Minster Inn

4.8
330 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 330 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great cocktails, delicious food. Perfect setting too. Cosy room & lovely fire.

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richardb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The staff are very warm and welcoming ( recognise our dog), the beer is good, the ambience excellent and the pizzas yummy. A really well situated tourist - free lovely Edwardian boozer fit for the 21C.

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HilaryR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Minster Inn, great food and great service, will be going again!

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday pizza deal - just simply a great place - it is what it is - not pretentious and all welcome - live the little outdoor bit - pizzas great and good value

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JulieH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service, great food. Excellent evening in a great friendly Chilled out atmosphere. Thank you

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Gaby
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely welcoming pub. Traditional warm and cosy. Friendly efficient staff and excellent service. We had a small child with us and staff were very kind. Would recommend. Their early food/drink deal a great bargain. Just thought the wine by the bottle a bit pricey. London prices but I suppose lockdown wasn’t long hard and disproportionately hit our amazing hospitality providers. Such a great spot. Recommend

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CliveM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited menu, mainly pizza. Good range of beers. Great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food, great service. Would recommend for a bite to eat and a few drinks.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Minster was much quieter than usual, I suspect due to the pandemic. However the staff went out of their way to be helpful and the pizzas were delicious.

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vipBGSCLARET1982
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best local pub for outstanding ales, pizza and service.

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richardb
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - warm service/ great beers/ yummy pizzas and a warm ambience. What is not to like?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Pub, and the staff are great. Thank you Josh for the wonderful service and banter. Great night.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time as always, great food great beer great pub

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service from the moment we walked in, nice simple inexpensive menu, we enjoyed a lovely pizza and a couple of sides, Highly recommended, I wish we’d found this place earlier rather than our last night in York.
Well worth a visit, you definitely won’t regret it.

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NicolaK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and quality food
My Gluten free pizza was the best I’ve ever tasted.

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FridaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked here for a group of 8 friends on New Year Eve, just for drinks.
Easy to book, loved the atmosphere very welcoming, friendly staff a special mention to Liam making our celebrations fun and he was very efficient along with attentive to our groups needs ( we didn’t have to go to the bar once to order all night) !
Highly recommended.
We also was informed that they also have rooms on Airbnb.
The place is very traditional and cosy. We are a mixed group between the ages of 57 to 70 and this pub suited us all very well.

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DeborahH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizza, great service and a super ambiance. Caroline was really friendly and made the best cheesy chips ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Pizzas coupled with some good draft ales. Staff are welcoming and attentive. Doggies are welcome too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meet up with friends, had a lovely time, thank you

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NikiD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Minster Inn always comes up trumps. Great atmosphere, so friendly and amazing pizzas. One of our favourite places in York to eat or drink. Thank you again for a fabulous night.

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Rockhopper
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to eat, lovely food and good value

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vipJane
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place with great pizza and drinks and great service

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Jb12345
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza, great beer, great staff, great pub!!!

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vipJoda
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food, lovely mulled wine and Josh delivered great service!

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Sharj
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian pizza . Would highly recommend. We definitely will be going there again. Service with a smile.

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, great food and nice staff. I would definitely recommend it.

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ColinB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This pub is a great favourite of ours, fantastic food, great atmosphere and excellent service. Consistent in all aspects. The pizzas are first class and it is easy to ‘construct’ one exactly to your personal recipe. The staff are friendly and efficient with nothing being too much trouble.

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MichielV
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizza we had on the British Isles, surprisingly found not in a deer Italian restaurant but at an affordable friendly lovely and welcoming pub!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Minster a few times and the staff are always friendly happy to chat and help. Food is always good. Worth a visit

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VanessaA
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place we always love our visit to the minster inn.

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KarenP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, best pizzas in York, served by a lovely lady and an excellent, very knowledgeable bar man. Proper pub.

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JaneT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Cosy outdoor area with patio heaters to keep warm.

KM
KathrynM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple food, done very well. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and staff that clearly care about making sure everyone has a great time. Love it here.

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RichardS
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal,lovely venue, good value and service.

Would have been max score all a4ound but for requiring adjustment to the bill when additional drinks were added ( quickly resolved without question)

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GrahamL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s really all about Pizzas and beer Both are fantastic

DB
DeborahB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were really helpful and efficient, the food was delicious, great pizzas so all in all we had a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dog friendly and cosy traditional pub, serving lovely pizzas! Great value for money too, service was brilliant and would definitely visit again

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Trinity
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pizzas were excellent and good value. Not given 5 stars due to some people on the next table who seemed to think they had to shout every sentence they spoke at each other. Didn’t spoil the evening though and will definitely be back

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza, great real ale, great service, fabulous pub.

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Kazkaz9111
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fabulous start to the evening, excellent service, great food and good atmosphere. Let down only by the abrupt ending. We knew we had a limited table occupancy time however the manner in which it was bought to a close could have been manged a lot better. Also not all customers use contactless payment.

FAQs

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

Minster Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 330 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 bookings at the moment.