About Us

Local Yorkshire girl, Harri Scott, met a bearded Nottingham Forest fan, Ed Allen from Peterborough whilst travelling in Australia. Ed, a talented chef, was working in one of Sydney’s best restaurants. They moved to Brisbane where Ed got a job in one of Brisbane’s finest eateries whilst Harri balanced her time between managing a restaurant during the evenings and weekends and working at a nationwide law firm. On returning to the UK, Ed took a position at the Michelin starred Pipe and Glass at South Dalton whilst Harri obtained a law degree.

The couple have always wanted to run their own pub/restaurant and this is their first venture. Ed has progressed through the kitchen and is excited to be taking on a new enterprise in Stillington where Harri worked when she was 15. Harri quickly realised that she preferred working in the hospitality industry to working in the legal profession and has been gaining experience working in a variety of catering establishments in the local area. They look forward to welcoming you to The Bay Tree.

The Bay Tree

The Bay Tree reopened its doors in August 2015 following a refurbishment. The Bay Tree is situated in the quaint village of Stillington on the outskirts of York approximately 9 miles from the city centre. Following its recent refurbishment, the Bay Tree has taken a new direction with its affordable yet elegant British cuisine and its unique dinks selection. The pub offers a range of dining areas which include the light and airy conservatory restaurant and the more traditional bar area.

A traditional, cosy ‘snug’ area is now available with classic Chesterfield furniture for those looking for ultimate relaxation. The Bay Tree welcome all to enjoy either a coffee and a read of one of Ed’s many cook books or to enjoy a cheeky Gin and Tonic before your meal.

The pub boasts an extensive outdoor area which is ideal for diners and those wanting to make the most of the English sunshine. Please note we are dog lovers and dogs are welcome into the bar area only and outside of course!

The Bay Tree is situated on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty on the border of The North Yorkshire Moors and as such boasts a close proximity to wonderful attractions and traditional market towns including but not limited to the following: Castle Howard, Byland Abbey, Yorkshire Lavender, The World of James Herriot, International Bird of Prey Centre, Burn Hall, Helmsley, Easingwold and of course Flamingo Land.

Opening Hours

Please Call for Bookings - 01347 811394
  • Monday – Tuesday

  • Wednesday

    17:30 – 21:00

    Thursday to Saturday
    12:00 – 14:00 / 17:30 – 21:00



  • Sunday
    12:00 – 16:00



Main Street, Stillington, York, YO61 1JU
01347 811394