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The Library

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The Library, Durham, 46 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU, Durham, England
+44 191 384 6704
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
The Library, Durham, 46 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU, Durham, England
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Reviewed today

We visited while in Durham for the lumiere, it is a large venue probably suited to students, it was not that busy despite the thousands of people in the city. The place is generally run down, toilets poor and the staff slow and not interested,...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another nice bar we stumbled upon - nice ambience, great wine and staff were great - top marks to the staff

Thank Ianmac66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for some cocktails. We got a pitcher but the taste of the flavouring they used made it close to undrinkable. Nipped to the loo, which was an unpleasant experience, then left. Not going back either.

Thank kevin_cw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have great staff a credit to the place with even better food and drink prices also have lots of different events at the venue and best of all have the more card to get points to get your money back 😃

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a long bar and all the staff seemed to congregate at one end. It was busy but a group of girls next to me at the bar all seemed to be together but buying in smaller rounds. Some were served while others were left...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went here on a few occasions while staying in Durham with a friend. Nice selection of beers some of which are local. More of a sports bar in my opinion but has a good terraced area that over looks the river and you can spend...More

Thank Pincham
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty standard chain pub with plenty of beer to offer. The outside area is really looking run down after a few years, could do with a revamp. Food has gone downhill, used to eat here quite often but tend to go elsewhere. It's cheap and...More

2  Thank 9yScott
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had lunch on a Saturday. The football was on the screens, and the place was packed. If you're looking for a quiet cozy lunch this not the place. But the atmosphere was lively, and the service was good. You order food at the bar,...More

Thank ceclarke1
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I went here for lunch with my partner. The food was delicious and prices are decent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be returning and recommend for lunch time food!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxed good food A little music a bit loud Need me time from life's stress Sports playing on tv

Thank Karen B
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Library, Durham, 46 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 6704
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