Minster Inn

4.8
186 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 186 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambience and staff are Amazing ! First choice for delicious

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VickiL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & atmosphere, thank you to the team at Minster Inn

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SaraJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Staff so friendly and polite. Our kids loved it too.

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PatS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy pub with a warm ambience, friendly, helpful and efficient staff who work together as a team to provide a fantastic customer experience. The pizzas are truly superb and they cater for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free diets, there is a good range of beers and wines etc. Great atmosphere - a firm favourite!

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ElaineC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The cosy courtyard was covered and heated, which was great given the current showery weather. The pizzas we all excellent, lovely thin, crisp base and tasty toppings. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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SusanT52
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice environment - felt safe and clean. Food was ok , pizza and sweet potato fries were good, nachos were ok, the meat was dry and tough. Portions were good and the service was friendly. Their was a nice atmosphere and lots of people enjoying themselves

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CharleyB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, much better than we expected just thinking it would be pub grub and very good value. Service was amazing too, the staff were super attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone! Especially before may 17th with their outdoor heaters!

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HJYork
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizzas, friendly welcoming service, outdoor area well heated, nice ambience, we will return!

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SteveH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Minster is a really friendly and cosy pub. the pizzas are excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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LorraineG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fab service -highly recommended

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DonnaS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As fabulous as ever

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service which is why we are returning customers of the Minster inn. Would definitely recommend the pizza. Great value for money on a Sunday in particular as they do buy 1 get 1 free on pizza. Hope to return soon.

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AdamL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from friendly staff. Good beer and food. Going back in a couple of weeks.

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SimonB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizzas and beers. Service excellent too. Our third trip here and definitely not our last

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Nicki
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us had a lovely afternoon at the Minster Inn, the staff were really friendly and welcoming, service was absolutely brilliant, we never had empty glasses! Thank you.
We’ll be back !

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vipDavidK
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up for the alfresco dining - covered and comfortable. Very prompt and efficient table service. Good range of pizza, real ales and wine. Everything reasonably priced and pizza toppings were plentiful on a thin base. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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James
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, would go again.
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Trinity
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first night after lockdown at the Minster Inn

Seated immediately on arrival and food of good quality and reasonably priced. Decent select of beers too.

JD
JohnD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and atmosphere food was very nice we will definitely be back there we all had a great experience 10/10

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Mbeno
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Some of the outdoor tables are a little squashed but overall it was a great experience. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and welcoming. The drinks range was very good.

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vipKikiSalon
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

One of our favourite locals stepping back into the swing of things with style. Staff were clearly very glad to be back and delivered a lively service.

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vipAlisonP
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and great food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere outside and warm enough with the heaters too.

MP
MatthewP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good beers, knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended

RS
vipRoyS
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent return from lockdown.
Very safe.
Beer and pizzas just as I remember them.
Well done to the the team

JK
JohnKendall
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent beer, excellent service. The atmosphere was fabulous and the staff had made sure that the whole place was totally Covid secure. Thank you all once again. My favourite Pub in York by miles.

JH
JohnnyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t get a better pint + pizza anywhere else in the city!

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MarthaP
Romania
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t order food but we had drinks. First week out of lockdown and they couldn’t have been more organised and caring. Guy who served us was efficient and caring - please pass on my compliments.

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ValJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff of the Minster INn are very helpful and friendly and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. This doesn't happen everywhere!
The food we ordered was delicious and very quick. Please could I suggest a small dessert menu? Members of my party would have had one.
Thankyou Minster Inn , very enjoyable.

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AndyW
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizzas and beer in a great pub, good friendly service.

JB
JillB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came christmas eve & loved it. Pizzas were fab. Even the festive sprout pizza was a hit.

Fabulous.

CJ
CarolJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit here. Staff welcoming, pizza's are the best. Everything has been put in place, to make you feel covid safe.
Just a friendly place all round.
Definitely recommend.

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, friendly staff and lovely food. Oh, and proper beer.

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Maddie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Absolutely loved the Minster Inn. The 2 for 1 pizza deal is a must, they’re fantastic and such great value for the quality. The chips are also lovely. Social distancing was very strict; we were sat in the front room which have been given the addition of hanging Perspex sheets separating you from fellow diners without blocking out views or atmosphere which made us feel very safe and comfortable. Although the staff were very accommodating and kind, the service was very slow - we did wait half an hour for our drinks order to arrive and another half an hour for our food. As long as you’re not running out of time on your parking you should have a lovely time.

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Primpops
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service, super food and super safe. Cracking afternoon. Pizzas are fabulous

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ColletteK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service made for a memorable afternoon - pizza and beer good too

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Sjb29
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service & food, will be back again soon

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Kiwi
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cosy place has a nice atmosphere which is not easy to find at the moment!
The food and service was fantastic!

SR
SueR
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience here. Fantastic service and food. Will definitely return and recommend to others

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Laura
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite’s, great food and service as always especially during these strange times.

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TimE
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great beer, good pizza's and wonderful polite enthusiastic staff

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 186 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.