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Colpitts Hotel, Durham Central, Durham

Hawthorn Terrace
Durham
DH1 4EL
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Alan Winfield left this review about Colpitts Hotel

The Colpitts Hotel is situated on the apex of two roads.
Once inside the main room is oblong shaped,there is also a smaller room in the front corner of the pub which has a pool table and darts board in it,there is one more room which is off the main room,the seating is bench type and small stools.
The pub is a Samuel Smiths tied house,there was one real ale on the bar which was Samuel Smiths Old Brewery bitter which was a very nice drink and very cheap at 90p for a half.
The pub was very busy on my Saturday afternoon visit.
I quite liked this pub.

Pub visited 19/3/2016

On 24th April 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Colpitts Hotel

Corner junction Sam Smiths pub which is pretty unspoilt inside. A public bar area in the building’s apex, with a pool room and comfy lounge side room (quite a bit of character) elsewhere. Main bar seems to be where the action is, fairly spartan in décor but warm and welcoming with a collection of friendly barflys plus a matriarch landlady. Selection of board games above the bar. Quiz night Tuesdays. Usual Sams drinks selection with OBB available and in pretty good shape. Worth popping in if you're doing the excellent Elm Tree over the way, a proper traditional town boozer.

On 10th July 2015 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about Colpitts Hotel

A wedge shaped, albeit with a rounded end, stone built pub a short walk out of town and close to the imposing railway viaduct. Timeless feel inside, the main bar had a clutch of regulars gathered around the bar, chatting and ribbing one another, a couple played dominoes, there were games on a shelf to choose from. As well as the main room there is an intimate snug and a back room with a dartboard and pool table. Wooden flooring, small round tables, leather benches and stools. There are old railway notices and I spotted a nice Bell's Whisky mirror.
It's a Sam Smith's house so the beer choice on the real side is limited to OBB, which is a solid option if not likely to set the pulse racing and as always exceptional value, my half was 90p! I've paid more in a pub for crisps.
It is a must visit pub maybe if not for the ale, but certainly to experience a proper old fashioned pub that does what pubs are all about.

On 5th June 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jim Newell
Durham, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Chester-le-Street, 6.33 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Bishop Auckland, 11.17 miles, 3 hr 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Colpitts Hotel, Durham
12th May 2016, 20:05
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12th May 2016, 18:48
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tues - last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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