Exelby is a village in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England approximately 2 miles south-east of the market town of Bedale. The name of the village derives from Old Danish or Old Norse and means Eskil's farm or Eskil's settlement.
The village lies on the B6285, which connects Bedale with Exelby, Theakston, Burneston and the A6055 road just east of Burneston.
In October 2018 the residents of the village, along with other community investors, bought the closed village pub, The Green Dragon. It was revamped and renamed Exelby Green Dragon (EGD), reopening in December 2018. Since then a deli-cafe, high quality letting rooms and a lottery funded community garden (incorporating the pub garden) have been added. The pub also acts as a community hub, accommodating local groups and serving as a base for a folk club.