Really decent pub grub, in a very nice location. I had a delicious moroccan lamb burger, on pita bread, which came with spicy potato wedges and salad. Speedy, friendly service. All it really lacks is a wider selection on the wine list and a bit of a spruce of the decor and this would be a very comfortable option.
Very popular with students, so stay away during term time if that is a problem.
This was my first meal in the UK after arriving from the US. Ordered a Fried Haddock special, came with mushy peas and chips. When I first came into the restaurant I had no idea what the traditional customs was for ordering at a pub here. The girls at the bar were very helpful and friendly.
Really enjoyed the food. The haddock batter was crisp and the fish was tasty and not dry at all. Loved the mushy peas, though I have no idea if that is what they are supposed to taste like or not.
Overall a very nice place, though a bit on the higher side for a student budget. I think my total meal with a lemonade and tip was 11 quid.
So sorry but this is an avoid . Looks like it has a goid range of beer but its price to strength ratio is ludicrous . Place stinks of fatty food . Saying that its nice inside and seems pretty freindly . The green tarten carpet is naff . not be going again .
Been in this pub a couple of times. The menu is very varied & food is tasty & plentyfull. One of the few pubs where the use of the mobile is banned,
I would rather have a cigarette than use my mobile but can go outside to do either. Would recommend.
A wonderful place in which to relax enjoy good food and excellent ales. If it's your taste one of twenty plus cocktails and admire Bob Olley's murals.
If you want to stay there's an apartment that sleeps up to six. All of this in a peaceful location.
Just outside the centre of Durham near the courts, makes the Court Inn very handy to get to from both those living nearby and those travelling in from outside Durham. Although it doesn't have a car park. you can pay and display just around the corner in the courts grounds.
The food was really nice, proper traditional pub grub, and the dining areas is seperate to the bar area, making it nice to eat in peace. Everything is very reasonably priced and they do have healthy eating options.
The whole pub is a 'mobile free zone' which can be a bit awkward if your phone rings! But on the whole this makes the place less frantic and more relaxed making it a place to come to feel relaxed.
As you may guess from the name The Court Inn is very close to the law courts in Durham as well as the jail. This means you are likely to find staff from these establishments here.
The food is good, homecooked and original - there are some interesting dishes and snacks, including tapas dishes and many of the usual suspects for pub grub. My favourite is a brie, chicken and bacon croque monsieur which is made on eggy bread.
It is a nice quiet atmosphere, great for catching up for a gossip but it is a quiet zone with no music or mobile phones allowed.
Overall a nice pub, well located and with pay and display parking nearby.
Tucked away next to the law courts you probably wouldn't come across this place unless you were looking for it. It is well worth seeking out though. It is a very traditional pub with a nice relaxing atmosphere. The food is excellent as well.
well worth a look, recommended!
Very hit and miss on the staff. Some are nice and some just can't muster a smile behind the bar. Eaten here twice and had different experiences. First was a tasty salad and the second was a very burnt fillet steak at £15. I sent it back but it came back no better. I just wish they would do something with the gents toilets which are disgusting. I haven't seen toilets like them in a pub/restaurant ever. The smell is horrendous.
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