Overview & description

A 300-year old pub with original features and offering comfortable surroundings without recourse to trendy fixtures and fittings. In the bar area the original flag stones are still on the floor and on the walls oak panels fitted by the local woodcarver as well as a bar that bears his name still takes pride of place. With a roaring fire alight in the inglenook fireplace in winter and an outside balcony for summer dining the pub oozes atmosphere.

With three different dining areas within the pub, families and couples are catered for simultaneously. A private dining area and sitting room for parties up to sixteen offers a comfortable yet smart additional dining option.

The Durham Ox embraces the principle of good food in relaxed surroundings and has always endeavoured to use the freshest and best of ingredients, bought locally wherever possible. The menu is particularly celebrated locally for Crayke game, local meats, fresh fish and seafood dishes. Bread & petit fours are made on site.

The A La Carte Menu changes seasonally regularly to incorporate fresh produce and is available 7 days a week, except Sunday lunch. The menu is complemented by a range of 'black board' specials. Sundays provide a much talked about Sunday Lunch; the traditional Sirloin Beef and Yorkshire puddings, as well as fresh fish and other dishes, are complemented by delicious desserts. Booking is advisable.

All dietary requirements are catered for but please inform The Durham Ox in advance.

The four cottages are converted farm buildings, and offer accommodation for up to 12 guests. The two Junior cottages offer a double room with en suite facilities, snug seating area, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, film library and L'Occitane products. In addition the large cottages are spread over two floors with two large bedrooms, one double and one twin, Jacuzzi bathroom, relaxed sitting room and a gallery kitchen.

The Studio suite is located above the pub and offers spacious luxury accommodation for two adults with 600sq feet of space, a super king bed, en suite bathroom, sofas, flat screen television, kitchen and honesty bar.


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Facilities available at The Durham Ox

  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-fi


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