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Court Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
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1 - 10 of 602 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On entering the welcome was lovely with a great selection of beers on the bar which were in good condition. Ordered a nachos sharer which at £8.95 was a big disappointment- asked for no jalapeños but it came smothered in them literally and also drowned...More

Thank elgregg0
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a very large group of family and friends, booked in for a meal on Christmas Eve. We were very well looked after by all the staff, even though the place was mobbed and none of our group sat still for very long. We...More

Thank lushlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch today and it wasn’t good. The beef was tough and vegetables mushy and tasteless. The turkey was nice though. Worst of all was the service at the bar. The blonde female member of staff (won’t name her on here) ignored us...More

Thank Jillyw21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great pub with good food options. Several real ales and mixed to order gins. The food was good and reasonably priced. Close to centre of town.

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Around forty of us went to the Court Inn for our work Xmas night out. It was a great night. Because they offered a carvery for the main course, it was very slick. We had a three course meal when it was incredibly busy and...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to have a Christmas fayre catch up with two very good friends and pre booked and paid in advance as required by Court Inn. Arrived this evening introduced ourselves to staff who told us to go round the corner and we would be seen....More

1  Thank daisydo45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place for a Xmas meal and for a start parking in the centre of Durham is a nightmare at a cost of around £2.00 for 3 hours (which isnt too bad once you had located a space). I had to disturb the 2...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst Christmas meal I've ever had. It's a carvery, the meat was dry and the veg looked and tasted as if they had been cooked for hours and was only like warm

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and atmosphere, well cooked delicious food! Thanks to Matt for being so accommodating 👍🏽👍🏽🎄🎄 202135536987

Thank juliechis
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends for a Christmas dinner get together. We had pre-booked and were quickly seated. The pub was very busy and noisy and there wasn’t a lot of room. Although there were Christmas crackers on the table there wasn’t enough...More

Thank Per W
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I think it is, the bar area should be fine, there's outdoor seating too
Jo C
28 September 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is particularly child friendly as it is a bit cramped in the bar area for pushchairs etc. But i am sure the restaurant (separate off to one side) will supply a high chair on request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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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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