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The Oak Tree Inn

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Main Road | Durham, Hutton Magna DL11 7HH, England
+44 1833 627371
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant because of a recommendation from a friend and we were not disappointed !! I think there are only 22 covers each night so you have to book well in advance and the menu only covers 4 starters and 4 mains,I presume so the chef can concentrate on every dish? But wow it is worth it, the... More 

Thank Paul B
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit since moving to the area and we had no trouble getting a table on a Thursday night. The restaurant was was lovely and warm, as was the welcome when we arrived. My home cured salmon starter was exceptional and the flavour was fabulous. My partners mushroom risotto with goats cheese was also recommended. For main... More 

Thank Christine018
Richmond, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

As others have commented, it is essential to book as the dining area is small with few tables. On entering we were greeted by a glowing open fire, in the winter! There were some regulars stood at the bar who were friendly. Claire the front of house co-owner is bubbly and friendly. The food is excellent and Alistair, chef and... More 

Thank Indimenticabile
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We dined here for our annual family gathering. The welcoming by staff and was great, we enjoyed a drink and a couple of small horderves by the fire when we arrived, then we were then shown to our table. The menu was quite pricey but a nice selection of dishes. As it was a treat we didn't mind but when... More 

Thank Emi-lou23
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We love this place! We've eaten there several times and have never had anything short of an amazing meal. It remains our favourite place to eat whenever we are visiting the area - although you'll need to book some weeks in advance! The experience starts from the second you walk in the door, with complimentary snacks (all home made) and... More 

Thank jemmapol
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us personally, and after reading reviews on the internet, we had high expectations. Travelling through the village at night, it was not easy to spot the 'Oak Tree Inn' sign, but after driving past the restaurant once, we managed to find it. The staff were very welcoming - genuinely friendly rather than over the top.... More 

Thank TimG99
Barnard Castle, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Words fail me yet again! What amazing food, superb wine, fantastic service and all round fabulous experience! Went with family for our anniversary and all seven of us could not stop talking about how amazing the food was. I've eaten in some very good restaurants but the oak tree tops the list. Well done you all the team for maintaining... More 

Thank Tori G
Elverson, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Reservation needed. This is our favorite restaurant in this area and sometimes we have not been able to get in. Small intimate dining area with pub seating in the front. Claire and Alistair provide personal service and outstanding food from a seasonal menu that is always changing. There is a good wine list, usually with "specials " on the board... More 

Thank coatespl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had a delicious meal--one vegetarian--courgette and goat's cheese tart and one lamb preceded by homemade breads and humous--no fuss yet excellent service. Can't speak highly enough about this food and service.

Thank Frances R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is run by Claire and Ali Ross, Claire is front of house and Ali is the chef who creates the most amazing food. It is all cooked to order to it is important to book a t a certain time. It is a small Inn so limited tables but certainly worth a visit.

Thank judy011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 37 - US$ 50
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Durham, Hutton Magna DL11 7HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Hutton Magna
  • Phone Number: +44 1833 627371
Seasonally-led food served in intimate surroundings. Bookings only.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?