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York Guided Historic Pub Walks

An alternative history of York through its historic and heritage pubs.
Location: Minster Gate, York, YO1 7LG
07592 547 326 Call Us
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Discover an alternative history of York by taking this unique guided walk through the city centre. York has a reputation for having a pub for everyday of the year. Find out about some of the oldest as well as the people and events associated with them. Inquests, riots, politics, plagues, religious influence, bizarre entertainments and strange auctions, York's pub history provides a strong picture of the social life of the city.

The guide is an experienced volunteer city guide.

Walks start from Minstergate YO1 7LG at the junction of College Street and Goodramgate. Tours last for approx. 2 hours, (2.5 with an optional refreshment stop, subject to suitable space being available).

All funds raised go towards supporting a local York charity scheme. For further information use the following link . A donation of £6.00pp cash is requested on arrival. Groups of 6 or more are offered a discount for a donation of £5pp if they book direct with the guide on the number below.

Reservations here are preferred but it is advisable to ring 07592547326 if you have not reserved.

Subject to guide availability, tours can be arranged on alternative dates or times for groups of 4 or more if there is no suitable date scheduled.

For further information use the following link

To maintain Covid safety group size is limited and mask wearing discretionary.

In addition to the published dates private tours can be arranged for groups of between four and fifteen on mutually convenient dates. Further information can be obtained through contacting Keith Martin on 07592547326 or

Reviews can be seen here

Fiona Laing: i weekend December 2021

"They say there is a bar for each day of the year in York. They come in all shapes and sizes and there is even a walking tour, which traces their history, some dating back to the 16th century. Keith Martin will share his passion for York's oldest pubs in return for a donation to Keep Your Pet a charity which helps people keep their animals at difficult times"

All money raised from the walks will support Keep Your Pet, a charity run by Age Uk York. This project has been established to help older people look after their pets at times of health or other difficulties.

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Tours run regularly

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