LocAle pubs

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LocAle is a CAMRA campaign that promotes local beer in local pubs so it’s good for the drinker, the pub and the brewers. In the York branch we define LocAle as beer brewed within 25 miles of where it is sold.

York CAMRA offers LocAle accreditation to pubs who commit to selling, at all times, at least one beer brewed within 25 miles of the pub. We provide leaflets, posters, pump toppers, window stickers and beer mats to help drinkers spot a LocAle pub and give the pubs publicity both here on the website and in our quarterly newsletter Ouse Boozer.

For drinkers: All the current accredited LocAle pubs in the York CAMRA branch are shown on the map and list below. When you are in the pub, look out for pumpclip toppers carrying the LocAle logo.

For licencees and publicans: If you are interested in becoming a LocAle accredited pub then please get in touch with our LocAle Officer

LocAle pubs list & map last updated 25 March 2014.

Ackhorne, 9 St Martins Lane, YO1 6LN
A historic city centre pub, hidden off the beaten track down a narrow cobbled lane at the bottom of the famous 'Micklegate Run'. Partially open plan, with separate areas up a couple of steps or through an archway. There's also a small, pleasant beer garden on a raised area to the back of the pub. A friendly pub, full of character and atmosphere, which appeals to a wide audience.   
WhatPub | @the_ackhorne | Facebook
Aldwark Arms, YO61 1UB
Family owned traditional pub and fine dining restaurant. 4 hand pulled beers available. 3 regular beers and 1 rotating guest beer from Yorkshire breweries.
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Artful Dodger, 47 Micklegate, YO1 6LJ
A lively pub located towards the city centre end of Micklegate. The real ales come from from Yorkshire microbreweries; there is also guest real cider. This narrow pub, with its long bar, features music and televised sports – there are even mini TVs attached to the handpumps.
WhatPub | Website | @ArtfulDodger_Y
Black Bull, Main Street, YO19 6JP
A traditional country pub in the heart of Escrick village. Currently 4 handpumps, but with plans to increase to 6.
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Black Horse, 42-44 The Village, YO32 2PJ
Noted for its friendly staff, this village pub is very well designed, with distinct dining and drinking areas and plenty of space to spread out. Children are welcome in the separate dining room. With a large, well laid-out grassed beer garden at the front, it attracts both local and passing trade.
Black Horse, Newton Road, YO61 1QT
It used to be advisable to pay a toll to get through the dangerous Forest of Galtres, but the natives are friendlier now and the Black Horse is testament to that. Numerous charitable and social events maintain the tie to the village, and the tap and lounge bars always provide a warm welcome to visitors toll-free.
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Blacksmiths Arms, 56 The Old Village, YO32 9RB
This pleasant village local has been changed slightly to meet the needs of today’s customers, with a dedicated dining room. Feature walls with inbuilt electric stove add to the homely feel of this pub. The beer range is one of the best in the area. Well-supported by the village and passing trade which seeks it out.
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Blacksmiths Arms, YO60 7RJ
Built in the 1700s as a coaching inn, the Blacksmiths Arms has retained plenty of charm and character. Owned and run by one family, this village pub has an L-shaped main bar with a dining room and snug off to one side, and a real fire for the winter months. Four regular ales are served, all Yorkshire-brewed, with an occasional guest also available. The snug houses a Yorkshire board for darts matches. Good food is served evenings and Sunday lunchtime.With it's 3 letting rooms it provides a good base for exploring the historic buildings north of York. Also provides a welcome break for cyclists taking the country roads north from city.
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Blacksmiths Arms, Main Street, LS25 6HJ
Blue Bell, 53 Fossgate, YO1 9TF
Award winning pub with a central bar serving two small rooms and through a servery to the long side corridor. Renowned for the interior wood panelling dating back to the early 1900's part of the CAMRA National Inventory and Britain's Real Heritage Pubs. Very much a local's pub where you can sit back and enjoy your beer and absorb the atmosphere. Sandwiches are available lunchtimes. The size and layout of the pub does not allow for large groups
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Blue Boar, 5 Castlegate, YO1 9RN
Recently refurbished and modernised city centre pub with five Yorkshire beers permanently available
Boot & Shoe, Main Street, LS24 9PR
A classic two-roomed low ceilinged 18th century village pub free of tie, with a friendly welcome. Four regular cask beers, the house beer from Brown Cow and one guest usually from local breweries. Traditional good-value food is served evenings, Thursday to Saturday, and Sunday lunch.  Pizzas available to eat in or take out as well as Take-away beer cartons. Their annual beer festival in the decked beer garden takes place on the second full weekend in July with another in December.
