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Head Of Steam

3 Reform Place, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
+44 191 383 2173
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Ranked #28 of 250 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A bar with a relaxed vibe which serves food until around 8 on weekdays, they do two all you can eat challenges too, if you dare to take them on! The drinks selection is brilliant if you are a non drinker and my beer loving friends were very impressed with the beer and ale selection. The staff were a delight... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wide range of beers-around 250 to try! Fab decor, great atmosphere and prices to suit all budgets. Will be trying the food next time!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Rarely seen such a huge beer selection. Liked the look and feel, staff were generally friendly, alternative types with tats, piercings and beards (not the girls). Food was decent. We didn't stay late, but wished we had.

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north yorkshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had to go to Durham Unexpectedly and caught the bus, walking down towards the town spotted this little gem. Food was good and service to Reasonably priced in pleasant surroundings Will be making a be line for this pub next time I visit

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I totally love this place.. Everything is great. The unbelievable choice of beers, the amazing food, the incredibly welcoming an warm staff. Every box is ticked. Only slight on my last visit was the chain smoking table next to us. If your in durham visiting he head of steam is a must...

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the best pub in durham, the food is fantastic, excellent range of beers and spirits and ALL of the bar staff are friendly and always a pleasure to talk to. I have seen nothing but friendliness from all of the staff and I always feel welcome, We have even had two xmas parties at the head of steam... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a great pup hidden away in durham, we always like to head here for a great selection of drinks you wouldn't normally find at very reasonable prices. Another great thing about this pub is the food. Having eaten here a few times now we have never been disappointed. The selection on the menu is good and food is... More

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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

WAS a great pub. we have been going there every 2 weeks for the past 2 years. we were there on the 05/07/14 at lunch time and then again at teatime as we normally do, spending a lot of money between 4 couples, on this occasion we were celebrating my 45th birthday and had 2 balloons which we burst on... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Called in for a beer. £1 more than 20 yards away?? Sub standard but drinkable. Staff friendly but cleanliness leaves a little to be desired.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We just spent most of the day in this pub, and it was brilliant. An amazing selection of Belgian beers, American craft beers and a small but quality selection of real ales. The food is also very tasty and good value. To top it all the staff were all friendly and knowledgeable about the products on sale. I can't recommend... More

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