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Head of Steam

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Pub, Brew Pub, Pizza, British
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Birthday food and drinks

Called in with my husband yesterday for a quick meal and drinks. The barman was super helpful and even managed to convince me to buy an American lager (I'm an avid wine drinker) and it complemented the food we ordered. My husband had a cheeseburger and said it was one of the best he has had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
pasta t
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in with my husband yesterday for a quick meal and drinks. The barman was super helpful and even managed to convince me to buy an American lager (I'm an avid wine drinker) and it complemented the food we ordered. My husband had a cheeseburger and said it was one of the best he has had, coupled with a pint... More 

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1 Thank pasta t
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well what can I say went here for a meal with my partner the food was fresh and tasty there was a wide range of beer and ale to choose from. The staff were friendly even one member of staff made us feel so welcome he was called matt it's nice inside the pub it's very unique. I would definitely... More 

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1 Thank Kelly T
Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great selection of ales and imported continental beers. The pizza is also very good here. would highly recommend.

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1 Thank AdamCalow
Durham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great relaxing night with family and friends waiting for the New Year 2016 to arrive, good staff, good music good drinks good atmosphere

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1 Thank samtranz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Good food especially the pizzas, the kids loved them. I love a pint of Guiness but not the best here I'm afraid so had good old tuborg instead. Friendly staff, so a nice experience overall.

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1 Thank Justin J
Bishop Middleham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Best place in the North East if you're a beer/ale enthusiast like myself. Pricey but worth every penny. Bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their products.

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1 Thank worky8t3
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Head of steam have opened a new place on norton high street we have tested it out with an early supper. The food was superb glad I ordered a small portion and the glass of wine just as good. Good to have another place to eat & drink in this popular village

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1 Thank Michele R
County Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I liked this pub so much I had my 60th birthday here! ...too many beers to mention but the Chouffe selection is excellent as is the choice of Chimay's they have. The food is unpretentiously burger based and is v good ....and the service is really good (not true of every pub in Durham) Take care with how many bottles... More 

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2 Thank PeterAJohnson1955
County Durham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I visit regularly with my partner, who loves Belgian beers. They usually have at least two decent draught ciders on as well, which I like. It is always busy and has a really good atmosphere. The staff are efficient, helpful and happy.

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1 Thank sweeter42
County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Had works xmas meal here on Friday night, portions were huge, all food piping hot, and totally delicious. Shame I can't book for next year now!

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2 Thank Dawn E

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Pub, Brew Pub, Pizza, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?