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“A wonderful Pub & restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Durham Ox

Durham Ox
Westway, Crayke YO61 4TE , England
01347 821506
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Crayke
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“A wonderful Pub & restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

During our 3/4 day stay in the Crayke area we went to this restaurant twice - a tribute to the excellence of the service & food.

It has a great "pub" atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. We tried the 7/7/7 menu on both occasions and found the meals to be really excellent.

Easily one of the best pubs we have ever been to. I wish we could move it nearer to our home in Lincolnshire!!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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thedurhamox, General Manager at Durham Ox, responded to this review, December 1, 2011
We are delighted you enjoyed The Magnificent 7 menu so much and were delighted to welcome you back twice during your visit. We hope you will come back again soon! Kind regards, General Manager
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North Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent meal again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We have visited this restaurant a few times now and each time we have had an excellent lunch. Marvellous food and very good, attentive service without being intrusive. Unfortunately we ended up next to a family with a small noisey child on our last visit but thats the hazard of dining at lunchtime I suppose.
We will definitely return

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“atmospheric inn with top quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed en famille in one of the larger rooms in the courtyard behind the inn. The rooms had comfortable beds with decent linen , but could do with a bit of a refurb, particularly the bathroom which was carpeted. The bedrooms in the attic space can get quite hot, and the fact that one of the windows couldn't be opened and the other by just a few inches can make for a warm night.
That being said the inn itself was a real treat. The food was delicious and very good value. The wine list is well chosen and not over priced, with plenty of decent wine to drink by the glass. In the morning the breakfasts were excellent, with ingredients all sourced from local suppliers who have a real pride in their produce. It set us up for the day's sightseeing in York, and after an exhausting few hours in one of England's most historic cities it was great to return to the Durham Ox, knowing that a tasty and atmospheric evening lay ahead.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great food + exceptional service = a very full and happy family!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011 via mobile

Visited after seeing the food on ch4's 4 in a bed and wasn't disappointed - service is amazing with impressive attention to detail, didn't have to ask for anything it was all brought or offered. Food was lovely and even on a busy Sunday lunch we weren't left waiting or rushed through. Would def recommend (and have done already!!) a place like this with great food and exceptional service is hard to find these days!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York
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“little for your money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

I ordered Wild boar sausage & Mash with a plum relish £12.00. The meal arrived - 2 small sausages on a spoon of mash with a couple of slices of onion on the top - no veg nothing - this was terrible never have I been so disappointed with a meal - my husband had burger & chips which was quite subtantial compared to mine - will not go again.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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