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Market Tavern, Durham Central, Durham

Market Place
Durham
DH1 3NJ
Phone: 01913862069
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Graham Coombs left this review about Market Tavern

With a prime location in the marketplace and an historic interior, this pub clearly aims at passing tourists however there were quite a few regular locals in at time of visit, which ought to be a good sign. Inside there is lots of old woodwork, pictures, brass and copper, with some unusual small built-in tables and various ephemera relating to coal mining as the Durham miners apparently first met in the pub. Despite its Greene King ownership there was a good range of beers including local ales on offer and the quality was good (Cask Marque listing and a Good Beer Guide regular). Food was also good and of traditional pub fare rather than gastro nonsense.

On 5th December 2017 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Market Tavern

This is now a Greene King pub and I suspect the worse for it as far as beer choice goes. As noted below it's a long narrow room with the bar at the rear right. There's a wooden floor and old beams.
There are still six hand pumps on the bar which had one unused, a cider, GK IPA, London Glory & Rocking Rudolph making Maxim Ward's Best the only viable option. This was in good nick and the £3.60 became £3.24 with the CAMRA discount. However, it was quite a pedestrian beer, I don't recall being that impressed with Ward's beers when they were around.
Despite over half of the beer choice being very dull GK beers this remains in the 2018 GBG. I wouldn't return.

On 3rd December 2017 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about Market Tavern

The Market Tavern is as the name implies on Durhams market place with stall outside the pub.
Once inside there is a narrow room to the front with the bar on the right side,the room is bare boarded and the seating limited,there is another room to the rear which is up a few steps,this rooms runs widthways across the pub and is carpeted,the seating here is a bench seat to the left and normal tables and chairs,there was a TV to the left showing BT sports,the rear windows give good views over the indoor market.
There were five real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Wentworth Blonde which went down well,though quite pricey,the other beers i noted were Tyne Bank Heavenly Porter and GK London Glory.
This is a decent enough pub for one drink,if its prices were a bit cheaper then maybe more than one.

Pub visited 19/3/2016

On 9th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Peter Carr
Durham, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Chester-le-Street, 6.4 miles, 2 hr 3 min walk (show)
Bishop Auckland, 11.44 miles, 3 hr 40 min walk (show)
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5th Dec 2017, 20:32
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5th Dec 2017, 19:29
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

Pub Details

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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 _
  • Beer Garden : No - small amount of front seating - last updated 01 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 09 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • 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 : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : 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 : Yes - Occasional - last updated 09 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • 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 : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 01 December 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
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Last inspected: October 31st 2018
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