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Court Inn

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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a Classic English Pub/restaurant in the Heart of Durham City...
We are a Classic English Pub/restaurant in the Heart of Durham City, serving classic English food with a twist, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and first class service every time. We have a large selection of spirits and 8 hand pulls with local beer everyday
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Court Inn the Act

The Court Inn is located about 5 minutes walk away from Durham City Centre, close to the courts and the university. As it's a little further out than some of the other city centre pubs, it tends to be a little quieter, particularly during the day and so it's a pleasant place to meet up with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The Court Inn is located about 5 minutes walk away from Durham City Centre, close to the courts and the university. As it's a little further out than some of the other city centre pubs, it tends to be a little quieter, particularly during the day and so it's a pleasant place to meet up with friends and have a... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

really good quality meat, excellent Yorkshire puddings and a great selection of vegetables - almost perfect ( thicker sauce on the cauliflower cheese and it will get ten out of ten!)

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Called in with husband on a spur of the moment. A very varied menu including unusual meal choices (squirrel) as well as usual pub food favourites. We both had fish and chips which arrived quickly and presented nicely. Local cod, home made chips, mushy peas and bread bun. A good sized portion and hot!! It was quite busy due to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Food perfectly acceptable, tables and chairs were quite squashed in but thats really the only critisism. Definately go back.

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was our first visit to Durham and the Court Inn was highly recommended. We were excited at the range of dishes on offer and spent a lot of time deciding what to have. The table next to us had a meal with homemade chips which looked wonderful so we chose a chicken dish with homemade chips. Unfortunately, the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Steak burger chips onion rings coleslaw...chilli cheese and jalapeños. ....out of this world and value for money

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Although we live in Durham this was our 1st visit in a very long time! The menu has a really good choice which makes it quite difficult to choose - lots of fish/seafood! The portions are big - you should not leave this place hungry! If I had 1 little disappointment it was the Trio of Ice Cream dessert. I... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Good location in the centre of Durham, not too difficult to find (paid) parking, and great value carvery lunch in the restaurant. Inexpensive good local brews worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We popped in to the Court Inn for a meal, we hadn't booked but it was no trouble for staff to find a table. The menu has a lot of choice but easy to read. The meals came and OMG the portion size were massive and delicious and reasonably priced.We had the pleasure to meet the owner Lord Trevor who... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited here for the first time today, quaint little pub set in the streets next to the prison and courts. Menu is extensive, with lots of variety and catering for a vast array of palates and tastes, they had some interesting meats like squirrel! They also cater for gluten free, vegetarian and even halal (which I don't personally agree with... More 

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Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
Phone Number: +44 191 384 7350
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Average Prices: USD $5 to $31
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 7350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $31
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Description

We are a Classic English Pub/restaurant in the Heart of Durham City, serving classic English food with a twist, using the finest locally sourced ingredients and first class service every time. We have a large selection of spirits and 8 hand pulls with local beer everyday

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