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Half Moon Inn

86 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
Half Moon Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Always a pleasure to call in for a few great beers in this excellently located watering hole . A good selection of real ales and very well priced with a good outdoor area for smokers and drinkers alike with a large flat screen for any footie fans , right beside the river too . Well worth a swift one or... More 

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Graeme D, General Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed your visit to us. More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I travel up to Durham every few months and always try and call in at The Half Moon Inn for a bottle of cider. I like the old pub feel of the place,no music blasting,plenty of comfy/cosy seats/booths,and the staff are always chatty and friendly. The Half Moon's jewel without a doubt though is it's lengthy beer garden which overlooks... More 

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Graeme D, General Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this review

Marc thank you for your review. We love our little pub & our nice beer garden. So glad you do too. More 

Reading, UK
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112 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I was a regular here some 50 years ago, (yes I am quite aged) and apart from some minor changes and a major hike in the price of a pint all seemed pretty much the same. A proper pub, Victorian fittings, friendly and convenient. The only thing it could not produce was lost youth, but then..........

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Graeme D, General Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit & trip down memory lane. I've been involved with the half moon for over 33 years myself i am so glad its stayed the way it has a real traditional pub. With the grade 1 listings intact. More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Whenever we visit Durham a trip to the Half Moon is always the highlight....a decent pint in good surroundings, friendly staff, no loud music blaring so you can hold a decent conversation. There are always some locals to join in the 'crack' and watch some sport with if it takes your fancy. Truly worth a visit if you are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Whilst on an unplanned day trip to Durham, we stopped at the Half Moon for a sit down and drink as the shopping was wearing me and my friend out! We were greeted by friendly and approachable staff who were more than willing to cater for us. During our conversation with the bar staff, we mentioned how much our feet... More 

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Graeme D, General Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Laura for your review so happy you enjoyed your visit & the staff went that extra mile to make your visit a memorable one. I have passed your comments about the toilets to the cleaner as its always great for them to hear there hard work is noticed. Thank you again for your comments More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I recently Visited Durham for the Lummare Event , After Walking around the city for 2 hours I was advised to rest my Legs at the half Moon Pub by one of the Stewarts,I Was reluctant for IM not one for pubs, but as soon as I Walked through the door And was greeted by the warm and Bright atmosphere... More 

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Graeme D, General Manager at Half Moon Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review so glad you enjoyed your visit. If your back for this years event in November hope you will pop in again to see us. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We visited Durham for this year's Lumiere on Friday evening and to I have to say that I was astounded at the lack common sense the staff at this establishment showed. There were six of us, all adult. Two of the younger members of the party are 18 years old and, unfortunately didn't have ID with them. We do appreciate... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Not many proper pubs about these days but this one fits the bill. Always busy a good sign of a successfully run inn.Everyone able to chat instead of being drowned out with music and tvs.NICely situated just down from the market place opposite three tuns hotel

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Half Moon Inn has a great reputation for excellent ale and it never disappoints. I have been calling in here for many years now and I love the pub. The prices are reasonable and there is always a great selection of real ales that are kept in tip top condition

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I have been drinking in the Half Moon since I was 18 yrs old and it's always been on our pub crawl route. It's a friendly pub with a large beer garden at the rear leading to the River Wear from where you can see the Elvet Bridge and the rear of the old buildings opposite the Swan & 3... More 

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