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Durham Ox

) #1 of 76 Restaurants in Ilkeston $$ - $$$ , British,
Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
+44 115 854 7107
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
6 days ago
“Better Than Before”
1 week ago
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Durham Street | Durham Street, Ilkeston DE7 8FQ, England
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1 - 10 of 460 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here as we heard good reviews about it. Was a little disappointed, so went back recently and the changes were much better. Good food and service

Thank Intervoice
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a party of four we visited the Durham Ox on a Friday night. The pub is old but a program of refurbishment is clearly underway. The stripped brickwork, heritage coloured paintwork and the beautiful wallpaper set the scene for a relaxed evening. We were...More

Thank Amandaburley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Immediately you walk in the welcome is so friendly . The bar is well stocked with proper ale , largers and everything to meet everyones needs. The ambience is spot on, music at the right level , the decor and spacing of tables is better...More

Thank garybamford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner has been wanting to try this restaurant for a while but I wasn't so keen. We visited on a Sunday, so my partner had a roast. I only eat chicken so my options across the whole menu were limited. I had the chicken...More

Thank Jo_bram87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely home cooked food and friendly service. Not cheap, but good food is worth paying for! The inside is cosy with a real fire in the winter, and has a nice beer garden for sitting outside in the summertime.

1  Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 16 May 2017 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 10 May 2017 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 May 2017

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 19 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
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Elma D
How much is a tipical Sunday lunch
6 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.
15 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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