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Old Tom's Gin Bar

Open Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Afternoon Surprise

Passinf an advertising board for this establishment we decided to give it a look and stayed for a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Roddy R
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Dunfermline
lovely

just strolling past when we noticed this quirky little pub. Very small, really old quite a squish... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
sharond190793
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Old Toms Durham is influenced from the first ever Gin Old Tom which plays a significant role in the history of gin. Quaffed by the bucketload during the 18th and 19th centuries, it served as something of a bridge between Dutch Genever and London...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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33 Riverwalk, Durham DH1 5TL, England
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+44 191 384 5999
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Passinf an advertising board for this establishment we decided to give it a look and stayed for a few gis and a couple of beers (yes they have a small selection of beers). The sevice was great leading to an enjoyable time was spent in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roddy R
Reviewed 23 October 2018

just strolling past when we noticed this quirky little pub. Very small, really old quite a squish, but how lovely. Specialises in Gin, however I am a vodka drinker. Lovely fresh refreshing drinks. Sat outside where they provide seating area with heaters and blankets.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great night tonight there with the hubby Rachael was amazing recommending the various gins and well made by a lovely lady ❤️ Keep her x

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracy J
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We often visit Durham and have wanted to call in here for a long time as we have heard excellent reviews. I have to say that all the good things we have heard are true. The place is very unique and has a fantastic feel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vee K
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing little gin bar. Very querky decor wise. Also has Outdoor seating area with heaters. A massive selection and the staff are very knowledgeable. Well priced gins with lots of different mixers and garnishes. Definitely worth a visit. Can recommend and would go back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PJLOCKW
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in Durham a fabulous historic pub. Full of history and a wonderful range of things to look at as well as wide range of beers and gins. You could sit here for hours but feel relaxed in minutes. Highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ujjw03
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Went here last weekend as a family and sampled a good range of the extensive selection available. Quirky little place and be prepared to spend a while perusing the massive menu! The drinks themselves were very good and presented well, the staff providing suggestions of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank matth2715
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We were there on a quiet evening and the staff were very attentive giving us personal recommendations. What's not to like? Riverside, warm summer evening outside and all the gin a girl could need!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous old small building, strange no bar all open and hundreds of gin, impossible nearly to choose but menu is good and explains. In the end just explained what flavours I was after and he made it up. A little steep at over £10 for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ray131262
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great bar tucked away...very quirky great atmosphere. Small and cosy...some outside seating too...Also great meats and cheeses...something a bit different 👍🏼

Date of experience: August 2018
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