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Durham Ox

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
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” (11 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 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 9 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
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Not quite as fantastic as I would have expected. We went for a family birthday and don't get me wrong it was as lovely as ever, the atmosphere is great, the service is attentive but not intruding and the menu was good. But we had...More

Thank MrsT17
Reviewed 29 September 2016

First visit and it will the first of plenty, food fantastic and the staff are so friendly made you feel like old friends, can not recommend enough

Thank Norma H
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem! The food is amazing, the staff are welcoming and very attentive. First time for me but will definitely be returning for more. For 6 of us; 3 courses and drinks £161, totally worth every penny and wouldn't get anything...More

Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Been lots of times. Always great food with lovely homemade taste and nice staff who will do anything for you! Worth a visit or two!

Thank Natasha E
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

First time we've been and absolutely loved it food/service really good. Our table was for 9pm and they were straight there to take orders and advise on food choices. A nice cosy feeling whilst we were in there and rewlly enjoyed the night. Definitely be...More

Thank sexyhell
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here. The service was excellent and the food was 1st class. Home made. They work hard to make you feel welcome and very friendly

Thank Christopher S
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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