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The Durham Ox Pub

££ - £££, British,
Main Road, Thimbleby | Thimbleby, Horncastle LN9 5RB, England
+44 1507 527152
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“ox” (7 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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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 7 April 2017 via mobile

Go here to eat on a regular basis. Food always excellent and good variety. Staff always welcoming, good range of real ales. Lovely place for a summer beer in the garden or sitting next to the roaring real fire on the cooler nights.

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Got to be one of the best we have stayed at field is flat and has all the stuff we need, but also has the pub which is very old world open fire and all with first class food and good prices, reall can't see...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Sorry a bit late, visited Durham ox on the 4th march, Absolutely fantastic i had a steak cooked to perfection. Wife had a lasagna was that big we could have shared it, service and atmos was spot on i normally find something to moan about...More

Thank billyopbob
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We visited the Durham Ox on Saturday. We have not been before and were led by good reviews.The pub was cosy and the owners friendly and welcoming. We all had steak and couldn't fault it. I love a blue steak and my rib eye was...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Excellent meal as usual this is our third visit to this lovely little pub and we have been more than happy with the service the food and overall friendliness of the place, our only regret is we do not live nearer so we can visit...More

Thank derrysam
Reviewed 13 March 2017

First visit to Durham Ox. Delighted to find country band setting up. Warm welcome, good food, my steak delicious, just as I asked, med rare but not bloody! Onion rings to die for. Mr had fish and chips, also very good. Only downside heating up...More

Thank par04cj
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My ribeye steak was very tasty and all the trimmings too!! My hubby had cow pie which was quite delicious. Service was good and very friendly atmosphere. A very quaint olde worlde pub. Will definitely visit again!!!

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Visited Durham Ox Pub last night for a Ribeye Steak meal - the steak was like eating marshmallow and so tasty - Chips were slightly underdone but still enjoyed our meal. Gosh don't ask me about the Apple and blackberry crumble, complete with small jug...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We at Loveden Travel would like to thank all the staff at the Durham Ox for yet again helping us to deliver a wonderful Drive and Dine experience to our customers during our visit for Lunch on the 1st March 2017. Coach parties are always...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Durham Ox a number of times over the last 5 months and have always been exceptionally happy with food and standard of service. Would definitely recommend!

Thank RLT10
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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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
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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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