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The Shakespeare, Durham

63 Saddler Street
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Shakespeare

My final stop of a Saturday evening crawl in Durham City was this old pub in the centre.

It does in fact have a couple of rooms. The front room was full. So, I continued to a fully enclosed room at the rear, which was rather warm.

Bar staff were friendly. But the only two real ales were Deuchars & 6X.

On 4th August 2020 - rating: 5
[User has posted 869 recommendations about 869 pubs]

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare is a decent looking pub that is on a shopping street which heads up to Durham Castle.
Once inside this is quite a small pub with a single oblong shaped room,the bar is on the left side,the room is bare boarded and the seating is bench type and chairs.
There were four real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Jennings Cumberland which went down well,the other beers were Brains Reverand James,Deuchars IPA and London Pride.
The pub was very busy and there were no TVs or background music.
I thought this was a decent pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 19/3/2016

On 24th April 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Shakespeare

A basic central local. 4 real ales from national brands. A bit average.

On 15th June 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1287 recommendations about 1265 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Durham, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Chester-le-Street, 6.46 miles, 2 hr 4 min walk (show)
Bishop Auckland, 11.44 miles, 3 hr 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Shakespeare, Durham
4th Aug 2020, 22:13
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
6th Mar 2020, 20:07
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Pub Details

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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : No last updated 16 December 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 December 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 August 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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