The Durham Ox has a a large 45 seater restaurant  with its own dedicated bar, and food is prepared by our professional chef’s using local produce.  From a bar snack to a complete meal, we cater for all tastes. We also have our cosy bar area where you can sit and eat.  

Our menu is varied and covers starters, fish dishes, vegetarian dishes, salads, meat dishes along with sides, sweets and homemade desserts.

Durham Ox Menu


To Begin

Soup of The Day

Homemade soup served with crusty bread 4.95

Arancini Balls

Lightly crushed leek & mozzarella risotto balls. Served with an Italian tomato sauce & drizzled with pea & mint coulis 5.45 

Prawn Cocktail

Classic prawn cocktail with premium prawns on a bed of mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes & avocado topped with a homemade Marie Rose sauce. Served with buttered brown bread 6.75


Infused with garlic & drizzled with olive oil. Served with roasted vine cherry tomatoes, red onion chutney & oven baked bread 5.25

Baby BBQ Ribs

in a sticky BBQ sauce with apple slaw 5.50


West country crab with mustard & cayenne pepper, coated in crispy breadcrumbs flecked with coriander. Served with dressed salad leaves & sweet chilli jam 5.75

Mexican Nachos

Tortilla chips topped with Jalapeno peppers, melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole & salsa 5.95



Cow Pie

Homemade Steak & Ale pie, a proper pie with a short crust pastry top & bottom, served with homemade chips & mushy peas 11.25

Blade Of Beef

Slow roasted beef served with horseradish, creamed potatoes & a rich Forestier sauce. Served with seasonal vegetables 12.50

Barnsley Chop

Double loin, lamb chop with scallion mashed potatoes in a rich red wine gravy served with seasonal vegetables 12.95

Thimbleby Chicken

Chargrilled fillet of chicken topped with cheddar cheese, bacon & BBQ sauce, served with homemade chips & salad garnish 11.95

Chicken & Bacon Caesar Salad

Sliced chargrilled chicken breast with crispy bacon bits on a bed of Caesar dressed salad . Topped with homemade crunchy croutons & parmesan shavings.  11.95

Beef Lasagne 

Minced beef cooked in a rich homemade Italian sauce, sandwiched between layers of Lasagne & topped a creamy cheese sauce. Served with dressed leaves & garlic & herb bread. 10.50


From The Grill

Ribeye Steak

8oz chargrilled cut from, as the name suggests, a cow's rib section. It has a wonderful rich flavour & is very tender. Because there are pockets of fat in the steak 16.45

Sirloin Steak

10oz chargrilled cut from the upper middle of the cow. This is a part of the cow that doesn't do as much as, say, the shoulder, so it is very tender & well-marbled with fat 18.95

Fillet Steak

8oz chargrilled sliced from the 'Tenderloin', a fillet is the most succulent & tender cut available. with a buttery texture, subtle flavour & compact shape 22.50


Gammon Steak

10oz chargrilled, served with pineapple or free range egg 11.50

T Bone

16oz prime steak. This cut is the best of both worlds, One side of the bone is a tender fillet & on the other side a piece of flavoursome sirloin 19.50


All the above steaks are cooked to your liking & are served with homemade chips, onion rings, mushrooms, tomatoes & garden peas.

Steak sauce

freshly prepared homemade sauces Peppercorn or Port & Stilton 2.50


The Ox's Burger

The Classic

Gourmet 100% Lincolnshire 1/4lb Beef Burger in a lightly toasted burger bap. Served with mixed salad, a pot of onion chutney, coleslaw & homemade chips 8.00

or make it a Double Burger 12.00


The Big Cheese

Gourmet 100% Lincolnshire 1/4lb Beef Burger in a lightly toasted burger bap, topped with Monterrey Jack, Stilton, Cheddar cheese in a lightly toasted burger bap. Served with a pot of onion chutney, mixed salad, coleslaw & homemade chips 9.50

or make it a Double Burger 13.50


The Boss

Gourmet 100% Lincolnshire 1/4lb Beef Burger in a lightly toasted burger bap, topped with crispy bacon, & Monterrey Jack Cheese in a lightly toasted burger bap. Served with a pot of onion chutney & mixed salad, coleslaw & homemade chips 12.00

or make it a Double Burger 16.00


BBQ Chicken

Chargrilled chicken breast in a lightly toasted burger bap. Topped with Monterrey Jack cheese & crispy bacon in a lightly toasted bap. Served with a pot of warm BBQ sauce, mixed salad, coleslaw & homemade chips 13.00



Mussels Marinara

Mussels in a creamy white wine & garlic sauce. Served with oven baked bread & homemade salted chips 10.25

Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Naturally smoked haddock fillet pieces & potato, coated in a crispy batter & flecked with parsley. Served on a bed of dressed seasonal salad with new potatoes 10.25

Fish & Chips

Fresh Grimsby haddock in chefs own beer batter recipe. Served with homemade chips & mushy peas 10.75

Duo of Scampi & Plaice goujons

Luxury Whitby scampi & plaice goujons in a basket. Served with homemade salted chips & homemade tartare sauce 10.75

Bread & Butter 0.50

Cod Loin

  Pan seared cod loin with roasted vine cherry tomatoes & pesto served with minted, crushed new potatoes & seasonal vegetables 10.75



Spinach, Ricotta Cheese & Cannelloni

served with garlic bread & salad 10.25

Goan Veg Curry 

A medium spiced south Indian dish flavoured with tomatoes, almonds & finished with coconut & chopped coriander. Served with pilau rice, naan bread & mango chutney 9.95

Halloumi Mixed Grill

Grilled halloumi with sliced avocado, grilled flat field mushroom & juicy tomatoes. Served with spinach, oven baked bread & chilli jam 9.95


A little extra

Side Of Chips 2.25

Bowl Of Chips 3.50

Bowls Of Olives 2.75

Garlic Bread 2.50

Seasonal Vegetables 2.75

Cheesy Chips 3.75

Beer Battered Onion Rings 2.75

Garden Side Salad 2.75

Fried Mushrooms 2.75

Coleslaw 1.50