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The Head of Steam Durham

££ - £££, British,
North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
+44 191 383 2173
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“belgium beer” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Head of Steam was my first meal in Durham; I was staying for about a week. I had a good experience here with the steak and ale pie and pale ale that I ordered. The pie was crispy with tender steak inside and caramelized onion...More

Thank SaraBourque
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Head of Steam is hidden away slightly in a courtyard but there is a sign pointing the way. It's quite a modern décor inside. There was a good selection of beers to choose from, pales and IPAs through to porters and stouts.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been in here quite a few times over the years and it is always a good place to go. Hidden up the alleyway I bet many people pass straight by without ever noticing it. When the sun shines, it has a lovely balcony upstairs...More

Thank Baz3384
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on Saturday for a couple of drinks with hubby & to see the results of the refurbishment which are lovely & really opens up the pub as well as the first floor. The disappointing aspect for me was I asked for an alcohol...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best selection of beers in durham city centre. On the expensive side but update. With beers from europe and the US. the best beers are located up at gilesgate the durham hop knocker much cheaper and better.

Thank Travelingwookie1
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Being new permanent residents in Durham, we have been looking for a new local for us and our visiting friends. We went tonight with our son who has just returned from St Andrews for a celebratory drink and my husband ordered a Sav Blanc for...More

7  Thank 303bevf
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub great choice of real ales and cider and food only 1complaint I go quite regularly and when people looking at menu Iam surprised to see there is no salads on which I know for a fact would go down well especially with the...More

Thank bosingwa
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A great selection of beers can be found here. However the price is high. Well worth an hour or two. The staff are often very good I. A trendy sort of way

Thank Passenger401970
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We came here whilst passing through Durham both thoroughly hungry. This place was SUCH a good find. Quirky but comfortable, interesting but not too loud. Good music - rock/alternative in the background. Amazing selection of real ales which my husband was ever so pleased about...More

Thank runny83
Reviewed 22 August 2018

There aren't that many seats here downstairs so it is a bit limited. There was some range of wine, however, and staff were fine.

Thank JennyB1984
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15 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mikemycroft | Reviewed this property |
There is definitely no parking at the pub, I'm not sure where the nearest parking would be. I always walk there from wherever I am staying.
14 September 2016|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no.I don't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 383 2173
  • E-mail
With an extensive beer, wine and spirits range, great food offer, and quality live music and events, The Head of Steam Durham is a destination for beer lovers and those looking to spend their downtime with friends and family.
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