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“Excellent service Poor quality food!”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, 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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent service Poor quality food!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

The service here was brilliant on my visit, the barmaid was very helpful. However this was let down by very poor quality food. I had a sunday dinner but serveral items were missing. Followed by a burnt crumble with lumpy custard. I was then told that this might have been because the chef was in a bad mood. I used to rate this place highly but now that its been taken over i will not be returning in a hurry.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Stephj9
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Went here a couple years ago when I first got to Durham, and even by pub standards it was bad. Now new management has taken over, it's one of my favourite places to go. The staff are great, the music is great, and oh, the food. Such a wide variety of choices ranging from fresh steamed mussels (wow!!) to a posh toasty, and it is all of the highest quality. Such a fantastic Durham gem, there really is something for absolutely everyone!

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Felicity B
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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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3 Thank RF0123
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Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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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