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“Birthday Treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Durham Ox

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The Durham Ox
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legbourne
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2011

We spent two excellent nights at this superb establishment. A warm welcome on arrival and a beautiful spacious suite(the Green Room) with the biggest most comfortable King Sized bed ever!
The Pub/Restaurant was a Ideal Christmas Setting,tastefully decorated and giving a brilliant atmosphere----warm and cosy with huge fireplace and also log burners.
The Menu offered excellent choices and Dinner on both Evenings was of the very highest quality,each course superbly cooked and presented.Service was second to none.
Breafast offered a wide choice and was of the very highest quality and very substantial..
Thanks to all the Staff for a most memorable stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pipLegbourne
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Thanks for the great review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much and appreciate your recommendation.
Kind regards,
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England
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53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

Spent a wonderful night away at the Durham Ox celebrating a friend's birthday.Everything from the cleanliness and comfort of the room, to the warm ambience of the bar, to the quality of cooking was excellent. Many other more pestigious places could learn rom the "Ox" on how to organise things for the benefit and enjoyment of their paying customers. Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Green room was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank starryeyed_traveller
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, December 22, 2011
Thank you for your recommendation, it is always great to hear our customers feedback and even better to know what we offer is enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, General Manager
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yorkshire
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

Stayed overnight at the weekend. Stayed in the 'Green' cottage which had a huge bed with almost a quicksand mattress which ensured a perfect nights sleep! Well appointed room with tv and dvd player with selection of dvds provided-nice touch. After consuming several pints of hand -pulled beer we ate in the dining room. Staff polite, efficient, knowledgeable and with a sense of humour! Food was excellent, had a divine venison loin, cooked to perfection. Was defeated by the 'plate of puds', but will get my own back next time! Food complemented by a well stocked and reasonably price wine list. Little wait despite dining room full.Breakfast was hearty and plentiful(not that it needed to be!) and set us up for the day. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Ask for the 'Green Cottage', bed is divine!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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16 Thank Pigsleyfan
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, December 22, 2011
It is always lovely to read such a positive review. Thank you for all your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and in particular liked your cottage and the Venison so much. Do come back and try to get through the plate of puds next time. Kind regards, General Manager
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Wakefield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

Found The Durham Ox by chance on the internet. What a find. We stayed in the studio suite and it was just perfect. The room was so comfy with the biggest bed I've ever seen. The pub itself was all decorated for Christmas and looked fantastic. We ate in the restaurant at night with log fires burning (lovely on a cold December night). The food was fantastic, the best fillet steak I've had in a while. All staff were very friendly and could have not been more helpful. Breakfast was just as nice. Could happily have stayed a lot longer than one night and will definately be back to visit again! Absolutely perfect night away.

Room Tip: The studio suite was fantastic.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Phil71537
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, December 22, 2011
We too are happy you found us on the internet! Thank you for your lovely comments. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, General Manager
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed at the Durham Ox as part of a 40th birthday party. Our party was made extremely welcome in the private dining suite, and had an extensive menu to choose from. We were looked after by staff who were efficient and friendly and the food was great. My partner and I stayed in the Green cottage which had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in in a hotel and was cosy and welcoming. Breakfast was lovely with lots of local produce.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thecrid
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, December 22, 2011
Thank you for all your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed the birthday celebrations so much and that the Super King Bed was comfortable! Glad you like the brekafast too - we do pride ourselves on using local produce whenever possible! Hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards General Manager
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lincolnshire
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61 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

We have dined 5 or 6 times here, the last before today being some 2 weeks ago when it was superb. How it can deteriorate in this time is amazing, the beef was absolutely underdone when we asked for it to be well done, the vegetables were over done, the cut of beef was also very poor quality, the service was diabolical, everything arriving haphazardly and particularly slowly, it took over 2 hours to get finished. We understand that this is part of a small chain, i think we have dined in them all, apparently they are opening a new one in a couple of weeks we wonder whether this is causing them to take their eyes off the ball, this would be real shame as in the past we have recommended them all to friends.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tony w
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to The Durham Ox. I am glad that you enjoyed your earlier visit but extremely disappointed that during your last visit we fell very short in the level of service that we pride ourselves on offering. I can assure you that your experience had nothing to do with our new openings but is more of a training issue that I will ensure is rectified immediately. I hope that you will consider visiting us again in the future to receive the level of food quality and service that guests in the majority of cases compliment us on, but which we regrettably lacked on your occasion. Please do contact me personally here at The Durham Ox if you wish to return and I will ensure that any future visit is memorable for more positive reasons. Kind regards, Paul Wanless
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York
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91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Booked this for partner's birthday. Stayed in one of the small cottages - lovely and clean, small but very quirky. Great coffee and tea facility. Terrace is very nice and we enjoyed sitting outside reading papers and drinking champagne! We had a great meal although if I had to find any fault it would be that the choice for vegetarians is limited and A bit expensive. My partner had one of the best steaks he had ever had! A lovely spot which I will visit again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YorkYorkiegirl
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thedurhamox, General Manager at The Durham Ox, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thanks for your comments about your recent visit to The Durham Ox. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your comments about the vegetarian options. We hope to welcome you back to The Durham Ox on another occasion soon. Kind regards, General Manager
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Property: The Durham Ox
Address: Westway, Crayke, Easingwold YO61 4TE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Easingwold > Crayke
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Crayke
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Durham Ox 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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