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Welcome to the durham ox
Three hundred years old, and family owned by the Ibbotsons since 1999.
We pride ourselves on offering friendly and efficient service; showcasing the best of local produce in our menu, as well as stocking an extensive range of wines and cask ales; it is wonderful to be recognised for this.
An award winning traditional pub complete with flag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in winter. We offer Private Dining upstairs in the main pub as well as our Ox Barn that seats up to 80 for larger events. And on Friday and Saturday nights we open The Dog House for drinks and bar snacks.
For those wishing for over-night accommodation we offer the perfect 'escape to the country'. There are five beautiful bedrooms in converted stone farm buildings that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay and the converted Studio Suite located above the pub. All refurbished during 2022/23. We also have Ivy Cottage, a 3 bedroom self-catering cottage within walking distance in the village.
The pub is in the centre of the village of Crayke, a charming, picturesque hill-top village to the north of York, two miles north-east of the market town of Easingwold, in North Yorkshire. With a castle, a church and of course us, the village pub. A beautiful historic village to be enjoyed throughout the seasons. The award-winning pub is the quintessential English inn, offering somewhere to eat, sleep and drink. We are in the beautiful Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty, recognised by The Times as one of the most desirable places to live - and obviously we couldn't agree more.
There are extensive panoramic views, East, West and South. Crayke stands 379 ft (115.5 metres) above sea level.
We are dog friendly, with dogs being accepted in our Tap Room and some of the bedrooms. Please note that dog-friendly tables are limited so please advise us when booking if you are bringing your canine friend).
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- BRITAIN'S 30 COSIEST PUBS: AS CHOSEN BY ALASTAIR SAWDAY, THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, DECEMBER 2017
- "IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A VENUE TO HOST A COUNTRY WEDDING THEN LOOK NO FURTHER.", TRIPADVISOR DECEMBER 2017
- "I WAS TAKEN BY A FRIEND...IT FELT LIKE WE'D STEPPED BACK IN TIME TO A TIME WHEN PEOPLE TOOK PRIDE IN WHAT THEY DO. SURROUNDINGS, SERVICE & FOOD WERE EXCEPTIONAL...." TRIPADVISOR, JANUARY 2018
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Whether you want a room for the evening, a bite to eat, or to share The Durham Ox experience with someone special, we have got something for you.