Updated: 50+ cosy outdoor places to eat and drink in York

3 Dec 2020 @ 7.13 pm
| Food & drink

Where can you go to eat and drink outdoors in York that’s warm and dry? Good question!

Now York has emerged out of lockdown and into Tier 2 restrictions, it means that mixing of households indoors is not allowed.

However, you can meet friends and family you don’t live with in outdoor spaces – in no more than groups of six, with social distancing in place.

Pubs and bars are only allowed to open if they’re operating as restaurants, so alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal. Venues must stop taking orders by 10pm and must close by 11pm.

Because of the updated restrictions we’ve updated our guide to all the pubs, restaurants and cafes in the city and beyond with cosy, heated and sheltered spaces outdoors that are still open and operating.

Many establishments around York are adapting to the pandemic restrictions and allowing loved ones to still meet up safely.

Lots of these came as recommendations from our lovely readers – so thanks!

In these uncertain times it’s best to double check with the venue before venturing out for all their latest safety guidelines and opening times.

If you think we’ve made an error or if we’ve missed your favourite venue with a cosy outdoor space – let us know! Drop a comment below or email us at [email protected]

Stay safe and stay cosy this festive season!

City centre

Bootham

The Churchill Hotel

65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ
Phone: 01904 644456
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅ – Beer garden with fire pit and heated igloos
Covered ✅
Booking essential

Bridge Street

Tank and Paddle

5 Bridge St YO1 6DD York
Phone: 01904 461000
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Partially covered ✅
Booking recommended

Castlegate

The Blue Boar

5 Castlegate YO1 9RN York
Phone: 01904 593209
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Church Lane

Yates

Church Lane YO1 9QT York
Phone: 01904 613569
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking available

Fishergate

The Masons Arms

6 Fishergate, York YO10 4AB
Phone: 01904 541479
Email: [email protected]

Re-opening 3 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

The York Priory

126-128 Fulford Road YO10 4BE York
Phone: 01904 819022
Email: [email protected]

Re-opening 4 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Fossgate

The Terrace

5 Fossgate YO1 9TA York
Phone: 01904 674823
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Outdoor TV ✅
Walk in

The Fossgate SOCIAL

25 Fossgate YO1 9TA York
Phone: 01904 628692
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Gillygate

Love Cheese

16 Gillygate York YO31 7EQ
Phone: 01904 622967
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking available

[email protected]

68 Gillygate York YO31 7EQ
Phone: 01904 627939
Email: [email protected]

Covered ✅
Booking advisable

The Gillygate

48 Gillygate YO31 7EQ York
Phone: 01904 654103
Email: [email protected]

Reopening 16 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Outdoor TV ✅
Booking recommended

Goodramgate

Cross Keys

34 Goodramgate YO1 7LF York
Phone: 01904 655082
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Partially covered ✅
Booking recommended

Fancy Hank’s

39 Goodramgate YO1 7LS York
Phone: 01904 655068
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Partially covered ✅
Booking recommended

Grape Lane

1331

9-13 Grape Lane YO1 7HU York
Phone: 01904 661130
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking available

Lawrence Street

Rook & Gaskill

12 Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3WP
Phone: 07980 994210
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Rose and Crown

13 Lawrence Street YO10 3BP York
Phone: 01904 659393
Email: [email protected]

Reopening 3 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Lendal

The Judge’s Lodging

9 Lendal YO1 8AQ York
Phone: 01904 638733
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

The Old Bank

6-12 Lendal, York, YO1 8AA
Phone: 01904 541284
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅ – also has a heated hut
Covered ✅
Outdoor TV ✅
Booking recommended

Lendal Cellars

26 Lendal YO1 8AA York
Phone: 01904 623121
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Marygate

The Minster Inn

24 Marygate YO30 7BH York
Phone: 01904 849240
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Merchantgate

Red Lion

2 Merchantgate, York YO1 9TU York
Phone: 01904 640418

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Micklegate

Partisan

112 Micklegate YO1 6JX York
Phone: 01904 629866
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking available

Museum Street

Star Inn The City

Lendal Engine House, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DR
Phone: 01904 619208
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

North Street

The Whippet Inn

15 North Street YO1 6JD York
Phone: 01904 500660
Email: [email protected]

Covered ✅
Booking essential

The Perky Peacock

North Street Postern Tower, York YO1 7DJ
Phone: 01904 689778

Covered ✅
Walk in

Nunnery Lane

Trafalgar Bay

7 Nunnery Lane YO23 1AB York
Phone: 01904 653336
Email: [email protected]

Covered ✅
Walk in

Ousegate

Ate O’Clock

13a High Ousegate YO1 8RZ York
Phone: 01904 644080
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Pavement

