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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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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Wot can u say brill service all round and the food was stunning will be bk thanks for a brill night mick & gail wheatley

Thank mickos_13
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

You couldn't ask for a warmer welcome than the one you receive at the Durham Ox despite it being a busy Sunday. We were seated immediately but located near to the music speaker that was playing loudly but a quiet word with the server soon had the volume turned down. The place doesn't really need background music as at all... More 

1 Thank Jackie K
Derby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

A local restaurant we visit quite regularly. Excellent food and service. This week I Visited with 5 friends where we all had a 3 course meal with drinks. I was the only member of the group to order steak which is usually very good. Sadly this time it was poor. Although it was cooked very well almost a third if... More 

Thank Kim J
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We visit when we can. Brilliant and helpful staff, they can not do enough for you. The food is always great, love the seasonal change in menu. We normally come for birthdays or special occasions but we are definitely going to visit more.

Thank Cundy300
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Made to feel very welcome. All staff very attentive and helpful without being over the top. Very nice room and comfortable bed. The food at both the evening meal and breakfast was excellent. Would definitely recommend and also stay again if in the area in the future.

Thank Paul F
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Went with family for Sunday lunch to celebrate youngest sons birthday First thing you notice is the amount of young staff This to some people may be off putting but rest assured they all do a fantastic job The food was first class and well presented so the back room staff ie kitchen staff, who I was told are a... More 

Thank derbyjuniors
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

After a tough week and a sudden allergy to Tesco or washing up, there is no better treat than Sunday lunch at the Durham Ox. There is nowhere in Ilkeston or the surrounding area (including so-called quality hotels) that I'd rather go. I took my Mum and partner for lunch yesterday and as ever we left happy, relaxed, full and... More 

Thank Rebecca T
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Went for a romantic meal was brilliant. Lovely service and fantastic food! Definitely would return! Bit pricey but definitely worth it, presentation of the food was great, it's what I call fine dining.

Thank Amber D
Ilkeston, Derbyshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

My first visit to the Durham Ox - as a group of 6 friends we visited for a belated birthday on a Wednesday which is "Seven Simple Suppers" night. 730pm booking and we managed to grab the last pie and last liver meal! Food was devine, puddings also; although over priced I thought. A bottle of pinot was about £13.... More 

Thank raceybabe
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Over last couple of years have heard so many rave reviews I had high expectations. Sadly found it very disappointing. Went as a large party of work colleagues having pre ordered our meals. My caprese salad starter was tasteless. The butterfly chicken main was tastey but it said in the menu accompanied by seasonal veg. The waiter brought one small... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, 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?