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Tin of Sardines

Open Now: 12:00 - 23:30
Open today: 12:00 - 23:30
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Great find

The smallest bar in Durham that specialises in gin. There are over 150 different gins each served... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan B
Tickhill, United Kingdom
via mobile
good but...

i enjoyed the gin and at times how small the bar was but it can feel abit uncomfortable if your the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“gin bar”(21 reviews)
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18 Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The smallest bar in Durham that specialises in gin. There are over 150 different gins each served with a recommended tonic and various additions. There is room for about 12 people inside and a few tables outside. Great atmosphere and a must visit for all...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

i enjoyed the gin and at times how small the bar was but it can feel abit uncomfortable if your the only people in their. I found the barman to be abit arrogant and irritating but this is all own personal opinion. The drinks were...More

Thank NikkiJ886
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit this lovely little bar I always give it a 5 but sadly gave it a 4 this time because the barman was just miserable Don’t get me wrong he knows his stuff but his politeness is forced and can be very sarcastic to...More

Thank PonteSuperwoman
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Here in Durham on training so literally had a couple of hours tonight to have a quick walk round. Came across this little 💎 Had the cherry 🍒 gin with lemon tonic £6.50 expected for city centre. On my own so just couldn’t resist popping...More

Thank GPellowe
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to believe but it is the smallest gin bar unfact maybe the smallest bar ever. Perfect for a gin or beer. The layout let’s you relax and it is perfect for couples. Don’t be surprise if you end up making a friend here...More

Thank ujjw03
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely rhubarb-y gin and ginger ale. Nice, quiet atmosphere, barman didn't say much though. A really small little bar.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Same people who own old toms also own this bar. Smallest bar I have ever been in but the staff are very friendly. Massive stock of gin. Mixers and garnish. Can defo recommend. Prices are very reasonable. Went in both the gin bars and both...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Decided we had to visit this bar on a recent stay in Durham as it sounded unique. It is definitely something different and quite quirky. The guy serving the drinks was very friendly and there was a great choice of gins but the price, oh...More

1  Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I really enjoyed the couple of gins i had here and love the concept of a tiny room focusing on gin, however felt the barman wasn't as personable as he might have been.

1  Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 16 August 2018

First visit to this gin bar. Very warm welcome from 2 lovely guys who explained all to us and advised us what to choose. Mammoth choice! Good gin, well served and presented. Will return.

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