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No-nonsense pub food at the village inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Sports TV

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 crispy duck salad, spring onion and sesame; cheddar and spinach soufflé; beer-battered fish and chips; and linguine carbonara.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5.30-9.30, Sunday 5.30-8.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Theakston
  • Real ciders: Symonds

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


  • 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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