Welcome to The Knavesmire pub with great food, Sky & BT Sports and 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 the course, and are open from 10am for breakfast on race days. We always have plenty of bar staff to ensure quick service and this makes us an ideal pre races meeting point. We serve a fantastic range of 3 permanent cask ales and one rotating cider or cask ale, numerous quality lagers, premium wines, and excellent range of gins and even tea and coffee!

Great Pub Food

The Knavesmire food offer includes great daily tapas and fresh cooked pizzas plus great breakfasts on Saturday & Sunday 9:30am until 12:00pm every week and also on Race Days from 10am.

Please ring in advance and book breakfasts on race days.


Sports Bar in York

The Knavesmire has it’s own dedicated Sports Bar with pool table darts, and Sky & BT Sports with a large screen projector plus TV’s throughout our premises 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 in our main bar have Red Tooth Poker League on Tuesday and Sunday nights with your chance to win a place at the tables in Vegas! Plus a locals poker session on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

The Knavesmire also boasts a full sized snooker table in it’s own dedicated room please ask at the bar.

To keep up to date with Sports, events and all the news from The Knavesmire and check out our fakebook page – click here

Community Pub

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!

We look forward to welcoming you soon

Stuart and Lyndsay

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