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Pairings Wine Bar

28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
+44 1904 848909
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“deli platter” (47 reviews)
“pork pie” (48 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
Bar, European, British, Deli, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

delicious wine, cheese and meats as a light dinner - romantic atmosphere for couple, great sharing boards

1  Thank sgrant53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and my husband visited this wine bar on the back of all the reviews and we were not disappointed. My husband doesn't drink and im not a wine lover! However this did not matter as i had gin! We had the sharing platter. It...More

2  Thank Paula R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Three of us visited before the theatre. We were served by a knowledgeable waitperson who linked our wine (and beer) with the food. My wife enjoyed a wine flight while I had beer. The plates were of cheese and cut cured meats with pork pies...More

1  Thank paudraigmurphy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I arranged a Pairings experience for my husband’s birthday and we had a guide through several wines matched with samples of cheese and charcuterie to complement. Kelly our sommelier shared her experience and enthusiasm with us. Very pleasant and tasty session with some delicious well...More

1  Thank Venus67
Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple concept delivered exceptionally well. We loved the sharing board and the wine flights. Especially fun were the desserts paired with appropriate wines. Great service made for a very enjoyable evening.

Thank windyridge10
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I visited this wine bar for lunch on a shopping trip/overnight stay to York. The menu and availability of different wines was pleasingly different to other places we have visited. We chose a sharing platter for two which contained lots of delicious...More

1  Thank 552Val
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this wine bar. The staff can always advise the perfect wine to accompany you he delicious deli-style food. Great ambience, perfect for couples or friends!

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this oasis many times and advise everyone I meet to try and experience the wine and food......oh the food!...as often as they can. Really a.place not to be missed . Along with the amazing atmosphere the wonderful staff (Thanks to Sharon,and kelly)...More

1  Thank TheRealRickDicker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to the Pairings and it was superb again. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, we had the sharing plate with three cheeses and three meats. The waitress recommended the cheeses and the meats and a great bottle of dry white...More

1  Thank Mariepmwigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of a friend and were so pleased that we did. From the minute we walked in we knew we were going to love it. We had the Yorkshire Board to eat along with wine boards (then gin boards!) Each choice...More

1  Thank TripAdviserreader
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Questions & Answers
16 August 2018|
Response from scalvert2408 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I’m sure they did beer
Zoe H
5 August 2018|
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Response from Pairings | Property representative |
Hello Zoe, Thanks for your enquiry. Our menu mainly consists of cheese and charcuterie with no hot dishes. You can view the menu at on our website. Saturdays tend to be slightly busier, but there's a good atmosphere on... More
29 May 2018|
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Response from Pairings | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry for the delay in responding. Gift vouchers can be purchased for any monetary amount or for our bespoke tastings, all of which are hosted by our in-house Sommeliers and include tasting notes to take home... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Castlegate, York YO1 9RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 848909
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Independent York wine bar run by sisters, located on historic Castlegate. Visit York Tourism Award winner 2017 Bar/Pub of the Year. Serving fine wines by the glass, local ales, cocktails and great coffee alongside cheese, charcuterie, deli foods and desserts. Bespoke wine tastings and private hire available. Intimate small gatherings to bookings of 50, we can accommodate to to suit your requirements.
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