The Durham Ox

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The Durham Ox is a family owned traditional village Inn offering friendly and efficient service; showcasing the best of local produce in our menu, as well as stocking an extensive range of wines and cask ales. An award winning traditional pub complete with flag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in winter. As well as our extensive retaurant areas, The Durham Ox has several spaces for Private Dining to celebrate any occasion and can seat between 10-85 guests for a formal or informal dinner. For those wishing for over-night accommodation there are five converted farm cottages that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay. the converted Studio Suite located above the pub and a self catered cottage in the village, Ivy Cottage that sleeps up to 6 people.
We are dog friendly but please let us know if you are dining with us.
What 294 People Are Saying
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CS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely family Sunday lunch. Very accommodating staff who turned the music down without any issue. Great food and wine.

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lobster tiny and expensive. Hake very dry. Service too keen - rushed us through and took first course dishes away before one of our party had finished. Menu was confused and looked like it was from a restaurant chain. Definitely poorer quality standard of food since changing ownership. Disappointing.

MD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always good that is why I keep returning.

R
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gets better every time! Absolutely delicious food, value for money, service and atmosphere. Would recommend!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal with family, ambiance and service first class. Food very good

PH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff are very friendly, polite and attentive. The setting full of character and charming. Just enough space between tables and a varied menu with daily specials available too. Our order arrived very promptly and was well cooked and presented. My partner had the lamb which was not quite as tender as it might have been and the cauliflower cheese lacked cheese flavour but the biggest let down was the fact that it was only lukewarm when it arrived and ,as it had been served on cold plates, chilled very quickly!

DG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service
Food choices very good and enjoyed lovely meal.
Wish we had gone sooner when we don't live that far away.

c
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was only the second time we have enjoyed a meal at the Durham Ox and we will definitely be going back.
The food was excellent, service just as we wanted it, no rush to get to your next coarse It is our favourite place in the Easingwold area

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal at the Durham Ox! The Chateaubriand for two was the best steak we had both ever eaten, and the Provence Rosé again, was one of the best bottles we’ve had!

Service was impeccable - will definitely return!

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal ..one of our group chose badly but the staff corrected it without issue.

B
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Good pub food. Service was poor, staff seemed distracted, even getting bill was significantly delayed.
Staff indicated able to accommodate member of party who was gluten free, which they did on the whole but put non gluten free bread on soup. Expected better from reviews.

KP
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was good. Had the fish and chips. Fish was well cooked and nice and crispy but the chips were on the firm side and only average

NT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Goat's cheese and pea fritters lacked any flavour. Hake main course overpowered by the excessively salty samphire in large quantity and hardly any spinach in dish.

GW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely evening, some of the younger staff still need some experience, but overall we both really enjoyed ourselves.

AA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent venue and food. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

JW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and good service. Food excellent but did take some time to arrive. However, they were very busy for a Tuesday lunchtime.

Have not been for some years but hope to return more often.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent under current management. Have been visiting for 40 years but for dining now the best yet.

NJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing seafood platter, enough to feed a family 😂.

MC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch food well worth price as the us excellently presented and delicious

CW
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the Durham Ox every year and it has never disappointed. The choice of interesting, delicious meals with the board specials is amazing, and the food was delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone who would like a special dining experience.

K
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with friends. It is a lovely place whether you sit indoors or outside. Had good food, good service and overall had a great time.

F
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very disappointing lunch at the Ox. The salad ingredients were old & wilted & the service was curt & lacked warmth even though it wasn’t busy. Will not be rushing back.

JM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early - no hassle. We ordered from the early menu and the steak was very tasty, coupled with the excellent service we will be visiting again.

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely location
Friendly staff
Great food and relaxed atmosphere
Good value for money

JE
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My wife and I eat there on a recent visit to yorkshire after reading some good reviews. The pub itself is quite pleasant and traditional however the food overall was somewhat disappointing compared to many other places we have eaten at in the area. Portions were quite large but a little bland, we both had the lamb done two ways which we had eaten something very similar at another restaurant and frankly this was not in the same league and was considerably more expensive. The bill at £110 for a few glasses of wine and 2 starters, mains and one dessert was far more than it was worth as there are many better places to eat.

NL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very relaxed lunch and dining area to meet friends. Staff attentive and helpful without overbearing. Decent selection of local ale an a good menu to choose from - the set lunch menu was great value. Food was excellent and cooked to perfection. The smoke salmon starter was beautifully presented and good portion size - the same goes for the beef and Ale Pie with Savoury scone dish. Excellent

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as ever, service good but a welcome and some attention on arrival would have been appreciated. Hanging around being ignored by several staff members was a poor start. Came good eventually thankfully.

SE
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The duck was perfectly cooked, succulent and tender. We also had hake, beatifully cooked and seasoned, served with samphire. Pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Service was friendly, attentive and efficient. Deserts were tempting traditional fayre, deliciously indulgent and worth the calories (we had sticky toffee pudding, treacle tart and an icecream sundae). We will return.

PF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good the staff very friendly had a lovely night.

SG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service for a family celebration meal

MC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Lovely place and highly recommended.

AM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food
Good portions
Good price
Nice village

E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wondeful place to either have a relaxed drink or a gourmet meal for an excellent value, in a friendly atmosphere.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch! If you're in the area and don't visit the ox for food or a drink well, you've made a big mistake and you are definitely missing out!

NI
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, sizeable portions, good service, super atmosphere, good value.
Thanks for a memorable evening.

B
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our local and always an excellent choice. Thursday night was exceptional, visited with four friends everyone’s meal was outstanding. Although really busy Paul and Bartek were attentive, friendly and professional. Wonderful night. Thank you

MC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, well cooked beef and vegetables cooked to perfection

PU
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting menu, friendly efficient service, good atmosphere.

TM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A firm favourite,stunning location,excellent menu,very atmospheric,will definitely keep going back!!!

JB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, friendly service, gorgous food. Relaxing setting.

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