Sunday, 20 October 2013

Eating Out In Helmsley & Surrounding Area


The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, YO7 2DP
Tel: 01845 537369 Website:
Warm and welcoming family pub offering great food and service. Choice of 7 meals, all £7 before 7pm, available Sunday to Friday

The Fairfax Arms, Gilling East, YO62 4JH
Tel: 01439 788212 Website:
A popular Pub/ Restaurant serving delicious local food set in a picturesque village location.

The Durham Ox, Crayke, YO61 4TE
Tel: 01347 821506 Website: 
Enjoy a hearty evening meal and the spectacular views in front of crackling log fires. A choice of 7 meals, all £7, before 7pm.

The White Swan, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA
Tel: 01439 788239 Website:
Fairly large pub and the food is excellent – our favourite!

The White Horse, Ampleforth, YO62 4DX
Tel: 01439 788378 Website:
Cosy and welcoming, call in for a bar meal if you're passing.

Black Swan Country Inn, Oldstead, YO61 4BL
Tel: 01347 868387 Website:
'Voted Pub of the Year in the Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Awards'. Michelin Star.

Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold, YO61 4AD
Tel: 01347 868214 Website:
Excellent food, an interesting village which welcomes locals at lunchtime. Dogs welcome.

The Star Inn, Harome, YO62 5JE
Tel: 01439 770397 Website:
Recommended by Egon Ronay. Has one Michelin star. Great for a special occasion.

The Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley
Tel: 01439 770766 Website:
Top quality, very expensive, great for a treat and just off the Market Square.

The Feathers, Helmlsey, YO62 5BH
Tel: 01439 770275 Website:
Lively. The place to go if you want bar meals for adults and children.

The Royal Oak, Helmsley, YO62 5BL
Tel: 01439 770 450 Website:
Pretty pub in a lovely town, serving locally produced dishes. Dogs welcome.

The Sun Inn, Chop Gate
Tel: 01439 798206
Food served Wednesday and Sunday. Cheap and cheerful.

Gepettos, Helmsley, YO62 5BG
Tel: 01439 770479 Website:
Restaurant that serves home cooked Italian food. Offering takeaway too.We've all eaten there.

The Forrester Arms, Kilburn, YO61 4AH
Tel: 01347 868386 Website:
Friendly family run with good reports on the quality of the meals. Dogs welcome.

Whitestonecliffe Inn, Sutton under Whitestonecliffe, YO7 2PR
Tel: 01845 597271 Website:
Splendid views on the way. Good bar meals. Has a pool table. Pet friendly.

The Moor and Pheasant Public House and Restaurant, Dalton, YO7 3JD
Tel: 01845 577756 No website
Pleasantly decorated, extensive choice of menu, very good food, service and presentation.

The Queen’s Head Cantonese Restaurant, Amotherby, YO17 6UN
Tel: 01653 693630 Website:
A great place with authentic Cantonese Food. Takeaway available. Booking recommended.

The Blacksmith’s Arms, Lastingham, YO62 6TN
Tel: 01751 417247 Website:
A traditional pub, open fires and a warm welcome. Quality homemade dishes.

The Lion Inn, Blakey, YO62 7LQ
Tel: 01751 417320 Website:

There are plenty of tearooms in the area. You can hardly fail to find one to satisfy you. For tea and an afternoon out, try the Walled Garden in Helmsley, homemade cakes and great hot chocolate, or take a ride over the moors and finish off with tea at the Moors Centre Danby and a walk. For an old fashioned hotel style tea you could try the Grange at Lastingham after paying a visit to the famously pretty village of Hutton le Hole (which also has a pet-friendly pub and a museum). Or for an adventure, go to Trenchers or The Magpie in Whitby for the fish and chips of a lifetime.

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Friday, 18 October 2013

Local Shopping Information

We have updated our local shopping information.

Market Day Friday
Parking Pay and display in Market Square. Free in Castlegate.
Banks Barclays, Nationwide, NatWest Cash Disp. Barclays, NatWest
Shops Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets, Bakeries, Butchers, Greengrocer, Newsagents, Delicatessen, Clothing Shops, Gift Shops, Bookshop, Pubs, Cafes, Italian Restaurant, Fish and Chip Shops

Thirsk: Market Days Monday and Saturday.
Farmer’s market every 2nd Monday of the month
Parking Pay and display in Market Sq and surrounding streets. Free in The Marage.
Banks Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, NatWest, Santander, Yorkshire Cash Disp. HSBC, Santander, Tesco, Yorkshire
Shops Co-op, Lidl, Tesco (towards Ripon) Supermarkets, Bakeries, Butchers, Greengrocers, Newsagents, Chemists, Off-Licence, Delicatessen, Clothing/Shoe Shops, Gift Shops, Bookshops, Craft Shops, Pubs, Cafes, Fish and Chip Shops, Indian/Chinese/Pizza Takeaways
There are still many traditional market towns in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas for you to visit. They are a great place to pick up quality fresh local produce as well as a good place to get a feel for the local scene.
Why not take a trip to the indoor market at Appleby? Or travel just outside the Dales to the outdoor market at Northallerton which lines the long broad high street every Wednesday and Saturday creating a bustling market atmosphere, attracting visitors from afar.

For market days by town in the Yorkshire Dales visit website:

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Takeaways In Helmsley and Thirsk Area

Fancy a night off from cooking whilst on holiday then why not get a takeaway.

Here are some of the takeaways you can order in the local area.

Helmsley Spice, YO62 5BG, Tel: 01439 771777/770131 – Takeaway or eat in offering a wide variety of Indian Food.

Gepettos, Helmsley, YO62 5BG Tel: 01439 770479 Website: Takeaway pizzas and pasta. Restaurant that serves home cooked Italian food.

Scotts of Helmsley, 6 Bridge Street, YO62 5BG, Tel: 01439 772465 – Not just fish and chips but also pies, salads, soups, tea, coffee, cake and lots more. Eat in or takeaway. Visit their website for opening times and menus:

Dragon Inn, 3 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA, Tel: 01845 523055 – a good selection of Chinese dishes to takeaway.

Raj of India, 42 Long Street, Thirsk, YO7 1AU Tel: 01845 526917/526866 – Good selection of Indian dishes to eat-in or takeaway. Visit their website to see the menu: 

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .
Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
Tel. 01439 798221 or +441439 798221
View Valley View Farm Cottages location.