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Market Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
+44 191 386 2069
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mash” (6 reviews)
“pastry” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A pleasant welcoming inn right in the centre of the city. Called in for a light lunch and whilst the service was very good the quantity was menial to say the least. I ordered the chicken n bacon open sandwich which was tasty enough thanks...More

Thank Stepnfetchit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here after shopping. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. selection of drinks were great. would recommend.

Thank Lenore5
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit to our little pub.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a 'snack' at lunchtime on a Sunday and we were pleasantly surprised to find that we could. Their cod goujons were absolutely delicious especially when washed down with a pint of real ale. The staff were very friendly with nothing appearing to...More

Thank Colin S
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for you review. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit and your sandwich! Thanks again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub serving delicious food and a good selection of beers. Seems popular with locals of all ages. Clean toilets I loved it!

Thank Sharon C
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our little pub!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a mid afternoon bite to eat, to keep us going until a dinner reservation we had elsewhere later that evening. Loved the authenticity of the pub, lots of mining pictures & the wee vases with info about the history of Durham...More

Thank mummyboogiechef
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to The Tavern! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Went as an party of 4 all had the fish and chips ,big mistake 2 of the 4 were average the other 2 were warned up from previous day and only had batter but no fish,to be fair we complained and the 2 bad ones...More

Thank arty18
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your meals and we are equally disappointed that it wasn't up to the standard we both expect. We are quite a small pub with a small kitchen and when we get more than...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Enjoyed a nice lasagne, burger and IPA over lunch service. Attractive artwork and good location in the town centre.

Thank DannyW368
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tavern!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Looking for lunch before heading off to cricket at Chester le Street we wanted something other than pizza etc. We found this pub and all chose the steak and ale pie with mash and veg. Good choice. Amazing. Home made delicious crust on a pie...More

Thank hippoScottishBorders
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Wow! Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed our visit to our little pub and we hope to see you again. Thanks again.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Popped in one evening for a drink with the missus, nice traditional pub, friendly staff, nice and clean surroundings and toilet facilities. We had just ate elsewhere before we found here but food looked nice, we would certainly visit here again next time we visit...More

Thank toffeeskip
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Quaint and cosy, very clean with friendly staff. Good location as right in the centre of Durham City. Stopped here a few times in between visiting the attractions. Free entertainment as lots going on in the square.

Thank 720jackson5
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. There's always something going on in the Market Place, we're ideal for people watching!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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
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Description
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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