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Market Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
+44 191 386 2069
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ale pie” (4 reviews)
“mash” (6 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
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1 - 10 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went as an party of 4 all had the fish and chips ,big mistake 2 of the 4 were average the other 2 were warned up from previous day and only had batter but no fish,to be fair we complained and the 2 bad ones...More

Thank arty18
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your meals and we are equally disappointed that it wasn't up to the standard we both expect. We are quite a small pub with a small kitchen and when we get more than...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice lasagne, burger and IPA over lunch service. Attractive artwork and good location in the town centre.

Thank DannyW368
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tavern!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for lunch before heading off to cricket at Chester le Street we wanted something other than pizza etc. We found this pub and all chose the steak and ale pie with mash and veg. Good choice. Amazing. Home made delicious crust on a pie...More

Thank hippoScottishBorders
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed our visit to our little pub and we hope to see you again. Thanks again.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Popped in one evening for a drink with the missus, nice traditional pub, friendly staff, nice and clean surroundings and toilet facilities. We had just ate elsewhere before we found here but food looked nice, we would certainly visit here again next time we visit...More

Thank toffeeskip
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Quaint and cosy, very clean with friendly staff. Good location as right in the centre of Durham City. Stopped here a few times in between visiting the attractions. Free entertainment as lots going on in the square.

Thank 720jackson5
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. There's always something going on in the Market Place, we're ideal for people watching!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We wanted somewhere to get a nice meal one evening whilst in Durham and the Market Tavern seemed to fit the bill. It was really nice and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Service was quick and the food was tasty.

Thank Steve H
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Pleased you had a good time. Thank you!

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little pub at the market in Durham. Good selection of ales. Good food. Friendly personnal. We will come again.

1  Thank Aicke H
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I had ordered the dirty dip burger. It was cooked delicious. The gravy that came with it was so meaty, I could have just drank it. The decor also blew me away, especially that window at the front.

Thank thurzza
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and our meaty gravy! Thanks!

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

On a little trip to Durham we decided to have Sunday lunch at a city centre pub, we'd looked at a few and had been unimpressed. Walked into this Greene King pub and found the bar staff very friendly. The menu looked decent so we...More

1  Thank TraumaJoyce
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit to our little pub!

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

visited here mid afternoon as many other places were closed due to the time of day. the food we ordered was hit and miss and the wait for the food was very long. the prices are cheap though and the location is good tooMore

Thank 123eml
MTavernDurham, General Manager at Market Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Unfortunately due to the size of our kitchen we often have a delay in our food timings. We try manage this as best we can and always try to keep our guests informed before they have even ordered. Sorry you felt...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 386 2069
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Description
Durhams second oldest pub and the only pub in the market place. We pride ourselves in having a range of local and national cask ales, craft beers in draught and bottle and great traditional food. Open 11am-11pm Sunday- Thursday 11am-1am Friday & Saturday Food served from 12pm Daily
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