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Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

(formerly Starling Independent Beer & Coffee House; Walrus & Carpenter)

47 Oxford Street

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Opening Times


Monday9.00 am - 10.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am - 10.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am - 10.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday9.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday10.00 am - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm
Sun 10am - 9pm



About the Pub

Relaxed café bar with a modern contemporary feel, enlarged in November 2022 with a tasteful extension of the ground floor into the neighbouring property. The long front-facing bar counter is constructed from reclaimed wood and holds six handpulls with a well-chosen range of mostly Yorkshire ales offering a good mix of styles and strengths, usually including a dark beer. A long bridge font on the bar provides 10 keg lines, and boxed ciders are also available. The beers are displayed on a TV screen behind the bar (and on screens upstairs), with a live feed to the website.

This old building offers three distinct inside areas, in addition to the large downstairs bar there are two further rooms upstairs providing both family friendly space and café style drinking and dining. There is also a pleasant (non-smoking/vaping) courtyard garden area at the back of the pub.

Teas and coffees are available from early morning together with a brunch menu; stone-baked pizzas are served from 12pm.

NB. Card payments preferred, though cash accepted for small purchases where the correct amount is tendered. Change may not be given.


  • Branch Pub of the Year 2018

Historic Interest

Building dates from 1814, originally Priory Cottage with a Milking Barn attached on the back.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Kirkstall Three Swords
  • Rooster's --varies--
  • Timothy Taylor Boltmaker

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Brew York --varies--
  • Turning Point --varies--
  • Vocation --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Brunch served until 2.30pm.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Rear courtyard.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In downstairs bar.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz Sundays 7.30pm, vinyl sessions, whisky tasting (the pub is Scotch malt whisky partner for Harrogate tastings)

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    By arrangement.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • WiFi Wifi

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Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

47 Oxford Street

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53.9937, -1.54201


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Nearby Station (350m)


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Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen

47 Oxford Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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