Minster Inn

4.8
256 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 256 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

Food excellent, staff very friendly, just ashame about the table opposite, for their continual swearing, so we quickly ate and left. shame for other people.

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PaulH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Loveliest staff and 2 for 1 pizza Sunday is awesome. Great beers too - lovely day and would have loved to utilised the outdoor walled garden. Always another time.

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clairet
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a great evening at The Minster Inn; quite possibly the best pub in town 👌🏼

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HelenA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely visit. Friendly staff. Yummy nachos and good value drinks. Only issue was the stools outside are super uncomfortable, will go for an indoor table next visit.

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BenWhiting
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub, great staff. Always have good beers on tap. A fantastic place to stop in for a drink!

JO
JOANNEC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing find on our visit to York. Great food and the pizzas are better than I have eaten in Venice.

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Phil
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great pub with delicious beer and food, last night service was a little slow and staff seemed stressed, perhaps they were understaffed as usually it’s great

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Nette
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff and the food (abd drink) at the Minster Inn we’re faultless. Thank you so very much … it was a real treat to get a homemade gluten free pizza.

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SallyC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great pizza base but less filling than normal. Also one of us had Quattro stagioni pizza, could not see or taste artichoke. Service and ambience fab.

LB
LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, the staff are lovely and the food was amazing

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Showgirl01
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation and requested a table with view of a screen for the England game. Arrived to discover that we didn’t have this due to these seats already being booked out weeks ago. I completely understand however, annoyed that at time of booking no one came back to say this wasn’t possible. It would have allowed me to make alternative arrangements. The manager was in general rude and unsympathetic, and even though there appeared to be seats available near a screen he said that the area was at max capacity which seemed untrue. I am a local and have been a good customer, but the service received or lack off has really put a bitter taste in my mouth. We ended up leaving to find somewhere with a screen view, which meant we missed the first half of the game. As I say, had this been communicated at the time of booking this could all have been avoided. Instead we experienced a bar manager with a serious and unhelpful attitude. Customer service at this venue has slipped since Josh departed.

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ChrisH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Very good value for money.

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Kjartan
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little treasure of a old-style pub, 5 minutes walk from York MInster. Small cosy parlours plus outside space, all recently done up to a very high standard. Absolutely perfect home-made pizzas, good beers and friendly attentive staff. PERFECT *

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Pilchard2010
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Old style pub, good beer and well managed during these difficult times

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Clearhorizons
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very relaxed pub to have a drink and a pizza. My partner was delayed on the train so I waited an hour on my own but at no time felt uncomfortable. Service very good and rhubarb gin delicious. I enjoyed my pizza but my partner found his rather salty. But all in all a great place to meet off the beaten track.

HW
HollyWood12345
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite pubs in york! Friendly staff and food and drinks are always good! Great outside area

JK
JohnKendall
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Usual excellent service, great staff, great food and fantastic Sunbeam 👍😁🍺

GG
GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ales, fabulous pizzas, wonderful staff - a great place to unwind with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent pizzas as always, lovely atmosphere , friendly staff

JA
JohnA
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent pub, fantastic service and great drinks in a lovely spot

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wee pub with very friendly staff

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CraigK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub with great pizza, excellent service with friendly staff

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic, just the job, no nonsense, great pizza, great welcome, great service, great beer, great Idea!

EJ
EmilyJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always fab!!! Our go to place when we manage to get a babysitter!

DW
DarrenW
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcoming friendly atmosphere. Service and food very good.

BG
vipBGSCLARET1982
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great local. Good beer, food and ambiance every time.

LC
LaurenC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service, value and food as ever. Thank you we had a great time and were well looked after by fab staff.

LR
LesleyR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were both delighted with the place and the service. The guy greeted us and showed us to the table gave us a few minutes to settle then came for our drinks order. The drinks came and we then ordered our pizzas. You could smell the aroma of the pizzas being cooked. When they arrived they were cooked to perfection both had plenty of toppings and tasted absolutely delicious. Afterwards we had the home made brownie with ice cream and that was delicious too. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly , welcoming pub, very reasonably priced, would visit againl

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Bobby
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recently brought my boyfriend to this pub (which I've been going to since being a tiny wee bob) and we love it so much, we play quite intense card games and we always get moved if we get a smaller table and as we both have weird wonky food requirements we find it quite stressful eating out. But going to The Minster means we can both eat something we really want too! Mint times would mad recommend to any folk!

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YorkAF
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really friendly staff and nice pizza. Will definitely go again.

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NJHL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely first-rate pub. Terrific service. Superb.

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service and no complaints at all.

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AlanP
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience1

I love this pub but unless you enjoy eating and drinking as if you're under torture in Guantanamo bay avoid. The kitchen extractor blows out directly onto the outside area and sounds more like a jumbo jet. Asked them to turn it off and wouldn't

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ELIZABETHB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience, service was great. Good food choice and there was a buy one get one free deal on pizzas, so brilliant value for money.

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WendyL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have so missed this place - glad to be back
Great atmosphere, food and wonderful staff
Thanks 🙏

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Catarina
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service in a lovely pub . Book inside if you prefer lower seating .

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BernadetteT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Minster Inn was lovely- great service, drinks and gorgeous pizza! Thank you we had such a good time and the staff were very friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back!

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vipKikiSalon
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We love this pub and visit regularly. However, last night the music outside was way too loud, even when it was kindly turned down half way through our visit.

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 256 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 reservations at the moment.