About Us

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Welcome to The Punch Bowl

You will find The Punch Bowl in Stonegate York within a short stroll of York Minster, Blake Street and St Helens Square - 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

Said to be haunted, The Punch Bowl has been a pub for over four centuries, or perhaps we should say pubs, as we have suffered two major fires. We have a historical connection with the Whig Party from the 17th Century. Punch was the preferred drink of the Whigs, whilst the Tories liked their claret. Any pub displaying a punch bowl sign was therefore declaring its political allegiance.

One of a kind

The Punch Bowl 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 its 17th-century political allegiances

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Opening Times

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