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Market Tavern

RR - RRR, British,
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
+44 191 386 2069
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cod goujons” (3 reviews)
“mash” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A historic pub located on the market square. Well maintained inside, a pleasant place for a drink. Owned by Greene King but a decent choice of beers available.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would say this place was above average but only slightly. Good food, reasonable prices and staff were friendly. Not really any negatives it was just all ok.

Thank ruthbeau77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for drinks before dinner. Looks like it has recently been refurbished and was very busy. Great choice of draught beers and lagers all very reasonably price plus large TVs showing football . Well worth a visit,

Thank 2010mustang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long retail therapy session it was nice to sit and sample some Wine and Italian Beer. Comfy seats and interesting decor.

Thank Brian B
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Always good to chill after shopping! Glad you chose us to chill out in! Thanks again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch on a monday afternoon after a visit to the cathedral. Lovely little pub in a great location. The staff are unbelievably pleasant and can not do enough for you. All the food is fresh hense the waiting times but i would...More

Thank kevinp07
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Firstly, thanks you for your review. Secondly, thank you for your patience. We have a small kitchen and therefore we often have issues with waiting times. My team try to deal with this as best they can and it's nice for someone to recognise their...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect pub! Friendly staff! Excellent drinks! The food was amazing and I'll definitely be back! Really impressed with this little pub and it's choice of drinks.

Thank Carolyn H
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We very much appreciate it. Thanks again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to Durham and a return to this pub for pre-meal drinks. Helpful staff and good drink prices. Toilets clean as well. We can recommend.

Thank WidleyTraveller
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit, not once but twice! Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have a traditional Sunday lunch in the city centre but the choice was very limited so we settled on the Market Tavern. Good decision. Good range of cask ales including Wards best, the beer I grew up drinking in...More

Thank Alan B
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit, especially your lunch and ale! Sorry about the gravy! Thanks again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have drank in here many times over the years and still like it. The pub has a quaint “feel” to it totally different to any “chain” pub. Ideally situated in the centre of Durham City, only a short stroll to all of the other...More

4  Thank Baz3384
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. It's always good to have repeat custom. We're glad you keep coming back. Thank you.

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My friend and myself visited a few months ago and returned last week for food and drinks. We were made exceptionally welcome by both the assistant manager on the day and the manager when booking. Food was lovely, bread really fresh and plenty to eat....More

1  Thank myholiday77
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We can't confess to always getting it right (we can only try) but on those occasions when we get it wrong, we will do our level best to atone for it. On this occasion we are delighted that you came...More

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shunji2015
10 December 2015|
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Response from Rob1971 | Reviewed this property |
Durham has a lot of Japanese students so I doubt you were discriminated against, it's a very multi-cultural city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 2069
  • E-mail
Description
Durhams second oldest pub and the only pub in the market place. We pride ourselves in having a range of local and national cask ales, craft beers in draught and bottle and great traditional food. Open 11am-11pm Sunday- Thursday 11am-1am Friday & Saturday Food served from 12pm Daily
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