|Situated in an enviable position right in the centre of the City of York, the Judges Lodgings is a townhouse hotel full of history and character, that offers cosy rooms, the finest locally sourced food and award winning Thwaites real ales.Our Grade I listed Georgian building has seen many changes over the years and as you’ll have guessed by the name, was the official residence for the Assize Court judges for over 170 years until 1976 when it was transformed into a hotel.The hotel has recently been renovated and there has been a complete refurbishment of our atmospheric Cellar Bar; complete with original vaulted ceiling. The renovations are set to continue in the New Year when we plan on really bringing this gem of a building to life by recreating much of what has been lost over the years, but adding some very 21st century touches too. To keep up to date with our renovation and development be sure to sign up for our e-news or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Our 13 bedrooms are cosy and comfortable. The rooms are the perfect mix of character and 21st century luxury and elegance. Each room is unique and fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, so if you are looking for a hotel in York that reflects the historic charm of the city we are the place to stay.
Our Cellar Bar is open throughout the day and serves a great section of dishes that have been inspired by the great local produce around us, alongside cask ales, world beers, wine and bubbles. During the Summer our extensive sun terrace to the front of the building is very popular with guests old and new… But with the winter rolling in you may prefer to cosy up in front of one of our real log fires.
We’ve got the builders in – but please don’t panic – it’s just in the Cellar Bar where they are conducting some preparatory work for our big project next year. We’re open as usual in the bar, serving food and drinks, it’s just a small area that we’ve cordoned off to give them room to work during the daytime. We’ll be keeping daytime noise and disruption to a minimum and there won’t be any building work on evenings and weekends. If you are at all concerned please do call us and we can give you the latest update.
So whether you are looking for a characterful hotel in York, a great place to eat or just want to join us for a warming drink after a chilly walk along the city walls; we look forward to welcoming you to the Judges Lodgings soon.
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