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Brigantes, 114 Micklegate, YO1 6JX
A recently extended and refurbished city centre pub, run by the Market Town Taverns group. 10 handpulls serve beers from mainly northern breweries, with regular beers, from York, Leeds, Timothy Taylor and Black Sheep, plus 4 guest beers. Good pub food served daily.
WhatPub | Website | @BrigantesYork
Coach House Hotel, 20/22 Marygate, YO30 7BH
A very welcoming hotel with a comfortable public bar; good place for a quiet drink away from the crowds, or for a meal before heading out into town for the evening. The guest beers come from York or Rudgate breweries.
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Dawnay Arms, Main Street, YO30 1AB
Built in 1730 this is a traditional country pub in a village centre. One of the  three handpumps always serves local ale. The wide ranging pub food, cooked on the premises, includes gluten free and four vegetarian options. The pub has an open bar area with an open fire, a separate area for quieter eating and a family room. Old pictures and local history on display. The pub hosts regular quiz nights and community charity events including live music in the car park.
(01904) 470334
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Dawnay Arms, Moor Lane, YO30 2BR
Country pub in 18th century building with emphasis on locally sourced food and Yorkshire beer. Modern British menu often includes local game. Included in the Top Gastro Pubs list and booking is advisable. The interior is a mix of rustic wooden tables and comfortable upholstered chairs. Two open fires in winter. Pleasant garden that leads down to the River Ouse. Riverside mooring is available. The pub is handily placed for local walks and access to Beninbrough Hall (NT).
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Deramore Arms, Main Street, YO10 5EA
Pleasant pub near York University. Two cosy, wood-panelled bar areas with more of an emphasis on food, plus two larger sections with wood and stone flagged floors. Also the home of the Four Thorns brewery. Guest ales from the likes of; The Hop Studio, Treboom, Ilkley, Kirkstall, Rudgate and Wold Top.
WhatPub | Website | @TheDeramoreArms | Facebook
Drovers Arms, YO8 5SF
This pub is the only pub left in Skipwith. It is now after a struggle been turned back into a focal point. It is very well supported by villagers, walkers and cyclists. The common on the edge of the village is a haven for rare plants and animals.
WhatPub | Website | @droversarms
Edinburgh Arms, 25 Fishergate, YO10 4AE
This warm and friendly local pub is one for the sports enthusiast with matches shown on TV, pool tables and darts board. Good spot for real ale drinkers who want to combine their beer and sporting interests.
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Exhibition, 19 Bootham, YO30 7BW
Large, Victorian-style pub adorned with many pictures of various subjects, providing the exhibition in a bustling central location, close to Bootham Bar. A varied choice of ale in a warm, comfortable setting. Good food can be eaten in the conservatory or large beer garden.
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Fauconberg Arms, YO61 4AD
Named after the aristocratic patron of Laurence Sterne who wrote part of Tristram Shandy (not what you think!) at  a cottage in the village which can still be visited in summer. Befitting the literary link the pub hosts frequent cultural events and its eight bedrooms provide a charming base for exploring the area . Whilst this historic hostelry merits a visit for itself the rotating guests (up to three) feature interesting local brews such as Hambleton and Wold Top in what remains a traditional drinkers pub.
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Fenton Flyer, Main Street, LS24 9RF
Country village pub with historical connection and memoriabilia of the WW2 airbase close by, hence the name. Three guest beers from local breweries chosen from the SIBA list. A weekly quiz night on Wednesday includes a "Play Your cards Right" competition raising money for local charities. Monthly disco/karaoke night 3rd Saturday and live music first Friday. Background music and Sports TV.
