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No-nonsense pub food at the village inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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 in the charcoal-fired oven. Also on offer are beer battered fish and chips, home-made steak and ale pie, seafood platter and for dessert, sticky toffee pudding.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5.30–9.30, Sunday 5.30–8.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A19 from York towards Thirsk. After Easingwold left signed Helperby. Approximately 5 miles to village.

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