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The Durham Ox Pub

££ - £££, British,
Main Road, Thimbleby | Thimbleby, Horncastle LN9 5RB, England
+44 1507 527152
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Road, Thimbleby | Thimbleby, Horncastle LN9 5RB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Whilst out for a full day of walking in the Wolds Called at the Durham Ox for refreshment. What a nice surprise. Excellent beer, normally we would only have one pint at lunchtime but the Batemans XB was so good had to have a couple!...More

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home cooked food excellent, staff helpful and attentive, pleasant, comfortable surroundings, we'll be back 😁

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends for a meal then joined in the quiz, excellent food and service the atmosphere is so friendly we will definitely be visiting again soon.

1  Thank Gill L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in the area for 5 days, went there on the Monday and had a lovely pie, full of meat, and returned Thursday. Had lasenge, really tasty. This is proper food cooked on the premises, not bought in from a factory. Wished I lived in...More

1  Thank alansrecycling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for quiz night and had food before hand, which was lovely home cooked and very filling good portion size too :) will be coming back

1  Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a French couple and new résidentes in Lincolnshire. We were looking for a typical pub where we feel like at home... it’s done! We ate burgers and it was good (apart from we prefer when there is lot of sauce and salad). The...More

1  Thank Camille T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To discover that our experience did not reflect that of others. The food was ok but the surroundings didn’t feel loved or looked after. The table lamp on the windowsill was full of cobwebs and the loos looked like they needed a good clean too....More

Thank Seasidder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in the area we were recommended to this place by our B&B host. It was my partners birthday and we wanted somewhere dog friendly. We arrived early and were shown to our table. The menu choice was good. Food was piping hot and plentiful....More

1  Thank ShellyUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday lunch for 3 adults, a very limited menu, but we really enjoyed our fare. Nice clean surroundings, welcoming staff and a very reasonably priced bottle of wine (most unusual, as are accustomed to reasonably priced food and then being ripped off for wine)....More

1  Thank PAUL D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had a meal at this pub and between us we had three different meals. Every one of them was delicious, cooked to perfection and nicely presented. Lovely friendly staff too. Would definitely come back here again.

1  Thank DancingQueenBingley
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12 February 2017|
Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, ring them and I'm sure they will put you wise. They are very nice and helpful staff.
brenda o
27 November 2016|
Response from Jacqui W | Property representative |
Hi Brenda, our Christmas Faye menu is available throughout December. If you would like me to email you a copy just let me know your email address. Jacqui
1 September 2016|
Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
They had a very fine selection of around 5 when we went however I think they may of updated there menu now think there is a spinach and ricotta cannelloni, veg lasagne, Greek salad and I'd expect a few more! They had vegan... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Thimbleby | Thimbleby, Horncastle LN9 5RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: +44 1507 527152
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a short distance from the picturesque market town of Horncastle. The Durham Ox is a charming, welcoming country pub, with friendly staff. Our traditional Sunday lunch is always very popular as are our bar meals. A full restaurant menu is available in our restaurant, which is cooked to perfection by our chef and we always try to source our food as locally as we can. Booking is always advisable. Come and warm up next to our roaring log fire, have a pint or two in our 'RAF corner' or perhaps a bar meal in the 'cow shed', a glass of wine in our garden, or why not treat yourself to a fabulous meal in our delightful restaurant. Which ever you choose you are always guaranteed a very warm welcome. Did we mention we also have a registered caravan site? Why not bring your caravan or motorhome and stay with us a little longer. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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