The Durham Ox

Main Road, Thimbleby, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5RB

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site

Why stay here ...

  • We are 1 mile from Horncastle town centre, situated in the pretty village of Thimbleby, renowned for its thatched cottages.
  • We are 20 miles from Lincoln city and there is a bus stop nearby.
  • Our beautifully kept site is at the rear of an 'olde world' pub & restaurant offering reasonably priced home cooked dishes using good quality local produce.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS LIMITED TO 4 PITCHES

Each pitch has Hard Standing for car and van, Electric with Smart Meter Reader.

No Awnings.

Toilet facilities are situated in the Pub so available when pub open.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Dog walk from site
  • Pub
  • Restaurant
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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0.5 acres

Lawned site

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Postcode:
LN9 5RB
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GPS:
Lat 53.213112 / Lon -0.137549
OS field ref:
TF245700
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Great little site offering so much

The Durham Ox
This is a quiet well maintained small site of four hard standing pitches offering electric hook ups tucked away at The Durham Ox, a traditional country pub/restaurant. It's perfect for visiting Horncastle, a picturesque 20 minute walk away or a five minute drive to the market town. Host Jacqui could not be more hospitable. Nothing is too much trouble and she and her team are very welcoming and accommodating. The Durham Ox has a great reputation for its food, all reasonably priced, and it is spotlessly clean and at the time of writing this, early September, it offers a 'covid safe' environment. It has a lovely pub garden featuring an outdoor wooden covered dining area. Even as the cooler nights draw in, its seating areas are comfortable and warm enough to sit outside. I know we've done it three times in as many weeks with visitors to the area! For those visiting the Horncastle area this is perfect!

HollandHaltham

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Reviewed on 06/09/2021 22:00

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Little Gem

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Our 1st time in a CL Site. Wanted to try it as very close to family who live down the road. We have seen the Site before whilst visiting the lovely pub. What a surprise on arrival, It has been completely revamped. Has 4 lovely hard standing gravel pitches & a strip of grass with electric hookups All get the sun all day & evening. Our name was on the pitch and we were met by the lady from the pub with an information pack with instructions & info on the local area . This included a 10% discount voucher to use in the pub. Very quiet & peaceful area about 1 mile walk into lovely Horncastle with great pubs & shops . 6 miles from Woodhall Spa which you can walk along the Viking Way. The Durham Ox is a lovely Pub, with great food and a nice beer garden. Dogs are welcome in the Conservatory but I’d advise to book if you want a meal with your dog as not many tables in there. You can use the pub toilet but only whilst they are open. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back soon.

Jayneez

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Reviewed on 07/07/2019 21:02

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Another lovely stay

The Durham Ox
Just had 5 lovely night stay at the Durham Ox of course the weather helped on arrival we were greeted with a very warm welcome and presented with some very useful information of places to visit. On Sunday we visited the pub for a roast lunch and as usual we weren’t disappointed really good quality well presented and the service was very good we visited again on Monday for a light lunch and again everything was spot on. We would highly recommend this CL

Hep

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Reviewed on 07/07/2018 17:46

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Poor customer service

The Durham Ox
We arrived at the Durham ox intending to stay 5 nights but in the evening when we returned to the van the electric was off. We rang the phone number provided and were told someone would put it back on. Knowing a fair bit about electric fault finding we swapped cables in case it was that and turned the other appliances off. Despite this it went off again and again. We were told that we must have something that was tripping it. We were also told the pub was shut the next day so no one would be there to attend to the problem. We asked for our money back and were still charged full price for a cold night without electric. We moved to glebe farm a few miles away in the morning and had no trouble with our electrical connection and received a warm friendly welcome from the lady there. We enjoyed our 4 nights there very much and would return. Wouldn't suffer the wooden personal service at the Durham ox if you paid us. By the way we have had the vans electrics tested and guess what they are fine!

AHULLAH

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Reviewed on 28/11/2017 10:07

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The Durham Ox
Lovely site had wonderful stay over summer bank holiday lots of places to visit close by great walks which are easygoing and the pub itself serves good food with good service have alsready booked a return visit

Hep

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Reviewed on 02/09/2017 21:13

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