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Market Tavern, Durham

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

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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Market Tavern

Tried twice to visit this centrally located Greene King pub. Supposed to stay open until midnight on Friday, it was closed and in complete darkness by 11:30. Supposed to stay open until 1am on a Saturday, the door was closed by 10:45. Although, drinkers were still inside finishing off. So, opening times are very unpredictable at the moment. Seeing some of the local drunks hanging around this area probably gives clues as to why they are closing earlier than advertised during these times.

I will return one day and hopefully manage to get in.

On 4th August 2020 - no rating submitted
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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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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)
Latest updates View all updates for Market Tavern, Durham
4th Aug 2020, 21:12
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
5th Dec 2017, 20:32
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 February 2020 by ROB Camra
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