The Oak Tree Inn

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The Oak Tree Inn is part of the Provenance Inns collection. It is a Yorkshire Steakhouse and Grill, with a seasonal menu featuring fantastic Yorkshire produce & locally reared beef cooked to perfection in our brand new wood-fired oven, along side our famous Provenance pub classics. For larger parties the Oak Tree Steak House features a superb private dining room and six en-suite bedrooms. The new steak house is open for lunch & dinner, Monday to Friday, and for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Saturday & Sunday.
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BE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. The food is always delicious and we always have a fantastic evening.

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SS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were actually a little disappointed with our meals having enjoyed one recently, and felt they were not the usual standard. Personally the fishcake lacked any seasoning and as a resullt was tasteless. My son had the steak which although cooked to his liking, was quite fatty and not as good as a rump steak which he has previously really enjoyed at your inn.
We chose not to have a dessert after being a bit let down by our starter/main course. Not sure we will hurry back as the quality of pubs around us is so high.

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J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual
Food hot and tasty
Staff friendly but not intrusive

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GO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend ~ lovely food, service and atmosphere! Love Tuesday for Burger Night with drink included for £9.95 ~ such good value!! Early Bird menu very good too! Will keep returning and recommending!

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MC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Generally as good as usual, but disappointing that the meat quality in the steak pies was not as good as previously, especially significant as we recommended them to our friends. However we will return.

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CN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I am not from York but had heard really good things from my boyfriend who is so we decided to go for some Sunday lunch! The service was a little disappointing to say the least - the staff were quite miserable and the food did take longer than I would expect for a starter and Sunday roast - it was about 2 hours!

The food when it did finally arrive was very good!

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S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

a very nice evening. Surprised at how empty restaurant was on a Saturday night

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NT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Disappointing experience. Very noisy family with badly behaved children.
Moved near open fire for tea only to experience very loud music blasting from the bar. Asked for it to be turned down which did happen but only by a few decibels.
May need a while to recover before returning.
Good food but prawn cocktail served in high goblets which are difficult to eat from

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XX
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I have already sent an email about the staffing. Nothing wrong with the service, except not a smile, a thank you or even a welcome nice to see you.

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NT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our visit for Sunday lunch. Christmas decorations a little dreary especially in restaurant

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AF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been to the restaurant three years ago, have to say it wasn’t as good this time. Nothing in particular just everything was just OK.

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AC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed with the standard of food and service. Kept waiting way too long especially as for at least an hour there were only 5 people dining!

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M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food , nice portion so you can enjoy all 3 courses!
Enjoyed sampling the Game menu .

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JG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Whilst the food was good the service was slow.We sat for over half an hour at an empty table before we were asked if we would like a drink. They clearly did not have enough staff to service the customers they had accepted bookings for.

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N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

All good. Restaurant & bar very noisy (no carpets) even though not too busy. Seating in bar area poor & inadequate

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BF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were looked after from the moment we arrived. Lovely rooms with character, only downside was that they do seem to get very warm. Food in the restaurant was fantastic, best steaks I have had. Staff very polite and nothing too much trouble.

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NA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for Sunday lunch. Excellent food/menu and great value. Thanks.

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PH
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great steak meal with wine for 2. Super value. Good staff

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Surprised by how good it was after reading a few Trip Advisor reviews. Efficient 'book in' and friendly helpful staff. Mean good quality and not too pricey. All in all a good find. I would go again!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We booked a table for 5.30 as we were going to a concert in the village and thought two hours would be ample time for supper. Arrived in restaurant and was ignored. Tried getting service at bar - ignored again. Fortunately another customer pointed out that I should be served before him.
Seated at a good sized table, and complimentary bread arrived after about fifteen minutes. At 6.35 we asked the waitress when our main (and only) course might arrive as time was running out. Almost instantly, our two meals appeared. The food was actually pretty tasty, but from the appearance and texture of my queenies and sweet potato fries it was pretty clear that my meal had been sitting on the pass for a good long while. Overcooking any sort of scallop is about the only way to spoil them - so congratulations!
At no point were we asked whether we needed anything, or would like another drink. When the option arose for dessert or coffee, my husband’s response to me was that he could not wait to get out of there. Our waitress apologised repeatedly for the non-arrival of the food but less with her heart and more with an eye on tripadvisor, I fear.
The previous night we had dined and stayed at The Bruce Arms in Masham. No pretention, no sophistication, just an ordinary village pub. But all the staff there were warm and professional: they really cared about our experience and we left with a warm glow of having been truly welcome. The Oak Tree Inn needs to stand in the shoes of its customers, and learn some lessons.

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B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Loverly place,food could of been better lacked seasoning and packet apple sauce was a let down. The little things make a big difference

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JB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal, good service and ambience - definitely recommended

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BE
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good to take our friends from Portugal. Gin options very good

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LM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We found the oak tree to be disappointing. My prawn cocktail starter was made with very small cheap prawns and my desert was burnt and virtually inedible (though my 3 year old managed!). Part way through lunch music began blaring out from the bar area which was separated off by a screen, and we realised the music was using the ‘F’ and ‘N’ words- just what you want during a lunch with small children! Will not be returning

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EL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food in lovely surroundings with very attentive staff.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but the service took an hour for a single course. overall very good and we will visit again

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NT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Sunday lunch. Very busy as it was Easter Sunday. excellent service and a very nice meal with plenty of choice. Would go again

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TA
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and the staff were very good and the food was excellent. We will definitely be returning 👍

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PB
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at this lovely hotel, drink, food and service first class.

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PH
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thursday night is a very good value steak night. Two steak dinners and decent bottle of red. £30. Great value. Good food.

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BW
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food well presented. We visited for valentines and the place was busy but we still had excellent service. When in the area we also visited on a Thursday and the special steak night deal was great value

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was nice, it was extremely pleasant especially inside next to the fire. The waitress in the green top was pleasant, attractive with beautiful eyes and was always helpful and always had a smile on her face.

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BF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and great food. Couldn't ask for more

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DR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance with open fires. The Landlady was an amazing host and the food was 5/5

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DF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best log fire ever. Cosy, great food,didn't want to leave.

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OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sunday lunch. We’ve eaten here several times before and it has been good. Others found their main course “OK” but I found my beef disappointing in quantity, texture and taste. Service very friendly and efficient as usual.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit here for a while. Much better experience than in the past few hen we found neither the food nor service very good

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B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I had the sirloin, which was a wonderful piece of meat that was perfectly cooked. The other things on the plate however, were not great: The large chips were not that nice and the salad was mediocre looking and so unappetising that I didn't even try it.

The service was good and the staff were very friendly. I know from experience that this place can do really good food and as I say, the steak was exceptional but I was a bit disappointed by the rest of what was on my plate.

Hopefully things will improve going forward.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service but our table was near the window and there was a very cold draught coming through the window which meant that we had to sit with coats on!

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RM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food, great service by the staff, excellent atmosphere and definitely well worth visiting.

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