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The Whippet Inn

The Whippet Inn, York’s favourite independent restaurant & bar. Flying the flag for Yorkshire in everything its does.
Group 3 Copy 2 01904 500660
Group 6 Opening hours
  • Mon: 12.00 - 23.00
  • Tues: 12.00 - 23.00
  • Wed: 12.00 - 23.00
  • Thurs: 12.00 - 23.00
  • Fri: 12.00 - 00:00
  • Sat: 12.00 - 00:00
  • Sun: 12.00 - 23.00

The Whippet Inn was opened by Martin Bridge in 2013 – he had fallen in love with the Victorian red brick coach house years earlier and jumped when he got the chance to purchase the Grade II listing building, with all its quirky nooks & crannies. Martin has over 20 years experience in hospitality and knew this could be something special.

The ethos at the heart of this neighbourhood restaurant or “hidden gem” as its often warmly referred to by local’s has not changed over the years- its aim was to showcase the best of Yorkshire’s produce coupled with great hospitality.

The Whippet Inn has grown a reputation for serving the best local beef paired with craft ales, wine and gin produced throughout the region. It was also important that their service matched the level of food & drink they served, you would be hard pushed to find a warmer, more knowledgeable welcome from the team- this has served them well and attracted recognition year after year.

Six years on, mouth-watering beef still features on the main menu alongside spectacular special cuts & breeds, however today you will find the choice is far more eclectic. Now serving a collection of ever changing seasonally & locally inspired plates, with dishes such as, ‘Cured Sea Trout, wrapped in sushi nori with charred pink grapefruit segments, squid ink prawn crackers, sea purslane and fennel’.

As York’s original Gin House they are sure to always stock well over 50 bespoke gins at all times, whilst balancing their urban bar with a revolving offering of local real ales, lagers and every tipple you can imagine (be sure to check out their wallpaper in the bar when visiting).

As an adult only venue they have cultivated a relaxing & stylish atmosphere! Not only can you unwind in the restaurant, bar & secret garden (shh) – but their Private Dining Room seating up to 16 guests, lovingly referred to as the ‘Padded Cell’ boasts a lavish, decadent dining space suitable for any party.

Did you know
As York’s Original Gin House, they stock over 50 gins - many of which can’t be found anywhere else in York!