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Durham Ox

) #1 of 71 Restaurants in Ilkeston €€ - €€€ Bar, British, Pub
Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
+44 115 854 7107
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
5 days ago
“Scrumptious Sunday dinner”
2 weeks ago
“Nice food, good service average vegetarian option.”
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 5 days ago

This place surprised me - I'd been before for an evening meal and honestly wasn't that impressed. However, I gave it another go and the evening meal was delicious so we booked for Sunday dinner and it was really lovely. Nice people, lots of young...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited in the past to celebrate family birthdays or occasions and always been really happy with the food and service.It has been several months since our last visit, but even so , wasn't expecting such a drop in the standard of service.The main...More

1  Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at Christmas and had the Christmas menu. The starter of mushroom tart was truly amazing and the pudding of Eton mess also lovely but the nut roast I had as a main was bland and came with vegetarian gravy which resembled vegetable stock...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, friendly restaurant. Good choice of food for all courses (but not too many). Well presented, beautifully cooked. Only negative was £1.50 for a pint of soda water. We would go again without hesitation.

Thank Roberta G
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited the Durham Ox 3 times now in the past 6 months and could not recommend it enough. The food is amazing and the staff are very friendly. They catered very well for a large group of us for my brothers 21st birthday...More

Thank Helloxx
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The atmosphere is cosy and warm and the staff are always welcoming. They are ready to suggest wines as well as the delicious food. We have eaten at the Durham Ox for approximately 3 years and we have always been happy with the standard of...More

Thank couple252
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We have previously raved about this place but we may give it a miss for a few months after our recent experience. Our party of four had starters that were ok - the bread roll that my husband was served with his prawn cocktail was...More

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this charming pub that is tucked away in Ilkeston. Service, venue and food absolutely 1st class I thought! Thank you.

Thank GKT1862
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Popped to the Durham Ox on Mother's Day at short notice and had yet another delicious meal. The staff were great, so friendly. Have booked again for Sunday.

Thank JohnnyUttah
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went a week ago to the Durham Ox for Sunday lunch and it was beautiful food and very friendly staff. We booked for Mother;s Day and it was perfect! Food was excellent and the staff were attentive and made us feel at home. We...More

Thank Polly200
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Elma D
How much is a tipical Sunday lunch
5 November 2015|
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Response from Theresa M | Reviewed this property |
It was £9.95 for Sunday roast
Bruno R
can one book in advance for an evening dinner? B.R.
14 October 2015|
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sue s
Is it child friendly
4 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

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