the Royal Oak, a 14th Century building, situated in the old street of Goodramgate, York.
Good-ram-gate was named after the entranceway for goods that were to be delivered to the Market place close by the historic Shambles, York. The name of the street dates back to the Viking era. The Royal Oak is within short walking distance of York Minster Cathedral and thirty seconds from Monk Bar; the eastern gateway through the medieval city walls of York. Moreover, the pub is built on an old Viking road, long since lost.
The Royal Oak offers locally sourced, home cooked food. We also offer a fine selection of real ales and a welcoming atmosphere, with real fires burning in the cold months. The building is reputedly haunted by several mysterious ghosts that come as they please. There is an old prostitute in the front bar; ghosts of children playing by the fire; a tall, gaunt man in the back room and two female ghosts, one on the first floor called Alice and one in the flat called Mary. Staff have repeatedly heard someone walk up stairs but on investigation have found no one there and staff have felt hands holding theirs as they pull pints. The tour bus stops close by Monk bar if you wish to get off and come for lunch or evening meal.