Make a booking

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM

The Woodman Inn

4.4
119 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Lunch
The Woodman Inn is a traditional style pub with modern twist, wonderful stained oak beams lace the ceilings, and local artists showcase their work on the walls. The open fires and cosy snug help to create a relaxed atmosphere and welcome people to sit and chat over a drink and light bite. The dining area has both intimate and large dining tables perfect for a lovely meal for two by the coal burning fire or friends getting together for a celebration and unique dining experience. All of this is topped with a beautiful oak bar stocking draft beers, fine wines and every month a tasty selection of locally produced guest ales. Round the back of the pub is a sun trap beer garden where visitors can enjoy a drink and snack under a beautiful aged oak with a secure children's play area. The Woodman Inn is located in Bishopthorpe about 5 miles from York city centre.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
British, Gastro Pub
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of Operation
Food Service
Monday - Friday: 12pm-3pm & 5.00pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Drink Service
12pm-11pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
01904 706507
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress Code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive Chef
Phill Upton
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private Party Facilities
Would need to be above 70 people or more for exclusive hire - weekends Mid-week - negotiable.
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Traditional pub food with a modern twist
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Area
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking Details
Car Park to the front Street parking available
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public Transit
local city bus route Number 11 - Bishopthorpe
Number 21 - York/Appleton
Roebuck/Colton/Bishopthorpe/York
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
What 119 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great service from the guy that served us. Food was lovely. Will be returning

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Been to the woodman on a few occasions & they never disappoint. The food is beautiful and its overall a lovely place to go and eat at. Great atmosphere, lovely staff. Cant recommend them enough.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent food that was very tasty. Ambience was good and service excellent.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Excellent service, nice ambience. Food very good. Had Brie and black pudding starter, both excellent. Steak and pie main, steak excellent, pie crust too hard but otherwise very good. Service goes above and beyond. Will return

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Really lovely place, outstanding food and great service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Very attentive waitress, great service & lovely food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

We first visited The Woodman months ago as we were considering moving to the area, and we were so impressed by the place, the amazingly friendly staff, and the fab food with huge portion sizes.. that to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary, it seemed apt to go back! I honestly can't think of a bad thing to say about the place! The menu is hearty and made with love, with lots to choose from on the menu. Atmosphere is so nice, welcoming everyone with open arms.. even as outsiders at the time, we were treated like one of the local families! We will continue to eat there regularly, and will ensure any visiting friends or family also get to experience it!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Tasty home cooked food at great prices, and a lovely relaxing atmosphere,
Staff are always happy and helpful,
we love the woodman inn and will definitely be back again soon.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Went for my wifes birthday with our 3 sons the service and food were excellent would highly recommend the steak and ale pie both me and my wife ordered it.The staff were all excellent with little waiting between courses will defiantly be back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Brilliant place and the staff are lovely. Well worth a visit xx

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

The Woodman Sunday Lunch is superb. The best in York.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

A very good lunch, with quick and efficient service, friendly staff and delicious food!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

The Sunday lunch was tasty, plenty of meat and nice roasts but again it could have been much hotter, vegetables were a long time coming. Good service overall and would probably go back.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

We had the Sunday roast, good wholesome plentiful food. Been numerous times and it’s been good every time

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Relaxed friendly staff, good food, comfortable atmosphere and easy parking

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Great food! Great service and value for money. Well worth a visit any time!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Not the greatest of selections on the menu, however the food was excellently presented and tasted as good as it looked

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

This was a lovely friendly place, young waiter who served us was so nice and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and we didn’t wait long for our food which was wonderfully presented. Thanks for a great evening.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

A very suitable meeting point for a friendly meet. Very friendly staff, very efficient even though busy at the time. Great selection of wholesome traditional English food; good alternatives for those not wanting 'chips with everything'.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

First time at the woodman inn we had Sunday lunch and it was lovely and I have no qualms in recommending it to anybody.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Very nice Sunday lunch, plentiful choices and all the dishes we have tried were very good.
Best to book at busy times.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 7 January 2018

Excellent all round and probably the best Sunday lunch in this area, and we have tried most of the local places. Generous portions, well presented, well cooked and tasty along with a friendly service. We will definitely be back soon.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

New Year Eve ... ambience and service were excellent !

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Very nice meal and great service. Everyone enjoyed their meals

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Warm and friendly staff, lovely interiors with a cosy vibe. Really delicious authentic food! Will be back

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 13 December 2017

Our second visit and it was just as good as the first. Excellent food, good value and nice friendly staff. We will be more regular visitors in the future

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Good pub. Good food. Good beer. Good service 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Warm and welcoming pub, friendly cheerful service, food well up to scratch. Pricing a bit ambitious, but we left happy.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Attentive, friendly staff. Wonderful atmosphere and lovely food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 30 November 2017

The steak deal is a fabulous offer that everyone should try. We had a lovely meal.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 22 November 2017

We like the Woodman, it's local, we can be assured of good food served by nice people in a relaxed atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Haven't been for a few years but we will be back very soon. Wonderful food and delightful staff. We had a great evening.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 29 October 2017

We had a lovely Sunday lunch to celebrate mum's birthday. The food and service were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 26 October 2017

Food great, service attentive but unobtrusive, good value for the standard of food

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Great place for nice food

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 6 October 2017

This is a nice little local, I went with a friend visiting for the weekend. We went early on a Friday night and it was pretty quiet, so lacking a bit in atmosphere. I've eaten here before and it's been fine but sadly on this occasion I ordered the fish pie which was so salty it was inedible!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on 4 October 2017

Very good food and service . very accommodating staff in thought and deed .

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on 1 October 2017

Sunday lunch, lovely food. Happy to work with my low carb requests. Friendly and helpful staff. Recommended

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 30 September 2017

My partners steak was not very good and I had to send my main course back as it was cold. This was quickly rectified and the chef came out and apologised and offered me a drink. We will be back as there were some really good dishes on the menu

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on 24 September 2017

Slightly variable pub grub - dishes on the stodgy side. Roasts were good but fish pie was a bowl of gloop with very little fish. Service friendly but slow.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3