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Old Tom's Gin Bar

33 Riverwalk, Durham DH1 5TL, England
+44 191 384 5999
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Best gin in town!

“Close the menu...” said Matthew “...don’t look at the shelves... just tell me what you like.” Oh... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dawsie M
via mobile
A unique bar

This was a bar I'd never been to before in Durham. It's certainly a memorable one. One of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael S
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Old Toms Durham is influenced from the first ever Gin Old Tom which plays a significant role in the history of gin. Quaffed by the bucketload during the 18th and 19th centuries, it served as something of a bridge between Dutch Genever and London Dry, drier than the former and sweeter than the latter....
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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33 Riverwalk, Durham DH1 5TL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

“Close the menu...” said Matthew “...don’t look at the shelves... just tell me what you like.” Oh boy, did he deliver! Created me an amazing spicy concoction! Awesome live music from Matt on the piano. This place has a great vibe, and very reasonable prices...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bar I'd never been to before in Durham. It's certainly a memorable one. One of the smallest bars in the city centre Old Tom's is pretty much a room with very quickly decor throughout. It also doesn't have a bar area as...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a late lunch and came across Old Tom’s with seating outside. Loads of gin choices (over 250), and although we didn’t try these (driving) the range looked impressive. Ordered and very much enjoyed and Cheese and Charcuterie Platter. Perfect for 2. Great choice,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife loves gin, and this is the place to visit if you do too. We had great Bank Holiday weather so we sat outside on both of our visits, once in the afternoon and once again in the evening. This place is in a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing little bar this is, even better with the sun beating down. Never before I have such a selection of gins topped with superb staff and a meat and cheese board. Pure heaven.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As someone who isn't usually a fan of gin this place pleasantly surprised. A little gem tucked away on the riverbank, it is a brilliant place to go for a casual drink with friends. The list of options is extensive so I opted to ask...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Me, the missus and the dog parked at Shincliffe and walked along the Wear into Durham city and stopped at Uncle Tom's for a lunchtime bite and pint. We sat outside as the Sun was beating down and ordered 2 x pints of Cider. We...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem. Sat outside in the sun overlooking the river. The choice of gins is vast and the service is outstanding. It is a very small establishment and has a great atmosphere. Adam is an excellent mixologist and prepared the Opihr gin...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Loved this quirky gin bar. Lots of atmosphere compact excellent gins what a selection! Staff lovely very friendly atmosphere. Definitely visit again when in Durham.

1  Thank lac245
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon in Durham fab gin and lovely platters of meat and cheese. Great service, even though the place was rammed and a mix up with our table booking.... well done Connor...!

Thank Janet J
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