional pub boasts York's largest beer garden and whose history is linked to the golden age of rail. It is a blue plaque heritage…
Mike
Mike
Awesome traditional pub! The beer is great, good atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and out. Try the quiz on Thursday nights if you're…
Matthew
Matthew
The Fox is a good-sized, child-friendly pub selling a range of beer, and with a large garden for kids.
2. The Blue Bell
2. The Blue Bell
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7 local reviews
53 Fossgate, York
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
01904 654904
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Marcia
A very, old pub, 1798 - fascinating interior (especially the back room) - don't be put off by a sign on the…
Gabriele
The smallest and possibly oldest pub in York, but then many lay claim to being the oldest, certainly worth a…
Mike
York's smallest pub and authentic Edwardian building to boot.
2. The Blue Bell
2. The Blue Bell
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7 local reviews
53 Fossgate, York
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
01904 654904
Marcia
Marcia
A very, old pub, 1798 - fascinating interior (especially the back room) - don't be put off by a sign on the door which might say Private…
Gabriele
Gabriele
The smallest and possibly oldest pub in York, but then many lay claim to being the oldest, certainly worth a visit, on the popular Fossgate.
Mike
Mike
York's smallest pub and authentic Edwardian building to boot.
3. The Swan
3. The Swan
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8 local reviews
16 Bishopgate St, York
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+44 1904 634968
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John & Tracy
Fantastic traditional pub less than a minute away. Great ales on draught and they even distill the wonderful…
Claire
One of three local pubs - very salt of the earth and apparently the beer is good!
Matthew
Not quite the local, but a really great pub and only about 10 minutes walk away.
3. The Swan
3. The Swan
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8 local reviews
16 Bishopgate St, York
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+44 1904 634968
John & Tracy
John & Tracy
Fantastic traditional pub less than a minute away. Great ales on draught and they even distill the wonderful York Gin on site
Claire
Claire
One of three local pubs - very salt of the earth and apparently the beer is good!
Matthew
Matthew
Not quite the local, but a really great pub and only about 10 minutes walk away.
4. Guy Fawkes Inn
4. Guy Fawkes Inn
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14 local reviews
25 High Petergate
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 1904 623716
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William
Great place for a pint and a mull over the history of English politics. Guy Fawkes grew up in the home which…
Lisa
Historical pub linked to the real Guy Fawkes. Perfect autumn winter destination for hearty Sunday lunch in…
David
Old school pub, right next to York Minster and the birthplace of Guido Fawkes of bonfire night fame
4. Guy Fawkes Inn
4. Guy Fawkes Inn
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14 local reviews
25 High Petergate
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 1904 623716
William
William
Great place for a pint and a mull over the history of English politics. Guy Fawkes grew up in the home which has since been converted to…
Lisa
Lisa
Historical pub linked to the real Guy Fawkes. Perfect autumn winter destination for hearty Sunday lunch in gorgeously gloomy Victorian pub
David
David
Old school pub, right next to York Minster and the birthplace of Guido Fawkes of bonfire night fame
5. The Lamb & Lion Inn
5. The Lamb & Lion Inn
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7 local reviews
2-4 High Petergate
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
01904 612078
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Dan And Elaine
A proper pub! Great ales and an excellent Sunday lunch. Serving all the classics in a traditional setting,…
Ross
Pub/restaurant. Lots of individual rooms, wood panelling. Great pub grub, terrific beer garden at the back,…
Marcia
Interesting pub - nice wines and good Sunday lunch (also serves food all week) and fantastic garden for summer…
5. The Lamb & Lion Inn
5. The Lamb & Lion Inn
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7 local reviews
2-4 High Petergate
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
01904 612078
Dan And Elaine
Dan And Elaine
A proper pub! Great ales and an excellent Sunday lunch. Serving all the classics in a traditional setting, even has a great beer garden if…
Ross
Ross
Pub/restaurant. Lots of individual rooms, wood panelling. Great pub grub, terrific beer garden at the back, just inside the northern part…
Marcia
Marcia
Interesting pub - nice wines and good Sunday lunch (also serves food all week) and fantastic garden for summer built against the Walls.
6. The Black Swan
6. The Black Swan
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4 local reviews
23 Peasholme Green
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01904 679131
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Doug
The Black Swan on The Stonebow is our local pub. It dates from the 15th Century, has some great beer, food and…
Mary And Philip
Traditional pub with enormous food portions in a atmospheric medieval setting.
Claire
Traditional pub with resident ghosts. Also hosts Folk nights.
6. The Black Swan
6. The Black Swan
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4 local reviews
23 Peasholme Green
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01904 679131
Doug
Doug
The Black Swan on The Stonebow is our local pub. It dates from the 15th Century, has some great beer, food and regular live folk music.
Mary And Philip
Mary And Philip
Traditional pub with enormous food portions in a atmospheric medieval setting.
