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.


Merchants’ Coffee House Closed until further notice

In line with the current national lockdown rules, the Merchants’ Coffee House will be closed until further notice. We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon.





We have worked hard on making sure we provide a safe experience for you and for your our staff and have put some measures in place on social distancing, safety and health & hygiene. To read these click our Customer Guidelines – Merchants’ Coffee House




  • Yorkshire Rarebit: Made with York brewery beer & Henderson’s relish on locally baked bread, topped with melted cheese. Served with a salad and a tomato & chilli chutney (v)
  • Yorkshire Ploughman’s Lunch: A popular all year round plate with all your favourites including dry cured ham, pork pie, Yorkshire Creamery red cheese, Yorkshire cheddar cheese, apple, Yorkshire chutney and served with chunky bread and butter.
  • Homemade Soup of the Day: Served with toasted bread (v)
  • Soup & Sandwich: Our homemade soup served with half of one of our delicious freshly prepared sandwiches.



All served on a white bloomer with salad and crisps

  • Egg & mayonnaise
  • Cheddar cheese and Yorkshire chutney
  • Ham and mustard mayonnaise


Jacket Potatoes:

All served with salad

  • with cheddar cheese
  • with baked beans and cheddar cheese
  • with chilli con carne or a vegetable chilli





Cakes & Snacks

Freshly baked scone with jam and clotted cream
Carrot cake
Lemon drizzle cake
Fruity flapjack
Rocky road crunch bar
Adventurers’ shortbread

Cream Tea: Home made fruit scone, jam and clotted cream with your choice of an Americano or Tea. Make it super indulgent with a glass of prosecco! 


Hot Drinks

  • Americano
  • Caffe Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Flat White
  • Mocha
  • Espresso
  • Hot Chocolate available with cream and marshmallows
  • Yorkshire Tea
  • Speciality Tea (Earl Grey, Peppermint, Lemon & Orange, Blackberry & Raspberry, Chamomile)


Cold Drinks

  • Sparkling Elderflower
  • Dandelion & Burdock
  • Rose Lemonade
  • Coca Cola / Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Apple Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Still Water


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.

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