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Submitted on Thursday, 4th June 2015
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The Tap & Spile, Durham

Front Street
Framwellgate Moor
Postal town: Durham
DH1 5EE
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Malden man left this review about The Tap & Spile

A fabulous multi-roomed pub with its areas all linked by a central corridor. Flagstone and wooden floors, depending upon where you pitch up, some exposed stone walls, dark red Lincrusta style ceiling. Old fire extinguishers on a shelf plus loads of Good Beer Guides going right back to the first one in 1975. The pub is deservedly a 2015 entry, I assume a regular. A piano in a side room looks like it gets some use, loads of framed CAMRA awards. Dog friendly, a couple were in lying across the floor behaving nicely, this feels like a real old school community local with a seriously good range of ales. Hambleton Bitter and Iron Mild, Ossett Pale Gold, Allendale Golden Plover, Otter Bright, Purity Pure Ubu, Tyne Bank Rhubarb and Custard, Cullercoats Jack the Devil plus a cider, Weston's Old Rosie. What a line up especially in a village pub.
This place really is worth taking the effort to get to, a simple 10 minute bus ride from Durham, three or four routes serve the village, I got the 21.

On 4th June 2015 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1687 recommendations about 1663 pubs]


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Peter Carr left this review about The Tap & Spile

This has to be one of the best real ale pubs in County Durham.
8 Real ales on tap at each of my visits.
All that I have tried have been in perfect condition. It is the first Pub that I have had a Pint,a 1/2 Pint & 1/3 Pint, each drink has been excellent.

On 12th January 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 39 recommendations about 39 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by andrew charlton
Durham, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Chester-le-Street, 4.74 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
Seaham, 12.66 miles, 4 hr 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Tap & Spile, Framwellgate Moor
24th Dec 2020, 15:15
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
24th Dec 2020, 15:15
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Up for lease

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 May 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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