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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 good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ale pie” (4 reviews)
“mash” (6 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

a group of us started there on Sat evening - it was heaving, really busy, service was initially slow as only one member of bar staff behind the bar, so took a good 10mins to get served. good selection of drinks, but was surprised when...More

Thank kevin b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A busy city-centre pub on the Market Sq in Durham, serving both locals and visitors. Great range of local beers, plus plenty else to drink :) good lunchtime menu, was warned it could take 30 mins for the food which was kind - in the...More

Thank SaintsAlive08
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your kind words. We are a small but hard working bunch and do our level best to keep smiling when we get caught on the hop! Thanks again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little pub which does lovely 😊 food. Good selection of drinks too. Right in the centre of Durham. Worth a visit.

Thank Holly190832
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your kind words. Thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu looked great, and the £2.99 Cake & Coffee was irresistable, so in I trotted, keen to select a nice spot in which my friend and I would enjoy lunch. My God... The second I stepped into the bar I was hit by an...More

3  Thank Annette J
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Firstly, I would like to apologise for your experience, we are as disappointed as you are. As you have noted, our gents toilets are next to our front door and as there are no public toilets in the Market Place, our facilities get used more...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Traditional pub in the centre of Durham. They serve an excellent pint of Double Maxim. Very friendly service.

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

Thank you!

Reviewed 8 January 2018

When I lived in County Durham the Market Tavern wasn't one of my pubs. Now that life is more sedate this gem in the square has a lot more appeal. Lovely English pub, ancient timber and split level it has an ambience all of its...More

Thank reubenmilner
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you like us second time around!

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Right on the market square this is a decent place to pop in for a drink. We didn't eat. We found a spot by the radiator overlooking the snow covered square. Drinks selections were fine enough. Going for the old pub angle though the flat...More

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

A working radiator! Lucky you! On a more serious note, thanks for your review. We do try and cater for everyone at The Tavern. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again.

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is in a very good pisition in the Centre of lovely Durham. I would say that food was average, nothing special.

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

Thanks for your review. We aspire to be above average. Maybe one day but in the meantime we'll keep trying. Thanks again.

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Called in for bite to eat. Lovely cosy pub with friendly staff. Food was really nice and good choice. Will definitely return.

Thank Holly190832
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite pubs in Durham, also benefiting from a recent refurbishment. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Durham for a pint or food, CAMRA members also get discount off ales.

Thank Rob1971
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thanks so much for your review. Very much appreciated.

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Response from Rob1971 | Reviewed this property |
Durham has a lot of Japanese students so I doubt you were discriminated against, it's a very multi-cultural city.
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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