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Reviewed 1 week ago

It wouldn't be York without some Vikings roaming the streets. There was some trepidation when a Viking themed pub opened in 2017 but due to the incredible work by team Valhalla this was no naff theme pub. A simple shop was transformed with authenticity, eye...for detail and quality design which has drawn lovers of those Norsemen to quaff the evenings away since. It was so popular that the whole building was converted in 2021 and even today it can sometimes be a bit hard to get in. Spread over three floors with the main bar on the ground floor and a smaller one serving upstairs. Odin's Hall on the top floor is usually reserved for functions and events. They have a great range of four cask beers, three of which are brewed exclusively for them by the local Half Moon Brewery, a DDH IPA, Pale Ale and Dark Ruby Ale, all of which are excellent. There's usually a guest and plenty of choice on keg as well. If you feel like being a Viking for the evening you can even have some mead in a horn! In a City jam packed with historical pubs Valhalla may technically be a new build but it has a unique character that really connects with the Viking City of Jorvik and is definitely an essential visit when you go a Viking. Sköl!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great vegan food! We had the Sif platter board and the sweet potato and sweetcorn cakes. Everything was lovely and really reasonably priced. The venue is also really cool, we will definitely be back again!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came back every day that we were staying, I never wanted to leave amazing drinks, atmosphere, staff, music, and I didn't get a chance to try any of the food but it looked amazing.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in Tuesday night... i didn't want to leave .... says it all really love the atmosphere of this place as someone that has been bought up with medieval reenactment etc this place was amazing. Music was my taste too and was lucky enough to...go in when they had live music which the guy singing was awesome tho I can't remember this name. Wasn't much choice for juice like drinks ( no j20s etc ) for someone that doesn't drink alcohol but it didn't put me off. There's a beautiful room upstairs what looks like it's for private parties for eating maybe ... Would be amazing if food offered could be gluten free too .. something to think about. If your in york I would definitely recommend popping in. I will definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit so much choice of food and beer.The atmosphere is spot on and the staff were great. Will be a definite place to visit next time we are in York

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to York for a day trip, we needed to eat something and we came in for some food and beer. Food very good same as beer. Great service, cool vibe good prices as well. Defo will come in next time we gonna be in...York.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

We came to Valhalla for munchies and drunks. We shared two platters which had more than enough for two people at a total cost of £24. We had the Thor platter and the regular Valhalla local cheese board. All washed down with a bottle of...white wine. The decor of the pub is funky but be careful up and down the stairs as the lights around the floor can be a bit blinding.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks for the love - really glad you enjoyed our platter boards too! The lights can be slightly bright on the stairs so apologies for that! Hopefully see you again :)

Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Love this bar. Great music, fab atmosphere / theme. A must visit if you’re interested in Viking heritage of York, with a side of rock music.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks Esther! Always rock in here! Glad you enjoyed :)

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Food was great Drink even more so and atmosphere the best! Great service to which even the doorman was polite. Will definitely return

Date of visit: March 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks for the love! We love our lovely doorman and glad you enjoyed the drinks and food even more :)

Reviewed 17 February 2024

Wow, what a fantastic place! Came to York for a visit to Jorvik and to see some of the Viking festival (which were both fab) and stopped off here for lunch. Everyone, myself, husband and both kids (6&8) loved it. Food was fantastic (as was...the beer according to OH). We opted for tapas so we could factor in the kids tastes which was a great way to go (they especially loved the Halloumi fries). Would 100% go back. Music was awesome, ambience fab 🙂!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks for the love! Glad you enjoyed the food and the chaos that was Viking Festival!! (We're still feeling it ;) )

Reviewed 15 February 2024

Stopped for a few drinks, decor in the bar was amazing and looked very Viking authentic, husband tried x2 beers and I had a gin and tonic - was impressed at the large gin selection!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Appreciate the review :) Trust me, the more gin the better (and yes, that's my saying not the bars ;) ) Glad you enjoyed :)

Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Great old quirky pub , very nice food served and a great range of alcohol. The staff were all very friendly. The pub has so much character. If you have mobility problems, going upstairs would be difficult. It's very small downstairs but you have a...larger seating upstairs.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks Sam :) It is a tight building in terms of the stairs going to the first floor agreed but I'm glad you enjoyed yourself - food and drink :) Hopefully see you again!

Reviewed 14 February 2024

Great bar in the centre of York with a viking theme. Large drink selection including lots of local beers in tap, mead, cider and more. Food is good too, with lots of the options locally sourced. The setting is like a large wooden banqueting hall,...heavy wooden benches and chairs. They have rock music and some nights live people in playing.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks for the love with this! Our All Father Hall we're very proud of and definitely one to book out if you can! Glad you enjoyed :)

Reviewed 13 February 2024

Visited here last Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed it. Staff were welcoming and friendly and good rock music playing. Place has a good atmosphere and decent choice of craft drinks. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Thanks Chris! We are independent so we do like to get in some different beers and 9/10 they're usually delicious (said with experience!) Glad you enjoyed yourself and always lovely to hear about the staff too :)

Reviewed 12 February 2024

Amazing atmosphere, beverages and music! With the candles, runes, furs, wooden tables, weapons on the walls, etc., it really evokes the atmosphere of Viking times. And the many varieties of mead and beer offer a range of options sure to please anyone.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Valhalla York, General Manager at Valhalla York, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

Wow! Appreciate the love here!! Always aim for the Viking style with a modern approach to the food and drink...well outside of the mead! :)

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Valhalla York is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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