About Us

The Pairings concept is based on a determination to offer a space where you can relax, socialise and feel at home whatever your knowledge on wine and food.
We work hard to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere and ensure our team are well equipped to help you explore the menu.

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Our Team

Kelly & Kate

Kelly & Kate

Travel in far flung places introduced the sisters to the joy found in pairing fabulous wine with delicious food. Kelly’s wealth of experience as both Head Sommelier for Hotel Du Vin and Wine Champion at the renowned Star Inn the City is the perfect pairing for Kate’s head for numbers and passion for sourcing local produce. Second only to the quality of their menu comes the founding principle that Pairings would always offer a space where people can come together to relax, create conversations and memories. In short, the kind of venue they wish to visit.
Avril

Avril

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Avril played a role in developing the most recent Pairings menu, along with helping the wine bar strengthen its offering of top shelf spirits and locally brewed beers. Driven by a passion for quality over the latest trend, Avril is intimately familiar with every item on the drinks menu.


FAVOURITE PAIRING

“I’m very interested in matching local ale to strong cheddars, particularly the Yorkshire Cask with pale ales. I’m also exploring the huge potential of pairing our whisky with cheese, desserts and meats. There is a lot more to come.”


WHY I LOVE WORKING AT PAIRINGS

“Brilliant staff, lovely customers and I get to talk all day long about wine and cheese (and try it, obviously)!”
Arron

Arron

BAR SUPERVISOR

Part of the team since day one, Arron lent his ten years of bar experience to redesigning the Pairings cocktail menu.


FAVOURITE PAIRING

“Damson gin and blue cheese, which was how the Modern Way cocktail and cheese pairing came about.”


WHY I LOVE WORKING AT PAIRINGS

“I enjoy the freedom and satisfaction of working for a small, independently owned bar.”
Amy

Amy

DELI ASSISTANT

Amy can be found serving a tempting array of delicacies from the Pairings Deli counter.


FAVOURITE PAIRING

“My favourite pairing is simply one from here. I love the Beef and Pruno Nero Sparkling Red from our Meaty Morsels Wine Flight. Delicious!


WHY I LOVE WORKING AT PAIRINGS

“I love working at pairings for the staff. Since starting I have made some friends for life!”

Opening Hours

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

Contact us

PAIRINGS WINE BAR
28 Castlegate
York
YO1 9RP
01904 848909
e: info@pairings.co.uk