Duke of York

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23/25 Greenhill
WS13 6DY

Pub Description:

The Duke of York is particularly special being the oldest inn in Lichfield built in 1644, it sits at the top of the city, on Greenhill. Lichfield, is a medieval city with fascinating history, the city’s Cathedral is well worth a visit to marvel at the exquisite Anglo-Saxon treasures, the St Chad Gospels and the Lichfield Angel.

The oldest pub has ancient oak beams which span the old bar and seem to defy gravity as they have settled over the pub’s 400 year story – it’s older than America! The front bar has remained pretty much unchanged in that time, a big inglenook and lovely real fire, oak benches and wide oak timber floor.

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

The Courtyard caters for small functions or meetings during the week, and the Duke also has its own bowling green and active club. If you’re interested in signing up, just pop into the bar and have a chat.

Always on Tap, Joule’s Pale Ale, Slumbering Monk, Pure Blonde and our english craft lager Green Monkey, alongside our rotating seasonal ale and cold craft beer. All brewed in Market Drayton with pure Shropshire mineral water.

Easy parking can be found at the rear of the pub.

Please note: The Duke of York is a Taphouse for adults only and operates a strict ‘no under 18’s’ policy.

Don’t miss the ‘show stopping’ Bar Snacks and Taphouse Tapas menu.

Opening Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 4 pm -10 pm
  • Thursday 4 pm – 10 pm
  • Friday 2 pm– 10 pm
  • Saturday 12 noon – 10 pm
  • Sunday 12 noon – 8 pm

Food Service Hours:

  • Street Food Pop-Ups every Wednesday to Saturday
  • Bar snacks available all-day


  • COVID 19 Risk Assessed
  • Joules Beer
  • Real Fire
  • Beer Snacks
  • Guest Ales
  • Dining Area
  • Beer Garden
  • Meeting/Function Room
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Open 7 Days
  • Town Centre Location