Best Pubs, Bars & Restaurants In York

Is York one of the prettiest cities in the UK? We think so. As well as boasting quaint cobbled streets, charming Tudor houses and gorgeous countryside in the surrounding area, this place is one of the best areas for eating and drinking in the North. Explore our pick of the best pubs, bars and restaurants in York, from romantic date night destinations to relaxed craft beer havens, right here. 

Last updated on 12th May 2022




Need a top-notch York boozer? Then make your way to O'Neill's on Low Ousegate. This much-loved venue is not only home to sports screenings, but they also serve up a range of tasty grub from burgers to bao buns.

The Cross Keys

53 user reviews 4

The Cross Keys is a cosy pub found in the heart of the city centre, just a short stroll away from the Medieval Walls. Channelling Victorian vibes on its decor, this hideaway will have you tucking into hearty grub and tasty drinks before exploring more landmarks York has to offer.

The Punchbowl

103 user reviews 4

A wholesome local pub in York, The Punchbowl serves traditional British dishes, local ales and heaps of old school charm. Enjoy hot plates of comfort food such as toad in the hole and steak pie, which can be washed down with a wide range of refreshing drinks.

Tank & Paddle York

462 user reviews 4

With its vintage industrial interiors and long list of craft beer on tap, Tank & Paddle is one of the best places to drink in York. Avoiding the hoppy stuff? You'll be impressed by the collection of speciality gins and cocktails, as well as the interactive drinks masterclasses.