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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Pub closed about two weeks ago and has been fitted with 'chipboard curtains'.

The Durham Arms, Romford

101 Brentwood Road
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Durham Arms

I'm not surprised that Alan Winfield is the only other pub reviewer to have ventured in here. This has to be a contender for the grottiest exterior of a pub that I've seen. It's been painted a dirty grey colour, the wooden window frames are rotting away, and the bottom halves of the windows are taken up by advertisements for quality beverages such as Stella, John Smiths, Carlsberg and Strongbow.

The interior matches the exterior. The carpet is held in place by gaffer tape in places, at least one electricity socket is hanging from the wall, and one table was losing its equilibrium by tilting to one side.

There are album covers on the walls and pillars featuring musical greats like T-Rex, Engelbert Humperdinck and Gilbert O'Sullivan. There was some loud pop music being played, and maybe they have live entertainment as by the door there were some rickety bits of wood or hardboard that may have been a stage. There's a "beer garden' at the back.

My expectations regarding real ale were met fully - there wasn't any of course. But on the plus side my half of Guinness (£1.90) tasted fine. I probably won't be back.

On 6th October 2018 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2606 recommendations about 2520 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Durham Arms

The Durham Arms is a large pub that is situated on a busy road.
I was not that struck with the look of this pub.
Once inside there is a single L shaped room with the bar facing on the left side,the room is carpeted,the seating is normal tables and chairs,there is a pool table and darts board on the right side and a small stage close to the front right.
There were no real ales on the bar,i had a drink of John Smiths Extra Cold crap which was a pretty crap drink.
This is a locals pub and probably best left for them.

Pub visited 30/6/2016

On 21st August 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Romford, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Gidea Park, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Emerson Park, 1.44 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Durham Arms, Romford
31st Dec 2018, 00:21
Request to mark pub as closed by Philip Gaskin approved
31st Dec 2018, 00:20
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Philip Gaskin, with included notes: Other: Pub closed about two weeks ago and has been fitted with 'chipboard curtains'.

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  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 21 August 2016 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 August 2016 by Alan Winfield
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