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The Ox

€€ - €€€European, , British
81 Commercial Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 0JB, England
+44 1202 722622
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“ox” (159 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
“surf and turf” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
European, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
81 Commercial Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 0JB, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just had a party in The Ox2, a small character venue behind the main pub. An adorable, authentic, intimate venue, with a bar, sofas, tables and chairs if you prefer. Wonderful bar staff in the evening, although the “canapés” I booked were a disaster. The...More

Thank Discover281282
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

OMG. I wish this restaurant was in London . It’s up there with Zuma.. all of them.. first of all the welcome is the same as turning up at the Dorchester as I did for tea this week, Molly has the best cocktails. Sorry I...More

Thank 645nicola
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Thai, you can always judge how good it’s gonna be based on the tomyum - 👌 Had lunch here, will be back for dinner

Thank Matt-christcurch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great place to spend an entire Sunday with a group of friends. I didn't realise the menu had changed to Thai food but I was pleasantly surprised when I found out. The standard of the cooking was great. You wont regret the visit!

Thank Sam P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t often leave reviews but this place really took us by surprise - the food was absolutely delicious and the team there, friendly and welcoming! We are huge Thai food lovers and this place is up there with the best we have tried -...More

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous three hour lunch with 5 friends at the Ox. New Thai menu which was very authentic. It’s my favourite food so I have tried many, including Patara in London. Great Thai chef producing Tom Yum Goong and lovely Green chicken curry. Hope...More

Thank dstern398
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tacky signage outside probably should have given us an indication to the standard of the food..... it’s overpriced and the lardy mess I was served as ‘tempura vegetables’ was disgusting. The tempura vegetables which according to the waitress is ‘authentic’ because the chef said so,...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in The Ox on the back of an extremely enjoyable business dinner in January this year. Compared to January I can only say that the restaurant has really slipped. A lot of the menu wasn't available, and the scallop starter appeared within 2 mins...More

Thank GregNorman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not been for a couple of years. Liked the food a lot with many different dishes we both would have chosen. Service pleasant but a bit haphazard. Although we booked no sign of it on booking sheet. Fairly priced. Seemed popular with big returning parties....More

Thank Aldhelm
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Highlights for me were the gorgeous food especially the fillet of steak and my prawn starter. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. When I am next in the area I will definitely be coming back for dinner. The accommodation however wasn’t really up to...More

Thank BlackKittens1990
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
There's tea & coffee facilities in your room. Also tea & coffee are served with inclusive breakfast
2 April 2017|
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Response from Freddievh | Property representative |
Hi there, We have parking on first come first serve basis. Depending on the day we normally can accommodate our guests
Maureen B
19 September 2015|
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Response from 829derek | Reviewed this property |
Sunday luch Main course only is 14.95. Very nice too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Commercial Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 0JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 722622
  • E-mail
Set in the heart of Parkstone, The Ox has a natural buzz - with a first class kitchen serving outstanding food, a great bar offering a selection of premium beers, fine kept ales, brilliant wines and a stunning boutique hotel with 14 en-suite double rooms.
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