Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

About The Dormouse

The Dormouse in York is a country pub & restaurant 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.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

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.

The Dormouse - Latest offers and news

Get a real taste for the season with our new menu, celebrating the finest produce...

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Festive early booking

Enjoy your Christmas feast early to receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco

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Our opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.