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Court Inn

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££ - £££
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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the beaten track slightly as set against the prison wall. Don't be put off tho as Very pretty well kept pub inside. Clean and friendly. Been a few times. Very good value. Huge portions. Meals from kitchen all excellent - salmon, burger etc. Slightly disappointed with watery/stewed veg from carvery and roast potatoes not the best but parsnips Yorkshire... More 

Thank Pomegranate789
Durham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the Court Inn. Food was lovely and reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

Thank Holly190832
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow ! Quite simply the best .. beautiful food , fantastic service, lovely staff , and the gin choice is too good to describe! This pub is everything a pub should be fantastic atmosphere, everybody seems so happy and so friendly, useless with names but to be honest the guy who sorted our table , the waitress who... More 

Thank JimmyGlaister
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Called in for light lunch. Food great and staff very friendly and attentive. Comment about the number of different tonics resulted in a fantastic gin tasting experience thanks to Ben who had in-depth knowledge about gin, mixers etc. and went out of his way to help us understand what makes an exceptional drink. Thanks Ben and staff we had a... More 

Thank ontheslopes
Newcastle upon Tyne
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82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited again tonight, very busy at teatime as Christmas nights out have started but staff went out of their way to find me and my nephew a table in the bar (had my dog with me too so bar fine). Food excellent, once again, a burger and a steak, mushroom and onion baguette. However, the main thing that stands out... More 

Thank Ailsa1966
Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst visiting Durham I visited this pub for 2nd time, sat in bar area as we had our dog with us, excellent friendly bar service, Excellent food. Sat on table with manager, didn't realise at first, he got up & got us a menu then when he saw us feeding our dog steak he got up & brought back a... More 

Thank Lynn425
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go quite regularly even tho it takes us half an hour drive its well worth it, sometimes you may have to wait for a seat so maybe pre book if its for a family meal. The only time I was annoyed was on armistice day when it was chokka block, we paid for our carvery got our seat then... More 

1 Thank Michele R
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pub food. Plenty of vegetarian options and gluten free. Portion sizes big. Cosy and friendly staff.

Thank Thats-BusyMe
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called for a couple of pints on Saturday tea time. Lovely atmosphere, we were there for 2 hours. We were intending to find a local Italian until we spotted a gentleman eating his pizza at the end of the bar. As it looked fab, we decided to eat too, and I have to say what a great decision. All 4... More 

Thank karen11Durham
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my friend came here after seeing some fireworks. Loved the food and the staff were lovely! Really good night!

Thank Jasmine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 7350
We are a Classic English Pub/restaurant in the Heart of Durham City, serving classic English food with a twist, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and first class service every time.
We have a large selection of spirits and 8 hand pulls with local beer everyday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?