The Woodman Inn

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The Woodman Inn is a traditional style pub with modern twist, wonderful stained oak beams lace the ceilings, and local artists showcase their work on the walls. The open fires and cosy snug help to create a relaxed atmosphere and welcome people to sit and chat over a drink and light bite. The dining area has both intimate and large dining tables perfect for a lovely meal for two by the coal burning fire or friends getting together for a celebration and unique dining experience. All of this is topped with a beautiful oak bar stocking draft beers, fine wines and every month a tasty selection of locally produced guest ales. Round the back of the pub is a sun trap beer garden where visitors can enjoy a drink and snack under a beautiful aged oak with a secure children's play area. The Woodman Inn is located in Bishopthorpe about 5 miles from York city centre.
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LA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve visited. Good food, with friend service and it’s dog friendly, what more could you ask for?

NS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A nice place to have Sunday lunch, a little tightly packed together for my comfort though. The food was nice but my lamb was difficult to distinguish from my companions beef due to using the same gravy. Our meal was reasonably good value for money & we will probably go back on a future visit to York.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Probably the best foodie pub in York area. Excellent value. Lovely service / people. Consistent quality of food. What more could you ask for?

M
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely place to eat. Always a warm welcome and great food, Thank you :)

AB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love The Woodman for a fabulous meal and no one leaves hungry!!

KB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub grub served in a great atmosphere. Welcoming to families, accommodated our10 month old grandson without a problem. Will definitely return.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Normally the food is very good, but we tend to have the Pie or Burgers. This time we tried the Thai Green Curry, it was the worst food I have probably had. Watery with no flavour.
Staff were apologetic, but it didn't change the fact that the night had been ruined, especially as we were having a celebration.

JF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday roast I’ve had in years! , the staff are really friendly and attentive, I go here for Sunday lunch as often as possible and i recommend the Woodman to everyone I know.

d
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent food service and drinks
Bit cold to begin until door closed when requested then all ok.

YW
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

A very average meal. Was expecting a much nicer meal from the reviews. Had the steak which was nice but the chips were supposed to be double cooked but some of them were still hard inside. I had a peppercorn sauce but it had a chemical taste to it, very disappointing. The waiter said he would inform the chef but we didn’t receive any feedback. The Eton mess sweet was very nice and the staff were nice, friendly and helpful.

LW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak meal for 2 is amazing ... £19.95 for 2 steaks Monday to Friday

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday Roast with lots of choice quick service and proper Yorkshire Pudding and lots of Gravy

GD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really lovely the food and a relaxing place to eat. The pub had lovely decor and the tables are spacious . However on the Friday evening we went there was only one person serving behind the bar and one person serving the tables for food and drinks. I felt very sorry for the person having to serve all the tables and it took at least 30 mins for our order to be taken for drinks once we all arrived. Would have taken the order for food to the kitchen myself if I could as I felt so sorry for the two staff who were coping admirable. My suggestion for the management is to ensure you have more than two staff on Friday especially when you have a lot of tables booked in advance. That way there would be less pressure on the staff and more happy diners.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always. Thank you

CB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steak cooked to perfection and I eat my steak blue which few places can do right. Highly recommend

CM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always.
Chocolate fudge cake is to die for!!

S
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Most of my friends prefer vegetarian options and to be honest there weren't too many of those. But the menu isn't extensive so perhaps that's why.
Some of the dishes are over priced for what they are. £16.95 for a tuna nicoise salad eg.
Overall nice place, I had fish and chips and the fish was very fresh and the small was a good size portion.

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever.never varies.always reliable and friendly.

MW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely chilled attitude from staff. We came and went outside and they held our table inside whilst the children played. Food was lovely too.

WA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Never been before ... would certainly return.

Lovely food & very good selection for lunch. More of an eatery than traditional pub yet has a quaint/cosy area to have a drink & mingle too.

Really liked the place & very nice interior/style.

SF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and portions were excellent, advisable to book in advance if dining, which we did as it got very busy for Sunday lunch. Service also good and will definitely go back again.

TB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The reviews I reaf prior to booking were very accurate. This is a nice homely pub serving generous portions of excellent food. I marked the service and overall down because I booked a table due to the fact that we were attending a nearby event but the table wasn't ready ay the appointed time. Although there were empty reservedtables we were made to wait almost 10 minutes. Once seated the staff wete attentive and efficient. Would definitely go again.

ND
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice and good service. The steak pie was mega. Also, very accommodating for a special choice for a vegan.

NP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow...excellent food. Really friendly service & great team of waitresses.

AM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend this pub. Very good service. Go one a month with some friends. Would recommend the fish and chips orange brownie is so good.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service we will be going again beautiful place

DA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food in a good pub. Landlord and staff very friendly and helpful

FS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking cosy place with hearty grub and the most welcoming staff. Jenny was especially attentive to us as was the rest of the team.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast - good portion size for adults and kids. Only recommendation would be to have gravy served on the side as plates arrived with a lot of gravy and people's tastes for gravy amount vary!

GM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, friendly staff, amazing food.
Will defo be going back

MN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service and the biggest bonus, they are dog friendly!!

PL
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food that we had was good and well presented. As it was Easter Sunday the venue was busy and staff seemed to be stretched so the service was not the quickest. One of the waitresses did drop most of a pint of beer over our table. This was an accident and she was very apologetic and cleaned everything up. Overall we had an enjoyable experience.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, professional service. Delicious food. Would highly recommend.

LP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only one fly in the ointment Too much soya sauce on the wraps

AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute choice and we’ll worth the visit will be b@ck

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good value for money food - good service and a welcoming atmosphere.

EP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for Sunday lunch for mother’s day , the food was delicious and the portions were very generous, the atmosphere in the pub was nice and the staff were all friendly and welcoming. As for the bill I felt it was reasonable considering the quality of food and drink we received. I would highly recommend this place and am sure we will be eating there again .

RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food tasty but hot drinks at the end were cold and had to send back coffee. Added 50p for ‘treats’ with a hot chocolste but just got shop-bought wrapped biscuits. I expected a homemade biscuit as an extra touch and some complimentary fresh breads with the meal.

AH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A welcoming and agreeable venue for a lunch. Adequate off road parking. A wide ranging menu fom light meals to full size and a good choice for over 60's. Attentive waitress service and bar staff prepared to allow a taste of beer available.

S
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to The Woodman many times over the years, and it has long been the first choice for my family special occasions. Never lets me down.