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The Ainsty

#446 of 675 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
As featured in Lucky to live in York
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Boroughbridge Road | 59 Boroughbridge Road, York YO26 5SQ, England
+44 1904 798147
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Lovely lunchtime meal lovely staff too very helpful we had a toddler and a baby and they could not do enough for us which is so nice in this day and age, Its clean and tidy and the locals are friendly would certainly return to try their new menu and and their 2 for £12 Sunday lunch

Thank WENDY s
1 review
Reviewed January 29, 2017

If you like microwave meals go for it! I had chilli which was very obviously a ready meal and a very small portion made to look better with a couple of jalapeños on top. My partner had steak pie, ok but the mash looked as if it had been sat around for ages and reheated. Won't be going there again.

Thank Tracey C
York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Great pub for events, bands etc. Always willing to play the sports you wish to watch. Food is reasonably priced and you get what you pay for always comes out in a timely manner. Lovely start willing to help

Thank megan w
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We had the greatest pleasure of opening this venue with my band in October, after their money well spent refurbishment. Very much a top place to play (musician wise), and we ate there too. We'll priced pub grub, served in a most friendly atmosphere by Wendi and her great staff. Friendly locals frequent the venue and they're very welcoming of... More 

Thank transportert5
York, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 18, 2016

Just wanted to say how The Ainsty has improved over the last few months, not just the refurb and the new menu which is great, something in there for everyone. Like any pub theres a turnover of staff as a local we've seen many pass through over the years but the current staff are great, welcoming and cant do enough... More 

Thank sallyaerials
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306 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Late Sunday lunch call. Very basic layout with bare wooden floors didn't do much for the acoustics. There were some very noisy drinkers and background music was way too loud for my liking. Menu showed basic pub fayre at good prices and I took the steak pie option. The mashed potatoes were quite waxy and the only veg was a... More 

Thank LamplighterYork
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Went in the ainsty today for family meal, the kids loved the optoins they had for food and deserts, i loved it cause was great value, the bar staff was realy helful will be coming again.

1 Thank neil3838
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food , nice atmosphere , good service,enjoyed it would go there again and probably take the family

1 Thank Andrew L
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind cold veg, chewy meat and minuscule portions and you have plenty of time to wait, then look no further. Visited The Ainsty for a family meal and won't be returning any time soon. Very disappointing.

Thank THS21
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a gourmet burger and it was really nice, the burger and egg was cook correctly. staff did a check back which is really nice. 10/10 guys 😘

1 Thank Dominic B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boroughbridge Road | 59 Boroughbridge Road, York YO26 5SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 798147
Pop down to your local where there is always something going on at the Ainsty you'll find everything a real pub needs. Great drinks range, great value pub food, a great place to watch sports action, and the best entertainment and pub activities you could wish for, all at outstandingly great value in a place where you belong.

Ainsty, always offering good times and great value... So take a look around... Make yourself at home and make it your home from home.

There is always something going on in the heart of your community and a reason to visit - so round up your family and friends and head to the Ainsty.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?