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Restaurant with rooms
Guest Rating: 4.6
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Westway, Crayke

York, 

North Yorkshire, 


YO61 4TE,  United Kingdom
The Durham Ox is an award winning traditional pub complete with flag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in the main bar during the winter. For those requiring accommodation there are six converted farm cottages that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay, with exposed brickwork, and original quarry tiles. We pride ourselves on offering friendly and efficient service; showcasing the best of local produce in our menu and stocking an extensive wine list
  • Award Winning
  • Friendly staff
  • Extensive wine list
  • Converted Farm Cottages
  • Family Friendly
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Quintessential British
  • Traditional & family run
  • Great Food
  • Roaring Fires
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Durham Ox, York are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.6
Value:
4.3
Friendliness:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.8
Facilities:
4.5
Staff service:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.7
Guest Rating: 4.6
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Peter
Group of Adults
Stayed: Sep '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Very agreeable"
80th Birthday party… Read more
"Very agreeable"
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Likes:
Willingness of staff to abnlige
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Durham Ox, York
Henry
Young Couple
Stayed: Sep '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
3
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
4
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"A good Stay"
The food was amazing and could not fault the friendly staff and service. However the room we stayed in (the studio) we were very disappointed with it! The room was tired looking and needs a some good… Read more
"A good Stay"
The food was amazing and could not fault the friendly staff and service. However the room we stayed in (the studio) we were very disappointed with it! The room was tired looking and needs a some good TLC! The price we paid for the room was a lot of money and felt very disappointed by this! Read less
Likes:
The food was excellent, we really enjoyed the walks that very provided to us in the welcome pack in the bedrooms.
Dislikes:
we were very disappointed with our bedroom we stayed in (studio) was not worth the money we paid as it needs updating!
Response from The Durham Ox:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so sorry you were disappointed with The Studio. We are always updating and maintaining our rooms, and striving to offer our guests a 5 star service and we are so sorry you felt we fell short. We do hope you will be back again.
Guest Review for The Durham Ox, York
Terry
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
3
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"excellent place to stay"
Very nice room, good food and real ales with friendly staff.… Read more
"excellent place to stay"
Very nice room, good food and real ales with friendly staff. Read less
Likes:
Room & its cost, breakfast, dinner & food and friendly staff.
Dislikes:
Although everything was fine on the Sunday night, Mondays' evening dinner service was poor. We had to request that our dinner order be taken after a long wait & gave up waiting for a dessert
Response from The Durham Ox:
We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, however we are very sorry about the poor service you received on Monday evening. We will be following this up with our team as this is very much not what we expect as Durham Ox service. Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us. We hope you will be back, Sasha Ibbotson
Guest Review for The Durham Ox, York
More Information
Publican of the Year 2011 - The PublicanBreakfast Award - Visit England 2014Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2008 - Yorkshire Tourist BoardAA Pub of the Year England 2007/8Yorkshire Dining Pub of the Year 2008/9 - The Good Pub GuideDining Pub of the Year 2012 - Flavours of Herriot Country AwardsSpecial Award for Contribution to Yorkshire, 2013 - Yorkshire LifeTraditional Pub of the Year 2008/9 - Yorkshire LifeYorkshire Pub Group of the Year 2014/2015 - The Good Pub Guide
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Durham Ox
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron Solo 
Check-in: 3:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
French
Italian
Spanish
The Durham Ox is a traditional 300-year old pub, family owned for the last 16 years. We are situated in the historic village of Crayke, North Yorkshire, with breath-taking views over the vale of York and a charming view up the hill to the medieval Church. Crayke is 25 minutes from York City Centre and in the heart of Herriot Country. The bar area has an original flag stoned floor and oak panels on the walls, as well as the bar fitted by the local woodcarver that bears his name and still takes pride of place. With several roaring fires alight in winter and an outside balcony & courtyard for summer dining the pub oozes atmosphere.

Five of the cottages are converted farm buildings. The Blue & Green Cottages offer a double room with en suite shower room, seating area, tea and coffee making facilities and H2K of Harrogate toiletries. In addition the Large Cottage, Rose is spread over two floors with two bedrooms, one super king double and one twin, en suite bathroom and separate shower, relaxed sitting room and a galley kitchen. The Lavender & Field Cottages both with super king size beds and bathrooms that have a bath and separate shower. The Studio Suite is located above the pub and offers spacious luxury accommodation with 600sq feet of space, a super king bed, en suite bathroom, sofas, flat screen television, kitchen and honesty bar. If you like the idea of being slightly more independent, yet only a stone's throw from The Durham Ox, Ivy Cottage is an ideal option for you, with 3 bedrooms it sleeps 6 guests.

For Private Parties & Dining;
Our private dining area and sitting room for parties up to sixteen offers a comfortable yet smart additional dining option.
The Ox Barn offers a fantastic venue for events up to a 100 guests. We are happy to create bespoke events in the Barn, including weddings and conference facilities.
The Durham Ox embraces the principle of good food in relaxed surroundings.
Style of property
Boutique, Comfortable, Homely, Stylish, Traditional
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