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The Woodman Inn

23 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QW, England
+44 191 386 5515
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Awesome gem of a pub

First time here and discovered a total little gem of a place. We went for the Royal wedding, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Caroline W
via mobile
Great pub, doggy friendly.

We visited here on a Wednesday night, taking our 4 legged friend. She was very welcome and offered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ljbrown89
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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This traditional-style pub serves a good selection of lagers and three real ales and has a great selection of spirits including gins and malt whiskies. With a pool table, dart board and various other games to choose from. It also has a Gold award from the national 'Best Bar None' scheme. Boasting the largest beer garden in Durham City, which has been beautifully re-landscaped, along with an outside TV for sporting features etc. A vibrant, colourful, attractive and relaxing area and this is a massive attraction during the warmer months. The pub offers a 'Light Bite' snack type menu including wraps, burgers and nachos etc at very reasonable prices. Although there is no designated pub car park, it's usually possible to park on the street nearby free on a weekday evening/Sunday. This is a friendly family-run pub offering a warm welcome to all its visitors.
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  • Very good21%
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“beer garden” (5 reviews)
“great pub” (6 reviews)
“beer festival” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 16:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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23 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QW, England
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+44 191 386 5515
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time here and discovered a total little gem of a place. We went for the Royal wedding, the pub was decorated so well, staff so welcoming and friendly. Outside there is a beautiful garden - with an added bonus of delicious bbq food and...More

Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a Wednesday night, taking our 4 legged friend. She was very welcome and offered a biscuit (but she is very fussy!). The woman behind to bar was very friendly and made us all feel very welcome. The other patrons were also...More

Thank ljbrown89
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Found this by chance as there are not many places near to the centre that serve food & allow four legged friends. What a treat it was. Food excellent, beer gr8 & dog treats plentiful! Hugo will b back no doubt the next time we...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Although living in Mancunia, we have reason to visit Durham on a regular basis and always try to give this fantastic pub a visit. We don't have a local back home so we consider this the closest we get to having that regular comfortable place....More

Thank cathyork2014
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped in quite late on way home from city centre with my partners son. Very friendly landlord and exquisitely kept ale. Good pool table. Recommended. Looked like good value pub food and great beer garden!

Thank Rayman1
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We visited on Sunday this week for a drink and a spot to eat whilst we were on a 'Murder hunt trail' of Durham which passes the door of The Woodman Inn. The welcome from staff, pub and garden were really great, a little gem...More

1  Thank Phil H
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Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi, We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely review and it was a pleasure to hear that your experience at our pub was such a positive one. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Kindest regards, Mr & Mrs Q.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Had a bbq here for my birthday, and can't praise Jane and her staff enough (poor Shaun was recuperating from an op). All my family and friends, many of whom had travelled from all over the country, had a fantastic time. The garden was a...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a proper pub with a good range of drinks served by friendly and helpful staff. The food was great.

Thank andrew c
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Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi, We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely review and it was a pleasure to hear that your experience at our pub was such a positive one. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Kindest regards, Mr & Mrs Q.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A very nice beer garden, full of flowers, seating tables and parasols, this is not a children's playground and a quiet pint can be enjoyed. Indoors there is a pool table with plenty of room to play and others to sit, two ciders from the...More

Thank Ian L
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Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi, We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely review and it was a pleasure to hear that your experience at our pub was such a positive one. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Kindest regards, Mr & Mrs Q.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Wonderful, proper pub. Really friendly conscientious staff, excellent ales (3) and quality pub grub. Really lovely garden too. We spent a lovely afternoon at their beer festival on 14th July whilst visiting the city and were made to feel really welcome.

Thank EddyReynolds
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Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi, We just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely review and it was a pleasure to hear that your experience at our pub was such a positive one. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Kindest regards, Mr & Mrs Q.

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Ken H
20 November 2017|
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Response from Sean Q | Property representative |
Hi Ken, unfortunately not as we are a busy Saturday night karaoke venue. Our sincerest apologies. Thanks
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