The Oak Tree Inn

York, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1423 789189

Wonderfully English with oak beams and open fire, this Yorkshire village inn offers pub classics with a gourmet twist and luxurious bedrooms


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Helperby is a historic spot and this village pub is the jewel in its crown. The mellow brick exterior has scrubbed up nicely and a big paved area at the back is a great place to eat out on a sunny day. Inside, the old snug remains, complete with its open fire, oak floors and beams. Two bright and airy dining spaces, one by the rather sophisticated bar, strike a more clubby note: tartan check wool on wing chairs, ruby-red walls, dark elegant tables. An impressive line of brews beckon, including Theakstons, so enjoy a pint by the fire while you choose your food. Souped-up pub classics are chalked on boards: home-cured salmon with capers, shallots and lemon dressing perhaps, followed by local venison with sautéed wild mushrooms and red wine sauce. Upstairs, soak any aches and pains away in a deep bath bubbling with H2K treats. The six sumptuous bedrooms have funky wine-glass chandeliers, huge beds and fine linen, generously padded headboards and monster mirrors. After a spot of retail therapy in nearby Thirsk, Knaresborough or York, the Oak Tree is a pleasure to come home to.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Lunch from £6.95. Dinner from £12.95. Sunday lunch from £14.95.


Nightly price
from £100
5 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin/double
From £100



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Vanessa Pitt

  • The Oak Tree is also within easy access of many wonderful walks….including a number along the rivers Ure and Swale and along the old railway line in the village itself.
  • Helperby is beautiful, oozing character and a stroll around the village is a fantastic way to make space for the next meal!
  • This is a beautiful area with so much to offer no matter what your interests… culture, history, archaeology, national trust properties, racing, fishing, walking and the famous world of James Herriot…