The Durham Ox
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm; 5:30pm - 8:30pm
We also offer the following...
BLACKBOARD SPECIALS, SUNDAY LUNCH MENU, CHILDREN'S MENU, SET COURSE LUNCH, SANDWICHES, BEFORE SEVEN MENU, GLUTEN FREE MENU, VEGETARIAN MENU.
Nearest airports are Teeside or Leeds and we are 90 minutes from Manchester. The nearest railway stations are York or Thirsk.
There is a good Bus service from Easingwold to York.
We can tailor our menus to suit any occasion and endeavour to create a unique package that satisfies your own personal desires, budgets and all dietary requirements.
If you have an enquiry for a function on or off site please contact the Durham Ox directly.
Went for Sunday roast on Father's Day 2018, myself and my partner and 2 children. Food was very good, service was good, apart from one waitress who spilt gravy from one of the plates she was carrying all over my daughter's coat and on the floor and had a face like thunder when pointed out. I ended up cleaning up after her. Apart from that, lovely venue and great food, would recommend.
Quiet evening - surroundings and service good as always. Had booked for a birthday, which was disappointingly not acknowledged. One of the starters, from the chalk board, was not available?! Food: Starters were good (esp. pork belly in sticky chilli sauce). Mains were hit and miss some very good (Duck) with others not quite up to usual standard, chicken was dry, fish Goujons were thin on fish.
Still a favourite to visit, but not their best performance.
One of my favourite places I’ve ever visited. Amazing staff, food and atmosphere!
A warm welcome was received and we were shown the perfect table in the window with the sun shining through plenty of room to manoeuvre not shoved in a corner on the tiniest table just because there was two of us.
A comfortable atmosphere.
Not a bad choice of meals maybe a couple more wouldn’t go amiss but what we ordered was delicious enjoyed every mouthful from start to finish.
Even tho the pub was very busy the service was spot on quick and professional staff looked very presentable.
I can honestly say we had a great evening well wort the hours drive and will be returning
Having loved to the local area some six months ago and seeing lots of good reviews we thought it was long over due to visit..... a casual Friday evening and me and my sister thought why not this week? Booked with great ease using opentable, promise of good things to eat from reviews and from Instagram photos to make you drool. We arrived 6.40pm and were greeted with a warm welcome from the waiter who showed us to our seats and got us our drinks. Soft drink for my sister whilst I settled on a Bombay Saphire (house gin) and a fevertree tonic. The restaurant had a sunny bistro feel in the restaurant with a glorious welcoming cosy pub feel in the bar area.
The food was quick to arrive once decisions had been made. Queenie Scallops for myself in a cheese sauce served in the shell with plenty of crispy edges, I would say although tasty these lacked that wow factor. My sister said the same about her choice of squid which was beautifully presented but lacked umph.... that little something that makes your mouth water and sing and makes you revisit the experience as a flashback a day or so later when you smell, something which takes you right back to that moment.
Following starters, I had fish and chips with mushy peas..... The fish was fresh but suffered from a little too much moisture and perhaps a slightly cooler oil temperature which lead a overall texture which was crispy yet yielded a lot of oil. On the opposite end of the spectrum were the chips which were very dry. Overall a little disappointing.
My sister opted for chicken Millanaise which looked and was my all accounts very tasty served with skin on fries and a lovely dressed salad. The chicken was plentiful and crisp and bathed in a butter and caper sauce.
We were too full for deserts but these looked delicious on the neighbouring tables, overall Im not sure the £65 bill was for something outstanding... a little above average but when we have so many other options around I’m not sure I will rush back.
A meal out with a friend from across the Pennines who asked us to book somewhere for him to treat us! His view ‘you picked a great place’ probably says what you want to know. Service was good, food excellent, slightly noisy but it was Saturday night on a Bank Holiday weekend.
This is not fine dining but pub food of a very high standard with equally good service.
My wife and I were recommended this restaurant (Well Pub) for our Anniversary meal. The Bar Manager came over and noted 'Pescatarian eh?' whilst winking at my wife. He took our drink order and though my wife wanted just a diet coke , he seemingly offered us instead a glass of Prosecco top celebrate our anniversary. We were charged £15+ for the privilege. The food was so-so and we were left not satisfied but over £100 lighter in the bank. The atmosphere too was lacking.
We will not be returning.
Sunday lunch. Fantastic service and food though great l, did’nt exceed my expectations.
The ease with which this place gets so many things right makes you wonder why so many others don't, e.g. by spoiling an otherwise pamper-you ambience with sub-Beyoncé pop at an intrusive volume. Durham Ox gives you laid back jazz. Attentive but not fussy waiters: check. Complimentary basket of artisan bread: check. Sensible portion sizes:check. Menu offers intriguing variations on standard themes - I've had other fish platters, my wife often orders swordfish, but they weren't quite like today's meal. I've also paid a lot more for much less scrumptious food than this. Only caveat: vegetarians on the day of this visit would have been faced with Hobson's choice, just like in the bad old days when you got veggie lasagne or veggie lasagne. More options please.