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Ferry, 2 King Street, YO8 3TL
Wooden-beamed, 16th-century inn, with a homely ambience and three open fires to welcome visitors on winter days. Summer months showcase a picturesque backdrop of river views, open countryside and the adjacent swing bridge from the vantage point of the popular outside terrace. Regular quizzes, pub games, live music and extended opening hours ensure this establishment keeps both visitors and the local community well satisfied.
Ferry Boat Inn, YO19 6DD
Yorkshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010, this is a warm, welcoming local in a beautiful and secluded rural setting, run by the same family for over 60 years. Free of tie, the landlord favours beers from local micros and Yorkshire breweries, served in oversized glasses. It has a cosy bar with a real fire, a lounge with pub games, and a large riverside garden where dogs are welcome. Caravan hook-ups and fishing permits are available.
Fleece, 47 Main Street, YO42 1RU
This watering hole is popular with walkers exploring the dry valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. The pub has an open-plan layout around a horse-shoe bar, with a cosy games corner well away from the dining tables. Guest beers often come from local micro-breweries.
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Forresters Arms, The Square, YO61 4AH
A country pub in the centre of Kilburn. The bar, lounge and dining room are mainly furnished with items from the nearby workshops of Mousey Thompson. Traditional pub food is available and there is a specials board offering restaurant food. Outside at the front is a seating area that faces a cobbled square, and there is a covered smoking area at the rear. The White Horse at Sutton Bank is nearby.
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Fox, 169 Holgate Road, YO24 4DQ
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Fulford Arms, 121 Fulford Road, YO10 4EX
Single roomed pub with up to 6 real ales on the bar. Large car park and garden at the rear. Regular live music events and quiz nights each week.
WhatPub | Website | @fulfordarmsyork
George & Dragon, Main Street, YO8 8QA
Privately owned free house with enthusiastic support for local microbreweries. Low ceilings, a cosy bar with a real fire, an area with large-screen TV showing sporting events, a separate room for diners and an attractive outside decked area for summer days. Food is served evenings (not Sun and Mon) as well as Saturday and Sunday lunch. Weekly quiz night, karaoke and frequent jazz nights. Occasional beer festivals are held outdoors, including an annual April festival on the weekend closest to St George's Day.
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George Hotel, Market Place, YO61 3AD
A traditional country hotel with food to match and the best range of beer in this town of half a dozen pubs. Seek out the bay window seats for a relaxing pause from the bustle of this fine example of a Georgian market town within easy reach of York and Thirsk. If Downton Abbey was real then the Earl of Grantham (or perhaps Mr. Bates) would drink here. 
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Giant Bellflower, 47a Gowthorpe, YO8 4HF
Spacious and modern newly opened JD Wetherspoon pub in the heart of Selby. Range of nine cask ales including LocAles and bespoke York Brewery beer.
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Golden Ball, 2 Cromwell Road, YO1 6DU
In the residential Bishophill district, this is a fine, welcoming Victorian street-corner local. It has an impressive glazed brick exterior and was extensively refurbished by John Smith's in 1929. Identified by CAMRA as one of Britain's Real Heritage Pubs, it has four very different rooms - a main bar, back room, comfortable lounge and snug. Outside is a large south-facing beer garden. This is now a community pub (run by a cooperative) where several local societies hold their meetings.
WhatPub | Website | @goldenballyork | Facebook
Golden Lion, Main Street, YO61 2NT
Friendly village pub which now is home to the village shop and cafe serving the needs of locals & visitors alike. Offers regular quiz & live music nights. The homemade scotch eggs are divine!
Golden Lion, Barugh Lane, YO17 6UZ
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Greyhound, 82 Main Street, YO19 6TE
Set in a busy village between Selby and York, this pub offers a friendly welcome and an enthusiastic guest beer policy. Home-made food is available daily (check website as winter lunchtime opening varies), plus Sunday carvery and take-away fish and chips. Home to keen darts, dominoes and pool teams, the pub is also popular with cyclists and walkers using the York-Selby cycle path (note the old Cyclists Touring Club emblem). There is a large garden to the rear for summer meals and drinks.
