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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

York's smallest pub, although its vivid red-brick frontage gives its presence away. Serving customers since 1798, it was last refurbished in 1903, thus warranting a Grade ll* listing for its hardly-touched interior. The taproom at the front is connected by a long corridor to the snug at the back. Being compact and bijou leaves no room for a kitchen, so it's lunchtime sandwiches only, except on Saturdays (noon-6pm), when you can order beef slow-cooked in Rudgate Ruby Mild beer, with bread and butter. To make up for the culinary limitations, there are seven real ales on tap, and Rosie's Pig and Old Rosie ciders.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Mon-Thu 11-11 (Fri-Sat 11am-mdnt Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Sat 12-6

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Timothy Taylor Landlord, Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Roosters Yankee, Rudgate Ruby Mild, Kelham Island Best Bitter
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Heritage, Westons Rosie's Pig & Old Rosie


  • Beer festival, Contact pub for details


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

At top of Fossgate (near The Shambles)

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Main course from£4.95**Based on the average price of a main course *Based on the average price of a main course
Call to book 01904 654904 01904 654904
*Based on the average price of a main course
*Based on the average price of a main course
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