You’ve pottered the Shambles, gazed in awe at the stunning Minster, and now it’s time to escape the winter chill of York. Something that we pub connoisseurs here at The Yorkshireman can certainly help with. Whether it’s a historic retreat you’re after or a hidden hideaway, we’ve rounded up the cosiest pubs to try out in York.
1. Eagle & Child
A cosy, warming pub just a short walk away from the Minster, the Eagle & Child provides a bright and airy vibe, complete with comfy leather booth-style seating, cosy snugs complete with armchairs, and a menu packed with traditional pub fare. Because what more could you want on a cold winter day? Eagle & Child, 9 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EN.
2. Ye Olde Starre Inne
Located on the historic Stonegate, Ye Olde Starre Inne is a proper traditional boozer, boasting an historic building as its home and plenty of cask beers on offer.
Keeping within the traditional theme, the pub has a low-lit and cosy atmosphere, complete with plenty of low-ceilinged corners to snuggle up in when it’s cold outside. Ye Olde Starre Inne, 40 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS.
3. Golden Lion
Right in the city centre you’ll stumble upon the Golden Lion, a pub that toes the line between modern and traditional with smart leather furnishings and nods to its history.
Close by to the Minster and many of York’s best attractions, the Golden Lion is the perfect place to hibernate from the cold with a tipple of your choice, pub grub included. Golden Lion, 9 Church St, York, YO1 8BG.
4. The Three Tuns
If you’ve ever pottered around York in all of its Medieval glory, you’ve probably spotted the unique looking The Three Tuns. Dating back centuries and boasting traditional Tudor architecture, The Three Tuns is as cosy as they come, with plenty of nooks and crannies to escape to.
Think plenty of ale and comforting pub grub, all within a warm and welcoming space. The Three Tuns, 12 Coppergate, York, YO1 9NR.
5. Minster Inn
The Minster Inn can be found just a stone’s throw away from the historic Minster, boasting traditional touches at every turn, cosy finishings, and the fantastic addition of delicious wood-fired pizzas.
Enjoy one of the bar’s many wines, or opt for a classic ale in the warming drinking area. Minster Inn, 24 Marygate, York, YO30 7BH.
Keeping in the theme of York’s history, Valhalla exudes all things Viking, including ales and mead and boards piled up with meat.
But it’s the cosy, rustic atmosphere that we love the most. A true escape from the bustling city, Valhalla boast low, intimate lighting within a warming, wood-filled space, the perfect place to hide from the winter chill. Valhalla, 4 Patrick Pool, York, YO1 8BB.
7. Lendal Cellars
A unique spot found off a side street in the city centre, Lendal Cellars is hidden below a brick-arch cellar – an arch that provides an unusual cosiness that can’t be found at any other York venue.
From wines and cocktails to classic beers and warming pub grub, you’ll forget you’re even in York at all while visiting Lendal Cellars. Lendal Cellars, 26 Lendal, York, YO1 8AA.
8. The Market Cat
Found close the The Shambles, The Market Cat opts for a more modern, upmarket feel, including lavish mahogany and rich-toned leathers. Serving some of the best beers around, fantastic wines and delicious pizzas made in-house, The Market Cat is the perfect place to warm up on a winter’s day. The Market Cat, 6 Jubbergate, York, YO1 8RT.