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Head Of Steam

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Brew Pub, Pub
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3 Reform Place, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
+44 191 383 2173
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Quick Bites, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good burger

It's unusual to be able to order your burger rare these days but great. Unfortunately they had run out of pulled pork which reduced my rating to 4 otherwise it would have been a 5. Lively but friendly ambiance which worked well for our mixed generation party. Will visit again when not driving to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's unusual to be able to order your burger rare these days but great. Unfortunately they had run out of pulled pork which reduced my rating to 4 otherwise it would have been a 5. Lively but friendly ambiance which worked well for our mixed generation party. Will visit again when not driving to better sample the impressive selection of... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have visited Head of steam in Durham recently and after trying a couple of their pizzas, which are very good in deed, I tried the burger. Now this is something else and would really recommend it if you are a burger lover. I tried a few in and around Durham but this is certainly ranks in the top section.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Possibly my favourite bar in durham. Excellent music, wide selection of drinks, outside in the sun is awesome! A must go

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Fun bar with excellent range of beers and lovely to sit outside and watch the hustle and bustle of Durham! Decent pizza menu and yummy desserts!

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I love this place! Central location yet hidden down an alley; fantastic range of beers, ciders etc; nice bar

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Plenty of choices of ales, bar gets very busy but they physically couldn't get any more staff behind it! Had a few games on the Quiz Machine, which restricts the entrance/exit but it didn't seem to be too much of a problem. Good for a few starting drinks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is tucked away down a small ally way but well worth searching out. With beers from around the world you will be spoiled for choice and the food is fantastic. I would especially recommend the stuffed portobello mushrooms they are a taste sensation. Lovely place to sit and drink and very welcoming happy bar staff.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent, tucked away. Probably the best real pub in Durham. Good food, drinks great, staff were really nice. Fit for all clientele . Can't wait to go back!! 5 star .

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The pub has a good atmosphere with a range of specialist beers. Good food is served. The pub is kind of hidden up an alley but seems to be popular with local people. If you want a different kind of pub this is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Visited after a day out in Durham and so pleased we did, great location, nice decor and the most important part was the beer available! We will be back.

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Additional Information about Head Of Steam

Address: 3 Reform Place, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
Phone Number: +44 191 383 2173
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Reform Place, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 383 2173

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?