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Tin of Sardines

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A tiny gin bar - possibly the smallest in the world. Very limited seating but that is part of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stuart H
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Dunchurch, United Kingdom
The Smallest Gin Bar in England!

Great wee find when out walking through the beautiful city of Durham. The bar is really small but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ShazFinlay
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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18 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A tiny gin bar - possibly the smallest in the world. Very limited seating but that is part of the fun. Quite expensive as tonic is addition Bal to the advertised price of the gin.

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great wee find when out walking through the beautiful city of Durham. The bar is really small but has the most amazing display of Gin's. If there are 15 people in the bar it would be a tight squeeze. The young lady who looked after...More

Thank ShazFinlay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The smallest bar in Durham that specialises in gin. There are over 150 different gins each served with a recommended tonic and various additions. There is room for about 12 people inside and a few tables outside. Great atmosphere and a must visit for all...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i enjoyed the gin and at times how small the bar was but it can feel abit uncomfortable if your the only people in their. I found the barman to be abit arrogant and irritating but this is all own personal opinion. The drinks were...More

Thank NikkiJ886
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit this lovely little bar I always give it a 5 but sadly gave it a 4 this time because the barman was just miserable Don’t get me wrong he knows his stuff but his politeness is forced and can be very sarcastic to...More

Thank PonteSuperwoman
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Here in Durham on training so literally had a couple of hours tonight to have a quick walk round. Came across this little 💎 Had the cherry 🍒 gin with lemon tonic £6.50 expected for city centre. On my own so just couldn’t resist popping...More

Thank GPellowe
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to believe but it is the smallest gin bar unfact maybe the smallest bar ever. Perfect for a gin or beer. The layout let’s you relax and it is perfect for couples. Don’t be surprise if you end up making a friend here...More

Thank ujjw03
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely rhubarb-y gin and ginger ale. Nice, quiet atmosphere, barman didn't say much though. A really small little bar.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Same people who own old toms also own this bar. Smallest bar I have ever been in but the staff are very friendly. Massive stock of gin. Mixers and garnish. Can defo recommend. Prices are very reasonable. Went in both the gin bars and both...More

Thank PJLOCKW
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Decided we had to visit this bar on a recent stay in Durham as it sounded unique. It is definitely something different and quite quirky. The guy serving the drinks was very friendly and there was a great choice of gins but the price, oh...More

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