Minster Inn

4.8
275 Reviews
£25 and under
Pizza Bar
We’re passionate about our food & drink at The Minster Inn and serve the best in craft beers and spirits, accompanied with hand stretched, stone baked pizza.
The setting is a traditional Edwardian Ale House with the original layout and many original features all sympathetically refurbished. You can also spend time in our popular Ale Yard with friends or find a quiet corner with a book and a pint.
We're situated on the ancient street of Marygate next to the Abbey Walls, a fantastic setting only 5 minutes walk from the Minster and a few hundred yards from the Museum Gardens and the river Ouse.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 275 people are saying
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Seanyd6bg
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good selection of ales,nice ambience, was a shame there was an hour wait for the food but the wait was worth it, really enjoyed the pizza.

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GavinB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly attentive staff. Great pizzas. Good atmosphere and a nice little beer garden out the back with outside tables at the front. Also dog friendly. Love coming here.

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KirstyC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really nice drinking pub with lots of cosy areas inside to sit. Also a conservatory type area and a few tables and chairs out front. Staff are very friendly and attentive but not obtrusive. Drinks are great. The food we had was good, nachos and sweet potato fries. Other than this they serve pizzas which looked good. I would have liked a healthier alternative maybe skewers and salad. Other than this we love this pub and would return for drinks.

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SharonM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, traditional pub, just off the beaten track. Warm friendly welcome, great service and really delicious pizza’s.

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GaynorO
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub, great food, great atmosphere, fabulous servers - what else do you need .... whoops, alcohol, great beer, wine and a cheeky G&T!

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JackS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was brilliant (the staff at the Minster Inn was polite and knew what they were doing) and the food was up to a very high professional standard.

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Jane
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great pizza and drinks and great atmosphere

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RebeccaW
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited the pub many times and always enjoy it . Very friendly staff, especially the lady who loves dogs, a genuinely warm welcome to us and our dogs.
We ordered food, pizzas were great and very good value, will definitely return and would always recommend to others.

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Jayney
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly place to go, even looked after our dog with treats

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JBee
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Small, cosy, local pub. Great for a drink and light supper. Very much worth a visit!

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JonathanG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Comfortable traditional pub. A warm Covid friendly welcome. Beer excellent as usual, a good range too. Food was delicious, they specialise in pizza with some unique choices, we had four different pizzas in our group and they were tasty and excellent value. We visited on a Wednesday night so there wasn’t much ambient atmosphere but that’s not a complaint, just an observation.

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RachaelB
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience at The Minster Inn. Top quality service matched with top quality food and drinks. Highly recommend.
The pizzas were fresh and the best I’ve eaten in York.

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FrejaG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evie was so prompt and helpful with our table. The food was great and we really enjoyed ourselves. The staff made us feel very welcome and went above and beyond.

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RichardA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Thursday night for pizza. The service was quick and staff were really friendly. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, really friendly staff and really decent beers and food.

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vipBGSCLARET1982
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Too quiet for a Saturday night. A return to normal is much needed ! Let’s get the buzz back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a pub for 18 months
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue and service. Quality Ale and food. Favourite pub in York.

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York92
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizzas and nibbles. A good selection of hand pulled beer and lager. Service was good too. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Food excellent, staff very friendly, just ashame about the table opposite, for their continual swearing, so we quickly ate and left. shame for other people.

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PaulH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loveliest staff and 2 for 1 pizza Sunday is awesome. Great beers too - lovely day and would have loved to utilised the outdoor walled garden. Always another time.

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clairet
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great evening at The Minster Inn; quite possibly the best pub in town 👌🏼

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HelenA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely visit. Friendly staff. Yummy nachos and good value drinks. Only issue was the stools outside are super uncomfortable, will go for an indoor table next visit.

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BenWhiting
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub, great staff. Always have good beers on tap. A fantastic place to stop in for a drink!

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JOANNEC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing find on our visit to York. Great food and the pizzas are better than I have eaten in Venice.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great pub with delicious beer and food, last night service was a little slow and staff seemed stressed, perhaps they were understaffed as usually it’s great

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Nette
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and the food (abd drink) at the Minster Inn we’re faultless. Thank you so very much … it was a real treat to get a homemade gluten free pizza.

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SalCo
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great pizza base but less filling than normal. Also one of us had Quattro stagioni pizza, could not see or taste artichoke. Service and ambience fab.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, the staff are lovely and the food was amazing

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Showgirl01
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and requested a table with view of a screen for the England game. Arrived to discover that we didn’t have this due to these seats already being booked out weeks ago. I completely understand however, annoyed that at time of booking no one came back to say this wasn’t possible. It would have allowed me to make alternative arrangements. The manager was in general rude and unsympathetic, and even though there appeared to be seats available near a screen he said that the area was at max capacity which seemed untrue. I am a local and have been a good customer, but the service received or lack off has really put a bitter taste in my mouth. We ended up leaving to find somewhere with a screen view, which meant we missed the first half of the game. As I say, had this been communicated at the time of booking this could all have been avoided. Instead we experienced a bar manager with a serious and unhelpful attitude. Customer service at this venue has slipped since Josh departed.

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ChrisH
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Very good value for money.

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Kjartan
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little treasure of a old-style pub, 5 minutes walk from York MInster. Small cosy parlours plus outside space, all recently done up to a very high standard. Absolutely perfect home-made pizzas, good beers and friendly attentive staff. PERFECT *

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Pilchard2010
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Old style pub, good beer and well managed during these difficult times

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Clearhorizons
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very relaxed pub to have a drink and a pizza. My partner was delayed on the train so I waited an hour on my own but at no time felt uncomfortable. Service very good and rhubarb gin delicious. I enjoyed my pizza but my partner found his rather salty. But all in all a great place to meet off the beaten track.

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HollyWood12345
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite pubs in york! Friendly staff and food and drinks are always good! Great outside area

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JohnKendall
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual excellent service, great staff, great food and fantastic Sunbeam 👍😁🍺

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ales, fabulous pizzas, wonderful staff - a great place to unwind with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizzas as always, lovely atmosphere , friendly staff

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pub, fantastic service and great drinks in a lovely spot

FAQs

Minster Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Minster Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01904 849240.

Minster Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.