Visit historic Castlegate and discover York’s local, independent wine bar.

Relish a glass of fine wine, warm your soul with a dram of whisky or sample a range of locally sourced beer. For a truly fabulous occasion try one of our signature cocktails or classic champagnes.

We know that you love to complement your drinks with great quality food. Unwind at a table as we walk you through our thoughtfully created food pairings. Choose from a selection of small plates and sharing boards or experience a touch of decadence with a sweet treat from the pudding bar. A destination for grown-ups, Pairings is the place for relaxed conversation with friends, family and lovers.

From an intimate booking for two - to a wedding group of fifty - we offer bespoke tasting events hosted by our in-house sommeliers. The wine bar is also available for corporate bookings and networking events. Please get in touch to discuss your individual requirements with our team.

We are closed on Monday 4 June for staff training – reopening on Tuesday at 12 noon.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wine Flights

Explore your palate with our unique wine flights.

Classic wine flights

Classic wine flights

Sample three fine wines of different style and character.

Each flight consists of three 75ml measures and tasting notes.

Keep an eye out for our seasonal and premium wine flights on limited release.
Pairing Wine Flights

Pairing Wine Flights

Pair a wine flight with items from our tempting deli.

Each flight offers three 75ml measures accompanied by a choice of three artisan cheese or meats. Tasting notes provided as with our classic wine flight.
Pudding Wine Flight

Pudding Wine Flight

Complete your evening with a sumptuous offering of fine pudding wine and dessert.

Three 75ml measures elegantly paired with a trio of mini desserts. Tasting notes provided as with every Pairings wine flight.

Pairings Experiences

Create lasting memories in the company of our in-house Sommeliers.

Fine Wine Experience

Taste six fine wines from the Pairings menu.


Food & Drink Pairings

Challenge your assumptions around food and wine pairing with guidance from our in-house Sommelier.


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Opening Hours

Mon – Thurs 12 noon – 11pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 12 midnight
Sun 12 noon – 11pm

Contact us

28 Castlegate
01904 848909