Duke of York

23/25 Greenhill, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6DY
T: 01543 307313


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We have a few ancient inns two of which are the oldest survivors in their respective towns. Of these the Duke of York is particularly special being the oldest inn in Lichfield, itself a medieval town with a great history. The Duke sits at the top of the town, on Greenhill, many years ago this was ‘the’ trading area but this is now further down the hill, some call the Duke ‘the top shop’ as a consequence. It is bang opposite a giant Tesco but this doesn’t in anyway detract from its enormous charm, it’s just jolly convenient instead.  The Duke sells the most Joule's Pale Ale of all our outlets other than the brewery tap, it is a real favourite of ours and also the local pub of the head brewer's father - so he keeps a very close eye on the beer!

The oldest pub doesn’t disappoint, the ancient oak beams span the old bar and seem to defy gravity as they have settled over the pub’s 400 year story. The front bar is pretty much unchanged in that time, a big inglenook, oak benches, wide oak timber floor and of course a lovely real fire. There is also a lower bar which was once the cottage next door, but is now home to the dart board and more cosy places to sit.

The rear bar used to be the coaching stables and has been known as the back room for years. It was the extra smart room, totally separate and the beer used to be two pence more. Now the beer prices are the same but it’s still a shade quieter than the old bar and also has its own real fire.

Ray, Lynne and Adam will be pleased to welcome you; they are hosts of the highest order. The Duke specialises in the best ever sandwiches, as well homemade soup, ploughman’s and pork pie platters all day, with bowls of chips at lunchtime and early evening. We can also cater for small functions during the week where the back room is available if required.

The Duke also has its own bowling green and an active club. If you’re interested in playing let us know.

Easy parking at the rear and plenty of outdoor benches for drinking, eating, smoking.

Please note: the Duke of York is a pub for adults only and operates a strict No Under 18's Policy.

Opening Hours

Monday 12noon - 11pm
Tuesday 12noon - 11pm
Wednesday 12noon - 11pm
Thursday 12noon - 11pm
Friday 12noon – 12midnight
Saturday 12noon – 12midnight
Sunday 12noon - 11pm

Food Service Hours

Monday 12noon - 2.30pm
Tuesday 12noon - 2.30pm
Wednesday 12noon - 2.30pm
Thursday 12noon - 2.30pm
Friday 12noon - 2.30pm
Saturday 12noon - 2.30pm
Sunday