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Guy Fawkes, 25 High Petergate, YO1 7HP
Hugely atmospheric inn with up-market chic accommodation in the shadow of York Minster. Purported to be the birthplace of Guy Fawkes, it has retained many of the features from this period. Timber floors and plentiful oak furniture are lit by candles and gas lamps to complete the old world experience with a flourish. Six handpumps dispense Dark Force Treason brewed especially by Great Heck, plus rotating local ales. Gastro-type pub grub is served in the rooms adjoining the bar.
WhatPub | Website | @guyfawkesyork
Habit, 40 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF
Compact pub on two floors; the roof terrace gives a unique view of the Minster. Good live music at weekends. The real ale comes from Yorkshire micro-breweries.
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Jolly Farmers, Main Street, YO17 9SA
Seventeenth-century pub on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds between York and Malton. The multi-room interior retains old world cosiness in two small bars, games/family room and separate dining room. Community focussed with cinema nights, meetings, charity events, darts and quiz leagues, occasional live music and beer festivals. Varied guest beers from independent breweries. Extensive menu of quality food including locally caught game dishes in season - no food on Monday or Tuesday evenings.
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Jolly Sailor Inn, Market Place, YO8 3SR
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Kings Head, High Street, DN14 7HT
Busy village pub that is well worth finding. Refurbished and extended in 2008, but dating back to the early 1800s, the pub is now a spacious and welcoming watering place and eatery. There is a bar with a stone-flagged floor for drinkers, a comfortable lounge and a restaurant renowned for its quality food using locally sourced ingredients. Four handpumps are in constant use, with three guests often from local breweries.
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Lamb & Lion, 2-4 High Petergate, YO1 7EH
Multi-roomed pub situated under Bootham bar serving 4 real ales from a variety of local breweries. Large beer garden at the rear, next to the bar walls, with niceviews of the Minster. Good quality food and accommodation are also available.
WhatPub | Website | @lambandlionyork
Last Drop Inn, 27 Colliergate, YO1 8BN
Opened in 2000, this split-level single bar resembles some of the older pubs in the city with its predominantly wood and brick interior. Large glass windows afford fine views of King’s Square, a popular spot for street entertainers. Close to the historic street known as The Shambles and the town market, this is an ideal stopping-off point for shoppers and tourists. Children are not admitted. The guest beers may be either York Brewery seasonals or from other breweries.
WhatPub | Website | @lastdropinn | Facebook
Lysander Arms, Manor Lane, YO30 5TZ
A little gem hidden away at the end of a new housing estate, this building replaces the original caravan site clubhouse. The pub still has a 10-pitch caravan site and is popular with Dutch and German visitors. Well-kept LocAle is served alongside basic pub grub in the bar area. There is also a dedicated restaurant area. The lounge is big enough to have two sports showing on large-screen TVs and to leave a quiet space. Free Wi-Fi is available.
WhatPub | Website | @lysanderarms | Facebook
Maltings, Tanners Moat, YO1 6HU
A former Yorkshire Pub of the Year, the pub has a lovely atmosphere, real-effect gas fire, covered smoking area outside, live folk music every Tuesday and bags of character. There are reclaimed doors covering the ceiling and even a reclaimed toilet acting as a seat in one of the corners! A recent extension has provided more seating and a small outside area, whilst carefully maintaining the original character. Friendly, knowledgeable staff serve a wide and revolving range of local beers.
WhatPub | Website | @maltingsyork
Meltons Too, 25 Walmgate, YO1 9TX
A modern, bistro-style restaurant with a downstairs bar where drinkers are very welcome. The guest beers come from a range of local breweries, usually Great Heck, York, Daleside or Ossett. The varied menu features local produce and special tapas deals until 8pm. Children welcome.
WhatPub | Website | @MeltonToo
Moors Inn, YO62 6TF
A traditional country pub, situated a couple of miles north of the A170 between Pickering and Kirbymoorside. Winner of York CAMRA country pub of the season in Spring 2011.
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Nelson Inn, 134 Ousegate, YO8 8BL
New Inn, Main Street, YO61 1HQ
(01347) 810219
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New Inn, YO18 8HH
The Great Yorkshire Brewery tap (formerly Cropton Brewery), this is a family-run pub on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.  An attractive stone building, it is a perfect base for walking and cycling, offering good food in the bars, conservatory or restaurant, and B&B or camping accommodation. With up to six of the well-regarded Great Yorkshire ales, it doesn't get more LocAle than this. A legendary beer festival is held every November, plus a music festival in summer.
