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Durham Ox

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Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
+44 115 854 7107
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Heanor, Derbyshire.
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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from The Durham Ox which is our first visit even though it is only 2 miles from home. We enjoyed prawn cocktails . I had a sirloin steak which was juicy and tasty. My wife had beef borginone which was properly prepared with shallots and red wine. The service was excellent and the atmospher at what... More 

Thank PaulDilks
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner have been here a few times and always enjoyed the place and food ..ive always given this place 5/5 on reviews but having visited last thursday we found it to be a bad experience After a drink at the bar and being seated we were told it was the steak special night,2 8oz rump steaks and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight at this little gem, lovely bedroom, very comfortable bed and a great shower, your every comfort was taken into consideration We had a very good evening meal in a warm comfortable dining room, dressed for Christmas with a log fire it looked like something from a Christmas Card. The menu was varied and reasonable prices, the service was... More 

Thank volunteerworker
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal here, nice atmosphere, friendly staff; we could do 'nit picking' criticism about service but the warm welcome and the fabulous food make small things unimportant. We have a bit of a thing about paying for food that is nowhere near what we could make ourselves but no problems here. Delicious, well presented and we did not leave hungry.... More 

Thank MickBurrows
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just been this evening for the first time in a long time. I have a sulphite allergy, so asked when we booked if they could accommodate, which they said they could. When we were seated, I mentioned this again and a lovely lady took the time to come out and tell me which items I could have (which... More 

Thank Debbie P
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Durham Ox a couple of months ago whilst visiting our daughter and her fiance.Was so pleased with the food and service, we decided we would return for her birthday! We had Sunday lunch and again we were served good food accompanied by good service. We were seated in a small annex on our own which straight away gave... More 

Thank AsiaKav
West Hallam, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anniversary meal, great food, the scallop and black pudding starter is the one to go for!, Excellent mains, good service, reasonable prices. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. Couldn't really ask for better. But......... both our desserts were enormous, rather off putting after the two previous courses. Had we known we would have shared.

Thank peterQ3988AQ
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute hidden gem! Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and friendly yet professional service, in one night it's quickly become of my favourite places to eat!

Thank Natalie D
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for Sunday lunch with out booking after reading good reviews. They found us a table and got a drink the food took a while to come but was worth the wait.

Thank Michael B
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub for the first time for a Breakfast networking event. Thought what a lovely place and decided to book for a dinner one evening. So glad we did! The steaks were cooked just as we asked and very tasty indeed. (And i am such a fuss pot) So tasty! Desert for also delicious. I had Sticky toffee pudding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ilkeston
  • Phone Number: +44 115 854 7107
The Durham Ox is the oldest inn in Ilkeston dating from 1780 with later Victorian editions. The property is steeped in history having once been used as the town gaol with secret passages taking the prisoners from the cells in the cellars up to the Church in the market place where they were tried for their crimes.A major scheme of renovation and restoration this year has returned the pub back to its origins and created a quiet relaxing haven in which to unwind and enjoy a drink or a home cooked meal....or both

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