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The Duke Of York Inn

Gate Helmsley · European, British · ££££
63 Reviews

About The Duke Of York Inn

Driving just twenty minutes east into the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside from York itself is all it takes to reach The Duke Of York Inn, located in the Ryedale village of Gate Helmsley. You can’t miss this traditional British pub’s whitewashed building along Bridlington Road on the western edge of town, and once you’re inside you won’t want to leave. Joining the public house family that includes The Swan & Talbot in Wetherby, Bilton-in-Ainsty’s The Chequers, and The Beehive in Thorner, The Duke of York has been carefully refurbished to bring it into modern times without compromising the rural character of the place, meaning you can enjoy the well-stocked bar and all manner of menus in a perfectly charming setting.

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The Duke Of York Inn
1 Bridlington Road, Gate Helmsley
Gate Helmsley YO41 1JS

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Eggs & Hollandaise Sauce on an English Muffin


Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs


The Full Yorkshire

Sykes House Farm Sausage, Bacon, Black Pudding, Tomato, Mushroom, Hash Brown, Beans and an Egg to your liking


Brie and Balsamic Onion Sandwich


Garlic sautéed mushrooms served on toast

Topped with a Poached Egg

Traditional Ploughman’s Lunch

With Wensleydale, Salad, Homemade Chutney, Apple, Honey Roast Ham, Crusty Bread and Coleslaw


Blackened Cajun Red Snapper, Tomato & Brown Rice


Panko Coated Curried Chicken Kiev with Squash Sag Aloo


10oz 28 Day Aged Ribeye

Roasted Tomatoes, Chunky Chips, Baby Leaf Salad & Bearnaise Sauce
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Further Information

It would be remiss of a North Yorkshire pub with any claim to quality to not make the most of the abundance of local suppliers when it comes to keeping the kitchen stocked with seasonal produce, meat and fish. The menus at The Duke Of York Inn proudly showcase the breadth and depth of quality British cuisine in just this way, offering a mix of traditional pub grub and modern dishes at great prices. Breakfast is served on the weekends from 9am until 11:30am, lunch and dinner menus are available from Monday to Saturday, a supper menu supplements the action in the evenings from Sunday to Wednesday, with a weekly Sunday lunch offering – a local Gate Helmsley favourite – rounding off the week.

The Duke Of York’s main menu features produce sourced close to Gate Helmsley and York, including towns and villages such as Wetherby, Thorp Arch and Harrogate, coming together in a range of shareable platters, starters, salads, grilled dishes and signature ‘haute’ dogs, and generously apportioned traditional British main courses. Of these, you couldn’t get more Yorkshire than the classic steak and Black Sheep Ale pie with mash, but the pub kitchen’s broad horizons are clear in dishes like the Asian stir fry of slow-cooked pork belly with kale, shiitake mushrooms, soy beans, ginger and udon noodles. The Sunday lunch alone gets many a pubcrawler up from York for some traditional dales hospitality, and remember that with a fantastic three-course kids’ menu served from midday to 8pm, the little one are welcome too. Finally, if you’re planning to pay a visit to The Duke’s Bridlington Road perch, be sure to book in advance and online to avoid disappointment.

63 The Duke Of York Inn Reviews

Gareth B.8 days ago · 1 review

Amazing Sunday lunch! We went for the platter for two which was perfect in size, great roast potatoes and lovely cauliflower cheese, with lovely Yorkshire puddings. The only thing I can possibly say could be better were the plates which were a bit wobbly - it made cutting the meat a challenge!

Shirley R.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely food and good service. Very nice local pub, not too busy and nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend the Duke of York. Try it and you won't be disappointed.

Barbara S.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent meal, we had Sunday lunch which was delicious. 2 large slices of roast beef and veg cooked to perfection and perfect gravy one of the best ever. Highly recommended will certainly go again.

Ian T.4 months ago · 1 review

Excellent service, very nice environment and ambience... and glorious food. The steak and ale pie must be the best ever - and I've made it my mission in life to find the best! The chunky chips are as good as you'll get too. This is a place you will want to re-visit and keep on visiting. Not cheap, but quality food in a nice place. Can be a bit far to travel to unless in York or near York, but worth the trip. (Driffield)

Nikki P.22 days ago · 1 review

Lovely place with a tasteful and clean interior, and a restful feel to it. The food was spot on - tasty, fresh, well cooked - perfect for my tastes and we will definitely return. The only slight thing was that the staff were slow to clear the tables, and glasses and dishes remained piled up even when they brought out dessert. Not a major thing, but having small children I'm always aware things can get yanked off the table, and it's better aesthetically to have things cleared up quickly! Wouldn't put us off at all, we'll be back.

Joy W.8 months ago · 1 review

We reserved a table at this lovely pub and restaurant on our way home from visiting the East coast. We were given a very warm welcome and shown to our table quickly. We ordered our meals ; my husband choosing from the specials board & I chose from the menu. Both meals were plentiful and absolutely delicious. We will definitely call there again in the future and recommend it to our friends and family.

Denise E.6 months ago · 1 review

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch, which was beautifully cooked and presented. The menu was varied and offered us a good choice. The service was excellent and all the staff were well presented, cheerful, polite and attentive. The ambiance was good, the pub was warm and welcoming. We would recommend the Duke of York and will be returning, perhaps for an evening meal or another Sunday lunch with the family.

KENNETH W.9 months ago · 1 review

Second visit to D of Y after experiencing a superb meal first time a few weeks ago. This time a little disappointing. My wife and I both had slow cooked lamb shoulder which was OK as far as I was concerned, but my wife said it was not as nice as when she had it before. First time it was very tender, pulled lamb shoulder, second time just slices, not as nice. Didn't say anything at the time as the place was quite busy and to be fair the meal overall wasn't too bad, just a disappointment with the presentation and quality of the lamb.

Evelyn W.a year ago · 1 review

I found the staff very friendly and helpful. Due to some dietary restrictions, there was nothing on the Sunday lunch menu that I could have. Without any difficulty or fuss the chef cooked a separate meal for me which was delicious. I now know that if I go back another time, I can let them know in advance so arrangements can be made to meet my dietary requirements.

Glynis C.9 months ago · 1 review

We had a long wait, 40 minutes for the food to arrive, I asked if the speaker just behind my head could be switched off. As we were the only people in I did not think this was unreasonable. The waitress went away to find out but did not come back and the music remained which made talking with my elderly father difficult. I paid the bill on cash £40 which I handed over at the bar to pay our bill which came to £38.40. I was not given any change. I would probably have said keep the change but it was not offered. The meal was OK and we enjoyed what we had but was disappointed with the rest. The pub was also quite cold.

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