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The Durham OX


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we’ve been the food has been great (particularly the Sunday roast) and the service brilliant. Lovely staff, nice cosy atmosphere, the perfect local!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank r_whits
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, excellent customer service. The landlord was fab and obviously has a passion for the business. Thank you, Lisa and Tim

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lhindley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow... Where to start the hospitality was brilliant very friendly from the moment you walk in. We chose the polenta chips with garlic mayo and the soup for starters. We then had pork belly with mash and gravy and venison burgers with chips and Rhubarb...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Scarlettheath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The Durham Ox for the first time yesterday, met up with friends this location being approx half way for each of us. Our friends were as equally impressed as us both with the quality of the food and I noted the very friendly atmosphere,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lewisNassington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food. Excellent start to finish and certainly no complaints about the service or friendly atmosphere either

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Craig H
rickbainbridge, Owner at The Durham OX, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simply delightful village pub with a real warm heart. Tracy, Ric and team always give a friendly, warm welcome. The food is absolutely " spot on". From Sunday lunch through to a great menu choice supported by tasty specials - there is something to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hardy8384
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met up with friends for a lunchtime chat and share, and decided to try The Durham Ox. My wife is gluten-free, and items suitable for her were pointed out to her from the menu. The food was hot, freshly prepared and very tasty; all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LoveAfricaLincoln
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us had a meal at the Durham Ox on Saturday 24th November. As 1 of our group has a serious nut allergy and another needs a gluten free diet we were naturally concerned that what they ate would not make them ill. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 848melindar
Reviewed 14 January 2019

The Durham Ox is a typical village pub. The staff are exceptionally welcoming. Our first visit was on Boxing Day, The pub was packed but an enquiry about food proved that two delicious sandwiches were brought with surprising speed. A 2nd visit and we ordered...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank carolhulse1947
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

We had been walking with our puppy on a local walk near this pub and ended the walk with a visit here. This was the first time the dog had been into the pub so obviously we were slightly worried on if he would behave...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lisa B
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Marianne S
2 November 2018|
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Response from rickbainbridge | Property representative |
Yes that wouldn’t be a problem.
Sweetest S
9 September 2018|
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Response from rickbainbridge | Property representative |
Yes we are very dog friendly.🐕
Patrick J
5 August 2015|
Response from rickbainbridge | Property representative |
Hi pat, Thats not a problem, it is fantastic that you would like to come and see us at the durham ox, it will be good to catch up with you all, I will wait to hear from mick then get you all booked in. just to remind you... More
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