Hotel The Durham Ox (York, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Durham Ox (York, United Kingdom)

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.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


West Way, Crayke, YO61, York, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.0 / 10
  • Rooms
    Excellent  8.6 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  9.1 / 10

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.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Terrace
  3. Porter service
  4. Pets allowed
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  1. Accessible hotel
  2. Accessible bathroom
  3. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


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

Frequently Asked Questions about The Durham Ox

  • Is there a pool area at The Durham Ox?

    No, The Durham Ox doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Durham Ox?

    Yes, The Durham Ox has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Durham Ox?

    Yes, The Durham Ox provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Durham Ox?

    Check-in at The Durham Ox is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Durham Ox located?

    The Durham Ox is located in West Way, Crayke, YO61, York, United Kingdom.

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