Welcome to Grays Court, York

The vibrant and diverse history of Grays Court provides the opportunity to stay, dine and relax in a building that has seen knighthoods bestowed, played host to kings and has the privilege of being the only privately owned building in York with direct access to York’s City walls. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your time with us, whether this be an overnight stay in our luxurious hotel, a dining with us in The Bow Room Restaurant or visiting us for drinks.

Sparkling Christmas at...

Celebrate a Sparkling Christmas 2020 here with us at Grays Court Hotel...

A Three-Night Festive Package
24th-27th December
Christmas 2020

This Christmastime, we are delighted to welcome you into the beautiful surroundings of Grays Court. Relax in our luxurious guest rooms, in the historical Long Gallery or in front of our cosy log burning stove. Our chefs will prepare delicious meals, to remove the hassle the festive season can bring, leaving you free to enjoy Christmas in all its sparkling splendour. There will even be some champagne along the way to ensure you celebrate in true yuletide style.

To book your Sparkling Christmas please call Grays Court on 01904 612613.

Luxurious boutique rooms

The rooms at Grays Court have been lovingly restored to provide a mix of ageless character and modern comfort. From the William IV poster bed of the Willoughby to the double monsoon shower in the Cumberland; delight in the luxury of a stay at Grays Court. From a wonderful family get away to a romantic weekend for two, we have something to suit every occasion.

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The Bow Room Restaurant

Explore the great British food on our evening menu in our restaurant. With seasonal ingredients sourced from the highest quality suppliers. Led by our Chef in Charge Paul Cosgriff our innovative team source ingredients from our own garden and the highest quality suppliers to create great British food.

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Award winning hotel

Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant are proud to have won the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 for Small Hotel of the Year. We have also won the prestigious Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Award 2019 for Small Hotel of the Year. We have also won the Visit York Tourism Award 2020 for Small Hotel of the Year that we have won for an amazing three years in a row!

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Award winning hotel

Grays Court Hotel & The Bow Room Restaurant are proud to have won the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020 for Small Hotel of the Year. We have also won the prestigious Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Award 2019 for Small Hotel of the Year. We have also won the Visit York Tourism Award 2020 for Small Hotel of the Year that we have won for an amazing three years in a row!

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A warm welcome since 1091

One of the most historic buildings in England; Grays Court is the oldest inhabited house in York. Witness to political favours courted by medieval Minster Treasurers and three royal visits, the building provided home and sanctuary to the illustrious Gray family for two hundred years. 

A warm welcome since 1091

One of the most historic buildings in England; Grays Court is the oldest inhabited house in York. Witness to political favours courted by medieval Minster Treasurers and three royal visits, the building provided home and sanctuary to the illustrious Gray family for two hundred years. 

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Expertly crafted dishes

As the sun sets over the western towers of York Minster, settle into our restaurant and explore the great British food on our evening menu from our innovative chefs using seasonal locally sourced ingredients.

From a relaxed catch up with friends to an exceptional meal over a bottle of English sparkling wine; good food plays a central role in our work here at Grays Court. Exceptional dishes come together with the peaceful beauty of our historic building for an evening that will stay with you forever.

Expertly crafted dishes

As the sun sets over the western towers of York Minster, settle into our restaurant and explore the great British food on our evening menu from our innovative chefs using seasonal locally sourced ingredients.

From a relaxed catch up with friends to an exceptional meal over a bottle of English sparkling wine; good food plays a central role in our work here at Grays Court. Exceptional dishes come together with the peaceful beauty of our historic building for an evening that will stay with you forever.

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Relax with a drink in our Bar and Garden

With an impressive hand-picked selection of excellent wines, we have something to suit every taste. Sink into one of our comfortable seats in the striking Jacobean Long Gallery or relax in our half-acre garden bounded by the City Walls and watch the world go by, as our attentive team guide you through our wine list.

Relax with a drink in our Bar and Garden

With an impressive hand-picked selection of excellent wines, we have something to suit every taste. Sink into one of our comfortable seats in the striking Jacobean Long Gallery or relax in our half-acre garden bounded by the City Walls and watch the world go by, as our attentive team guide you through our wine list.

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Lovingly restored hotel

“Owner and manager, Helen, is friendly, considerate and dedicated to ensuring everyone gets the most out of the hotel. Her policy is “go anywhere where the doors are open” which is great for enjoying the space.”

Rob Cowen, The Telegraph

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Grays Court Hotel, Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JH