The Oak Tree Inn, Helperby

The Oak Tree Inn at Helperby opened in March 2011 and is one of three pubs forming the newly formed group of Provenance Inns, owned by the proprietor of the renowned Durham Ox in Crayke, who incidently was recently voted Publican of the Year in a national competition.

We went for a meal a couple of weeks after it opened and were impressed not only with the high-quality renovation and refurbishment of the building, but also with the excellent menu and the lively atmosphere. The service was professional yet the dining experience was informal and relaxing so it made for a very enjoyable evening. There is also a lovely decking area / terrace out the back which is lovely place to sit outside on a summer's evening. On our visit we enjoyed the Roast Corn-Fed Chicken Supreme on Crushed Potatoes with Buttered Cabbage (£13.95) and the T-Bone Steak with Skinny Fries and Salad (£24.95), both of which were excellent, followed by home-made ice-cream for dessert. Due to the variety of dishes available on the menu, it is possible to choose cheaper or more expensive options to suit your taste and pocket. The fact that pizzas are also offered on the menu means that you can pop in for a bite to eat on the way home or enjoy a special meal out.

I have no doubt that the popularity of this newly opened Oak Tree Inn in Helperby will continue to grow and that people will come to dine here from the surrounding villages as well as from further afield. As accommodation is also available it may even suit some to stop overnight or spend a weekend away here.

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