Inspiring conversations for 660 years

Meet and enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and drink in the medieval guildhall, home of York’s Merchant Adventurers past and present.


Open to all, come and meet friends, family and colleagues for delicious food and drink in the inspiring setting of our medieval guildhall, or relax outside in our beautiful walled garden in fine weather.


Enjoy locally roasted coffee, sumptuous cakes and snacks inspired by tales from over 660 years of York’s trading past.

A message to all our Merchants’ Coffee House customers


The Merchants’ Coffee House will close at 4.00pm on Sunday 23rd December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 21st January. From that time the Coffee House will then be run by our new, in-house, dedicated café team.

As this will be a new venture for us (although in a familiar setting) we are going to start small by providing freshly brewed tea and coffee and delicious cakes.

We look forward to welcoming you in our new (ad)venture!




Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm
Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

Merchant Adventurers' Hall

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