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Varsity - CLOSED

46 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
+44 191 384 6704
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
20 May 2016
“Go on a sunny day and find the garden at the back”
2 May 2016
“Great for watching sports”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
46 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

There's quite a lot of Varsity bars dotted around the country and they're all fairly similar, and this one is pretty much the same inside. If you happen to one of the designers reading this, for goodness sake get some new ideas, these ones are...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My wife and I decided to book a table to watch the football on a Saturday lunchtime as advertised - sure enough we were guided to our table (right next to a large screen tv) ...Our name was on the napkins just to underline it...More

Thank PeterAJohnson1955
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Both times I have eaten here have left at least one member of the party feeling considerably unwell afterwards. The food is below average, with alcohol prices more expensive than many other non-student establishments in Durham. Good for a social, but not much else.

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The food was very good, the service friendly. - I found the sitting slightly small, crowded, cold. The acoustic was somehow too noisy...

Thank Eva L
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Excellent pub grub, a great range to choose from. Food is quickly and efficiently served with a range of sauces.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 5 June 2015

After being served a vodka and coke, I requested more coke. The staff member informed me that any further mixer would incur a further cost. I refused and the bar supervisor had to intervene and top up my rather empty glass. The original staff member...More

Thank Gillian1270
Reviewed 6 December 2014

We had breakfast here and i have to say its is very poor, greasy and not good at all, avoid,! its just too cheap n nasty

Thank DurhamHazey
Reviewed 26 August 2014

My friends and I came here on a Saturday night after having a meal at Zizzi's next door. We must have stood at least 15 minutes before we got served - the staff just seemed to pick people at random. I've been here before on...More

Thank Cas62
Reviewed 24 April 2014

went for a meal!!! on bank holiday Monday no veggie burgers so my wife had some sort of pasta in a tomato sauce which looked terrible and tasted even worse , I had the roast dinner served in a Yorkshire pudding which was so cold...More

Thank grumpy300
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Not eaten here but reasonably priced drinks and a nice terrace at the rear high above the River Wear. Also looks a good place for watching sport. Located on the street up to the Cathedral.

Thank sleep007
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  • Address: 46 Saddler Street, Durham DH1 3NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 6704
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