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 from Wednesday 4th November

Following the latest Government announcement on national restrictions, we can confirm that the Hall and Merchants’ Coffee House will be closed from Wednesday 4th November. We will remain closed until Wednesday 2nd December. 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. 



*Due to current restrictions, customers wishing to sit indoors must be from the same household. Up to 6 people from different households may use our outside seating area.*


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


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! 

Tea and a Traybake: A choice of either our home made fruity flapjack or Rocky road with a tea or an Americano.



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


Alcoholic Drinks

  • Red, White or Rose Wine
  • Prosecco
  • York Gin with Yorkshire Tonic
  • York Gin Roman Fruits with Yorkshire Tonic
  • York Brewery Terrier
  • York Brewery Guzzler
  • The Great Yorkshire Brewery Cider


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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