Welcome to The Cross Keys in Goodramgate York

The Cross Keys is conveniently located in Goodramgate York, within a short stroll of College Street, Deangate, Bartlegarth, York Minster and Yorvik Viking Centre.

You’ll find a plethora of central York’s most iconic attractions near you — including the Ghost Trail of York, Chapter House, Roman Column, National Trust Treasurer’s House, Barley Hall, York’s Chocolate Story, Merchant Taylors’ Hall and the Medieval Walls on line of Roman Walls.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Cross Keys is certainly no exception.

Dating back to the late 1800's, The Cross Keys is a snug and traditional Victorian pub. Located in the main central shopping street of Goodramgate, our pub is a stone's throw of York Minster. This area was created in the Viking era and is chronicled through the history and magnificence of architecture, war, politics and social evolution, much of it documented by the epochs of the nearby Minster and Yorvik Viking Centre.

It's hard to believe from looking at it today, but York Minster was originally built in 627 as a small wooden church for the baptism of the Anglo Saxon King, Edwin of Northumbria, and today contains the world's largest single expanse of medieval stained glass.

Goodramgate exhibits wonderful architecture spanning many centuries and some of its finest illustrations are the early English examples of medieval 'jettied' houses, where the first floor would overhang the lower part for the disposal of sanitation waste. Just round the corner is Treasurer's House, the first house to be donated to The National Trust because of its history spanning 2000 years, beginning with an authentic Roman Road located through the cellar.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Cross Keys is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 11pm
  • Thursday 10am - 11pm
  • Friday 10am - Midnight
  • Saturday 10am - Midnight
  • Sunday 10am - 10:30pm

Get in touch

Call The Cross Keys on 01904 655082.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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