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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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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Quick Bites, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 90
    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
Excellent best meal all wknd!

Tried this place whilst staying in Durham after reading the reviews. Went for Sat lunch, very busy with drinkers but managed to get a table . Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. Tried Bills place the following day and wish we had returned here. Definitely recommend !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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sherwod forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Tried this place whilst staying in Durham after reading the reviews. Went for Sat lunch, very busy with drinkers but managed to get a table . Great atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. Tried Bills place the following day and wish we had returned here. Definitely recommend !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Amazing Strawberry Beer - definitely worth visiting for! Staff and food are lovely but once you get a guzzle of the good stuff you will forget all that and soak up the chilled atmosphere. A winning pub!

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Durham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely pub, fantastic service, great food and best of all a brilliant atmosphere. Lots of bars/pubs in city centre are full of pretentious wannabees but not the head of steam. Anything goes, best beers around and it's just a lovely pub, very comfortable.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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