Hotel front at night

The 'Pavilion', a small, privately owned and run hotel, owes much of its appeal to the unique atmosphere of a Georgian House so conveniently located within walking distance of York City Centre. 

The property, formerly Fulford House, originally a 17th Century farmhouse, was altered extensively in 1785 to form an elegant Georgian house with separate stable block and courtyard. later additions include the present hall, dining room and master bedroom.

The house was once the family home of York businessman and entrepreneur Xavier Prendergast. The theatrical connections of Mr Prendergast, who owned cinemas in and around York, brought many famous names to Fulford House. As well as Jack Buchanan, Duke Ellington, George Formby, Grace Fields and Adam Faith, Mr Prendergast was responsible for bringing the Beatles to York in the 1960's. His son, composer John Barry, ha​d had a long and successful career ranging from the John Barry Seven film scores such as the James Bond theme and Dances with Wolves, for which he earned an Oscar.

In 1988 the property was granted a change of use to an hotel and the present owners, Andrew and Irene Cossins, set about converting a tired and run down house into a Three Star Hotel.

Our restaurant has gained an excellent reputation both locally and with our guests further afield, for our exciting menu, and a courteous and extensive wine list.