York is packed full of amazing historic pubs that are hundreds of years old. Along with these ancient wonders with slanting floors and other quirky interiors are some newer more modern pubs. One thing they all have in common is that they serve great craft ales and have warm inviting atmospheres that are perfect any time of year. York pubs have always been a popular choice for tourists due to its vast number of pubs in the city centre.
From pubs with great interiors to others serving up a wholesome meal, we’ve found the best ones for you to visit next time you’re in town.
1. House of Trembling Madness
The original House Of Trembling Madness sits on Stonegate and is a great little pub with a beer shop below, but our favourite one is on Lendal and is in a magnificent Georgian building. The ‘Craft Beer Mansion’ has so much character and charm that elevates the enjoyment of your beer whilst you visit. Two floose house craft beers and 11 kegs on each floor, so there is plenty to taste and try over inside the big spacey mansion.
42 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS & 14 Lendal, York, YO1 8AA
2. Eagle and Child
Spread over three floors and housed inside a Grade II listed building built in 1640, you can enjoy a beer inside a piece of history. The picture postcard York pub still has all its charm, with uneven floors and wood beemed ceilingsm it’s like stepping back in time. RUn by Leeds Brewery, you can enjoy a range of beers and wines in this spectacular venue on High Petergate.
9 High Petergate, York YO1 7EN
3. The Market Cat
A old fashioned pub with a twist, The Market Cat in York City Centre is a joint venture between Thornbridge Brewery York based Pub Co and specialist beer importer Pivovar. They have a fantastic range of craft beers on cask and keg and an incredible wine selection sustainable and organic wines, spirits including no less than 17 Gins.
6 Jubbergate, York YO1 8RT
We are a real ale and world beer freehouse nestled in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of York. Housed within a stunning three storey, 16th century building just off the famous Little Shambles, we have been serving up the best in beer since 2007, along with a carefully curated selection of premium cider, wine and spirits from across the globe.
6 Patrick Pool, York YO1 8BB
5. Brew York Tap Room & Beer Hall
Found on Walmgate, Brew York was founded in 2016 and is home to a range of amazing craft beers. You can enjoy their vast range of beers inthe open plan beer hall and taproom in the bustling city centre of york right next to the tanks the beer was brewed in. How cool is that?
Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT
6. The Hop
One of our favourite York pubs to visit, The Hop is compelling from the moment you enter. Its bar serves up the finest award-winning craft beers by Ossett Brewery as well as guest ales and the food hall is a beautiful venue to enjoy your beer with an amazing domed glass ceiling feature.
11-12 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA
7. Duke of York
Another part of the Leeds Brewery family, the Duke Of York pub can be found at the top of the iconic Shaambles. The pub is full of charm and serves a range of beers. The pub is the perfect place to go for a quick pint or some high quality locally sourced grub.
Kings Square, York YO1 8BH
Feature Image Credit: The Hop/ The Market Cat