Best Pubs in Durham

Expert recommended Top 3 Pubs in Durham, UK. All of our pubs face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, business standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their trading excellence. Only the bee's knees!


3 Reform Place, North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ Directions

Since 2009

Beer, Red Wine, Rose Wine, White Wine, Whiskey, Brandy, Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Cocktails, Pizzas, Starters, Mains, Burgers, Sides, Kids Menu, Ice Creams, Teas, Coffees, Salted Peanuts, Smoked Almonds, Crispy Calamari Rings, Three Bean Chilli, Cajun Chicken, Mexican 3 Bean Burger, Pasta Arabiatta, Mushrooms, Onion Rings, Cleaver & Keg Meats

The Head of Steam is Durham’s best-held secret and home to the most excellent range of beers, ales and spirits from throughout the world. The Head of Steam Durham is a destination for beer lovers and those looking to spend their downtime with friends and family. The pub serves great food, live music and events with an extensive beer, wine and spirits range. Home-cooked food is served every day with Sunday lunch cooking up a storm from 12 pm till 4 pm.

Discount: Receive 20p Off any pint of real ale.with valid CAMRA membership

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Mon - Thurs 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW Directions

Spirits, Cocktails, Gin, Whisky Speyside, Liqueur Coffee, Mocktails, White Wines, Red Wines, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Rose Wine, Craft Beers, Starters, Pub Classics, Traditional Carvery, Steaks, Burger, Pies, Sandwiches, Sides, Hunters Chicken, Whole Roasted Squirrel, King Prawn, Chinese Pork Kebab, Garlic King Prawns, Roasted Ham & Cheese

The Court Inn Led Pub is located in the middle of Durham City with stunning looks. This cosy pub is serving real ales and homemade, locally sourced pub classics and more innovative dishes. They provide Sunday Carvery served with a choice of 7 Vegetables, 3 Potatoes, Homemade Yorkshire Puddings and the best Gravy in Town. Their 2-course lunch menu is £5.99 only.

Price: £1.50 - £29.80

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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Hill Top, Durham, Durham DH7 9RL Directions

Wine, Spirits, Cocktails, Gin, Whisky Speyside, Liqueur Coffee, Mocktails, White Wines, Red Wines, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Rose Wines, Starters, Deep Fried Crispy Calamari, Prawn Cocktail, Shredded Duck Pancakes, Jerk Chicken Kebabs, Creamy Garlic Mushrooms, Cured Salmon and Beetroot Salad, Breaded Wholetail Whitby Scampi & Cajun Chicken Breast

The New Board Inn is a family-friendly restaurant situated in the picturesque countryside of County Durham. They are proudly serving wholesome home-made food from classic pub favourites including their famous stotties to sizzlers, delicious steaks and of course their Sunday Carvery. They offer a warm welcome and fantastic views of the surrounding villages and hills — the perfect venue for catering to parties large and small. 2 Sizzlers & 2 Drinks for £22.00 on Monday at 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Buy 2 Steaks and get Free Bottle of Wine on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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