The expression TGI Friday (Thank God It’s Friday) will take on new meaning for the winner of our latest Gorgeous Giveaway.
The Oak Tree at Helperby in rural North Yorkshire is offering our lucky winner a fantastic start to the weekend: dinner, bed and breakfast for two people on a Friday night of their choice (subject to availability).
The Oak Tree has just emerged resplendent after a major refurbishment. It now has all the atmosphere and warmth of a traditional inn along with a contemporary menu and stunning accommodation.
It has just been listed in the top 15 Best New Pubs with Rooms by the Sunday Times Travel section and deservedly so.
It sits in a pretty village, near Easingwold, and visitors enjoy a proper bar, stocked with local beers, hand-pulled ales and a considered wine list. It is a relaxed area for informal dining and drinking. The new barn extension is a light-filled space for formal or informal occasions, and on the first floor, there is a private dining room and sitting room with a wood-burning stove and balcony.
As for the accommodation, there are six double bedrooms. Each of the six rooms has been carefully designed and furnished to offer guests a comfortable and relaxing stay. To make doubly sure, the beds are by Hypnos.
The Oak Tree A La Carte Menu showcases the best of local produce and classic British dining. The food is exceptional and ingredients are sourced from the very best local suppliers, including a village farm that grows soft fruits and asparagus. Most of the freshly dug potatoes, twisty carrots and just-tugged beetroot are from Mt St John, home to the inn’s co-owner Chris Blundell.
He and Michael Ibbotson formed Provenance Inns in 2010 to create a small and exceptional collection of real inns in North Yorkshire and the surrounding area.
Talking of The Oak Tree, Michael, a former Publican of the Year, puts it succinctly: “We serve drinks, we serve food and people can stay. It’s a real reflection of what the British Inn was, and is, all about.”
For a chance to sample this perfect getaway, email: email@example.com with your name, address and contact email and put The Oak Tree Giveaway in the email subject box (we won’t pass your details on to any third party). Deadline for entries is June 15, 2014
For more information on The Oak Tree Inn, Helperby, visit www.theoaktreehelperby.com