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Walmgate Ale House and Bistro

Walmgate Ale House and Bistro


Walmgate Ale House & Bistro is set in a charming 17th century building in the centre of York. The building used to house Ellerker’s, a rope and saddle maker, and has a wide history as well as a few ghosts!

It boasts a cosy bar on the ground floor, which serves Real Ale and Yorkshire Cider from local producers including York Brewery as well as a large selection of wines. There is also a large selection of homemade bar snacks, made daily.

The Bistro is located on the first floor, and serves lunch and dinner daily using Yorkshire produce. The a-la-carte menu features dishes such as ‘Pie of the Day’ and ‘Longhorn Rump Steak.’ The menus change regularly to reflect the season. The Bistro also serves brunch from 9.30am at the weekends and Sunday Roasts from 12pm Sundays.

On the third floor, there is a large Loft space which is perfect for conferences, meetings and large parties.

There are a number of events held at Walmgate Ale House & Bistro throughout the year, including wine tastings and the popular Lobster festival in August.

The large but cosy loft space is perfect for large parties.

Opening details

Closed Christmas Eve evening, Christmas Day, Boxing day, New Years Eve evening and New Years Day.


Main courses range from £8.50-£12.50
House Wine by the glass: £3.15 to £12.50



See location of Walmgate Ale House and Bistro on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 606516  Lat: 53.95710 Long: -1.07692

By Road:
Head for city centre, Piccadilly. Turn onto Walmgate at mini roundabout. Parking available on street for disabled drivers.
Parking with charge only during the evening.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


Miss Lynn Allington

01904 629222


25 Walmgate,


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • 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)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed


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