The Balloon Tree, Gate Helmsley

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  • August 18, 2017
    The acreage of the Pick-Your-Own facilities is deceptively large and offers a great choice of fruit. On your way to the fields, you can make friends with the small goats! The Farm Shop and Café are we...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The cafe at this popular farm shop looks inviting and the food is good, although not cheap. However the service is a bit lacking and I had to search someone out to pay.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I'm going to start with my only criticism instead of ending with it then it's not like a backhanded compliment. We've visited the Balloon Tree numerous times (weekly) and if we are greeted by "Debs" a...  more »
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  • Lovely farm shop and cafe. Enjoyed the food we ordered, but they REFUSED to serve what we really wanted off the menu - a lighter breakfast. Sorry, this is not acceptable. After all, we are paying customers and our money pays their wages. They should treat us as valued customers and meet our requests.
  • Been here many times but today I noticed pick your own Strawberries were advertised. Fill 2 punnets and was charged £14.26!!! Come on £6.25 per kilo is 50% more than the shops. Be careful you don't fall into the trap! Won't bother going again.
  • The Balloon Tree Farmshop is chock full of beautiful, delicious products - from jams, biscuits and cakes to cheeses, meats and chutneys. All locally sourced and all wonderful. The cafe attached to the Farmshop is also fantastic with a great range of delicious, hearty meals (today's special of sausage, bacon and cheese quiche was a winner) and a fab selection of cakes and treats. The only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is that there is often a wait for the cafe at the weekends and I've felt a bit ignored when this has happened (no-one coming to let me know that we'll be served soon or what the waiting time is). But if you're more patient than I am, or coming at a less busy time, you'll have a fantastic experience I'm sure!
  • Very pleasent experience lovely seating area both inside and out. Food and served well. Good produce and gifts to buy.
  • Called in for lunch had roast beef, one guest had gluten free lunch no problems. Good choice of desserts​. Good food good service and good value.

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