WhatPub | Website | @newinncropton | Facebook
New Inn, York Road, YO8 6NN
Traditional two-room village pub in the centre of the village and the focus for many local activities. With a strong community focus, the pub is home to darts, dominoes and two football teams. An array of six handpumps offers predominantly Yorkshire beers, many sourced from the immediate area. Recent winner of Pub Of The Season and a welcome addition to the growing number of fine ale establishments in the Selby area.
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Oak Tree, Raskelf Road, YO61 2PH
This pub was bought from Enterprise by a confident local pub/restaurant group. It has gone through a major refurbishment creating two pleasant dining/seating areas and a pleasant public bar. The addition of letting rooms at the rear has increased its appeal to visitors. The food offering tends towards high class rather than basic pub grub but uses local produce wherever possible. In the same vain the pub stocks beers from the local breweries. In order to keep the beer range interesting they work their way through a breweries full range of seasonal & regular beers. In keeping with the company 'style' wifi & newspapers are offered.
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Oddfellows Arms, 40 Low Street, LS25 6BA
Old Black Bull, North End, YO61 3LF
This freehouse, just West of Easingwold,  has been in the same hands for 20 years serving excellent ale and yet this is its maiden entry. It gives us faith that hidden gems really are still out there! Brisk trade means that the Theakstons is always fresh and a complementary guest is usually from the local area as well. A great place to spend the evening eating, drinking or trying the twice monthly quiz: the locals are even friendly enough to let you win, sometimes. 
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Old Ebor, 2 Drake Street, YO23 1EQ
A lively local overlooking the city walls. It was built in the second half of the 19th century with the Old in its name to distinguish it from other inns called Ebor. Winner of York CAMRA Town Pub of the Season Summer 2013. Guest Beers from local micro-breweries and Bushy's (Isle of Man).
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Old Sun Inn, Main Street, LS24 8EP
A 17th-century village pub with an award-winning restaurant and deli. Serving local & visitors demands by using as much Yorkshire produce and beer as it can. Beer range can vary. It has four cosy dining areas, together with a newly developed drinkers-only bar. The interior features traditional low-beamed ceilings and in winter there are two real fires. For the summer there is a patio and a large picnic area. Next door is a B&B owned by the publican.
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Old White Swan, 80 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF
A large three-roomed Nicholson's pub in the City Centre. A seated courtyard area at the front of the pub leads to the Georgian Dining room on the left, Tudor bar straight ahead and Stagecoach bar to the right - which in turns leads to outdoor smoking area at the rear. Eight handpumps serve a variety of styles and strengths of beer from around the country (regularly includes beers from local breweries). Good quality pub food served daily from 10 til 10.
WhatPub | Website | @Theoldwhiteswan | Facebook
Olde Starre Inn, 40 Stonegate, YO1 8AS
Arguably the oldest inn in York, this very famous pub is popular with both tourists and residents. It comprises a large main bar, three separate rooms and no fewer than three outdoor beer terraces – a veritable oasis down an alley behind a busy shopping street. Look out for the gallows sign which spans Stonegate. Thursday is open mic night and there are occasional Sunday afternoon acoustic sessions. Wide range of guest beers including some from local micros.
WhatPub | Website | @oldestarreinne
Olympia Hotel, Barlby Road, YO8 5AB
Brewery tap for the Jolly Sailor brewery which is situated behind the pub. Four Jolly Sailor beers plus 1 guest.
Orchard Inn, Low Street, YO61 4QA
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Pitchside Bar, York City Football Club, Bootham Crescent, YO30 7AQ
Bar associated with, and situated next to, York City Football Club.
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Punch Bowl, 7 Stonegate, YO1 8AN
One of the oldest pubs in York, located on one of its busiest shopping streets, it is popular with tourist and locals alike. There are three distinct areas all served by a central bar, an airy front section, drinking corridor and cosy rear area with wooden beams and fireplace.
