The Fairfax Arms


Here at The Fairfax Arms, along with our fantastic rooms and friendly professional service, focus is on producing top quality food to consistent high standards. Head chef Tracy Cooper has designed a menu full of quality local produce which means our menu has an expertly formed combination of traditional British cuisine with a touch of gourmet elements.

The emphasis is on excellent quality to create simple but tasty dishes for those wanting to pop in for a quick supper as well as some top quality gourmet dishes for those wanting to visit for a more special occasion. Tracy, along with her team of chefs, takes great pleasure in creating imaginative dishes using fresh produce which is locally sourced as much as possible.



  • Chef - Ben Turner
  • Specialities - British Cuisine


  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Ampleforth Abbey & College - 3.2 miles Helmsley - 5.4 miles Leeds/Bradford Airport - 51.7 miles Whitby - 38.9 miles York Centre/Train Station/Taxi Rank - 19 miles The nearest railway station is Malton, which is 13 miles away.

The Fairfax Arms Restaurant


Main Street, Gilling East, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 4JH
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Tel01439 788212


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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Saturday12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
Sunday12:00 - 19:00

* Please check website for current opening times and to book in advance.

What's Nearby

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