Harkers, the classic York pub, has reopened following extensive three-week refurbishment, giving the historic pub a warm and inviting new feel.
Constructed in 1824, the timelessly classic pub has been given a revamp while keeping its traditional look with improvements including refreshed private dining and snug areas.
As a Cask and Gin house specialist located near Coney Street, Lendal and Stonegate, the Harkers is the perfect setting for every occasion including a stop after shopping, site seeing or a theatre show. Guests are also welcome to book to host a private party in the newly renovated space.
Along with the food menu, guests will also be greeted with an extensive drinks menu, boasting a wide selection of gin options and cask, craft beers and world lagers.
Speaking about the refurbishment, the general manager at the Harkers, Jessica Taylor, said: “It’s been fantastic seeing the pub come together over the last couple of weeks. The team and I are incredibly excited to welcome new and familiar guests over the coming days, and we hope they love the transformation. This refurb has been a great opportunity to add to the rich history of Harkers and give a refreshed look to the much-loved features of the site including the dining areas and famous red ceiling.”
The name ‘Harkers’ is taken from ‘Harker’s Hotel’, which stood in nearby St. Helen’s Square – built on the site of the Roman praetorian gate. Probably rebuilt around 300AD, the gate was the main entrance to the City of York. Part of this structure is exposed in the basement of the pub.