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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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
quick visit to the Court Inn

superb service from the staff on a busy Sunday lunchtime. The cavery looked superb if visiting for food i would recommend arriving early as the place was full

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
David M
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

No welcome. Total indifference when we said we had booked a table. Told to wait until a waitress could come. Loud music in restaurant and we couldn't hear ourselves speak, and when I asked for it to be turned down I could hear one of the waitresses say "WHY?" to the person who asked her how to turn it down.... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

superb service from the staff on a busy Sunday lunchtime. The cavery looked superb if visiting for food i would recommend arriving early as the place was full

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again More 

Durham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ok so as a disclaimer, we went here in November, and I won't be visiting again unless things change. This was one of the most disappointing meals I've had in a restaurant, the chef can't cook and the prices were too much. For starter we had the mixed chips, bits and dips which tasted and looked like an Iceland Party... More 

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

I cannot understand why you have written a review 9 months after the event !!! All our food is cooked on the premises fresh. The samosa and bhaji are obviously bought in and fried, and the chicken wings are cooked in the oven with a bbq sauce. The chips are home made from potatoes, don't know how else anyone could... More 

County Durham
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visited the Court Inn a couple of days ago for some food at lunch time. This was the first time we had been in there and it is very pleasant inside. There wasn't many people in when we went so it was very relaxing. The food itself was really nice and the portions are quite large. I had the 8oz... More 

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks and hopefully we will see you again More 

Loughton
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A little off the beaten track so ask. Large portions, good food well cooked, pleasant staff. The squid and steak were good and the chaps ate all the pies! A large glass of wine was a large glass! We booked in advance.

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

i am so pleased you found us and if you are up this way again please call in More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Myself and around 11 other guests were very well accommodated at the Court Inn. The staff were friendly and everybody really enjoyed their meals which were great value as the portion sizes were quite big! Friendly atmosphere and attentive service- would recommend.

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

I am glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you again More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited this pub for the second time in as many weeks. From the minute you walk through the door you are well and truly looked after. Lord Trever and his team offer fantastic food, service and great range of alcoholic drinks. Me and my wife both had fillet steaks cooked to perfection, washed down with nice wine and great pint... More 

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

i am happy to hear that jay looked after you well hopefully we will see you again soon More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Not knowing were to eat on a two day stay in Durham, we were recommended the Court by the "park and ride" man. He certainly knew his stuff and we were not disappointed. Despite being very busy we were welcomed like friends and the food and atmosphere was very good. We chose the platter for two, and very pleased with... More 

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

Hi and thumbs up to the park & ride driver. We are happy you took his advise and hopefully see you again More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Struggling to write this review due to not being able to find the words to describe what an extraordinarily evening we had. We were very greedy and decided to have the Fruits De Mer as a starter for two. Our special request to have this served warm rather than on ice was a challenge. Wow! What can I say! This... More 

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your food and experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent carvery. Great selection, meat is lovely, fab vegetables, tasty gravy, great value for money. Was gutted I had no room for a pudding!

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Trevor D, Owner at Court Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and hopefully next time you will have room for a pudding. More 

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Restaurant Details

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: British, 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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