Christmas at Pairings

At Pairings, our exclusive independent wine bar, you can warm both your stomach and your soul with our delicious food and drink combinations; perfect for friends, families and lovers to eat, sip, and toast with.

We have searched extensively to source top quality local produce and travelled far and wide to bring you the very best in wine, beer, spirits and cocktails.

With Christmas less than a week away, escape the madding crowd and celebrate with us in historic Castlegate, near Clifford’s Tower. Pairings is the perfect space to relax and chat, making it a special place for a Christmas get-together, whether it be for a quick drink or stay a while and discover our recommended food pairings. With no need to book, we’re perfect for a spontaneous convening of likeminded souls ready to imbibe and chow down in a beautiful space.


Why not, explore our handpicked selection of the finest wines, champagnes, Yorkshire ales and more. Our in-house sommeliers and expert waiting staff are right by your side when you want advice. Whether you dine on chorizo from rare breed pigs (that drink mineral water) raised on a farm near Beverley, cheese from Yorkshire’s Wensleydale or homemade chutney from York, we’re passionate about local produce. But we also have some truly mouth-watering choices from elsewhere, including the “King of Hams", Ibérico Bellota, cured for at least three years in Spain, as well as French and Spanish cheeses and the USA’s Brix Chocolate, the first chocolate specifically blended to complement wine.


If you’re too busy to spend an hour (or two…or three!) at Pairings, we offer a range of our deli products to take home for yourself or loved ones. We’ve a delectable array of cheese, meat and other nibbles including olives, chutneys, and marinated cherry tomatoes. And if you’re behind on your Christmas shopping, we do gift vouchers too. Eat, drink and be merry (and smug), knowing you’ve got Christmas sorted.


We’re open seven days a week, Christmas Eve from 11am - 8pm and New Year’s Eve from midday until 1.30am, (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). Just turn up, unless you’re doing one of our “Pairings Experience” in which case please book, at least 48 hours in advance. These special tasting events can cater for up to 50 people. Well-behaved dogs and children are also always welcome before 6pm.

Wishing you all a very, very Happy Christmas and New Year and we look forward to saying that in person when we see you next, at Pairings!

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Opening Hours

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

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28 Castlegate
01904 848909
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