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About us | Spotted OX Inn

"If heaven should be half as blessed as the fields of Tockwith, all those who should pass St. Peter's Gate shall be met with joys unequalled". Oliver Cromwell prior to the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.

A traditional style inn, the Spotted Ox was originally built as a house and later extended to an inn. Located in the historic and charming village of Tockwith in North Yorkshire, there has been a village on the site since at least 1086. The Doomsday Book mentions 'Tocvi' and our most famous moment in history came when the village was used as a staging post by Oliver Cromwell prior to the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.

Visit us at any time of the year to enjoy our renowned hospitality, food and atmosphere and particularly, in the summer when Cavaliers and Roundheads gather again to re-enact a violent past.

You will find us on the main road, at the heart of the village and there is a handy car park available.

Drinking & Socialising

With our own teams for darts, dominoes, cricket and football and entertainment, quizzes and something for everyone on our menu, we are a hub of activit for both the local community and visitors to the area. .

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 12:00 - 2:30 5.00 - 1:00
Friday 12:00 - 2:30 5:00 - 11:00
Sat 12:00 - 11:00  
Sun 12:00 - 10:30  


Burgers, sausage & mash, steaks, gammon, handmade steak pie, roast beef, salads, children's menu, vegetarian choices, sandwiches, baguettes, appetising starters, sumptuous desserts and much more are available from our menu and 'Specials' Board' daily. Our ingredients are (wherever possible) sourced locally, with weekly specials and £1 off for senior citizens on Mondays to Thursdays. Gorgeous speciality coffees with liqueurs are a great way to finish your meal here at the Spotted Ox.

Food Served

Daily 12:00 - 2:00
Monday 6:00 - 8:00 (full menu)
Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 - 9:00 (full menu)
Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 (full menu & roasts),
6:00-8:00 (full menu & roasts)

Functions, Parties & Meetings

The Forge function room is available with a full bar for meetings, parties, private functions and you can choose our catering, or bring your own.

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