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Colpitts Hotel Pub

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Hawthorn Terrace, Durham DH1 4EL, England
+44 871 951 1000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“sam smiths” (6 reviews)
“pool room” (2 reviews)
“bar stools” (2 reviews)
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Hawthorn Terrace, Durham DH1 4EL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Durham for weekend and stayed just up hill from pub. Cracking pint and really cheap, friendly staff and will return when in Durham.

1  Thank Eric W
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a pub crawl for the first time with my friends. Great pub and a friendly landlord. Beer spot on. Will return.

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

What can I say simply the best pint in the city. Cheap, quaint, friendly local that will welcome any polite patrons, do not and ever will not pop into the colpitts when in town. Classic pub

Thank Shaun J
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Came to Durham for an Easter break and tried this pub as it was in The CAMRA guide. It was brilliant and did not disappoint. We received a warm welcome especially as there were two open fires. The real ales were brilliant especially at £2.00...More

Thank John187061
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Called in, as usual with the Labrador. An absolute MUST DO whenever we visit family in Durham. Nothing seems to have changed over the 10 years or more I've been calling in. The wonderful landlady never ages. A pint of beer is now £2, no...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I used to come here regularly when I was a student in Durham 25 years ago, so I was disappointed to find that the barmaid didn't recognise me. Although - now that I think about it - it's probably because she was less than 25...More

Thank MattfromDerby
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Called back in here for a pint 25 years after it being my local when I lived just down the road. It's not changed in that time and still has a good pint (cheap too at £1.90) and a nice welcome. Definitely traditional not modern,...More

1  Thank RSD78
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Positioned a little out of town a really nice friendly "inexpensive" pub serving traditional Yorkshire brewed beers from Sam Smiths. Only two small rooms but quaint with lovely open fires. If staying at Farnley Towers this appeared to be the nearest pub just a few...More

1  Thank Quinny_A
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great pub with super Sam Smiths collection of beer. We had a good visit here last Saturday and bar staff (one guy) was friendly. Great to see sam smiths again. It has been a while..

1  Thank familyoffduty
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The coalpitts is not to everyone's taste. I must admit when I was younger I rarely went in as it is a little further from town and is somewhat a regulars bar and is a proper old style bar where as I just wanted places...More

Thank David B
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Marilyn G
27 June 2017|
Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
Yes and No. Yes it is dog friendly and, sadly No, not B&B.... too small! For B&B try the nearby Kingslodge which also has an excellent restaurant. a very short walk into old Durham.
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  • Address: Hawthorn Terrace, Durham DH1 4EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 871 951 1000
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