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The Durham Ox Pub

££ - £££, British,
Main Road, Thimbleby | Thimbleby, Horncastle LN9 5RB, England
+44 1507 527152
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (30 reviews)
“ox” (7 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Had fabulous meal for sisters birthday, fish and chips, steak pie with a pastry base( a proper pie) and mixed grill, all good to perfection. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Sisters pudding came with a birthday candle which made her day also had a happy...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location. Lovely meal. Fantastic food. Service was great . Will definitely be back. Thank you .

Thank paulbL6457BP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on time,but the place was full.Hence our being seated away from main dining area.We thought we had been forgotten because of an unacceptable wait before having our order taken.The two of us ordered beef (excellent in the past);one well done,the other medium to...More

2  Thank golly916
Jacqui W, Owner at The Durham Ox Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you wasn't 100% happy with your meal, but I'm glad to hear you will be returning, and thank you for the compliment. We are lucky to have really great friendly customers and this rubs off onto me and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had planned to eat Sunday lunch at the nearby garden centre but their boiler was broken so we headed for the Durham ox, just round the corner. We had been a couple of times before but being with our next-door neighbour we sat in the...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened to find this little gem whilst searching for places to eat on a weekend away. So glad we did had an amazing Saturday lunchtime meal. Food was gorgeous and excellent value for money. Hosts were welcoming and on hand to fill our glasses. We...More

Thank Eleanor W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has changed hands a lot recently so it is hard to keep up with whether it is good or not. I visited 5th November 2016 and it was superb. Food was served much quicker than I expected and was presented brilliantly. Food was...More

Thank C377
Jacqui W, Owner at The Durham Ox Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Just to clarify we have actually owned and run the pub for 4 years now......I know time passes so quickly doesn't it. Look forward to seeing you soon. Jacqui

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have been to this country pub. We both ordered the big cheese burgers. Husband had monterey jack and I had mine with Stilton. The landlady suggested we moved tables as two burgers would not fit on our small table....More

Thank jdragon68
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We have just been to The Durham Ox for Sunday lunch . service was excellent & the food was wonderful . All the roast dinners were cooked to perfection . Desserts were also very varied home cooke & delicious.We will definitely be returning !

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Dropped in on the offchance for Sunday lunch. Pleasant staff found us a lovely table in the conservatory, then served us a roast beef dinner to die for! We had beef, roast and mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pan made gravy and horseradish...More

Thank kiteslady
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We three friends had a Saturday lunch here and were very satisfied with the service and quality of the food- we all had the fish and chips! Which was all it should be and very good , we hopefully will be back .

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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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