The Bishop & The Bison

Small Hotel

127 Clifton, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO30 6BL

Tel: 07415 005150

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The Bishop & The Bison


The Bishop & The Bison offers a unique interpretation of the British bed and breakfast. Immerse yourself in the luxury and comfort of this independent boutique hotel located in the ancient city of York. The hotel is ideal for a romantic couple's weekend away, as luxury accommodation for the York Races, or for those seeking the arts, history and heritage. All guests enjoy five-star hospitality, a hearty breakfast of the finest local ingredients, free high-speed wifi throughout the property, the gorgeous Bishopthorpe Dining Room and an outside courtyard for breakfast or for an afternoon drink, or more comfort and relaxation in the President's Lounge. We offer a complimentary happy hour for all guests seven days a week. We are an LGBTQ friendly boutique hotel.

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Special Offers

  • Book through Visit York and stay before the 31st March to receive a 20% discount from our best available online rates.

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Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
Tues , 19th Jan 2021
Departure Date:
Wed , 20th Jan 2021
No. of Nights:


Room 1 - for 1 guest(s)

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Dakota£105.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Minster Prairie£75.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Tatanka£115.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
The Bishop£115.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
The Bison£115.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
The Chapter House£95.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
The Walter De Grey£95.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
The Wolsey£115.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*Starting from £95 - £115 midweek & £115 - £135 for weekend stays in low periods.



  • Electric car charging point

Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Licenced (table or bar)

COVID-19 Response

  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Meal times must be booked
  • Socially distanced spaced seating

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating


  • Staff fluent in Chinese
  • Staff fluent in German
  • Staff fluent in Japanese
  • Staff fluent in Spanish

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Free WIFI
  • Secure cycle storage


  • Sleeps up to 2


  • Car Charging
  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Private facilities
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden - Relax in our Courtyard and enjoy a cup of tea or breakfast on those warm summer mornings.

Target Markets

  • Adult Exclusive

Road Directions

Walk from Train Station

Keep left before leaving the station. Walk through the car park and exit down the ramps. Turn left and cross the bridge over the river, go back underneath the bridge towards upstream and away from the city. Then either take the riverside walk to the next bridge. Turn right onto Water End. Cross at the lights, turn right and continue along Water End to the Main road. Turn left and The Bishop & The Bison is just on your left.

Public Transport Directions


Out of the front of the train station turn left. Cross at the traffic lights. The bus stop is next to the war memorial. Take the No. 2 bus (every 10 minutes) alight at Clifton Green. The Bishop & Bison is located just 20 yards from the bus stop.


There is a taxi rank directly outside of the train station, it will cost you approximately £5-6 and takes just a few minutes to reach The Bishop & The Bison.

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