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Market Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub
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27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
+44 191 386 2069
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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North East England, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

This is a lovely 'proper' pub serving great guest ales. The staff are friendly and the food is nice with some lunchtime offers. Well situated in the town square, it makes for a lovely place to have a few drinks.

Thank 413gailg
South Shields, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Market Tavern when we were exploring Durham. Its an old traditional pub in the market place so was fairly busy with a nice atmosphere. There were a few regulars in having a pint and watching the match, we weren't disturbed by this and sat in the dining area of the pub. We called in to sample their Sunday... More 

Thank Rozzii40
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a quiet evening in Durham in general but the female bar staff was very friendly and they had a good range of beer on tap. We had the fish and chills and the veggie fish and chips both were good and the fish was a good size. Decent pub grub in good surroundings, it's how it should be... More 

Thank leytonlid
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although tourists frequent the pub it still retains the 'proper pub' feel. Warm and friendly, clean and cosy with pleasant staff and tasty, affordable food.

Thank Bonzo B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Staff were very friendly, the meal arrived quickly and was delicious. Good value for money in the beautiful market square of Durham city.

Thank Gwen B
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch and a pint of beer while on a weekend away in Durham. The beer was excellent and the burger was one of the nicest I have ever had. The burger was homemade, served with French fries in an enamel dish with homemade coleslaw and burger sauce which was lovely. I had a plain burger and it was on... More 

Thank Clairelovesbarnsley
Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We called in for a pub lunch and found a hidden gem, good food, great service. The menu as a good choice of food on offer, at competitive prices. Good beer too! Ideal if you want a good filling meal and a glass of wine...or two.

Thank cocochanel2016
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It's been a long time since we were here. An interesting mix of couples and footie fans (there was a big tv in the rear with skysports on, ideal for us). Was not sure what to expect food wise but the quality, quantity and taste prevailed. Pictured is the chicken platter (supposedly for 2, yeah try getting someone to share,... More 

Thank whoolit
Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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305 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

In Harrogate we have no traditional pubs left anymore. They have all become champagne wine bars so it's refreshing to sit and enjoy a pint with extended family in an old fashioned traditional ale house.Atmosphere was good and we really enjoyed our visit

Thank Dale P
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is your average pub in Durham, nothing too fancy or exciting about it. It's not bad just not a place I would frequent. The food is hearty and generous, it's good value for money. Just overall a nice pub with good grub. Nothing much else to really.

Thank JamesStaye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?