WhatPub | Website | @punchbowlnic
Punch Bowl, 5-9 Blossom Street, YO24 1AU
Pleasant Wetherspoons pub just outside of the city walls next to Micklegate Bar. Formerly a butcher’s shop and a pharmacy – see the shop-like front windows – it has been a pub for quite a few years. Very popular at lunchtimes and early evening for meals and quality beers. Look out for seasonal beer festivals.
WhatPub | Website | @punchbowlyork
Red Lion, 2 Merchantgate, YO1 9TU
An attractive, historic pub which, although partly opened up, still has several different drinking areas served from a central bar. It is possible to work out the original layout of the interior from the exposed wooden beams and fireplaces. There are plenty of tables provided outside in its large beer garden.
WhatPub | Website | @rlmerchantgate
Rook & Gaskill, 12 Lawrence Street, YO10 3WP
Just outside the ancient city walls, this popular and simply furnished local, with a single split-level bar, keeps a varied clientele happy. A range of rotating guest beers supplement two Castle Rock and two Wharfebank regulars. Refurbished in 2012, with a much improved decked outdoor area.
WhatPub | @RookGaskillYork | Facebook
Royal Oak, 18 Goodramgate, YO1 7LG
One of York’s oldest pubs, built circa 1591; this was a coaching house entwined with the building next door. Formerly the Blue Boar in 1772, it has also been known as the Blue Pig under landlord John Dickinson. Its mock Tudor frontage was added in the 1800s. It still retains a lot of original features, with a snug, lounge and public bar.
WhatPub | Website | @RoyalOakYork
Slip Inn, Clementhorpe, YO23 1AN
An independent free house since 2010, this friendly traditional community pub is situated just outside the City Walls. Run by beer enthusiasts, permanent ales from four Yorkshire brewers feature plus a guest, and the range expands dramatically during events. Offers real cider too. The two bars and snug have been carefully updated. The paved outdoor area caters for smokers, also often used to supply live music and food at regular events like festivals and 'battles of the brewers'. There are also TVs for sporting events.
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Snickleway Inn, 47 Goodramgate, YO1 7LS
A very old, historic pub, this has been called many names since it was known as the House of Tudor. During the siege of York in 1644 it was used as the Royalist magazine. Reputed to be the most haunted pub in York, especially in the cellar where a malevolent spirit causes havoc at times.
WhatPub | Website | @Snickleway | Facebook
Spotted Ox, Westfield Road, YO26 7PY
Traditional village pub situated midway between the city of York and the town of Wetherby, from where the historic village is well-served by buses. It has separate dining and public bar areas and offers four quality ales, one usually from the nearby Rudgate Brewery, alongside hearty dishes made using locally sourced ingredients. Dominoes, darts, cricket and football teams are based here and skittles and shove-ha'penny are played too. Regular entertainment and quizzes feature.
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St Vincent Arms, Main Street, YO41 4BN
Winner of many York CAMRA awards over the years, this pretty white-painted village free house on a bend in the road has been family-owned and well run for many years. Long time supporter of Fullers beers, it has a consistent but varied beer range, and serves excellent food in the restaurant every day, including many fish dishes. The bar, featuring a large Fuller, Smith & Turner mirror, is popular with locals. Another small bar with a serving hatch leads to the dining rooms. Occasionally a 2nd guest is offered on handpump and the ESB is served by gravity.
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Stone Trough, YO60 7JS
Set in a stunning location overlooking the Derwent Valley and Kirkham Abbey. Cosy, beamed bar, small snug, pool room, separate large dining room: popular for food.
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Tap & Spile, 29 Monkgate, YO31 7PB
Imposing Flemish-style pub dating from 1897, it was formerly the Black Horse. Spacious split-level interior, with separate lounge area featuring bookshelves and elegant fireplace.
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Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, YO1 7HD
York Theatre Royal is famous for theatrical productions, comedy nights, exhibitions and the panto. Oh yes it is! The café bar on the ground floor, where you’ll find the real ale, is light and airy, with a pleasant outdoor area and free Wi-Fi. There’s usually a light and a dark ale; York Brewery bottled beers are available on the top bar.
WhatPub | Website | @YorkTheatre | Facebook
Three Swans, Church Hill, YO8 4PL
After a spell as Number 23, this busy, single-roomed pub has reverted to its former name.