The Golden Fleece

16 Pavement YO1 9UP York
Phone: 01904 620491
Email: [email protected]

Covered ✅
Walk in

Petergate

Lamb and Lion

2-4 High Petergate YO1 7EH York
Phone: 01904 654112
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Eagle & Child

9 High Petergate YO1 7en York
Phone: 01904 631536
Email: [email protected]

Reopening 3 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate YO1 7HP York
Phone: 01904 623716
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking available

Forest at Galtres Lodge

54 Low Petergate YO1 7HZ York
Phone: 01904 622478
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Piccadilly

Spark:York

17-21 Piccadilly YO1 9PB York
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Skeldergate

Dyls

The Motor House, Skeldergate Bridge YO1 9WJ York
Phone: 01904 289221
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Shambles

Shambles Tavern

44 Shambles, York YO1 7LX
Phone: 01904 633005

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Up to two households ✅
Walk in

Station Road

Thor’s at the Principal

The Principal Hotel Gardens, Station Road, York YO24 1AA
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Stonegate

Sotano

1 Little Stonegate YO1 8AX York
Phone: 01904 620230
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Bobo Lobo

5 Little Stonegate YO1 8AX York
Phone: 01904 621900

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Stonegate Yard

8-10 Little Stonegate York YO1 8AX
Phone: 01904 625870
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in for outdoor tables

St. Martin’s Lane

The Ackhorne

9 St Martin’s Lane YO1 6LN York
Phone: 07977 190297
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Swinegate

Bora Bora

5 Swinegate Court East YO1 8AJ York
Phone: 01904 541525
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk In

Lucia Wine Bar & Grill

13 Swinegate Court East, York, YO1 8AJ
Phone: 01904 731599
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking for evenings only – walk ins still available

Las Iguanas

21 Back Swinegate YO1 8AD York
Phone: 01904 521100
Email: [email protected]

Covered ✅
Booking available

Tanner Row

The Corner Pin

17 Tanner Row YO1 6JB York
Phone: 01904 272809
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking available

Walmgate

Brew York

Unit 6, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate YO1 9TT York
Phone: 01904 848448
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

The Watergate Inn

24 Walmgate YO1 9TJ York
Phone: 01904 625124

Covered ✅
Booking available

Il Paradiso Del Cibo

40 Walmgate YO1 9TJ York
Phone: 01904 611444

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Further afield

Acomb

The Sun Inn

35 The Green YO26 5LL Acomb
Phone: 01904 798500
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Carlton Tavern

140 Acomb Road, York, YO24 4HA
Phone: 01904 781181
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Bishopthorpe

The Marcia Inn

16 Main Street, Bishopthorpe YO23 2RA York
Phone: 01904 706185
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

The Woodman Inn

16 Main Street, Bishopthorpe YO23 2RB York
Phone: 01904 706507
Email: [email protected]

Reopening 4 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Clifton

York Sports Club

Clifton Park, Shipton Road YO30 5RE York
Phone: 01904 623602
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Dunnington

Twine and Barrel

Hull Road, Dunnington YO19 5LP York
Phone: 01904 488227
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Fulford

The Saddle Inn

37 Main Street YO104 York
Phone: 01904 928683
Email: [email protected]

New opening hours and days: Friday – 17:00 – 23:00, Saturday – 12:00 – 23:00, Sunday – 12:00 – 21:00
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Outdoor TV ✅
Booking recommended

Haxby

Cottage Inn

115 The Village YO32 2JH York
Phone: 01904 763949
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

Heslington

The Victoria Hotel

1 Heslington Road YO10 5AR York
Phone: 01904 622295
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended

The Deramore Arms

Main St Heslington YO10 5EA York
Phone: 01904 427333

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Heworth

The Walnut Tree

73 Heworth Village YO31 1AN York
Phone: 01904 438888

Reopening 3 December. Open Thurs-Sun.
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Outdoor TV ✅
Booking recommended

Holgate

The Fox

168 Holgate Road YO24 4DQ York
Phone: 01904 787722
Email: [email protected]

Reopening 3 December
Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Walk in

Naburn

Waterfront Cafe

York Marina YO19 4RW Naburn
Phone: 01904 621021
Email: [email protected]

Heated ✅
Covered ✅
Booking recommended