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“Really friendly traditional pub”

The Head of Steam Durham
Ranked #19 of 334 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I returned here to meet someone after not having been for a year and was as impressed as I was last time. It is a 'tucked away' off the main road traditional pub of the region with extremely helpful and pleasant staff and a great all-round atmosphere. I was here for drinks this time - a great selection on the bar - but have eaten in the past and it was good and reasonably priced. This is a very popular pub with local people and students which is always a good sign.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Found The Head of Steam by accident, but they say "everything is for a reason"
We were in need of a late lunch and the pub was "just in the right place at the right time"
A vast array of speciality beers to chose from that all looked appealing but I was driving so they were left for another day.
Two main courses were chosen from the amazing menu. The food was cooked to order so a brief wait in which time we were able to relax and enjoy the soft drinks ordered. The friendly staff came and opened the Patio doors wide pen (after asking if we minded) and that let some well received air into the area. One of the hottest days of the year so far. Our food was delivered to our table bu a very helpful waitress who asked if we needed anything else and also later returned to enquire if everything was to our liking. We couldn't have asked for a better lunchtime treat in a traditional pub. Next time I must remember the speciality beers and leave the car behind.

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Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Menu may look big but not if you don’t have the ingredients. Asked for smoked salmon, but none available, note this was a Friday. Should be getting ready for weekend. Ordered chicken with flatbreads, but came with ordinary white without any explanation. Hence drink but careful of food

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Out of all the bars in Durham I’d definitely say this one is the best, great atmosphere, very friendly staff and service. The decor is lovely, and always a great range of drinks. The food is really good and great value for money.

Thank Ck R
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Came here on a lovely sunny day. Sat outside and enjoyed the weather whilst enjoying a great drink. Nice and quiet, out the way which is good as we had been around looking for outdoor seating for a long time with no luck! Staff were so lovely and had great customer service. Only issue is the prices are quite extortionate for anything other than beer/lager, which to be fair is reasonable considering that’s what it specialises in. Regardless, drinks were great and worth the money.

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