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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

You need to book. Excellent, excellent food quality. Prices are up there and deservedly so, you pay for the quality so it is very good value. Friendly staff, great atmosphere. Had we not stayed in the village we probably wouldn't have found this which would have been a real pity.

Thank Bowmore5
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I rang up at the last minute and was lucky to get a table for 2 in a Friday night. We received a friendly welcome from both the owners and other diners and enjoyed nibbles at the table whilst we decided on food. Once at the table we had a selection of tasty homemade bread with hummus which was delicious.... More 

Thank Christine018
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit to this cosy little gem of a restaurant. We notified them in advance that I can't eat gluten & my daughter is vegetarian. When we arrived we were brought drinks, nibbles & menus to the sofas by the fire. The gluten free options were explained and almost everything on the menu was or could be... More 

Thank Jewelpins
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was our first visit to the Oak Tree Inn, and we were immensely impressed. Very good, friendly, efficient service, no rush to get us to the table, lovely homemade cheese biscuits and toasted cashews with our aperitifs while we sat at comfy seats in the bar and chose from the menu. The food itself was superb (we were a... More 

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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$38 - US$51
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?