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Top drawer and they do carry out beer.

An absolutely top drawer micropub. It's just down the hill from the train station so is in an ideal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Unique place

This was an unusual place. You order drinks through a ticket office type window from a blackboard... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris W
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“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 3 weeks ago

An absolutely top drawer micropub. It's just down the hill from the train station so is in an ideal location for a quick stop off or longer stay. It packs an awful lot of drink into a small space, apart from the beer there are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alistairrobinson1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unusual place. You order drinks through a ticket office type window from a blackboard at the side. The choice was very good and prices reasonable. there was quite a variety of seating from several long tables downstairs to sofas and small tables...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris W
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank John H
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