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The Woodman Inn

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Well worth a visit

It's close to Durham centre and the Travel Lodge hotel. The very attractive external features of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scuttle
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england
A friendly pub... for dogs too!

I’d overlooked this pub last time I stayed at the Travelodge in Durham. But a bit of research... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stella S
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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“beer festival”(4 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 16:00 - 23:00
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23 Gilesgate, Durham DH1 1QW, England
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+44 191 386 5515
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's close to Durham centre and the Travel Lodge hotel. The very attractive external features of the pub are matched by the inside decor. It's incredible to know the the pub was opened in about 1878. We had drinks served at the bar which were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’d overlooked this pub last time I stayed at the Travelodge in Durham. But a bit of research looking for dog friendly pubs resulted in reviews saying this was a good place to visit. A proper pub and everyone was really friendly. We enjoyed our...More

Thank Stella S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Friendly local pub. It has a fine beer festival in July, with plenty of fun, food, drink and entertainment.There always seems to be something going on there. It has one of the best beer gardens that I have seen.

Thank Petergeebee
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi, Jane and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your recent review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you will come and visit us again soon. Our kindest regards, Sean & Jane Quilty

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Thought we'd call in for one drink on the way into town but it was very well run, with a great atmosphere, so we stayed the evening. Good beers too.

Thank DevonSeven
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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.

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner booked a night away in Durham,and on our way back to the B&B we noticed this little pub and thought we would pop in for a drink. We ended up staying the rest of the night! A lovely couple run the...More

1  Thank Giselle G
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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.

Reviewed 21 May 2018 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

1  Thank Caroline W
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 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

1  Thank ljbrown89
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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.

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

2  Thank k599rag
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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.

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

1  Thank cathyork2014
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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.

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!

2  Thank Rayman1
Sean Q, Owner at The Woodman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

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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134shaunv
3 October 2018|
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Response from Sean Q | Property representative |
Hi. Karaoke is on a Saturday night from 8pm. Thanks
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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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