Shop - Food

11 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT

Tel: 0845 6048350

Inside a Demijohn Shop


Demijohn was founded in 2004 in Edinburgh's Old Town by Angus and Frances Ferguson and is York's only award winning liquid deli from Scotland. Demijohn's main outlet is now via its York store at 11 Museum Street, and its online shop for mail order. In addition there is an ever increasing number of smaller Demijohn Concession Stores opening around the UK, located within other Farm Shops and independent retailers.

Inspired by our own love of good food and drink, we have brought together a remarkable collection of British wines and spirits. Our shelves are lined with products such as Seville Orange Gin, Raspberry Vodka or Single Malt Scotch Whisky, first class olive oils and vinegars, including a range of delicious fruit vinegars made from hedgerow fruits such as Brambles and Raspberries. Our products represent an underworld of small artisanal British producers who make some of the finest things known to mankind.

We allow our customers to try something completely original and delicious in an extremely fun way. When you visit our shop you will not only get to taste what we are selling, but we will let you know all about it as well. We then individually bottle your choice from our distinctive demijohns into our selection of attractive Italian glass bottles. Those lucky enough to own a Demijohn bottle are encouraged to return to our shops and have it refilled, for the cost of the refill only.

Demijohn has a wonderful array of gift ideas, starting at around £9 for a 100ml bottle that can be gift wrapped and personalised for free.To find out more please visit our website or come and see us in our York store and try a little of the underworld for yourself!

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Advice updated on 15 June 2020 - We have now re-opened our York shop to customers!
Monday to Saturday- 10am to 6pm
Sunday - Closed

Private tastings available by arrangement. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit - We are open to customers, however access is limited to one customer or a family group of five or less persons at a time.
  • Clear signage
  • Click and collect - Click & collect orders can be booked online via or by calling us direct on tel: 0845 6048350.
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Delivery available
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking possible
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now - Our store re-opened to customers on Mon 15 June 2020 from 10am to 6pm daily. Closed on Sunday.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Smoking not allowed


  • Shop Specialities - Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Rum, Brandy, Liqueurs, Wines, Non-Alcoholic Mixers, Cordials, Olive Oil, Infused Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and Fruit Vinegars

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 Visit York Tourism Awards Finalist 2019 2019

Road Directions

Demijohn is located on Museum Street which runs between Lendal Bridge and York Minster and is opposite the Museum Gardens entrance gates. Car parking is available either in Frederic Street or Leeman Road car parks. A York city Park and Ride bus stop is located on the opposite side of the street in front of the shop. York railway station is a 3 minutes walk via Lendal Bridge. Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 0 miles away.

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