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Court Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (15 reviews)
“frog legs” (7 reviews)
“homemade chips” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a great hen weekend my friend and I popped into the Court Inn on spec for a lunch before being picked up. Quick efficent service... lovely carvery, lots of choice and food constantly being brought out freshly cooked. Will certainly be back.. well worth...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to walk into Durham to take advantage of the lovely weather and, after numerous discussions, decided on the court as our option for tea. After finding a lovely seat in the sun we ordered food. We ordered a goats cheese salad, hummus and...More

Thank 784nic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice carvery with plenty of meat and free choice of veg and Yorkshire puds. A nice bar with good service at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit.

Thank EDED084
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had carvery today not usually a fan but couldn’t fault it great service hot and fresh and it was late in the afternoon will definitely be back

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here several times for Sunday lunch and have always raved about the food and service and recommended it to all our friends. We went there today and were very disappointed. The food was very bland and the gravy tasteless. The vegetables did...More

Thank HartlepoolRobert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing exciting but of good quality and very large plates! Good beers and ciders on tap. Good and attentive service.

Thank Patrick J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve only been here a few times in the last few years and the food has never been anything less than mouthwatering. The menu was a little less adventurous than I remember, however the four of us really really enjoyed it. A hidden gem in...More

Thank db90x
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us went for a meal for the good wife birthday. Food and service was spot on. Good menu that would suit everyone. Had a really good night. Thanks to all the staff and owners. Totally recommend a visit. Graeme Raper. Spennymoor. Co Durham....More

Thank gss_raper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in just after 11am and was pleased to see range of breakfast on menu till 11.30am. Collagues chose off full menu which was also available. I chose prison breakfast which was smaller breakfast for just £3.95. One sausage, one bacon, one egg, beans and...More

Thank MrsJD2007
MAC5599, Public Relations Manager at Court Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review, we're glad to hear your breakfast was enjoyable and hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a late table for 2.30pm arrived at 2.15 and it was still really busy. Glad we had booked. We were advised to get a drink in the bar while our table was being made ready. We managed to get a comfortable table in...More

Thank Fiona H
MAC5599, Public Relations Manager at Court Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed our carvery and the service given. We hope to see you again in the near future!

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14 September 2017|
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Response from Andrew S | Reviewed this property |
I think it is, the bar area should be fine, there's outdoor seating too
Jo C
27 September 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is particularly child friendly as it is a bit cramped in the bar area for pushchairs etc. But i am sure the restaurant (separate off to one side) will supply a high chair on request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 384 7350
  • E-mail
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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