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Market Tavern

) #49 of 249 Restaurants in Durham $$ - $$$ , British,
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
+44 191 386 2069
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ale pie” (3 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“mash” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First class food, drink and service just popped in for a snack to eat. Can recommend the sharing platter and the small plates i.e. The baked Camembert

Thank Alan R
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I choose the Market Tavern in Durham to take my son to for his first legal pint of beer as I've been many times before and wanted him to have his first in a proper pub. Well it didn't disappoint, he got id'd as soon...More

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

Thank you for you review. So glad you chose us for such an auspicious event! Hopefully it will be the first of many! First of many drinks that he buys you obviously and visits to our little establishment secondly of course. Delighted you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this old traditional narrow city centre style pub/restaurant for lunch on a Saturday. As the name suggests it is located next to Durham indoor market. It was quite busy but we managed to find a vacant table at the back. It is part...More

Thank Travelexperience12
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were also able to find a table on a Saturday!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this nice looking pub in Durham centre for an evening meal. I ordered a pint of beer and a beef burger with chips and all the trimmings. My beer was excellent and my food was tasty and hot. The barman was friendly and...More

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

Thank you for your review. We glad you enjoyed your visit to our little pub!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Called in for lunch during a day out in Durham. Excellent steak & ale pie with chips and fresh veg (carrots, peas, broccoli & leeks). Good selection of cask ales. Very friendly staff. A very nice touch, while we were being served at the bar,...More

Thank Exburtonians
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our humble little pub! Thanks again!

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Situated smack down inte the city center this pub has great ale and great service. It is nice inside and offers several diffrent kind of seats. In short, a good pub with good beer, situated in a nice location. Did not try the dishes but...More

Thank Björn S
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We're glad you're enjoyed your visit to our last little pub.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Nice cosy pub with good atmosphere in the middle of Durham, would of been 5 stars if my partners "fresh seasonal vegetables" was more than few slices of carrots and tablespoon of garden peas very disappointing with costing £13.99

Thank lorna m
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for your review and thank you for highlighting the veg issue. We always hope that our guests get value for money and in this occasion we fell short of the mark. Please accept our apology and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Been here today for lunch was really nice service great will be back I had the gammon was a little salty but that's just me my daughter had the louisana burrito and this was nice

Thank Helen R
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Thank you for review. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

After a 6 hour drive up from Surrey we needed a sit down & a pint, called in here and what a find, full of character & characters, watching the Scottish cup final. All very friendly with a great selection of beer and some really...More

Thank james c
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat. Beef sunday lunch was delicious, the pub has just been invested and look fantastic. Great team definitely recommend the market tavern if your in durham.

Thank Sharon B
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your lunch and our new look Tavern!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
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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