About Us

Welcome to Harkers

You will find Harkers in Saint Helens Square York within a short stroll of Coney Street, Lendal and Stonegate - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

The city's historic Roman Praetorian Gate stood across where Harkers is now. Probably rebuilt around 300AD, the gate was the main entrance to the City of York. Part of this structure is exposed in the basement of our pub. We think our history dates to 1824, when we were built to house the Yorkshire Insurance Company. Our name 'Harkers' is taken from 'Harker's Hotel', which stood in nearby St. Helen's Square.

One of a kind

Harkers is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Famous for being the entrance to the city of York in 300AD

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Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:00
  • Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - Midnight
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00