Eating Out York

Pubs and Beer Gardens

Family Friendly Pubs and Beer Gardens in and around York


Our great Samuel Smiths pub is wonderful for kids as there is a huge garden out the back with a play area. We serve delicious home cooked food daily. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner which you can eat in or take out. We also serve coffee and drinks. This is a great place for groups and parties and we offer catering and table service.

Opening times 11:00am- 23:00pm Monday to Sunday and Saturday 11:30am- 23:00pm

46 Main St, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB


01904 706190
www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/14/14505/Ebor/Bishopthorpe

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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

Opening Hours: 11 to 11 Sunday to Wed, Closed Midnight Thursday to Saturday.

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

Rose & Crown

We are proud purveyors of our famous pies and ales. We have a carefully designed seasonal food menu available 7 days a week. We host a great selection of ales, lagers and up to 70 different malt whiskies. We are child and dog friendly with a big beer garden and car park.

‘Rose and crown on Lawrence street – most amazing homemade pies and chips!’

AC, Jan 18

‘We had about 30 for Sunday lunch for my daughters christening, we had our own room and the food is amazing x’

BF, Jan 19

13 Lawrence Street, York, YO10 3BP
T: 01904 659393

The Cottage Inn – Haxby

Family run business always adding new dishes whilst keeping the classics.

‘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

Rustic country pub serving seasonal pub food and a selection of cask ales and fine wines.

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 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

Traditional pub serving homemade food and a range of beers. Also run family friendly events.

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

Has a traditional bar welcoming dogs and showing live sport. There are separate lounging and dining areas as well as a garden with kids play area and BBQ for sunny weather. Most food is cooked from scratch and they can cater for different dietary requirements. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events/offers.

‘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 438888

The Woodman Inn – Bishopthorpe

Serves a modern British seasonal menu and local guest ales. Families welcome and there is a purpose built adventure area for the kids.

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

MR, Jan 2018

‘Woodman at bishopthorpe, does Sunday lunch, but has normal menu and a child’s menu too – we were there last Sunday. And a play bit in the back x’

CB, Aug 2018

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

The Chequers Inn – Bilton-in-Ainsty

Located on the outskirts of York and a short drive from Wetherby, Harrogate and Leeds, we are a country pub with accommodation.

With rolling hills on one side of the pub and a chocolate box village on the other, you’re nestled in the perfect location to enjoy a tipple, dine in our restaurant or stay the night in one of our three letting rooms. Offering traditional English dishes served to a high quality along with dishes with a more contemporary twist we make sure our customer service matches the high standard of the food.

“Chequers inn at Bilton in Ainsty is lovely”

KS, Jan 18

“Chequers inn at Bilton in ainsty is nice”

SO,Jan 2018

Church St, York YO26 7NN
T: 01423 359637