If you ever in York you should visit Walmgate Ale House the pub of the year 2016.
Walmgate Ale House and bistro is set in a 17th century listed building in the centre of York which boasts a log history and a few ghost stories. Now owned by the Hjort family passionate about using and promoting local produce. On the ground floor a bar offers a range or Yorkshire Ales, cider, red lager, selection of wines and bar snacks. The second floor and the loft serves homemade quality Yorkshire dishes including the famous Yorkshire pudding.

The décor is with ropes. A cosy and comfy place to enjoy real dishes prepared using quality Yorkshire produce from within a few miles of Bistro. History of Walmgate Ale House was owned by Ellerker’s from 1795 that sold saddles, harnesses and rope. Commissioned to make the hangman’s nooses for York prison now York castle museum. During the 1970s Walmgate Ale House was run my Paul Schofiels, who sold tarpaulins. He recalls a number of staff calming seeing Ghost in the loft who moved objects, with great crashes, above the room.

The feeling and the décor environment when enjoying a meal and a nice pint of Ale, puts you back in time how people use to live in the 17th century. I loved this place. The staffs were very helpful, good service and all had a smile on their faces. The staffs made sure at all time that I was enjoying my meal. They cared for their customer as if part of the family. If you ever in York and not visit this place you don’t know what you missing. Well recommended and will defiantly visit York again and bring friends to this place.

History of Walmgate Ale House & Bistro 


Brew York Brewery Little Eagle Ale

 You cannot get it wrong with the Local Yorkshire Ale. You have to try it.

carrot soup served with fresh baked loaf

Fish pie with vegetable and Yorkshire pudding

You cannot be in York and not have a Yorkshire pudding

Sticky toffee pudding

 Yorkshire tea

The best for the end and that’s a cuppa of Yorkshire tea. Really you in York and not have their tea.


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