Welcome to The Knavesmire pub, the closest pub to York Racecourse!

Please take time to look through our site and take in everything that our wonderful pub has to offer – we are famously close to the Races at York – perfect for a stop off on the way into or out of the course. We always have plenty of bar staff to ensure quick service and this makes us an ideal meeting place. 

We serve a fantastic range of cask ales, numerous quality lagers, premium wines, and excellent range of gins including York Gin and even tea and coffee!

** NOW SERVING BREAKFASTS from Friday to Sunday 8am until 12.30pm every week and also on Race Days. For details CLICK HERE **

We love live sport and have large screen TV’s throughout our premises plus a projector screen so you never need to miss a second of the action. We show all premiership and Championship matches plus golf, boxing, horse racing, rugby league and much more besides. We are the proud sponsors of Ovington Cricket Club and have Red Tooth Poker League nights with your chance to win a place at the tables in Vegas!

We pride ourselves in providing a hub of the community in our corner of York – many local community groups use our free meeting room. If you have a need then please just ask for availability!

The Knavesmire Function Suite is available to hire for your event, it has two large interconnecting rooms with private bar and toilets. We can offer catering packages on request and can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, wakes, christenings and weddings – see our function page here.

We look forward to welcoming you soon

Stuart and Lyndsay