Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

The Dormouse in York is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

A little Pub history

The Dormouse is built on the site of the old Clifton hospital, originally known as the North and East Riding Pauper Hospital when it opened in 1847. These days, we look after visitors and locals rather than patients and instead of a hospital, we offer friendly hospitality and delicious food and drink, creating the ideal setting in which to relax and unwind.

Make a day of it

Perfectly placed for visitors to ancient York and world class attractions like the Jorvik Centre, our pub is popular with walkers, tourists and cyclists - there's even an orchard for those who like their fresh air.