Lysander Arms

“British menu and a good range of beers”



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The pub stands on the former RAF Clifton airfield, where Westland Lysander aircraft were based until 1942. The long, fully air-conditioned bar incorporates a pool table, dartboard and large-screen TVs. Sandwiches, 'little plates' and salads are on offer, alongside mains such as pan fried stone bass with sautéed wild mushrooms, wilted spinach and buttered new potatoes; slow braised lamb shoulder with cucumber and mint, couscous, pickled baby vegetables; or aubergine parmigiana bake with tomatoes, parmesan cheese, Mediterranean salad and focaccia straws. For those seeking an intimate meal alfresco, try The Breezehouse; outdoor dining for hire.

Lysander Arms
Manor Lane,Shipton Road,YORK,YO30 5TZ


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Sports TV
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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