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Easy to walk past with its ordinary outside, but inside this is a real find and a pleasure to... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Howarth S
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Fine find

Passed a few times, what have I missed!! Great ale and Durham gin. Not to mention the pork... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Kevin A
Durham, United Kingdom
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“real ale”(9 reviews)
“micro pub”(4 reviews)
“beer festival”(3 reviews)
Quiet community micropub in the city centre of Durham, very close to the train and bus stations. Serving excellent real ale and cider in an atmosphere promoting conversation. Welcoming owners who are passionate and knowledgeable about their products.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Station House North Road, Durham DH1 4SE, England
+44 191 000 0000
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Quirky micropub that is definitely unique. There's no bar, but you order at a ticket-office-type window, with the cider and beer labels displayed either side. Without a bar to lean on, I perched by one of the narrow, fixed tables that run from the inner...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

My husband loves this place as a keen real ale drinker. However as a rose wine and sometimes cider drinker, it's more of a challenge for me to choose a drink. Last night we called in and the staff offered me a taste of several...More

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Easy to walk past with its ordinary outside, but inside this is a real find and a pleasure to visit. Lovely staff, good range of beers, pictures for sale on the walls and when we visited, even some plants for sale (at very good prices...More

Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Not really a pub more like a few scattered rooms with chairs and tables and odd books around. People seem to “hang” and nobody bothers you. Best part is the beers and ciders which are unique and tasty, as opposed to the industrial scale brands...More

1  Thank pandpCalifornia
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Passed a few times, what have I missed!! Great ale and Durham gin. Not to mention the pork pies. Good price . Good quality. Go go go

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Yes the beer is good, yes the staff are friendly but..it’s an odd little place this. With odd opening hours for a city centre establishment. The building was never designed to be a pub so to my mind there’s something lacking in the atmosphere ,...More

1  Thank Colin A
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you love beer, or want to find out more about beer & cider, this is such a special spot. They’re range is always changing and staff are so keen to advise or recommend. No nonsense set up, excellent quality drink and a welcoming, quiet...More

1  Thank TravelAndTheatre
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Fantastic old fashioned pub, real ale on gravity, Pennine Pale just wonderful. I love he way the barmaid pours a drop into her pint every time she serves a pint "just to make sure it's still in good condition" Close to the station, but should...More

3  Thank John H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A fairly recent addition to Durham's list of pubs, but it very quickly became my favourite. Sited on the corner of Station Approach and North Road, it's very handy for the railway station. Constantly-changing selection of real ales and ciders, served directly from the cask....More

2  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Beer straight from the barrel. Cider as well. And other drinks. It works, Familiarise yourself with the opening hours before visiting.

Thank Alan A
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