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“Fab location, cosy pub and tasty menu”
Review of Durham Ox

Durham Ox
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Crayke
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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493 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Fab location, cosy pub and tasty menu”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We were staying here as well as dining and enjoyed our stay in this cosy and stylish pub. We stayed in the studio - a large room with living area, kitchen and huge bed as well as an outdoor seating area overlooking the countryside (although it was too cold to sit outside!) There was also a well stocked honesty bar which was a nice touch.

The room was cold though and I think there may have been some problems with the boiler but as soon as we mentioned it they got straight onto the problem and fixed it quickly so it soon warmed up.

The restaurant is obviously a popular one so we were grateful that they rang us before arrival to check if we wanted to book a table as it would have been disappointing if we hadnt been able to eat there that night.

We chose the £75 meal for two which comprised a selection of canpaes, seafood sharing platter, spiced orange sorbet, chateaubriand with onion rings, chips, mushrooms, tomaotoes and bearnaise sauce then a platter of puddings.

All very lovely but we were stuffed by the end of it!

So, the best thing about this place is that it is a popular pub but that is also the downside as it was quite noisy in the room. Absolutly fine if you're staying up, which we were, but anyone wanting to go to bed before 1230 would have struggled with the noise.

Breakfast the next day was great with a choice of lots of egg dishes as well as the more traditional full English.

I would definitely recommend this as a restaurant and for overnight stays.

  • Visited March 2013
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Yateley
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8 reviews
“Excellent food”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lovely ambience. Friendly staff. Good service. Great menu. Good beers. Easy reach of guest house. Nothing to dislike.

Visited March 2013
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Thank DavidYateley
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Huddersfield
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The food is well cooked and presented with an excellent choice. In winter or cold weather there is the luxury of an open fire.

Visited March 2013
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York
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Food good but expensive”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We enjoyed a good meal last Saturday and the restaurant was very busy with a good ambience but the portions were quite small and the bill very expensive. Over £5 for a glass of mediocre wine.

  • Visited February 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Superb food”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Good selection on the menu which both looked and tasted great, this coupled with the friendly staff and general ambience makes it a great place for a meal

Visited March 2013
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