The Oak Tree Inn

“No-nonsense pub food at the village inn” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Soft/partially open
Our COVID-19 measures:
In addition to training all staff, we have also implemented a health programme to support any member of staff who is struggling with their mental health as a result of the impact of COVID.

Our View

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.

The Oak Tree Inn
Raskelf Road,HELPERBY,YO61 2PH
Phone : 01423 789189


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Sports TV
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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