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The Bishops' Mill (Lloyds No 1), Durham Central, Durham

Walkergate Leisure
Durham
DH1 1WA
Phone: 01913708510
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Old Boots left this review about The Bishops' Mill (Lloyds No 1)

Badged as a Lloyd’s, it’s in a modern leisure area of restaurants and such. Funny old shape inside  maybe a truncated U sums it up. Usual furnishings although more space than usual between the tables in most of the gaff, but not round the low tables at one end. Counter at the back with usual 5+5 pulls topped, tailed and divided by T-bars, handily the dross is at the left hand end with a reasonable choice at the right, fairly decent nick too. Toilets are on the same floor level, which is nice.

On 6th March 2020 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Bishops' Mill (Lloyds No 1)

This large Wetherspoons/Lloyds pub is secreted away in a modern leisure development, surrounded by sundry restaurants etc. The main bar is a bit of a cavernous space, but there are a couple of separate side areas and a surprisingly-tasteful and comfortable 'library' area. The beers at time of visit were rather disappointing however, with a small selection of the usual national brands and nothing local at all.

On 5th December 2017 - rating: 5
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bishops' Mill (Lloyds No 1)

This is by far the largest of the Durham JDWs but sadly it's a Lloyds and even before 11:00 on a Saturday morning there was background music. It also suffers from the triple Curse of Sky Sports, BT Sports and Racing UK. Happily in the morning none of this rubbish was on just the usual subtitled news.
As noted below it's a large open plan single storey room in the middle of a modern leisure complex. The Lloyds Disaster area is on the right of the bar with all the usual trappings. On this visit alcohol was only served from 11:00 due to a protest by some groups of ultra right wing fruitcakes nearby banging on about something or other.
The beer choice from the ten hand pumps was virtually non existent with two ciders, the IPA version of the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled, Shepherd Neame Redpoint Disco Macaw and the wonderful GK Rocking Rudolph. I went for the Black Dragon cider which was reasonably priced but I forgot to note what it was.
This place is probably only worth visiting for an early drink and / or breakfast. I wouldn't return, the smaller Spoons nearer the station is miles better.

On 3rd December 2017 - rating: 3
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Durham, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Chester-le-Street, 6.35 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
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6th Mar 2020, 20:04
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6th Mar 2020, 10:30
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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 : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW 50p CAMRA vouchers only - 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 : No last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • 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 : 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 : 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 : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2015 by Quinno _
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