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The Woodman

££ - £££, British,
16 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB, England
+44 1904 706507
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (72 reviews)
“pie” (26 reviews)
“homemade chips” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
16 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB, England
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1 - 10 of 645 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here today - excellent fish and chips, as always, and amazing pork tenderloin with ham hock dauphinoise, Savoy cabbage and bacon, which was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. On top of that the service was outstanding - Vicky and...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on several occasions - never disappointed with steak deal - two for under £20. Nice selection of beers also.

Thank WilliamTell2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had excellent food and service at The Woodman this afternoon. A great spread of hot and cold, savoury and sweet food, endless tea and coffee, plenty of space and very hospitable hosts, Vicky and Phil. Despite it being a sad occasion, everyone commented...More

1  Thank 12sue12_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and a friend from America on a quiet Thursday evening, very disappointed with the food. We ordered nachos as a 'nibbler', a miniscule portion and burnt. For mains we had Trio of sausages, duck, venison and pork. These were black, burnt...More

5  Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having booked a table for four the welcome was very warm and friendly. Service was good and attentive despite being busy. The food was very well presented and very well cooked. Good around food and service would not hesitate to recommend the place

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely 8oz steak & double cooked chips (with skins - they're the best!). Friendly service courtesy of Vicky & yummy chocolate orange brownie - what's not to love! Would definately revisit The Woodman!

Thank Lisey R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate twice here recently. The meals are obviously freshly cooked, the portions are good and the quality is high. We all really enjoyed our meals on both visits. The only complaint we had was that we waited ages for our drinks each time we...More

Thank 725JEF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here,2 adults and children Good selection good cooked food What to complain about?? All the best Phil and Victoria Thanks Kids loved your food An old friend

Thank Storytellerbilly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Woodman for the first time last Sunday 24th June. We received a very warm friendly welcome. The bar and waiting staff were all very polite and gave great customer service. We both ordered the Chicken Liver Pate starter from the specials board,...More

Thank Mappleford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch. Had the roasts of the day and the pies. All very nice. Interior of pub is very modern and stylish. Will return.

1  Thank KirstyJH3
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14 April 2018|
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Response from Critical-Visitor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, outside space with adventure playground.
Lucy Y
16 August 2017|
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Response from dee p | Reviewed this property |
They do have a tv .
Paul T
18 March 2017|
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Response from Rebeca77 | Reviewed this property |
Well behaved ones yes :) I think they have to be kept on a lead though. I've taken mine a few times but always kept him on a lead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York  >  Bishopthorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 706507
  • E-mail
The Woodman Pub Is a cosy traditional looking pub serving fresh food 7 days a week cooked by Phill Upton who is michelin trained and served by vicky upton his wife off 14 years. The woodman offers you a warm welcome. You can also pop in for our award winning cask mark real ales or just for a chat and coffee and cake. The food at the woodman is your tradtional style pub grub but done with a modern twist. Phill Vicky and staff look forward to seeing hear at the woodman pub for a great pint and good honest home cooked food. Not forgeting we also cater for race day breakfasts here at the Woodman and open for coach parties on race days
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