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“Poor quality food, even worse service”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Court Inn

Court Inn
Ranked #25 of 304 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Poor quality food, even worse service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

I will keep it simple. Service very slow. Food under seasoned, specials were cold and dried out (plates were hot) nothing else. Paying the bill, be prepared to tell the staff what you had and how much and if it was off the menu or special board !!! There was only 2 things on the specials board, pie or mince. They do not have a clue. What a complete waste of money. Really disappointing as the selection of ales are good. Maybe just a drinking pub not a food pub :-(

  • Visited February 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Christmas Fayre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We took our school children for a reward to The Court Inn.
We could not fault it for anything, food was delicious. Very tasty and i would reccomend you try it.
Exellent value and service.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Gillian H
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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Much improved since my last visit, great service and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Its a while since I have been here but returned this week with friends. It has been updated in the restaurant and now has a bar menu or bistro menu. The decor is lovely and the menus are vast with something to please everyone. I had trio of pork which was gorgeous, friends had a burger which looked great and also corned beef pie. We all loved our food and were full up. The biggest improvement was the staff. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful, made us feel at home and not rushed or hassled. I will be returning.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Jojohodgson
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Bassenthwaite, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Much Improved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We have visited the Court Inn a few times before with our four legged friend and while we have always received a warm welcome the food was never up too much. However as the pub is dog friendly we decided to give it another go to celebrate a family birthday. We couldn't have been more pleased. Two of our party ordered gammon, one the rump steak and I opted for the ham hock. All were beautifully cooked and served. There was so much meat on the ham hock that despite help from two four legged companions I still had to have a doggy bag. We will definitely be back especially as it is so hard to find a local pub which serves good food and is doggy friendly. Well done!

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grafter999
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“Dog friendly ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Have been here a few times over the last twelve months and is always great. The menu has changed since few times.

The food all seems homecooked. I have never had a problem with any of the staff and have always been friendly.

We usually go during the day with our small dog and receive a warm welcome.

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