Looking for the must visit beer gardens in York? We’ve got you covered.
The sun is finally starting to shine which inevitably leads to one thought – fancy a pint outside?
York is fortunate to have so many brilliant beer gardens so we’ve updated our must-visit beer garden guide for 2023 with 28 must-visit places.
From modern to traditional, quirky to quaint, there’s something here for everyone.
Cheers to that!
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Head down to the Brewer’s Yard for a locally brewed pint! Located on Walmgate, the beer garden at Brew York can accommodate over 100 people. With unique barrel benches and YUZU street food also on offer, this is a must-visit.
Brew York also have a smaller, more intimate riverside beer garden – a hidden gem that overlooks the River Foss.
- Unit 6, Enterprise Complex Walmgate York YO1 9TT
- 01904 848448
The Deramore Arms
This village pub in the heart of Heslington is the perfect escape for a pint. There’s Yorkshire craft ales, wines, spirits and hot and cold soft drinks, as well as a delicious food menu to try.
- Main St, Heslington, York YO10 5EA
- 01904 427333
Located next to Skeldergate Bridge in one of York’s iconic buildings, Dyls is the perfect place for a bite to eat or a drink by the riverside (or both!) Watch the world go by on the River Ouse as you relax on their terrace.
- Skeldergate Bridge, York YO1 9WJ
- 01904 289221
Eagle & Child
Escape from the bustling streets of York into this sun-trap beer garden! A stone’s throw from York Minster, relax in the sunshine and catch up with friends over a drink.
- 9 High Petergate, York YO1 7EN
- 01904 631536
The Fat Badger
Built on to the city walls with a magnificent view of York Minster, this popular establishment takes an afternoon tipple of choice to the next level. Get together with friends, family or loved ones and relax in the sunshine in this beer garden in the heart of the city.
- 2-4 High Petergate, York YO1 7EH
- 01904 612078
The Fossgate Social
This is both an independent coffee shop and a bar – so the fun can continue well into the evening. The cosy beer garden is great for an intimate drink under the sun or stars.
- 25 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA
- 01904 625844
Apparently this pub boasts York’s largest beer garden – so it’s definitely worth a trip out of he city centre to visit. And it’s also a blue plaque heritage inn!
- 168 Holgate Rd, Holgate, York YO24 4DQ
- 01904 787722
This beautiful beer garden offers stunning views of both York Minster and the city walls – making it a must visit pit stop for when you’re out and about in York.
- Chapter House St, York YO1 7JH
- 01904 612613
Guy Fawkes Inn
This 4-star rated Inn is directly opposite York Minster, and with bags of history to discover this is a great place to cosy up with a drink on an evening.
- 25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP
- 01904 623716
With a stunning backdrop of the Minster on their terrace, this gem on Goodramgate is a must-visit for a pint with a view. Whether beer, wine or spirits is your style there’ll be something for you to enjoy here. Relax and chat with loved ones while taking in this breath-taking view of York’s most iconic building.
- 40 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF
- 01904 611072
The Judge’s Lodging
Always a popular place – The Judge’s Lodging on Lendal has a beautiful courtyard for al fresco dining. Whether you’re looking for delicious food or cocktails with friends or simply a glass of wine or beer, The Judge’s Lodging should be on your list to visit.
- 9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ
- 01904 638733
When the sun is out there’s no better place for a pint than overlooking the river. The Kings Arms has got you covered – relax and enjoy a drink right on the riverside.
- 3 King’s Staith, York YO1 9SN
- 01904 659435
This traditional high street pub has a great atmosphere – whether you’re catching up with friends and family or meeting with work colleagues, this is a great place to try.
- 26 Lendal, York YO1 8AA
- 01904 623121
The Minster Inn
An Edwardian ale house on Marygate, this pub next to the city walls is full of history and charm. Their outdoor courtyard is covered and heated and serves up a perfect combination – pizza and a pint! So head on down to grab a slice and a glass in this historic area of York.
- 24 Marygate, York YO30 7BH
- 01904 849240
Pitcher and Piano
What could be better than cocktails by the river? Catch up with friends over brunch or enjoy a relaxed meal overlooking the Ouse – it would also be a great place for a date!
- Coney St, York YO1 9QL
- 01904 658580
The Red Lion
This large and welcoming beer garden on Merchantgate is the perfect place to stop for a pint after a busy day in the city. The colourful bunting adds to the lively atmosphere, and is glorious in the sunshine.
- 2 Merchantgate, York YO1 9TU
- 01904 640418
The garden terrace at Revolution is situated right next to the river – and also has its very own pizza shack, bar, heaters and rugs to cosy up with.
- Coney St, York YO1 9NA
- 01904 676054
Perhaps one of the most unique establishments in York – Spark is a vibrant hub of some of the best food and drink in the city. With large benches on the lower and upper floors, this venue is the perfect place to grab and go, or to spend an evening with a few friends and drinks.
- 17-21 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PB
- 01904 217555
The Star Inn the City
This beautiful beer garden has the river on one side and Museum Gardens on the other – bask in the sunshine and sample some of the delicious seasonal food from chef Andrew Pern.
- Lendal Engine House, Museum St, York YO1 7DR
- 01904 619208
Tucked away down the beautiful historic street of Stonegate is this cosy beer garden. Relax after a busy day of walking around the city with a glass of something cold.
- 8-10 Stonegate, York YO1 8AX
- 01904 625870
Tank and Paddle
The riverside balconies at Tank and Paddle are a great place to explore their range of craft and cask beers, gins and cocktails. Settle in!
- 1 Bridge St, York YO1 6DD
- 01904 461000
A staple in York! Thor’s Tipi returns once again to the city for summer 2023. With tropical inspiration, DJ sets and street food as well as a stacked drinks menu – it’s a paradise in the middle of the city.
- Parliament Street and the Principal York
Ye Olde Shambles Tavern
Situated in the historic Shambles, enjoy tasty food and a wide selection of drinks in this snug beer garden while watching the hustle and bustle of the market. This traditional pub has bags of history and a must-visit for residents and visitors alike.
- 44 Shambles, York YO1 7LX
- 01904 633005