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Court Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (15 reviews)
“homemade chips” (10 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
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1 - 10 of 712 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We hadn’t eaten here on a Sunday so a new experience. We didn’t book as it was just me and the husband so we turned up at about 12:30. The restaurant was already buzzing with families but a couple of tables for 2 were vacant...More

Thank MrsP52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday 7th and had a fifteen minute wait for a table. We were seated next to another table with both tables sharing a bench seat. As there was very little room between each table, every time the teenager on the other table needed...More

1  Thank karenah73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed into the pub by owner with our dog. It was lovely and warm, the gin list was incredible and the food is absolutely delicious. We will recommend and be back again soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start, went in for lunch, but having walked into the pub we just didn’t get that vibe we wanted to eat here, but once in we decided to get a few drinks to see if anything could change our minds, no nothing did,the...More

1  Thank raymond p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch here during our recent brief stay in the absolutely wonderful university town of Durham. We loved the town and we loved the Court Inn. The food was outstanding and the portions were beyond generous. The atmosphere and the people...More

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1  Thank JWH741
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a group of 7 and were seated uncomfortably close to another table. In that small area we were in it got really loud with both tables talking. My wife and I shared the Camembert starter. It was very nice. My 16oz T...More

Thank Jazz H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Court Inn for the Sunday Carvery after reading positive reviews online, it seems we were not the only ones. The pub was EXTREMELY busy and overcrowded, and despite booking a table we had to wait for a considerable amount of time to...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family ,friends have been coming here for many years , mainly for the food. I feel disappointed that I can’t give full marks on this occasion as the Sunday carvery was well below standard this week. We did arrive later than usual this time...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for drinks only, but not impressed with the customer service and expensive drinks. Better places in durham to visit with friendly customer service.....

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch whist waiting for a new passport , only a short walk from the centre of Durham and found a friendly, well presented pub with a good menu. Chose the Mixed Grill ( was told it was on the large side) and the...More

Thank David J
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Questions & Answers
15 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I think it is, the bar area should be fine, there's outdoor seating too
Jo C
28 September 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is particularly child friendly as it is a bit cramped in the bar area for pushchairs etc. But i am sure the restaurant (separate off to one side) will supply a high chair on request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 7350
  • E-mail
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
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