The Durham Ox

West Way, Crayke YO61 4TEYorkUnited Kingdom
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About The Durham Ox

The Durham Ox is an original 300 year old public house located in Crayke, an historic village in North Yorkshire. The property is family-owned and run and offers traditional accommodation.

Independent, individually decorated cottages offer en-suite bathrooms as well as a variety of features including separate seating, galley kitchens, flat screen TV’s and tea/coffee making facilities.

In addition to smoke-free accommodation, the Durham Ox also offers free onsite private parking, wedding and conference facilities, a bar lounge with fireplace and an outside balcony and courtyard.

Guests can enjoy a variety of local traditional dishes and international favourites served in the rustic themed restaurant as well as the 300 year old pub where a variety of local ales, wines and spirits.

The property is twenty five minutes from York City centre and is nine miles from Shandy Hall, Byland Abbey and Redwood Park Fishing Lakes.


West Way, Crayke , YO61 4TE, York, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1347)821506 | Fax: +44(1347)823326 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Spacious rustic accommodation.

Converted from a series of farm buildings, accommodation at the Durham Ox is spacious and well-appointed. The décor and overall feel is one of rustic charm with exposed wood ceiling beams used as part of the décor. Rooms are cleaned regularly and are well-presented.

Excellent facilities.

The property is non-smoking apart from designated smoking areas and is very clean and well-maintained throughout. There is plenty of space in the converted barn for wedding and conference events and the 300 year old pub with its original floors and stone fireplace, is the centrepiece of the property.

Warm and welcoming staff.

Staff are experienced in hospitality and offer and warm and friendly welcome. The Durham Ox is family-owned and run and subsequently service is personal and very genuine.

Negative Reviews

Limited Wi-Fi availability.

There is no real Wi-Fi access available in any of the accommodation cottages which can be an issue if research or catching up on business is needed. Wi-Fi access in the restaurant or conference/banquet area is quite good however.

Some standard amenities not available.

While cottages are well-appointed with good features and décor, some amenities which would be considered standard in most accommodation are missing, the most notable of these being a hair dryer, which some have found quite inconvenient.

Choose accommodation according to needs.

One thing that is not apparently clear when making a booking at the Durham Ox is that the accommodation is not all standard. Some accommodation is designed for couples only and features smaller rooms with smaller en-suites. Larger groups or families should ensure that a cottage large enough is booked to avoid any issues or complications.

Rating Overview

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9.3 out of 10 based on 175 reviews