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Half Moon Inn

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Saturday afternoon visit

Popular pub due to the TVs screening sports, good selection of drinks, nice friendly staff & always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SharonJT67
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Great Pub!

Visiting Durham for a couple of days, this was the first time we had been here when we popped in to... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
LawrieandFrances
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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The Half Moon Inn is a traditional public house in the heart of Durham city. We are a grade 1 listed building with many of the original works still seen today. The fireplace and back bar were put in in 1905 and the work is something to see. We have...more
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86 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
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+44 191 374 1918
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular pub due to the TVs screening sports, good selection of drinks, nice friendly staff & always plenty of them so no long waits, just like all popular pubs would be good if the clientele moved away from the bar once served then you could...More

Thank SharonJT67
GENERALMANAGERA697, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sharon for taking the time to leave us a review a 5* rating down the moon. I will pass your kind words onto the team. We know what you mean about people standing at the bar. It would make our jobs easier knowing...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Visiting Durham for a couple of days, this was the first time we had been here when we popped in to watch football on Sunday. Enjoyed it so much we returned on Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Warm welcome and friendly staff and locals. If...More

Thank LawrieandFrances
GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you LawieandFrances for you review & star rating. So glad you enjoyed your trip to Durham and your visits to the Moon. Glad the staff made you fell welcome will pass on your kind words on to the team. Thanks agian & hope you...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a thoroughly decent pub. I have been in several times and have always found it to be clean, well presented and with a good range of beer. The service is usually prompt and it is a good option if you want to watch...More

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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Alistair thanks for your review & star rating. Glad to hear you put us on the map for places to visit when in Durham. I will also pass on your comments on to the staff. You are also correct that we don’t sell food...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely traditional pub with kind staff and a great atmosphere! Really good prices and a wide selection of drinks. Ideal for watching sports and with a great beer garden!

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GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you LP for your nice review & 5* rating. So great to see you rate us so well. Lets hope we have another nice summer & we can enjoy a few more drinks in the beer garden.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

I visited durham on my cousins stag party this summer, and i'm from Canada. Throughout my entire trip this is the only pub i encountered that denied my drivers licence as valid ID. Apparently they dont accept non-EU ID as its "company policy". This makes...More

Thank Sean T
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Sean thanks for your feed back and review. But i’m afraid our policy only allows us to accept some forms of ID which are highlighted at the entrance this comes from our head office which runs over 1700 in the UK. I’m sorry that...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

My friends and I called in for a beer or two during our reunion in Durham - our first visit since 1974 when we were students at the university! The memories came flooding back and although there have been a few obvious changes over the...More

Thank Alan T
GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hi Alan thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review & rating. So glad you enjoyed your reunion & vist to the half moon once again. We are proud to of tried to keep the moon a traditional pub with the...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Good pub and beer. Needs a good clean and bit of a face lift. Still one of the few quality pubs in townMore

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GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks Passenger for your review & feed back. Glad you think we are one of the few quality pubs in Durham & have good beer. We invested in back back this year (wall paper & carpets through out) this coming year we are set to...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Always visit this amazing gem of a pub. Kept to its roots. And pays dividends, always busy and social. And with Bass on tap you can't go wrong

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GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks Mike for your nice review & 5* rating. Glad you like the fact we have not moved from our roots of a proper pub & you enjoy the Bass on tap. Thanks again Graeme

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Went with a group of friends on a friday evening! Service was quick and friendly - staff gave good drink suggestions. Lovely outdoor space by the river! Lots of sports on, a friendly atmosphere and very cosy & clean. Couldn’t recommend more, favourite pub in...More

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GeneralManagerA765, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks Nathalie C for your great review & 5* rating. So glad the staff helped with your drinks suggestions & you enjoyed the atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon. Graeme

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great bar, lovely beer garden, staff friendly and gave plenty of options for drinks. Good atmosphere and choice of sports to watch

Thank Hayley P
General Manager A, Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks Hayley for your review & 5* rating. So glad you rate us so well & the staff are friendly. Lets hope for some more sunshine and you can enjoy the beer garden some more before xmas. Thanks again Graeme

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JSC53
4 December 2017|
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Response from Graeme D | Property representative |
Hi JSC53 Thanks for your question No we only open till 11pm on NYE as this area of Durham is very quiet. We tried for a few years to open later but it’s just not worthwhile for us. Thanks Graeme
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