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The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale House


25 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TX

Tel: 01904 629222

Sunday Roast at the Walmgate Ale House


The Chopping Block and Walmgate Ale House are 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 Chopping Block uses Yorkshire produce to creat diverse modern food like Aubergine stuffed with Lamb and Pomegranate, Game burgers with roast venison and Sea Bream with Yorkshire cider, samphire and summer veg. 

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 the Chopping Block throughout the year, including wine tastings, themed dinners on the last Friday of the month and the popular Lobster festival in August.


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Opening Times

* Monday – Closed
Tuesday from 5pm
Wednesday–Friday from 12pm
Saturday & Sunday from 9.30am
Food served until 10.30pm (9.30pm Sundays)
Closed Christmas Eve evening, Christmas Day, Boxing day, New Years Eve evening and New Years Day.

Guide Prices

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



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner York Tourism Awards Winner 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Winner 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Winner 2019 2019
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 2019

Road Directions

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.Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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