Wonderful meal in beautiful old pub..Only downside was the young waitress who seemed very disinterested and even managed to throw the crumbs from my plate into my lap.
Flawless!!!!! This was some of the best food I have had in a long time
Very welcoming resraurant with kindly attentive staff and extremely pleasant atmosphere. The quality of food was very high and menu very interesting and varied. This restaurant is well worth seeking out, all in all a very good experience.
Excellent food, friendly service will definitely come back
Cosy and warm on a good table for two. We were asked several times if we would like water but better than being ignored. The pork was excellent with crunchy crackling. Well worth a trip.
Friendly, efficient service - well paced for a relaxing evening. Superb food - interesting menu, excellent local ingredients, very well cooked and attractively presented. This is a great pub which we will hopefully be able to stay at again when we next come to the area. Shame we live 200 miles away! Thank you for a lovely time.
Welcome excellent. A really friendly relaxed atmosphere. Only disappointment - NO Sticky Ribs which I consider the signature dish. One serving of Belly Pork.
Delicious salt and pepper squidcand the best pork chop I have eaten for very many years
Both the food and service were excellent. It was a family Sunday lunch and was just perfect!
Lovely traditional pub with tasty food and cosy rooms for the night.
Excellant food and great service! Only a 20 min drive from where we live as well.
It was a special occasion while my parents were here however it was rather poor
table book with high chair but not ready
Penne pasta for little one ordered as confirmed by waiter however happen to be spaghetti when food arrived not ideal for kids to eat!
Ham hock terrine smell fish
Duck with orange over cooked and super dry not nice to eat. Dauphinoise potatoes very dry and lack of cream. Main course never been double check by any waiter until we finish.
Sea bass was again very dry
Overall we were looking forward to that meal but felt super disappointed considering the price.
Love this place. Food is top notch Unfortunately spoilt by noisy teenagers at another family lunch table. Excellent waiting staff. One minus is the very matter of fact front of house/ manager. An older gentleman who really needs to lighten up and smile a little. We felt he was rather too formal which came across as abrupt and unfriendly. Which along with the noisy family unfortunately spoilt the whole ambience for us.
Really good as ever. Lovely food , great service and excellent value. Will return next year.
The pub/restaurant is still one of the best around York, the drive to it is beautiful and the reception is always welcoming.
I took my mum for a Christmas lunch and was not disappointed. My husband had never been either and we all enjoyed the food and ambience. The 2/3 course lunch is good value for high quality food and would like to go for an evening and perhaps stay in a cottage next time.
We ate here as an adult family group of four, as a birthday/ Christmas celebration. The ambience was warm, cosy and welcoming. Service was friendly and efficient and the food was imaginative and beautifully presented, with options to suit all our tastes and dietary needs (vegetarian and G/F included) Of special note was the hake served with samphire! If it had not been for the fact that the beans and sprouts were undercooked (and we ARE diners who like our veg ‘al dente’) we would have given the food 5 stars. Would definitely dine here again!
Varied menu. Lovely food. Nice choice of wines. Great countryside setting. Rooms and cottage available. Our cottage was beautiful.
Really good pre Xmas meal for 5 friends. Very good service with witty banter from waitress and maitre d. Great night and very reasonable.
Great atmosphere, food well presented. Veg a little too crisp.
The Durham Ox is in a lovely setting and a beautiful old country pub. The staff were very attentive, if I'm honest a bit too attentive and throughout our meal we did feel rushed, as soon as we had finished and placed our cutlery down our plates had been removed. The food was warm but it could have been hotter! Also on the way to the bathroom when I said it was my partners birthday could they put a candle in our pudding when I came back she was sat there on her own with the cake and candle so this lost that special moment!
We really enjoyed Sunday lunch. The food was delicious and the ambience very good.
Excellent venue. Avoid early Sunday lunch if allergic to toddlers!
Lovely food and a very friendly place to eat, great service and good value quality food.
Starter very poor both me and my partner were not happy with the queen scallops not very good value at £9 each
Both main courses were delicious and well worth the money
Excellent Sunday lunch - extremely well presented food with plentiful portions. Starters were extremely good - unfortunately we didn't have room for a sweet! Would definitely recommend.
We took some friends to the Durham Ox who were visiting from Dorset. It was a traditional pub which has been extended with extra dining areas and lovely cottage bedrooms.
The food is reliably good, the service really friendly and the wine list reasonably priced. Our friends were amazed that we had such a good pub so nearby in North Yorkshire. We had a great evening.
Great food, absolutely loved the chateaubriand, although it was a little expensive.
An excellent restaurant conveniently situated between Leeds and Scarborough to meet friends for a relaxing long and delicious lunch
We felt rushed through our meal not very relaxing after a hard days work I had my last mouth full of food and a my plate was taken away drinks a little expensive
Went to Durham Ox for an evening meal at 2030 hours on a Saturday night. The pub was busy with a party celebration and full of York race day goes too so the atmosphere was noisy and stuffy. I gave up talking to my partner who was Sat opposite me as she couldn't hear me. The service was very good despite the busy nature of the pub. The food was excellent in presentation but we both found the flavours quite bland. Price wise it was a touch expensive.
For me, I don't think I'd visit again as it just wasn't my sort of place.