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The Durham Ox

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38 Street Lane | Denby, Ripley DE5 8NE, England
+44 1773 743983
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have been going to the Durham Ox for many years now and you wont find a better Sunday lunch anywhere, a warm welcome, homemade food, the quality of the ingredients, the goose fat roast potatoes and lemon cheesecake are to die for !! Fabulous thank you Jeff, David and all the girls !!

Thank janis l
Watford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We went here after my Aunties funeral, in Ripley for the wake. The pub was very clean and tidy.The staff were friendly and helpful.The food quality of the food was also very good,the buffet was very nice.The beef and ham sandwiches were excellent so was everything else.The young lady whose name I think was becky was very efficient making coffees... More 

Thank Don D
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Experience was an eye opener 🙀😳 We hadn't been moved into Denby for long and wanted a meal out one evening and one which we could visit on foot. We had driven past this dwelling a few times so decided to offer them our business. Not much of a welcome. Not really had an interest in us as people/punters. This... More 

2 Thank vickihlong
Belper, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion these guys do the best steak in Derbyshire. Huntsman. They have never done us bad one. Only the best. We always enjoy our meals and always made welcome.

1 Thank SootyAndSweepChimney
United Kingdom
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195 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were taken here by friends one lunchtime. It is easy to drive past as it looks like a house from the outside (the car park is over the road). Inside, our orders were taken at the bar where there is a small seating area. Once the food was ready we were shown to our table. The food was good,... More 

1 Thank Strolling_Goldfish
Belper, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We called in at short notice, and was offered a table for two, when the food arrived the potatoes were burnt black on one side,the dessert dish looked as if it was a Mr Kipling portion, We have not been back since.

Thank jnj82
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Landlord very friendly the meals are piping hot and always delicious as are the puddings very good value been for xmas and go every month waitresses are very helpful and there service is brilliant

Thank Judith E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Called in while walking the dog , after being ignored by bar staff I was finally asked what I wanted I said a cappuccino the reply was we don't do them so walk out as I wasn't made to feel welcome

4 Thank Michael W
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Visited The Durham Ox today for Mother's Day lunch. Our 1st visit after a recommendation from a friend. On arrival it appears to be a house, but on entering it was full to bursting. Nice & clean and we had roast beef dinner, which was reasonable. Waitresses were brilliant & really professional. Seemed to be many locals & seemed slightly... More 

Thank curlywurly123
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We have visited the Durham Ox today for a 80th birthday, i was very surprised when we walked inside.Its a very old fashioned pub,very welcoming and clean. The menu is excellent from original pub grub to steaks,fish and plenty of vegetarian choices and salads and dont mention the puddings i had lemon cheesecake the best ive had.We will visit again... More 

Thank maureen w

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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
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Street Lane | Denby, Ripley DE5 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ripley
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 743983

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?