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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
About
The Durham Ox is a traditional country pub situated in the heart of the Vale of Belvior. Offering a lovely cosy atmosphere.Family and dog friendly, the Ox welcomes locals and passersby alike and is popular with walkers in the area. We serve local and guest cask ales And have a full menu serving pub lunches and dinner with the likes of traditional fish & chips to our popular ox burger stacks, plus filled rolls and chips cooked in beef dripping. The ox has a fantastic award winning beer garden with four wooden gazebos all with heating and lights to shelter in on the cooler days and are also fantastic for shade in the summer months popular with everyone.
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal at a fair price, drinks served quickly and a lovely atmosphere all with a friendly service , what more do you need!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid a visit to the Durham ox for Sunday lunch with my family which included children. Made to feel very welcomed. Really enjoyed the experience. Very relaxing environment. Food was amazing and good value. Great service. Would highly recommend this pub And will return

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

Best Sunday dinner around!! Fantastic, friendly service on every visit, very accommodating and nice local pub atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

What can I say, the best roast lunch I possibly ever have had in a long time! We a party of four, we had lamb, beef, pork and one veggie meal All meals came out hot and full our meats fell off the bone! The...veggie meal was full of flavour and the gravy was thick and shiny. Everyone was full but we had a small space for pudding! The staff were attentive and friendly even had a little banter with us. We all had something different for pudding with the sticky toffee pudding being everyone’s favourite because we had to try abit of everyone’s dessert!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Lovely Sunday dinner and dessert. Best one I have had in the area. Plenty of gravy, meat was beautifully cooked and plenty of vegetables. Could not fault it.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

A welcoming pub with real ale - good selection - and delicious home-made food served in generous portions. The chips were amazing - not your usual frozen, dry horrors but real chips! The blood orange sorbet was out of this world and the huge portion...of sticky toffee pudding my son had was unbelievable! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

Lovely pub. Warm and friendly. Lots of chatter and no loud music. The food was delicious. Due to a health condition I asked for a child portion and they were more than happy to accommodate. Great menu, lovely choices, brilliant service. We thoroughly recommend the...Durahm Ox in Orston.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Met my brother and his partner here for Sunday lunch. Lucky to get a table given the positive reviews. Food was beautiful especially the lamb shank and chicken. Lovely little room at the back which the staff kindly let us use. Staff went above and...beyond!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Our first visit, just wonderful food, great service from lovely staff. We will be back. Possibly the best meal ever. Excellent. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. We phoned at short notice to get a table, not expecting to with how popular it is. They shuffled a few things round and managed to fit us in. The food is delicious, the staff are...very warm and welcoming and the pub itself is very pretty. A perfect Sunday lunch experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Ate here for the first time today for a family birthday. The food was amazing as was the service. We definitely be going back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Booked Sunday dinner 1 beef 1 chicken. Service was quick and very polite we will definitely be back. Was gorgeous food and location

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

The food is just outstanding. The staff were polite & attentive, the village setting extremely pleasant. Clean & tidy. Top marks. Have the sticky toffee pudding if you go it’s just amazing! Thank you staff!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Chose the halloumi ciabatta with salad. It was exceptional. Best bread I have tasted in ages, plenty of halloumi. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Both of us had a Roast pork Sunday lunch and rate it the best we have eaten this year. Great service from the staff and the bill came to less than £40 including drinks. Happy to leave a £5 tip thoroughly deserved. No wonder all...the tables were full. We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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The Durham OX is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5