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Visit England 5 Stars Restaurant with Rooms
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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from£395.00
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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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Laurna
Family with young Children
Stayed: May '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Everything from the standard of the room to the excellent evening meals was spot on."
We stayed four nights in Rose cottage. Went exploring to York and carp fishing nearby. Had excellent breakfast every morning and evening meal three nights.… Read more
"Everything from the standard of the room to the excellent evening meals was spot on."
We stayed four nights in Rose cottage. Went exploring to York and carp fishing nearby. Had excellent breakfast every morning and evening meal three nights. Read less
Likes:
Clean,comfortable accommodation. Good range of evening meal choices. Food was very high quantity. Most of all the staff were happy and attentive.
Dislikes:
Very small point but kitchen staff taking a break smoked at the back of our cottage. It was slightly intrusive as they were so close to the window and the smell of cigarettes entered the cottage.
Guest Review for The Durham Ox, York
Sandy
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"A wonderful historic country inn with great food"
This was my second visit to the Durham Ox in 6 years. It was even better than I remembered. Lovely cottage, good friendly bar, choice of social spaces inside & out and fantastic food & wine. Staff are… Read more
"A wonderful historic country inn with great food"
This was my second visit to the Durham Ox in 6 years. It was even better than I remembered. Lovely cottage, good friendly bar, choice of social spaces inside & out and fantastic food & wine. Staff are so helpful. It is a real gem. Read less
Likes:
The ambiance of a historic inn, the combination of old & new, the quaint cottage rooms, superb menu and a rural location yet easily accessible to the main road network and York.
Dislikes:
Nothing
Guest Review for The Durham Ox, York
Denis
Group of Adults
Stayed: May '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Outstanding Gastro Pub and Accomodation"
We stayed overnight and were 4 people in 2 rooms. The Durham Ox is a great place to stay and eat. The rooms are excellent and interesting, the food is very good and the choice of drinks wide. The qual… Read more
"Outstanding Gastro Pub and Accomodation"
We stayed overnight and were 4 people in 2 rooms. The Durham Ox is a great place to stay and eat. The rooms are excellent and interesting, the food is very good and the choice of drinks wide. The quality of the beer in particular is worth the trip. We went with friends from the USA who really enjoyed their first visit. It is our location of choice when in the area. The staff are friendly and the service of high quality. Don't miss it. Read less
Likes:
Character, service and quality. Comfortable rooms, lovely village and beautiful countryside.
Dislikes:
None
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
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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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