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Court Inn

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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday with a friend for a catch up and breakfast. We sat in the Cathedral window area and both ordered the "Court breakfast" with toast and a mug of tea. It's help yourself to sauces and condiments and the meal arrived quickly and there was plenty of it. You could tell straight away that this was no "greasy spoon"... More 

Thank Davey T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful carvery. Chef so knowledgeable especially about his meat! Great choices on menu, pub favourites plus stuff you will never have had before. Great choices of draft ale. Heaven

Thank s e
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The pub was recommended to us whilst visiting Durham and we weren't disappointed. There's a great atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. A few unusual items on the menu - frogs legs, snails, ostrich, squirrel and zebra! But there were more traditional items too. Feeling adventurous, I chose the snails and ostrich which were both delicious.... More 

Thank Martin H
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our daughter for a lunch. Had baguette and chips and ale. Great homemade chips and warm baguettes. Dogs made welcome and offered water. A cozy and clean environment, perfect for a chilled out lunch. Friendly staff and prompt service.

Thank Jonathan B
Stockton on Tees England
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Working close to this pub I've been in a few times for lunch with colleagues. It's not the cheapest in the area but it's always got a good atmosphere and the staff are friendly. A recent visit saw me and a colleague have a goats cheese salad. The staff were accommodating and swapped the bread for some extra olives in... More 

Thank 667RachelD
Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing delays between ordering and receiving food, with a basic problem in synchronising the dishes ordered. Some attempt made to rectify the problem but I personally don't enjoy eating at a different time to my other family members. This is the first time I've been disappointed here but the night was ruined by the experience. I will be back as... More 

Thank Andy13L
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as we asked for a table here, we were made to feel like it was a hassle because the staff were busy even though they had tables available, they just needed cleaning. We sat down for about 10 minutes with no menus so I asked the waiter and he replied that he was just coming to that, as... More 

Thank Jenny W
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might overlook this brilliant pub but it's a great find. Tucked in between some houses and the prison (don't be put off) it's an amazing find. The food menu is so varied - rack of Chinese ribs, haunch of zebra, blue fin shark and hot spider crab!!!!! Gin emporium to boot!! Prices are not too bad - not cheap... More 

Thank Brady49
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy warm inviting pub with fabulous food great atmosphere and a excellent selection of gin and tonics. Definitely worth a visit

Thank sammy1000000
Pau, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this place Many times ,for evening meals and for sunday Carvery , great food , great Service , staff very friendly and helpfull .

Thank Lynda R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 7350
We are a Classic English Pub/restaurant in the Heart of Durham City, serving classic English food with a twist, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and first class service every time.
We have a large selection of spirits and 8 hand pulls with local beer everyday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?