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Grays Court Hotel and the Bow Room Restaurant

Grays Court Hotel and the Bow Room Restaurant

Majestic and historic hotel with views across the city walls

12 noon to 10.30pm Sunday to Thursday 12 noon to 11.30pm Friday and Saturday

Bounded by the city walls to the rear and entered through a quiet courtyard, Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant has hit the nail on the head for seclusion, opulence and originality. Interestingly, the owner continues to live in the hotel and you can see evidence of this in the library, where guests are welcome to browse her private collection of books, and in the first-floor wood-panelled Jacobean gallery where her collection of antiques are set among modern sofas, creating an inviting and elegant atmosphere.

You don't have to stay here to enjoy one of the city's smartest venues; non-residents can book in for cream teas or dinner in the 2 AA Rosette Bow Room Restaurant, enjoy a drink in the hotel or gardens, and the venue frequently hosts a number of functions throughout the year. The interior's smart enough but head outside to the garden, complete with the restaurant's allotment, to enjoy the liberty of being able to access the walls directly - it's the only privately-owned residence in the city from which you can do so, after all.

Grays Court Hotel and the Bow Room Restaurant

“As one of York's independently owned hotels, Grays Court is delighted to be a member of Indie York. The organisation provides us with an opportunity to work with a variety of different independently owned businesses in York and the surrounding area. I am delighted that Indie York is going from strength to strength and look forward to enjoying the privileges of being a part of it.”

Owner Helen Heraty