Fossgate Private Hire…

We pride ourselves on helping you create your perfect event! We have a range of private hire spaces available and a knowledgable team to take the pressure off!

We have plenty of buffet and drinks packages for your booking and our teams can cater to all dietary requirements and special requests! No request is too big for our team!

If you would like more information on our private hire packages and areas please click the button below.

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The perfect space...

We have a selection of private hire spaces to choose from. View our floor-plan and select the space which fits your party! Our friendly team are always here to help, if you would like help choosing a room or would like recommendations just get in touch!

The Lounge

The Lounge is another of our rooms which looks over the historic streets of York. With large sash windows, the lounge is bright and airy but still well equipped with comfortable lounge seating and a cosy fireplace! The Lounge can be made completely private and is on the first floor of The Fossgate Tap. We would recommend around 15 guests in this room with seating for around 10! The space lends itself perfectly to a buffet package, just speak with our friendly bookings team to add one to your party!

The Dining Room

The Dining Room is just that! The room in our pub which lends itself best to a great meal with friends! The Dining Room can accommodate up to 8 guests however we also reserve this area for meetings. The space is not completely private however the large farmhouse style table and cosy booth seating allows for a snug feel!

The Gin Room

The Gin Room is the smallest and cosiest of our spaces! The room is not for private hire but more suited to a date night or a catch up with friends! The Gin Room can accommodate up to 4 guests with the cosy sofas and chesterfield arm chairs. Equipped with a fireplace to add to the relaxed atmosphere, the Gin Room is ideal for those darker winter evenings.

The Champagne Room

The Champagne Room gets its name from the large round table which features a champagne bucket as the centre piece. The space can accommodate up to 10 guests seated and up to 15 including standing. Our Champagne Room can be booked out with The Library to offer a larger area to hire. We’d recommend the two rooms for parties up to 30 guests! The rooms are not completely private and they are situated on the first floor of our pub.

The Library

The Library is a cosy room with plush sofas and a fireplace to add to the warmth of the Fossgate Tap! The relaxed atmosphere is ideal for any party. The room can accommodate 10-20 guests and you are able to combine The Library and The Champagne Room to allow for more guests! The rooms are both on the first floor of our pub.

The Meeting Room

With views over Pavement and The Fossgate, the bright and airy Meeting Room is the third room that completes The Attic.

The Attic Bar

Whilst The Attic Bar is not a room to hire, its the perfect addition to any party in the Attic! This is our cosy, private cocktail bar which you can open on the day of your party!

The Attic

The Attic is the perfect room for those larger get togethers! With a private bar and its own TV screens, it can accommodate all types of events! The Attic can accommodate 50 guests (standing). If paired with the Meeting Room and The Bar, this space can accommodate up to 80 guests.

Our Party & Events Menus

From classic sliders to pizza’s and loaded Nachos, our buffet options takes the best of our main menu and wraps it into a fantastic package for you and your guests!

Our drinks packages allow you to take the pressure off your party! We’ll have everything ready for you when you arrive! If you have chosen The Attic and The Bar for your party, we will have this fully stocked and ready for your arrival!

Frequently asked questions


Your deposit is based upon the area and day you wish to reserve in terms of private hire spaces. We take deposits of £5 per guest for all table bookings.

The deposits taken can be used as credit towards any buffet, drinks package or bar tab. The deposit is nonrefundable if you decide to cancel within one week of
your booking.

Your deposit can be paid over the phone, over the bar with any of our friendly managers or online at the time of booking.

Birthday cakes

Please feel free to drop off any Cakes/Cake Stands prior to your booking! We can
keep them in the necessary area for you.

One less thing to think about on the day of your event!

We have a cake knife you can use.


York has plenty of car parks only a short walk from The Fossgate Tap. We recommend the Shambles Q-Park carpark or the Coppergate Multi-storey carpark.

Q Park, Shambles, Garden Place, York,
Coppergate Car Park, Piccadilly, York, YO1 9NX


We are more than happy to decorate the space for you! We ask that you provide us
with the decorations the day/evening prior to your event with a loose plan or idea of what you would like us to do!

The fee for decorating starts at £25 and is dependent on the amount of decorations you have.