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As good as ever

When we meet for an annual reunion we always go to the Dun Cow for lunch and a pint on Saturday. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ACKER49
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Friendly pub, friendly staff and friendly prices

Popped in with a friend for a pint or so, which we do regularly. This time I decided to have the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Davey T
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When we meet for an annual reunion we always go to the Dun Cow for lunch and a pint on Saturday. It is always the same high standard, good value food, a good pint and cheerful service.

Thank ACKER49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in with a friend for a pint or so, which we do regularly. This time I decided to have the BBQ Chicken wrap with chips for lunch. Along with my pint of Castle Eden bitter, which is a premium quality, well kept pint of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A superb pub, full of character, a calm and friendly ambience and is what a proper pub should be. There is a decent selection of real ales and whisky, the wine selection less so. The food is pretty decent and good value, the scampi is...More

1  Thank alistairrobinson1977
sophyorst, Public Relations Manager at The Dun Cow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Alastair! We do in fact allow children in the lounge area situated towards the back of the venue, but not in the frontal 'snug' bar so as to keep the traditional feel for the regulars, I'm glad you picked up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmospheric little pub and one which is a little quieter than some in Durham. Also a welcoming staff.

Thank annetterobyncook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite pubs ever! You don’t find its level of unchanged traditional ambience very often these days. Good range of beverages and lovely home made food are served by friendly staff-go try asap!

Thank carol r
sophyorst, Public Relations Manager at The Dun Cow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Carol, we can't wait to have you back!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

even though we are from out of the city, we always enjoy popping in for some good local ale and some good local chat, the pub has good local character from a time when the pub was "the local" and the staff always spot on.

Thank Explorer396769
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic bar a little off the beaten track. Great atmosphere, great staff and a tag as the most haunted bar in Durham, but staff reluctant to expand on this claim. All in all really worth a visit ...

Thank mickeastlake
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Great little pub, staff were friendly and helpful, good selection of beers and gins which all made for a great night. If your in Durham give it a try.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Proper little pub in the city centre serving brilliant beer. We entered the front bar and just started chatting to the regulars. Top place

Thank knittingaway
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Popped in for a drink on way back to Town House hotel it was a lovely pub with great owners and excellent choice of beers made to feel welcome and will certainly return when in Durham next time

Thank Kieran W
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JSC53
23 November 2017|
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Response from sophyorst | Property representative |
Hello there this is Sophie from the Dun cow, I'm pleased to tell you that we do not charge an entry fee for New Year's Eve but we will however not be open for the whole of the evening, 8pm is a probable time for closing... More
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dannyTA2015
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We have a lounge bar for 60-70 people which can be used exclusively for functions. Please contact us in the pub or on Facebook for events.
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