University of York Students' Union

The Vanbrugh Arms is your traditional pub at the heart of Vanbrugh College and is the home to music led events.

We’re also the home of real ale, ciders and offer a unique ‘Build-Your-Own-Gin’ service too! Whether you’re after a refreshing IPA, a fruity cider or a personalised G&T made to your specification, you’ll be sure to find something to tickle your taste buds. If you fancy something non-alcoholic we now provide a full range of hot drinks and a quirky range of non-alcoholic spirits.

Pop down, grab a board game and a drink and enjoy our cosy bar or outdoor terrace.

Opening Times:

First day open: 26th Sept

Mon - Fri: 5pm - 10pm

Sat - Sun: closed

Staying safe in this venue

  • You’ll be asked to register your details at the entrance for track and trace purposes.
  • Your temperature will be taken upon entrance.
  • You can dine or sit at a table with up to 6 people (including yourself). This applies to both indoor and outdoor venues or seating areas.
  • If you’re not eating or drinking whilst in our venues, you must wear a face covering unless you’re exempt.
  • Please ensure you’re regularly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • For more information watch see here!

Together with the University we’ve worked hard to be able to bring you the spaces, opportunities and tools to use so you can still experience all York has to offer safely in Term 1. By following the above, you’re helping to keep everyone safe and make the good times last.

Upcoming Events at The Vanbrugh Arms

Events coming soon!