Three hundred years old, and family owned since 1999.

Crayke is a charming, picturesque hill-top village 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.
The 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. We offer the perfect 'escape to the country'.
There are extensive panoramic views, East, West and South.
Crayke stands 379 ft (115.5 metres) above sea level.
A beautiful historic village to be enjoyed throughout the seasons.

We are dog friendly


Informal or formal, low key or a special celebration; whether it's drinks, an overnight stay or dinner, we would love to welcome you to The Durham Ox.

  • WITH THE RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON ALL OF US - AND ESPECIALLY BUSINESSES - BY COVID-19 WE WEREN'T SURE WHAT THE OX WOULD BE LIKE, BUT THINGS WERE MANAGED PERFECTLY. THE SOCIAL DISTANCING ARRANGEMENTS WERE WELL DONE, THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE ROOM WHERE WE ATE DINNER (THE PANELLED FRONT DINING ROOM) WAS AS RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE AS EVER, AND THE STAFF, LED BY PAUL, WERE EXCELLENT.  (LW – JULY 2020)
  • "THE FUNCTION ROOM WAS IDEAL, THE FOOD DELICIOUS AND YOU ALL LOOKED AFTER US AND COPED WITH US VERY WELL!!"
  • "LUNCH HERE WAS FIRST CLASS. THE FOOD, SERVICE AND ATMOSPHERE SMACKED OF PROFESSIONALISM. WE'VE ALREADY BOOKED TO RETURN, AND TAKING OUR FRIENDS WITH US. CAN'T WAIT."

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