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Durham Ox

€€ - €€€, British,
Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
+44 115 854 7107
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • 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 days ago via mobile

Another great meal at the Durham Ox. Never fails to impress, good food, great service and a friendly atmosphere. Special thanks to Lois for making us feel welcome and looking after us.

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Friends took us to the Durham Ox as they rated it very highly. I can see why. Good range of beers, excellent house wines and great food. Management, bar and waiting staff all exemplary. Highly recommended (if you can find it!)

Thank bazatpond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 3rd time we have met with friends here for lunch and not disappointed. Lovely roast dinner with desserts. People are amazingly friendly but our waitress Lou or Louise it looks like she is auto pilot because she comes and ask how is your meal...More

Thank supertrman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on mothers day for set mothers day menu. All Mum's were given a gift. The menu choice excellent. We had the roast dinners and there was plenty of meat and the Yorkshire pudding excellent. We did have to ask for more veg and this...More

Thank Lichfieldlisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with some friends for a Saturday evening meal for four of us. Good service, good choice of food and beer. Meals were all well presented and very tasty, couldn't fault anything. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal as ever super homely atmosphere friendly staff serving up first class food and good beer fully recommend a visit you won’t be disappointed

Thank ralphwilkins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner went tonight for a meal and some drinks, we booked in the week so we was able to get a table. The bread at the start was so nice and fluffy, I had mushrooms special for starters and my partner had...More

2  Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 10 February 2018

My partner and myself went for a meal on a Saturday night, I am so pleased we had booked. We were looking for a place for a large family celebration, and wanted to check it out before hand, The food was divine; the service, excellent,...More

Thank RuthMaddison
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We go to the Durham Ox for a treat And today it was just that!!!!! Along with my wife and mother in law we went for a Sunday lunch Lamb was cooked to perfection! Veg Yorkshire pudding and stuffing were very good but the gravy...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Service was excelent all staff friendly helpful and worked very well as a team! Food was excelent and served piping hot in a timely manner between corses. Drinks were spot on and service was just as you would like it! In short thank you Duram...More

Thank Chris H
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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
Bruno R
14 October 2015|
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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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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