As usual, great food and ambience. Wonderful location.
As usual, a grumpy maitre d'hotel and slightly less than professional waiting staff.
Restaurant great - Owner didn't recognise the booking through this method!
Fantastic food! The staff were so friendly and attentive. One of the best meals that we have ever had.
Went for Sunday lunch as a family with dog. Excellent service. Great food, beer and ambience. Dogs are made most welcome which is fantastic
Very average Sunday lunch pub main course could have been hotter otherwise all ok
The staff were all very friendly and ameanable. My starter of mussels was delicious. Our mains came very quickly after our starters-it would have been nice to have a bit of a break. We both had the Sunday roast pork. The meal was big but unfortunately all very luke warm. The gravy didn’t have much flavour either and there was only a tiny bit of crackling which was chewy. The Yorkshire puddings and cauliflower cheese were great though. Desserts were delicious. We asked to share a carafe of coffee and were only given the one but were charged twice for it. Very expensive meal (you can get a set three course Sunday lunch down the road in Stillington for considerably less and in our opinion the roast is that bit better there!)
We would return to give it another try as many of our family members love it there but on this occasion we weren’t bowled over.
The problem here is too many customers which results in poor service, hurried hospitality and an attitude that the customer doesn't matter. Despite letting the restaurant know that it was our anniversary, this was never acknowledged in any shape or form. We were seated at the back of the restaurant - like an annex- and had less than a total of 3 minutes of attention (combined time from the staff) The food was very average and when it arrived after 44 minutes, more in keeping with day-to-day pub food. When we came to pay the bill we mentioned our dissatisfaction only to be 'blanked.' A final sign that nobody cared. Our mistake was leaving a tip.
If you wish to spend £50ph on a special occasion then do not waste your money here.
Been here many times before and never had a bad experience!
Lovely pub, but fish pie very bland, and hardly any fish.
Excellent food , perfect service made to feel welcome, lovely lunch experience
Lovely Sunday lunch in a cosy dining room. Would certainly go again and perhaps stay over. Beautiful daffodils on bank opposite.
Really enjoyed our Sunday dinner which would get 5/5 but soup was a little watery. Was seated in the newer extension even though tables in quirkier, nicer main rooms were free. Not the same atmosphere in the new part unfortunately. Will return.
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Ox, as usual, we love the atmosphere there and the food is always very good. We prefer to be in the Middle Bar where there are fewer tables and it feels more intimate. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming and provide a very good service. Just little bit slower than usual on Saturday evening but they were very busy and it certainly wasn’t enough for us to make comment. Will be back before too long!
As usual, excellent food complemented by great service. What more can one ask for. The steak we had was beautifully tender, perfectly cooked!
Always excellent, never disappoints, enjoyed by aal of us good choice and really good value. We will be back.
The Pub is set in a perfect location in a beautiful village, the food is consistently excellent along with the service and attention to detail
Had Sunday lunch. I had the beef and my other half had the pork. Both were amazing and our starters were also very good.
Service is first class, the atmosphere is great and the staff are hugely attentive. A great range of drinks and wines with the Ox specialising in rare brandy (something to try another time). Would recommend going out of your way for Sunday lunch here and although it’s been a while, it’s also worth a visit for dinner.
Well organised reception of our multi-national group, helpful accommodating staff serving good quality proper Sunday Lunch to show what an English Pub is all about.
Excellent service in nice atmosphere
Evening light made it impossible to read the specials words hung from the ceiling
We will be back!
On the whole, a very nice restaurant. However, it was a little disappointing that I ordered the mussel starter and I was served 2 completely closed mussels. When this was pointed out to the waitress, she just came back and said the chef had apologised, and that was it! This is the second time we have visited and everything else has been really top notch
Delicious food, friendly and great atmosphere. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
Booked for a Mother's Day lunch from friends recommendations. Sadly it did not live up to expectations! The food was of poor quality in particulater the roast potatoes which were more Aunt Bessie than high end bistro. The service was indifferent at times and the delivery of the complementary pot plant was practically thrown at me without any due regard.
Will not return in a hurry!
Delicious meal as always. A favourite place to go with friends and as a couple.
Quaint, cosy, quintessential British pub with a good selection of food and wines on the menu. My family enjoyed a leisurely Sunday lunch here last weekend. Service was efficient and friendly. Food was perfectly cooked and tasty. We will definitely return.
Birthday celebration lunch with my son and grand daughter, the ambiance was good and our food was beautifully presented and superb. GillM
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.