Daniel met Becky when she joined the front of house team at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, York. They joke that they fell in love in the walk in fridge, with Becky approaching her Sous Chef, exclaiming that she needed him…to tell her what the fish of the day was.

Before Middlethorpe Hall, Daniel collected a passport of culinary stamps, with working in Stirling, Austria, Hampshire & Jersey before returning to his hometown of York, where he became part of the team at Blue Bicycle. Working at a 2 Rosette level for 10 years, his passion for delivering exquisite food has been instilled within.

Becky has worked with the likes of Andrew Brownsword hotels, Best Western & Disney Cruise Lines. She’s embarked on opportunities that have taken her out of her comfort zone, and out of the country. With a focus on wine, gin & great food, she takes reward in hospitality, & creating an environment to unwind in.

In June 2019, they left the comforts of their full time jobs to pursue their goals of running their own restaurant. After a year of searching for the right location, they found The Bay Tree in Stillington. They share the same vision of delivering great food with heart, & love to be a setting where the community can come together. Not your average local, you’ll find inventive dishes on the menu served in a homelike environment with warm hospitality as the backbone.

Our house is your house … even the dogs are spoilt at The Bay Tree.