Open from 8am daily, our comfortable and warm surroundings offer our customers a friendly, relaxed dining experience where they can feel completely at home. The bar area has a slick, contemporary feel whilst the restaurant offers a warm and welcoming country pub atmosphere with exposed original brickwork and bespoke wooden tables made from the reclaimed floorboards from the original building.In the restaurant we are committed to sourcing as much local and seasonal produce as possible and our regularly changing menu means there is always something for all tastes and requirements. First and foremost it is quality that counts. However, Judson’s is not just about the food. We offer a wide range of world beers as well as quality hand-pulled ales and draught lagers. Our wine list offers a fine selection carefully sourced from producers we feel deliver wines which compliment the style and quality of our menu.
The addition of a Verre de Vin system allows us to offer all of our quality wines and champagnes by the glass, and with a well-stocked back bar customers have a great selection of drinks to choose from.
The name Judson’s derives from the history of the town. After studying old maps of Pocklington, it was discovered that the courtyard behind the bar was originally called Judson’s Yard after a cabinet-maker who lived there with his milliner wife in the 1840’s. Wanting to retain some of the history of the building, it was decided that the original name should be brought back into the limelight. Thus the name Judson’s was born. We are proud that the town’s history lives on in the name.
In 2010 Peter Ward set out to renovate the building and bring it up to par and produce a layout that he felt would work for the dining and drinking experience he wanted to offer.Due to the standard the building was at when he bought it the building had to be stripped down to the Walls, all the floors needed removing and the roof reworking. This blessing in disguise enabled the team to start with a blank canvas and modernise it right from the get-go without losing any of the original external character and the local ‘Pocklington’ brick you can see on the west wall.