Eating Out York

Beer Gardens

Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the York area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)

At York Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.

Beer Gardens

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Eagle & Child

Fresh food that is locally sourced. The menus change seasonally and monthly specials.

Eagle and child on petergate. Good baby changing facilities and nice food for kids with kids cutlery. Games/toys/colouring stuff for kids. Also not judgy if you want a glass of wine with your lunch (which occasionally my friends and I enjoy!)

RS, Sept 2018

Our go to for good quality beer and wine and our little boy is always looked after. A absolutely child friendly pub that is still a pub. Great Sunday lunch too

SB, Sept 2018

9 High Petergate, York, YO1 7EN
T: 01904631536


Marcia – Bishopthorpe

Enjoy relaxing in our traditional bar or dine in our restaurant with open fire.  We serve home-cooked food and we have a great selection of drinks including cask ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Marcia in Bishopthorpe has just won an award for its fish and chips – so the chips must be good!

LE, Jan 2018

The Marcia in bishopthorpe have s separate function room that leads onto the garden x

SK, July 2018

29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA
T: 01904 706185


The Cottage Inn – Haxby

We had an evening meal there just before Christmas and it was amazing. Restaurant quality food and great service

KS Jan 18

Very good dog friendly pub, highly recommended, Dog water bowl, gravy bones, dog towels and a mat in the entrance for muddy boots and as the colder arrives a lovely log burner to sit by also food all homemade so good and family run too 10/10

Sara Oct 18

115 The Village, York YO32 2JH
T: 01904 763949


The Dormouse

The dormouse is lovely x

LH, April 2018

The Dormouse on Shipton Road is dog friendly and you can walk along the river from there either towards town or towards Rawcliffe County Park.

JC, May 2018

Clifton Park Avenue, York, North Yorkshire,YO30 5PA
T: 01904 640682


The Ebor Inn – Bishopthorpe

A great Samuel Smiths pub and great for kids as there is a huge garden out the back with a play area.

Recommend  Ebor bishopthorpe x

KDM, May 18

Ebor we r going today been told there Sunday dinners are lovely

CM, April 18

46 Main St, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB
T: 01904 706190


The Lysander Arms – Rawcliffe

Lysander Arms has a lovely outdoor area with a climbing frame

CP, Aug 2018

Lysander Arms… have nice play areas and good food too

CEM, June 2018

NOTE: There is a ‘no pushchair policy’ on a Sunday at this pub

The Lysander Arms, Manor Lane, Shipton Road, York. YO30 5TZ
T: 01904 640845


The Ship Inn – Strensall

ship inn is amazing

HD, March 2018

The ship at strensall. NOT a carvery. Samll £8 large £11. meat , cut from a proper joint and puddings the size of an house, veg comes fresh on seperate dish. Eat out a lot and this is one of the best

TC, Jan 2018

23 The Village, Strensall, York, YO32 5XS.
T: 01904 490302


The Walnut Tree – Heworth

The Walnut tree in Heworth, they have a great outdoor area

HH, Oct 2018

We just enjoyed a great lunch at The Walnut Tree in Heworth. Great food, really welcoming with our wildlings and a fab outdoor play area.

VB, Aug 2018

The Walnut Tree, Heworth Village, York, YO31 1AN
T: 01904 438922


The Woodman Inn – Bishopthorpe

The woodman pub in Bishopthorpe serves amazing homecooked food (great chips!) x

MR, Jan 2018

Wood man inn at bishopthorpe you get a very good Sunday roast there need to buck a table

SR, May 2018

16 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RB
T: 01904 706507