Golden Ball – The Official Site

OurPubTaste a little of the ambience of Historic York!

With a fine beer garden, music nights and games evenings, the Golden Ball was voted CAMRA pub of the year 2004 for York.

Our History

In a time of constant change, the Golden ball is a corner Victorian local that offers tradition and serves both the young and old.

The pub dates originally from the 1880’s. It had a glazed brick exterior and was revamped by John Smith’s brewery in the 1920’s.

The pub has maintained the original layout of the public vault or taproom that holds the bar. It also has an intriguing bar side “snug” for those cosier moments! Any recent changes have been mainly cosmetic, apart from the “sports bar” which has the fast disappearing game of bar billiards.