Christmas Parties

We know it might be a little early, but we here at Walmgate Ale House are already feeling the Christmas cheer… We know some of you are too, because the Christmas bookings are flowing in! Click on our ‘Christmas’ tab at the top of the page and be tempted with our delicious December dishes. Remember to get booked in early, with our fantastic private dining areas and our decked out halls, Walmgate Ale House is the place to be when the holidays come round!

December Reservations

Due to the exceptionally busy Christmas period, we will not be taking online bookings between the 9th and 23rd December. You can still call the restaurant if you wish to book in this period.

Our New Opening Times

After the closure due to the floods, we have now permanently revised our opening times. See footer for details.


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Walmgate Ale House and Bistro is set in a 17th century listed building in the centre of York which boasts a long history and a few ghost stories!

The Ale House on the ground floor offers a range of Yorkshire Ales, Lagers and Cider as well as an extensive Wine List. Relax in our Snug and enjoy our Bar Snacks, which include Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies and Yorkshire Cheeses.

The second floor and Loft space house our Bistro which serves homemade dishes using quality Yorkshire produce, sourced directly from the fields to our restaurant in York. From a light bite to a hearty comforting dish, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Bistro also serves brunch from 9.30am on a weekend and Sunday Lunch every Sunday from 12pm.

The Loft space is the perfect place for a party or large gathering and our pre designed party menus give you plenty of options to please everyone.