About

The Durham Ox Pub is set in rural Lincolnshire, a short distance from the market Town of Horncastle.  It is an ideal place to visit for a bar snack, lunch, an evening meal or for a Sunday carvery.

For those warm summer days and evenings we have a lovely sunny beer garden with plenty of space for you to sit and relax outside.

The pub has ample off road car parking and is only a short distance from the main Horncastle to Lincoln road and very easy to find.

If you are interested in running a small local or club event for the day, we have ample space at the rear of the pub and will be happy to discuss any ideas you may have, so please give us a call.

The Pub takes its name from the famous Durham Ox, which was bred by brothers Charles and Robert Colling of Ketton farm in 1796.  It was a truly huge animal that captured the attention of the British public.

The Ox was purchased by a wealthy aristocrat and toured England and Scotland for six years in a specially designed carriage. The ox's owner sent the celebrated animal from one agricultural fair to another and pocketed a portion of the admission fees.

The Ox has conveyed more than 3,000 miles, over a period of five years, before the beast dislocated its hip while on show at Oxford in February 1807. It was slaughtered two months later and weighed in at 189 stone. During its lifetime, it reached an incredible maximum weight of 270 stone.