The Original Ox Pod

The Original Ox Pod.

Our Original Ox Pods provide all the pleasures of alfresco dining without having to worry about the weather. Crafted by hand from exterior-grade sustainable Scandinavian softwood, each pod is designed to withstand the elements whilst providing a cosy dining space throughout the year.

Safe and sound.In any weather.

Whether it’s your morning coffee or a family meal, the Original Ox Pod’s got you covered. Literally. The built-in canopy creates a cosy setting whilst protecting you from the wind and rain so you’re free to enjoy your outside space in any weather, day or night.

Easily moved.Perfectly placed.

While the Original Ox Pod is designed to be tough and durable, it’s also designed to be moved around your garden easily using the attached carry-handles so it’s always in the perfect spot.

Your pod.Made your own.

From tablecloths to tableware, heaters to fairy lights, you can easily make your pod your own. Enjoy the natural shades of the timber frame or paint it in your favourite colour, add cushions and a few creature comforts or keep things rustic. The choice is yours.

Pods in action

The Original Ox Pod was designed to offer an innovative outdoor dining solution

Made from incredibly tough marine-grade PVC, the built-in canopy extends from the base of each bench and helps shield customers’ from other social groups around them without blocking their view. The PVC canopy is fire, cold, crack and UV resistant and can be wiped clean with sanitising sprays. A ventilation gap just below the canopy also helps improve airflow within the pod.

Increase bookings. Instantly.

From the moment you order your Original Ox Pods we’ll work closely with you to ensure they’re made to order and delivered on-time. This has already enabled hospitality providers to take table reservations on the day of ordering in anticipation of delivery.

Customers dine with confidence.

The Original Ox Pod’s unique design not only turns heads, it signifies you take customer safety seriously. As more people take their first tentative steps towards dining out they seek reassurance that they’ll be able to do so comfortably and safely. Feedback has already demonstrated customers’ feel safer in Original Ox Pods than open tables and fully-booked venues are testament to this.

Extend your summer season.

The Ox Pod’s canopy not only helps with social distancing, it’s designed to shield customers’ from the wind and rain. This means you can serve food and drink outside later into the season and guarantee a great dining experience …even if you can’t guarantee the weather.

"The pods have been a game-changer for us and the future is looking brighter because of them. When we first started taking reservations we had 1000 people book in for them!"

Steve Davidson, The Fox in Denchworth

4 & 6 Seater

Now available in both 4 and 6 seater versions, you can easily choose the right combination for your venue and maximise covers.

Comes fully-assembled

All Original Ox Pods are delivered fully assembled and ready-to-go so you can start using immediately. 

Can be secured

Each pod has a base frame that can be used to securely fix it the ground if needed.

Buying for Business?

If you’re purchasing pods for your pub, restaurant or hospitality space, get in touch with us as we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.

The Original Ox Pod.

It’s fair to say we’ve been absolutely blown away by the interest in our Original Ox Pods and the support of our local community who are helping us build them.

Having seen restaurants using greenhouses for socially distanced dining in Amsterdam our curiosity had been sparked. After some pondering Ross set about sketching possible designs and began prototyping with the aim of creating something that not only enabled safe outdoor dining but was comfortable and looked great too. Within two weeks we were supplying pods to our village pub, The White Hart.

A Collaborative Effort.

We’re absolutely thrilled to say the pods have been a real hit, particularly with publicans eager to reopen and revive their businesses. With help from our friends and neighbours we’ve all put our heads together and worked hard to meet demand, sourcing materials from other local businesses where we can. Knowing all our combined efforts are helping to not only put smiles on faces but are helping revive an industry has also strengthened the sense of community in our village.

Doing Our Bit.

We’re an independent family business and have been acutely aware of the effects of Covid-19 on other businesses, particularly those in the hospitality sector. This was very much on our mind as we created the first pods.

Combining Nikki’s experience as a Doctor with Ross’ design and carpentry skills we worked hard to create a dining pod that would not only be a great addition to anyone’s garden but crucially, a comfortable, safe dining solution pubs, restaurants and coffee shops could offer to their customers.

Made by hand

Expertly Crafted In Oxford.

Each and every one of our pods is made to order, by hand, by us, at our workshop in Oxford. We take pride in what we do and welcome you to our workshop if you’d like to see the pods before purchasing.



RRP £625 (+ VAT)


RRP £875 (+ VAT)

FSC sustainable, exterior-grade Scandinavian softwood

Clear but tough marine-grade PVC
Fire, cold, crack and UV resistant


Each pod is delivered fully assembled.


SIZE (cm)

Height: 195
Width: 180
Bench length: 140


4 to 6 people

RRP £625 (+VAT)



SIZE (cm)

Height: 195
Width: 180
Bench length: 180


6 to 8 people

RRP £825 (+ VAT)