Nicholson's Pubs

Welcome to The Cross Keys, your local pub in 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.

Find us


The Cross Keys, 34 Goodramgate,
York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF

Tel: 01904 655082

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.

Find us

The Cross Keys,34 Goodramgate,
North Yorkshire,YO1 7LF

Tel: 01904 655082

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:30



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Goodramgate York, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in York.