Welcome to the durham ox

Three hundred years old, and family owned since 1999.

Wow what a year! The craziest of times for our whole industry but we are so grateful to be back open. 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.
Obviously things are a little different since Covid, but we are hugely grateful that all our accomodation is self-contained with private terraces and that we have lots of space for outside dining, the Ski Lodge and the Dog House.

An award winning traditional pub complete with flag stone floors, exposed beams, oak panelling and roaring fires in winter. For those wishing for over-night accommodation there are five converted stone farm buildings that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay and the converted Studio Suite located above the pub. We also have Ivy Cottage, a 3 bedroom self-catering cottage in the village.

about the durham ox

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The Ox Shop

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our accreditations

  • 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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