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The Head of Steam Durham

££ - £££, British,
North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
+44 191 383 2173
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“belgium beer” (5 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the positive side the staff were really lovely people with good service skills and the beer selection was extensive and imaginative, however the place stank of badly kept lines and lack of cleaning and the food was some of the worst I've seen in...More

1  Thank georgeandbetty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy bar with good range of drinks and the music was good with different genres for all ages, bar staff quick and chatty all in all a good night

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great pub came in try some cider on draft, going to come back and try the food next the pics Iv seen it dint half luk Gud, great service by the staff

Thank DurhamCarl
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great selection of beers, especially Belgian ones. Nice interior, good size smoking area and friendly staff. Definitely the best bar on north road, and one of the best in Durham

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Called at here for a couple of drinks on the way back from another pub. We went for found it on a website for gay pubs.... this is definitely not a gay pub but probably gay friendly. The range of beers was plentiful and delicious....More

Thank Pincham
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

As the title says, a great pub with staff who know what to recommend, what to try etc. A nice change from the usual Durham pubs.

Thank michpebbles
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Loved this place. Great pub food and a brilliant selection of beer. Special mention to the staff who were very friendly .

Thank John H
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

How the nacho portion ended up under the 'light lunch' part of the menu I don't know - it was huge. The rest of the family also enjoyed their lunch, and the range of canned craft beers was excellent. Very child-welcoming with a good colouring/puzzle...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 20 September 2017

First let me say that we didn't eat here, this is great pub with a wide selection of beers and thats why we visited. It is a little hidden between shops so you need to be looking carefully to find it but once found you...More

Thank K78steve
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The head of stream is a must stop on any pub crawl of Durham. Great selection of beer with good food to match. Only downside is the size of venue means that there is no elbow room when busy.

Thank Paul F
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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$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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
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