The Phoenix is a fantastic family run, traditional pub situated just inside the city walls. Tim and Val Everton bought The Phoenix from Marstons Brewery in October 2008. They undertook a sympathetic restoration, which preserved the historic features of the pub while creating a comfortable environment and relaxing atmosphere. After almost a year of refurbishment the pub re-opened on 23rd October 2009.

They successfully established The Phoenix as a real ale and jazz pub, winning two awards within the first 12 months. The pub is now run by Tim and Val's daughter Jen and her partner Jon.

There is usually jazz twice if not three times a week and it's always great quality music. Get down there on a Monday, Wednesday or Sunday! Resident bands include the Kate Peters Quartet (1st and 3rd Monday of each month), Firebird Quartet (1st and 3rd Sunday of each month), Central Scrutinizers (2nd Sunday of each month) and the York Jazz Jam (every Wednesday).