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  • York Tourism Awards Finalist

Public House


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The Royal Oak offers locally sourced, home cooked food. We also offer a fine selection of real ales and a welcoming atmosphere, with real fires burning in the cold months.

The building is reputedly haunted by several mysterious ghosts that come as they please. There is an old prostitute in the front bar; ghosts of children playing by the fire; a tall, gaunt man in the back room and two female ghosts, one on the first floor called Alice and one in the flat called Mary. Staff have repeatedly heard someone walk up stairs but on investigation have found no one there and staff have felt hands holding theirs as they pull pints.

The tour bus stops close by Monk bar if you wish to get off and come for lunch or evening meal.

The Royal Oak has introduced a new set menu. With courses starting at £7.50

One course £7.50, two courses, £11.20 and three courses £14.90


Soup of the day served with toasted ciabatta

Goats cheese lightly grilled and served on toast with mixed leaves

Buffalo mozzarella stuffed portobello mushroom with wild rocket salad and balsamic glaze

Deep fried spicy chicken wings with garlic and parsley mayo

Home made Mediterranean style grilled Aubergine Courgette peppers a spicy tomato sauce (served hot or cold) served with toasted ciabatta


Sausage and mash with Yorkshire gravy

Vegetarian Risotto with Courgette, Peas and Peppers in a crème fraiche and pomodoro sauce with wild rocket

Slow cooked beef and vegetable tagine served with homemade aromatic cous cous

Grilled goats cheese salad with toasted sliced ciabatta, on a bed of mixed leaves, peppers, tomatoes and glazed roasted onions

Beer Battered haddock and homemade hand cut chips with mushy peas

Vegetarian or Chicken ravioli in a creamy tomato and garlic sauce

Chicken risotto with sautéed mushrooms in a creamy white wine sauce with wild rocket

Chicken curry of the day, served with aromatic rice and garlic ciabatta


Sticky toffee pudding with custard

Three scoops of ice cream (vanilla and strawberry

Choc fondant with vanilla ice cream

Three scoops of mango sorbet

Cheesecake with raspberry coulis

Why not sample our finest cask ales at the Royal Oak. Beers on tap at the moment are, Ossett Challenger 3.6%, Acorn Yorkshire Pride 3.7%, Salamander Golden Salamander 4.5%, Green King Abbot Ale 5.0%, Theakstons Old Peculier 5.6% and Theakstons Best 3.9%.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open 12pm to 9pm everyday


The Royal Oak

01904 628869


18 Goodramgate,



See location of The Royal Oak on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 605521  Lat: 53.96144 Long: -1.07937

Located in Goodramgate in the centre of York


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)


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