(01757) 241225
Three-legged Mare, 16 High Petergate, YO1 7EN
A modest frontage gives way to a roomy pub with plenty of seating. Enjoy the view of the Minster from the settee by the door, spot the red piano occasionally used by buskers around town or navigate the spiral staircase in search of the loos. The York Brewery range is supplemented by an interesting choice of guests - something for everyone at any time of day
WhatPub | Website | @threeleggedyork | Facebook
Unicorn, 15 Bondgate, YO8 3LX
Small two roomed pub with central bar and outside seating. Interior recently refurbished
Victoria, 1 Heslington Road, YO10 5AR
A pub that appeals to all, including families, students and locals. Within easy reach of the City city walls, it is York’s only regular outlet for Old Mill beers brewed at Snaith near Selby. Traditional look and feel with a warm welcome and an eclectic mix of wall decorations. Good quality accommodation.
WhatPub | Website | @york_victoria | Facebook
Volunteer Arms, 5 Watson Street, YO24 4BH
A totally independent free house situated just off Holgate Road, close to the centre of York. The pub has a real community feel, whilst being welcoming to all. It has an excellent beer range for a suburban pub, with loyalties firmly with local breweries, which emphasises the pub's commitment to LocAle. There are 5 permanent beers and 2 ever changing guests. Other features include live blues every Saturday night and a quiz every Sunday night.
WhatPub | Website | @vollyarmsyork
Wadkin Arms, Cliffe Road, YO8 5HU
Cosy old pub in the centre of the village, featuring real fires and wholesome food served at limited times - teatimes can be busy. Guest beers regularly come from nearby breweries such as Great Heck and Brown Cow, and a dark mild and a pale beer are usually available. An annual beer festival is now established. The pub has a good local atmosphere and is frequented by both Osgodby residents and nearby villagers alike.
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Waggon & Horses, 19 Lawrence Street, YO10 3BP
Bateman's owned multi-roomed pub. 3 Bateman's beers are supplemented by up to 5 guests from around the country. Food served in the evenings and good value accommodation also available.
WhatPub | Website | @thewaggonyork | Facebook
Wheatsheaf, Main Road, YO8 8LJ
A Guide pub for more than 13 years. Reasonably priced beers, including one dark  often from local breweries such as Brown Cow. A narrow entrance leads to the bar, separate pool room and spacious lounge with a huge open fire. There's a collection of artefacts from bygone days and memorabilia of 578 Squadron stationed at Burn in World War II. Food served lunchtimes (Sunday lunch menu only on Sundays) and Wednesday to Saturday evenings. Frequent beer festivals and a monthly jazz night.
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Whippet Inn, 15 North Street, YO1 6JD
Recently refurbished and re-opened as a Steak and Ale house. Majoring on food, but 4 ales available in the small separate bar at the front
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White Bear, Main Street, YO61 1JU
Many large towns would be envious of the choice offered by this village alehouse; the three guests, which regularly rotate, being usually from interesting local breweries. The reasonably priced Yorkshire fare doesn't impinge on the main occupation of drinking and socialising as well as the popular monthly quiz: try the snowball if you dare. Easily reached by bus from York or Easingwold it's well worth the trip.
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White Horse, Main Street, LS24 9RF
The bar is open all day, every day from noon until late. Sunday Lunch sittings at 12 noon, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
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Wombwell Arms, YO61 4BE
A 17c pub with two bars and two dinning rooms.  The front bar is not normally set for food and allows dogs.  The pub is simply decorated and features stone flagged and wood floors.  The main bar has an inglenook fireplace which in winter is lit with a log fire.  Both pub and restaurant food are available.  There are folk music and quiz nights once a month.  The ruins of Byeland Abbey are nearby.
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Yorkshire Terrier, 10 Stonegate, YO1 8AS
This compact city centre pub offers four distinctive bars each with an individual feel, plus a shop/deli at the front.York Brewery fare is supplemented by an interesting selection of guests so the beer range matches the variety of the decor. Rarely has so much been squeezed into such a modest space.
WhatPub | Website | @yorkterrierpub | Facebook