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Durham Ox

Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
+44 115 854 7107
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“ox” (14 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Durham Ox dozens of times over the years and introduced family and many friends during this time. We have had many good meals and the odd one or two which were slightly disappointing. On the whole service had been good, however, we had...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a birthday celebration meal with 5 of us. All of the meals were very good, with the only exception being my steak which tasted a bit strange & bland. Every other element of all the meals was of top quality (including starters...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My first visit 20/10/16 and as soon as I stepped in the door I felt welcome. The furnishings create a wonderful atmosphere and it's like an English pub should be. The young waiter gave us a warm welcome and showed us to our table. The...More

Thank RulesGirl
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Firstly the food at this place is great. However having been several times now, the one area which let's it down is the service. The staff are all very pleasant but it's the little things which don't make this a 4/5 rated place to eat....More

Thank Oliver F
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. All 8 meals were faultless, environment so comfortable we spent 5 hours eating and drinking. Thank you so much.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Gave the Durham Ox a bit of a negative review a while back when we considered standards were slipping...so great to be able to report that we went back recently and had a delicious meal with great service. Have to say that the young waiter...More

Thank JohnnyUttah
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Friendly service. Pleasant surroundings. Fabulous food. Didn't need steak knife, meat very tender. Chunky chips to die for!

Thank DerbysDoglet
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had the most amazing meal there Sunday carvery and a beef bourguignon, started bruschetto and caramelised onion was fantastic, staff were friendly and helpful, food was hot and tasty service fantastic.. Tried to book in for five of us at Christmas dinner but they are...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

To begin my review, I don't tend to make an habit of doing write-ups, but feel this place deserves my time, This was our first visit to the Durham Ox and it looked warm and inviting from the outside. Myself, my girlfriend and daughter of...More

Thank r0g77
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Wow totally unexpected from the outside. Inside pleasant surroundings staff really lovely and friendly but the food - absolutely delicious ( and I rate myself a good cook and I couldn't do any better) good size portions all home cooked not out of a packet...More

Thank bernice k
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Elma D
5 November 2015|
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Response from Theresa M | Reviewed this property |
It was £9.95 for Sunday roast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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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