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Feathers

Address: 5-6, Market Place, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5BH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22527) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Nice hotel, good food, and a proper bar attached to the side for the drinkers. A couple from Black Sheep on - including Baa Baa.

Juke Box appealing to the younger members of society. Until I get on it and load it up with Iggy Pop.

Nice place.

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Mappiman - 20 Apr 2018 11:55
While staying in the village for the weekend, we visited here first off late on the Friday night and it was packed, mainly with youngsters who looked like they were getting tanked up before going on somewhere else.

The atmosphere on this visit wasn’t the best with a lot of the locals pretty drunk and loud.

Our second visit was on the Sunday evening when it was a lot quieter and more relaxed. We got the barman to put the boxing on which went down well with a few of the locals

4 ales on, Black Sheep Best Bitter, Tetley's Cask, North Yorkshire’s Mayhem plus one more which I didn’t get the name of. My pints of Tetley's Cask and Mayhem were all well kept and served.

The Pickwick bar has low wooden beams and is done out in a country style, apparently throughout this bar and the hotel bar (where the food is served) are 10 pieces carved by the distinctive Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson. On the Sunday evening we stayed until closing time (11am), the barman was extremely friendly and helpful and most of the locals were alright. A very different pub to the Royal Oak, maybe not as welcoming but this is more of a locals pub than the Royal Oak.

lezford - 19 Jun 2016 20:31
Popped back into Helmsley today after the steam fair at Pickering and the bar is called the Pickwick Bar (?) and has another door off the main street without traipsing through the hotel bit.
oldboots - 6 Aug 2009 20:16
Well appointed North country hotel in Helmsley Market Place. A multiroom layout ,there is a more traditional bar reached via a snug like room to the left on entering and a dining room to the right also with a bar counter. Drinking only is frowned upon in the dining room as the profusion of computer generated A4 notices will confirm. There is also a large function room to the rear. Usual keg offering plus Black Sheep bitter from the whizzy new pump plus Tetley cask and Feathers a very drinkable porter / stout brewed for the hotel by the Yorkshire Dales Brewing Co, possibly a detuned version of their Yorkshire Penny stout. The rooms are generally small and cosy, tastefully decorated although the tartan carpet clashes a bit. The food was pretty good and the service mostly sharp and efficient although the disappearing bar staff trick can be witnessed here. Locally made Mouseman and Beaver furniture, country prints and a relatively quiet atmosphere much in keeping with Helmsley itself.

oldboots - 31 Jul 2009 11:55
A group of 10 of us ate here two nights running and although the bar staff were very friendly the food was the usual overpriced and not very good pub food (I think we went back the the second night because no-one wanted to say we didn't think it was good and it could fit us in, so we stuck with it).

We had puddings the first night and three of them were pretty awful - which is why we had starters the second night - big mistake as it turned out. My thai fishcakes starter at 5.50 consisted of 3 obvious small packet fishcakes with pretty much no taste. Other starters were poor - 3 cold smallish stuffed mushrooms , and a scarcely dressed walnut and stilton salad - all at 5.50. Battered cod at 10 was far from fresh, a rare sirloin steak at 15+ was overcooked, my Barnsley chop at 13+ was both over cooked and cut too thin, a venison casserole was - well, you get the picture. The usual dish of various veg was almost tasteless, except for the new potatoes, which were sour from sitting in warm water for too long. There were, I agree, a lot of chips.

To cap it all, our waitress seemed to be irritated with us most of the time - both nights.

At these prices I can eat locally in a range of restaurants with great chefs in the kitchen producing very good food. The problem of overpriced mediocre pub food in this country doesn't seems to get any better really.
Sago48 - 5 May 2009 16:16

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