Claire
Claire
Traditional pub with resident ghosts. Also hosts Folk nights.
7. The Old White Swan
7. The Old White Swan
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9 local reviews
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Goodramgate Apartments
Typical English pub, with live music and a great full english breakfast!
City Lets
Great pub that is one of the oldest in York, great food as well.
Nicholas
A great pub in the centre of York
7. The Old White Swan
7. The Old White Swan
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9 local reviews
Goodramgate Apartments
Goodramgate Apartments
Typical English pub, with live music and a great full english breakfast!
City Lets
City Lets
Great pub that is one of the oldest in York, great food as well.
Nicholas
Nicholas
A great pub in the centre of York
8. Minster Inn
8. Minster Inn
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4 local reviews
24 Marygate, York
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01904 849240
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Marcia
Recently renovated. A really lovely local pub just a few minutes walk from my home. Great ales and wines and…
Steve
Gastro Pub, Pizza's and Tapas. Great real ales and an extensive gin menu. Family and Dog friendly.
Steve
A great little traditional pub that also does great pizzas!
8. Minster Inn
8. Minster Inn
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4 local reviews
24 Marygate, York
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
01904 849240
Marcia
Marcia
Recently renovated. A really lovely local pub just a few minutes walk from my home. Great ales and wines and roaring fires in the winter…
Steve
Steve
Gastro Pub, Pizza's and Tapas. Great real ales and an extensive gin menu. Family and Dog friendly.
Steve
Steve
A great little traditional pub that also does great pizzas!
9. York
9. York
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70 local reviews
York, York
LocalityPolitical
Neil & Sue
Historical city inc Roman Wall, Many Museums and the iconic Minster one the largest Churches in the UK and…
Joelle
Take the train to York for a great day trip. History, shopping, vikings, trains, cosy pubs, grand cathedral,…
Gill
Visit beautiful historic York , great for shopping , tourist trails and interesting and quirky shops , pubs…
9. York
9. York
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70 local reviews
York, York
Neil & Sue
Neil & Sue
Historical city inc Roman Wall, Many Museums and the iconic Minster one the largest Churches in the UK and Lots of Shopping and pubs etc
Joelle
Joelle
Take the train to York for a great day trip. History, shopping, vikings, trains, cosy pubs, grand cathedral, it has loads to offer.
Gill
Gill
Visit beautiful historic York , great for shopping , tourist trails and interesting and quirky shops , pubs and bars
10. House Of The Trembling Madness
10. House Of The Trembling Madness
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25 local reviews
48 Stonegate
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1904 640009
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Stuart
Probably every beer in the World is available here. Also good pub food in a quirky medieval style building.
Richard
Great name, even better pub. Head upstairs to the medieval drinking hall, with rooftop views of the minster
Nicholas
Very small pub with a quirky atmosphere! Recommended if you like unusual venues!
10. House Of The Trembling Madness
10. House Of The Trembling Madness
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25 local reviews
48 Stonegate
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1904 640009
Stuart
Stuart
Probably every beer in the World is available here. Also good pub food in a quirky medieval style building.
Richard
Richard
Great name, even better pub. Head upstairs to the medieval drinking hall, with rooftop views of the minster
Nicholas
Nicholas
Very small pub with a quirky atmosphere! Recommended if you like unusual venues!
11. The Angel On The Green
11. The Angel On The Green
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15 local reviews
2-4 Bishopthorpe Rd
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1904 866073
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Marcia
New bar / pub with great food and often live music at weekends. Worth a walk, particularly as it's on the…
Steve & Nataly
Restaurant / coffee bar etc during the day, contemporary pub at night. Busy most nights. Good for lunch, early…
11. The Angel On The Green
11. The Angel On The Green
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15 local reviews
2-4 Bishopthorpe Rd
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 1904 866073
Marcia
Marcia
New bar / pub with great food and often live music at weekends. Worth a walk, particularly as it's on the street that one British High…
Steve & Nataly
Steve & Nataly
Restaurant / coffee bar etc during the day, contemporary pub at night. Busy most nights. Good for lunch, early dinner.
12. Golden Ball
12. Golden Ball
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3 local reviews
2 Cromwell Road, York
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
01904 652211
BarEstablishment
Mij
The best pub in York - it's got it all: bar billiards, pickled eggs, live music, a brilliant buzz and a great…
Rachel
Fantastic old-fashioned pub with great atmosphere, live music and great beers
Helena
Local, old-fashioned community-run pub with a very pleasant atmosphere.
12. Golden Ball
12. Golden Ball
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3 local reviews
2 Cromwell Road, York
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
01904 652211
Mij
Mij
The best pub in York - it's got it all: bar billiards, pickled eggs, live music, a brilliant buzz and a great beer garden. Best of all, it's…
Rachel
Rachel
Fantastic old-fashioned pub with great atmosphere, live music and great beers
Helena
Helena
Local, old-fashioned community-run pub with a very pleasant atmosphere.