The Bishop & The Bison

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
The Bishop & The Bison
Courtesy of The Bloomsbury

The Bishop & The Bison, 127 Clifton, York, YO30 6BL – Visit Now

Located just to the north-west of the city centre, The Bishop & The Bison is a contemporary take on the classic British bed-and-breakfast. Themed around a combined British and American style, the LGBT friendly hotel is perfect for visitors on a romantic break to York. Rooms are stylish but cosy, many complete with en-suite bathroom.

As the hotel is licensed, you can have a champagne breakfast, with flutes brought to your room

The hotel offers a self-guided history tour, allowing guests to take in the particular sites of interest that happen to pop up on the way from the hotel into town, and friendly staff will be happy to advise on the myriad restaurants and tourist attractions to be found in the city.

Breakfast, based around the fry-up but with a modern twist, is sourced from the finest local ingredients, with the kitchen happy to make any changes you might desire. Also, because the hotel is licensed, you can have a champagne breakfast, with flutes brought to your room. And breakfast can be taken in the decorous Bishopthorpe Dining Room, arranged in delightful period style plus Bison. Then there’s the President’s Lounge and the outside courtyard, where guests can unwind with a drink and socialise.

This LGBT friendly hotel is perfect for visitors on a romantic break to York

A short walk to the south down Clifton Street will take you to the Yorkshire Museum and Art Gallery, where you can explore the two vast collections of artefacts and artworks, with town and the Minster just a few steps beyond. The slightly extended walking distance from the centre brings down the price wonderfully, making The Bishop & The Bison excellent value for money.

Opening Hours

  • Mon: Open 24 hrs
  • Tue: Open 24 hrs
  • Wed: Open 24 hrs
  • Thu: Open 24 hrs
  • Fri: Open 24 hrs
  • Sat: Open 24 hrs
  • Sun: Open 24 hrs
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit