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The Head of Steam Durham

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
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North Road, Durham DH1 4RZ, England
+44 191 383 2173
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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Hebburn, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The is quite a trendy pub and also cosy gem of a pub that has a good selection of real ales and other drinks. Popular with students and trend setters.

Thank ziplock9000
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in Reform place but worth the effort of finding. Friendly staff and a good range of drinks on offer. Nice outside seating area.

Thank Mark B
Brigg, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place offers a great range of beers and gin. The food is also excellent. We weren't hugely hungry so ordered a small plate of nachos with salsa, sour cream, guacamole and cheese. We only just managed to finish it between the two of us. It was very tasty though.

Thank Lt648
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great little pub hidden down the main street. Huge beer selection and nice atmosphere, Drinks quite expensive but worth a visit if wanting to try something different. Didn't eat here but the food loked good

Thank Mez L
Durham, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Love this pub, great location just down from the bus station, off North Road, huge selection of beers to cater for all tastes & very partial to the strawberry & lime Rekorderlig which is gorgeous on draft. They have a balcony area which is great for catching the mid-late afternoon sun albeit a tight squeeze when there is a lot... More 

Thank SharonJT67
Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a place where you can get American over-sized hamburgers, and plenty of beers on tap. The menu was well rounded, and the staff friendly and efficient.

Thank Flashmom
Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Met friends in here. Nice to be able to get a glass of Prosseco if your other half wants to try out the different beers and ciders.

Thank Treacle2304
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a nice bar during the day, the staff are friendly and one or two of the over priced drinks are acceptable. But on the evening and night time it is a different story. The first night I and my partner decided to give it a try we were shocked and disgusted at some of the conversations the staff... More 

Thank lovingfamily2016
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the few places in Durham you can drink a good spirit. The variety of drinks is impressive. The atmosphere and the atention is also great. It is a big bar and normally is completely full... Want a beer? Go to the head of steam!!

Thank Sergio C
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stopped in for some drinks and food. The beers were nice, lots to choose from, not too much more expensive than elsewhere. The food on the other hand was quite expensive for what you got. We ordered calamari and sweet potatoes for starters but they didn't have the sweet potato for that one and the calamari was only 5... More 

Thank Shannon T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?