The Royal Oak Restaurant: A Real Ale Pub in York

The Royal Oak Restaurant in York

The Royal Oak is within short walking distance of York Minster Cathedral and thirty seconds from Monk Bar; the eastern gateway through the medieval city walls of York. Moreover, the pub is built on an old Viking road, long since lost.

Specialising in Real Ale and Good Food

The Royal Oak offers locally sourced, home cooked food. We also stock a fine selection of real ales in our cellar, which we serve in our bar which always has a welcoming atmosphere, with log fires burning in the cold winter months.

We are cask marque accredited – Discount for CAMRA members 20p per pint

The building is reputedly haunted by several mysterious ghosts that come as they please. There is an old prostitute in the front bar; ghosts of children playing by the fire; a tall, gaunt man in the back room and two female ghosts, one on the first floor called Alice and one in the flat called Mary. Staff have repeatedly heard someone walk up stairs but on investigation have found no one there and staff have felt hands holding theirs as they pull pints. The tour bus stops close by Monk bar if you wish to get off and come for lunch or evening meal.

The Royal Oak, a 14th Century building, situated in the old street of Goodramgate, York!

abbot_aleGood-ram-gate was named after the entrance way for goods that were to be delivered to the Market place close by the historic Shambles, York. The name of the street dates back to the Viking era.

At the Royal Oak we pride ourselves on the quality of ale we sell. We have three permanent ales, these are:

Theakston Best Bitter 3.8%
Theakston Old Peculier 5.6%
Abbot Ale 5.0%

We also have several guest ales on tap. More information about our Real Ales can be found here.

Music every Wednesday and Friday

Gypsy Bill and Del Potter play the Blues on Wednesday evenings from 9pm. Friday night is popular covers evening with Brambles Knapskin or Adam Dawson.

Pub quiz every Sunday from 8.30 pm with a gallon of ale for the winning team.  Other prizes given to winners including a box of chocolates, bottle of wine and Lottery scratch card. The quiz questions include general knowledge, taste challenge and a music round.

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