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“Great smiles, great service, great food, great price”
Review of Durham Ox

Durham Ox
Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in Ilkeston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Once again we visited the Durham Ox, a real find in the town. The staff were warm and welcoming with their greeting and service was spot on. The food was not only well presented but tasted wonderful too. We just loved the whole atmosphere of the place and it is always somewhere we know we get a great reception, quality food and a very reasonable bill. You must give it a try!

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We visited the Durham Ox at 6.00pm on Sunday evening as chance customers. Could have been an unwise move as it was towards the end of a long service but no, we were greeted efficiently, service was charmingly polite and the food we had was as fresh as if it was the beginning of service, a true testament to the team and management. The Prawns Pil Pil is probably one of the tastiest dishes I have ever tasted and certainly a dish I shall pinch for my next dinner party :) Thank you once again for another superb meal

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Thank Carol P
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

A lovely place to eat! What a find, tucked away in Ilkeston. The Durham Ox is a true gem. We were given a warm welcome and shown to our table. the staff are wonderfully polite and friendly. The food was excellent and presented beautifully. The icing on the cake are the puddings, I had a frangipani and pear tart with pastry to die for!!!! Will definitely be going again.

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Thank Harry P
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Finally I have got round to putting my thoughts on here.

We regularly pop in for an informal early doors drink (small person in tow) and never hesitate to book and take friends and family for food, we are always guaranteed a great meal, and nothing is ever too much trouble! especially if the small person is feeling picky!!!

It is such a friendly place where we are always made to feel welcome!

A very big thank you to both Tony and Martin! along with your team!!! you have a wonderful restaurant! much needed and i know much loved by many!

Keep up the good work chaps :-)

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Thank Jo B
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

It really is true, a country pub on your doorstep.
Drinks on squidgy sofas while we ordered from an extensive menu and specials. Cosy table, stunning food, friendly and professional service.
I am slleased that the owners hard work is paying off. This place has a wonderful quirky buzz about it.
We WILL be back.
Thankyou.

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