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Old Tom's Gin Bar

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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lovely

just strolling past when we noticed this quirky little pub. Very small, really old quite a squish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sharond190793
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Great night

Had a great night tonight there with the hubby Rachael was amazing recommending the various gins... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Tracy J
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Old Toms Durham is influenced from the first ever Gin Old Tom which plays a significant role in the history of gin. Quaffed by the bucketload during the 18th and 19th centuries, it served as something of a bridge between Dutch Genever and London...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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33 Riverwalk, Durham DH1 5TL, England
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+44 191 384 5999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just strolling past when we noticed this quirky little pub. Very small, really old quite a squish, but how lovely. Specialises in Gin, however I am a vodka drinker. Lovely fresh refreshing drinks. Sat outside where they provide seating area with heaters and blankets.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great night tonight there with the hubby Rachael was amazing recommending the various gins and well made by a lovely lady ❤️ Keep her x

Thank Tracy J
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We often visit Durham and have wanted to call in here for a long time as we have heard excellent reviews. I have to say that all the good things we have heard are true. The place is very unique and has a fantastic feel...More

Thank Vee K
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing little gin bar. Very querky decor wise. Also has Outdoor seating area with heaters. A massive selection and the staff are very knowledgeable. Well priced gins with lots of different mixers and garnishes. Definitely worth a visit. Can recommend and would go back...More

Thank PJLOCKW
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in Durham a fabulous historic pub. Full of history and a wonderful range of things to look at as well as wide range of beers and gins. You could sit here for hours but feel relaxed in minutes. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went here last weekend as a family and sampled a good range of the extensive selection available. Quirky little place and be prepared to spend a while perusing the massive menu! The drinks themselves were very good and presented well, the staff providing suggestions of...More

Thank matth2715
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We were there on a quiet evening and the staff were very attentive giving us personal recommendations. What's not to like? Riverside, warm summer evening outside and all the gin a girl could need!

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous old small building, strange no bar all open and hundreds of gin, impossible nearly to choose but menu is good and explains. In the end just explained what flavours I was after and he made it up. A little steep at over £10 for...More

Thank Ray131262
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great bar tucked away...very quirky great atmosphere. Small and cosy...some outside seating too...Also great meats and cheeses...something a bit different 👍🏼

Thank 46Bear
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this bar for my mums suprise retirement drinks. We dropped a banner off at lunch time and were told it would be up and a table reserved, which we had paid to reserve. On arrival there was no banner up and no table...More

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