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The Head of Steam Durham

$$ - $$$, British,
North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
+44 191 383 2173
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“belgium beer” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was stopping over for work purposes in Durham. I checked out Trip Advisor for a good pub for food and beer and the Head of Steam came out top of the list. I wasn’t disappointed. The range of beers on offer was excellent, and...More

Thank Stewwy22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Head of Steam August 2018. Food ok but a little bit overpriced as it's just like Weatherspoons food but more expensive. Husband thought beer was good. Service was quick but plates were cleared away from 3 of our party whilst the fourth was...More

Thank Hodgy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar, good atmosphere, brilliant music. Staff tip top. Vast range of beers to suit all tastes. Pretty decent place to spend some time. Give it a whirl!

Thank mickeastlake
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

What a really nice quirky pub which sells a very good range of beers and ciders I want for a still cider which was beautiful the wife had a gin cocktail we also had a very large pizza between us very well presented and very...More

Thank bosingwa
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat on a Sunday evening, chose a selection of antipasti that came with specially selected beer samples. The portions were very generous with lots of flavour, great music and friendly staff. Super value for money with an amazing selection...More

1  Thank PompeyMatt
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Not immediately obvious that there is a quirky little pub at the end of the yard, but it is well worth searching out. Good food, large selection of drinks, friendly staff and any dog is allowed to take their well behaved owners in with them....More

Thank Lesley Y
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I returned here to meet someone after not having been for a year and was as impressed as I was last time. It is a 'tucked away' off the main road traditional pub of the region with extremely helpful and pleasant staff and a great...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Found The Head of Steam by accident, but they say "everything is for a reason" We were in need of a late lunch and the pub was "just in the right place at the right time" A vast array of speciality beers to chose from...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Menu may look big but not if you don’t have the ingredients. Asked for smoked salmon, but none available, note this was a Friday. Should be getting ready for weekend. Ordered chicken with flatbreads, but came with ordinary white without any explanation. Hence drink but...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Out of all the bars in Durham I’d definitely say this one is the best, great atmosphere, very friendly staff and service. The decor is lovely, and always a great range of drinks. The food is really good and great value for money.

Thank Ck R
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Mikemycroft | Reviewed this property |
There is definitely no parking at the pub, I'm not sure where the nearest parking would be. I always walk there from wherever I am staying.
September 14, 2016|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no.I don't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 383 2173
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