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Market Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub
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27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
+44 191 386 2069
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

In Harrogate we have no traditional pubs left anymore. They have all become champagne wine bars so it's refreshing to sit and enjoy a pint with extended family in an old fashioned traditional ale house.Atmosphere was good and we really enjoyed our visit

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Thank Dale P
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again when you are next here. More 

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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is your average pub in Durham, nothing too fancy or exciting about it. It's not bad just not a place I would frequent. The food is hearty and generous, it's good value for money. Just overall a nice pub with good grub. Nothing much else to really.

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Thank JamesStaye
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We will aspire to be above average! Pop in in May when we get our refurb and let us know what you think! More 

Peterlee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Called in hoping for some lunch with family, one of whom needs gluten free food, found staff very helpful, checked with the allergen info and found a surprising number of options, including chips (if you need gf food, you'll know this is an issue!). Normal pub food prices, very good quality food and drinks. Welcoming busy little city centre pub... More 

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MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Delighted we were able to help! More 

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely location. ..centre of town. Great staff and lovely atmosphere. Does get busy during lunch time.. hop in have a drink hop out walk a bit & hop back in...

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Thank toko_1965
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening, food was outstanding and excellent value for money. Excellent waitressing service, we were fully catered for. Will certainly be back in the new year

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Thank Roseanne D
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! More 

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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great location and we went in for a quick drink whilst we were waiting for a table in a local restaurant - we thought this would be a pleasant place to to sit and relax for an hour. It seems a nice place and we walked through to the back to get a sense of the place but throughout it... More 

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Thank Rhys D
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We had a problem with our drains and we have had it remeided since. We are due a refurbishment in May, where our 17th century plumbing issue will be addressed at last! More 

Norfolk
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Had an early evening meal which was perfect. Not too busy so you couldn't hear yourself, even though the football was on.

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Thank Julie S
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lovely pub serving great ales. Double Maxim on draft (old Vaux brewery beer which used to be bottled only clearly brewed by someone else now as vaux defunct). Nice atmosphere, we sat outside on a bench whilst the ladies did some shopping (aparently does have tables normally outside). Great pub to sit and people watch. Didn't try the food but... More 

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MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More 

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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This pub is in the heart of Durham and really should be better than it is. No complaints about the beer and how it is kept, but the decor is tired, the carpet should be replaced and overall it looks tired. Very much a last century old fashioned city centre pub. Good points are that the beer is very good,... More 

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Thank Ian S
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are due a refurbishment in May and we hope it meets to your satisfaction! More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The market tavern is a friend pub great Service at the bar, the food is ok.. it one of them pubs that we just call in for a drink..

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Thank Dawn S
MTavernDurham, Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. You should try our food sometime! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 2069
Description
Durhams second oldest pub and the only pub in the market place. We pride ourselves in having a range of local and national cask ales, craft beers in draught and bottle and great traditional food. Open 11am-11pm Sunday- Thursday 11am-1am Friday & Saturday Food served from 12pm Daily

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