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Court Inn

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Court Lane, Durham DH1 3AW, England
+44 191 384 7350
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely light lunch, beef sandwich and chips and salad, well presented and very tartly, good for the money. Lovely mug of Latte to finish. Well situated with outdoor seating 😉

Thank Susan B
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent evening at the Court Inn Durham. Brilliant food and service, with a fantastic choice of drinks. If you're a gin drinker, this is the place for you! I would highly recommend this venue, and a special thanks to Ben and his staff for the warm welcome. I will be returning soon.

Thank eric m
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we popped in for a bite to eat and I was stood at the bar looking at the "gin emporium" when I said to my boyfriend "I'm paralysed by indecision". At that point the bar man stepped in and helped me by choosing a drink for me after discussing what flavours I like. He made me a delicious gin... More 

Thank emma_kent84
Durham, UK
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 6pm on a Friday to enjoy a meal before catching a show at the Gala theatre. Young waitress very nice and took food orders quickly. The food was amazing and portion sizes good. At 7pm we ordered desserts. The guy who appeared to be in charge of running the restaurant said the three mini desserts equated... More 

Thank karenah73
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the court inn yesterday for a late lunch. We had brilliant service from arriving and the food was amazing. I ordered monkish and king prawn kebab from the specials board and wasn't disappointed. The fish was fresh and came with rice, salad and a flatbread. I was absolutely stuffed. Staff were very attentive and made us feel very... More 

Thank AKJL25
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't visited the Court Inn for some time, and given today's experience I feel that something must have changed in the interim because the offer and style of the place had definitely shifted - unfortunately, not for the better. Despite always being busy when we've been here previously, it really did feel chaotic and unorganised at lunchtime today. Whilst the... More 

Thank monkey3008
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had reserved a table two weeks prior to my family,and I attending the Court Inn and specifically told the member of staff that we were bringing two dogs with us. On arrival, I was so disappointed to discover that a table wasn't allocated and set up and we were told to sit by the door because of the dogs.... More 

Thank jennycT1785XF
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Given a very warm welcome. Twinkly lights are always good but everything seems to sparkle in there. The menu is very varied with some interesting options. We both had pies and they were delicious. Fancied the syrup sponge pudding but no room left for that sadly. Will definitely return.

Thank badger1448
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic night drinking gin lots of gin staff fantastic at gin cocktails thanks guys . Went back for breakfast the next morning . Menu brilliant . With zebra steak . On the special board during the day Whole squirrel . And kangaroo on the menu for those adventures ones

Thank Adam S
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited yesterday with a friend for a catch up and breakfast. We sat in the Cathedral window area and both ordered the "Court breakfast" with toast and a mug of tea. It's help yourself to sauces and condiments and the meal arrived quickly and there was plenty of it. You could tell straight away that this was no "greasy spoon"... More 

Thank Davey T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?