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Shakespeare Tavern

Closed Now: 11:00 - 23:00
Open today: 11:00 - 23:00
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Great local

Consistent provider of great Fuller's London Pride. A deceptively large back room which provides... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Durham, United Kingdom
Nice pub for a quick meal

This was a nice find on our walk from our hotel to the Cathedral. We wanted a quick bite (and a... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
San Diego, CA
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Famous for being Durham’s most haunted pub, The Shakespeare is set in a 12th century building with a Bar on the ground floor & Y'Bard Spirits Bar on the second floor. Recently refurbished, the interior comprises a small bar and a larger back lounge...more
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63 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
+44 191 384 3261
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistent provider of great Fuller's London Pride. A deceptively large back room which provides for a snug meeting area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Airlann
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This was a nice find on our walk from our hotel to the Cathedral. We wanted a quick bite (and a pint for my husband), and this place worked out perfectly. Simple, tasty, quick food.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dustchick
Reviewed 2 October 2018

More of a place to have a quiet beer and enjoy the atmosphere, rather than for eating--does have sandwiches and snacks.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank absolutelylizzy
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This old pub in a 12th century building has a small bar - with additional seating in the rear. The beer was well kept & reasonably priced, the staff friendly & a good atmosphere. The only disappointment was the we didn't see any ghosts -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ro_pdf
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is the best pub in Durham. It is the best kept secret for those who like a real pub with good beer and staff who know what they are doing. No juke box, fruit machine or drivelling foold

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snowmanwinter
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a good ish pub. The location is superb enroute to the cathedral. The place is clean and well presented. It plays to the tourist trade, complete with sign outside claiming to be haunted, which is always a good way to drum up business....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alistairrobinson1977
Reviewed 2 September 2018

My wife and I dropped in for a pub lunch recently while visiting Durham and we were both really impressed. Apparently this pub dates back to 1109 and I have been told that it’s a most haunted pub. It’s a cracking little place and looks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sid S
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Popped into the Shakespeare for a pint or two, nice friendly bar staff, was a little taken aback when charged 10.00 for two Morretti, I know this is an expensive bottle, but never been charged 5.00 each before, needless to say only one pint each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marinamuskett
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Brilliant bar, pretty traditional with an eclectic mix of punters, good beer and decent staff so all good what more can you say! Oh yes, it’s mutt friendly, never seen a pub that can’t be improved by a mob of friendly hounds in it. Cracking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mickeastlake
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The last of a dying breed... a good old fashioned ale house! With at least 4 real ales on at any time, a good selection spirits and wines and food served during the week this place is the real deal. Set in the heart of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jonny M
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