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At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Depending on how you approach the village, the signs say either Helperby Brafferton or Brafferton Helperby, an apparent confusion which to locals probably makes perfect sense. At this village inn there is a spacious bar for informal dining, and a barn extension overlooking the rear courtyard for more formal meals. The first of the Provenance Inns, The Oak Tree’s menus offer seasonal Yorkshire produce (suppliers are shown on a map on the menu), and locally reared beef (burgers and steaks) cooked, among other dishes, in the charcoal-fired oven. Also on offer are Yorkshire game terrine; pheasant, pancetta and apple spring roll; beer-battered fish and chips; chicken Kiev; and salmon fillet, lemon, garlic and herbs.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2.30, Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 5.30-9.30, Sun 5.30-8.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Black Sheep Best Bitter, John Smith's Cask
  • Real ciders: Symonds

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

A19 from York towards Thirsk. After Easingwold left signed Helperby. Approx 5m to village

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