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The Durham Ox
5.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Westway, Crayke YO61 4TE, England   |  
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Barnsley
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We went to Durham Ox for our daughter's birthday meal with friends n family staff were excellent meal was superb ribs melted off the bone. I had the fish cooked to perfection ! This Pub/Restaurant a must when in the area again. Thank you

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We found this Hotel on the internet and it looked so good we went out of our way to stay there. We are from the other end of the world and wanted a real live english pub, and we found it.
Steve, the Manager checked us in with a smile and whisked our bags up into the studio suite, a huge light room with a large kitchen off it and a roomy bathroom. Spotlessly clean with a very, very comfortable bed. The views are magnificent, we were very happy.
We ate in and had a beautiful meal, Excellent service and a very good wine menu. It was so very good we ate in the following night as well so we could sample more of the local foods, it was just as good the second time round.
Breakfast was fantastic with wonderful local meats and produce.
We certainly hope to return next time we are in the UK.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Surrey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We stayed here over the Christmas break and spent one night in the Studio room and another three nights in one of the junior cottages whilst my mother stayed in the other. The studio was wonderful and we were sorry we hadn't booked it for the entire stay but the cottage was also very good - just not as sumptuous. The cottages are both suitable for the less mobile (but the shower is over the bath) and very comfortable. The breakfasts were excellent and we had one evening meal which was also very good, my husband had a fantastic steak. I guess in summer the accommodation maybe quite noisy if the beer garden is in use but in winter it's very peaceful and a beautiful spot. The Durham Ox was recommended by family who live in the area and it lived up to the recommendation.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
We are delighted your visit lived up to your expectations and hope to see you back here again soon. Best wishes, Liz Le Coze
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Been to this place many times to stay and dine. Situated in the lovely village of Crayke, The Durham Ox offers accommodation of a high standard, delicious food, a good selection of wines and friendly attentive staff. Recommended to anyone who appreciates a place with warmth, character, quality and good friendly service.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
What a very nice reommendation, thank you so much!
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Newcastle upon Tyne
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I stayed for 3 nights and have no complaints. Very comfortable accommodation in a lovely village with great views. Friendly and welcoming without being intrusive, excellent food and wine, impeccable service. I've already recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
We are big fans of recommendations - thank you for letting your friends know. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Durham Ox so much and hope to see you and your friends back here again soon.
Kind regards,
Liz Le Coze
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We booked a 2 night stay and was excellent value for money. The cottage was lovely and cosy with excellent facilities. We were also able to take our dog.
The food was amazing and we ate in the pub both evenings...extremely popular and busy place.
service was excellent and efficient.....staff consistent and very friendly. Breakfast each day also was lovely and to a really high standard.
excellent location base to explore the area.
most definately would visit this place again and bring my family

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to write. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, both the accommodation and dining. We are also dog lovers here so we're delighted your dog was able to enjoy it too! Looking forward to seeing you on another occasion very soon.
Kind regards,
Liz Le Coze
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

A lovely cosy pub / restaurant in beautiful countryside and worth a visit. We had lunch here and the service was very friendly, if a little slow. (By way of example we waited over 20 minutes after being seated to have someone take our order. It might be a useful idea to serve bread immediatley, which at least assists the diners if they have to wait?). I found the food pleasant enough, the pud plate was delicious, local cheese really good but the seafood platter was somewhat underwhelming and not, I thought, particularly good value at £20. Overall, a pleasant enough dining experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for your review, we take contructive feedback seriously and appreciate you taking the time to write. We are glad you enjoyed your visit in the most part and have noted your comments about the service. We apologise you had to wait to have your order taken, meal times do get extremely busy but that is no excuse for you having to wait.. Hope you will visit The Durham Ox again soon. Kind regards, Liz Le Coze
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Address: Westway, Crayke YO61 4TE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Crayke
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Crayke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Durham Ox 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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