The Golden Ball

Welcome to The Golden Ball, York's first community co-operative pub in the heart of Bishophill. We are a Grade II listed pub with a well preserved Victorian layout and lovely tiled bar and we are thrilled to say we have recently gone free of our beer tie.

The Golden Ball boasts seven handpull cask ales with an emphasis on good quality locally produced beer, an ethos that is much easier to realise now we can buy from and support local breweries. We have three permanent ales, Timothy Taylors Golden Best, a lovely and well respected light mild session beer at 3.5%, Half Moon breweries 3,6% dark mild Dark Masquerade, and the extremely local micro-brewery Treboom's Yorkshire Sparkle, our best selling 4% very pale ale. Alongside those are four ever-changing guest ales, we try and keep a light and dark beer always available, a perfect line up for all tastes!

We also sell fresh, local free range eggs from Johnson's in Terrington, who deliver direct to the pub each week, and occasionally amazing artisan bread hand made by Al from BlueBird Bakery, just around the corner.

Our focus is on the community and we have a range of events and community groups using the pub. We have hosted weddings, christenings, weekly baby groups, choirs, children’s Christmas parties and Pensioners History talks, gardening events and coffee mornings, clothes swaps and charity fundraisers. We have regular craft fairs and art exhibitions too. Come and tell us your ideas if you want to use the space and we will do our best to accommodate. Details of upcoming events can be found on Facebook and on the calendar in the Events section of this website.

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The Golden Ball,
Cromwell Road,