August 26 2015

Favourite places for a decent pint in Durham

None of that lager rubbish today; we’re all about CAMRA, real ale and nice craft beers!

Luckily, Durham has plenty of pubs which offer all of the above, and more – and here are some of our favourite pubs for a decent pint in Durham

Bishop Langley, Framwellgate Bridge

Previously the Coach and Eight, the Bishop Langley on Framwellgate Bridge, the pub has an enviable positions on the banks of the River Wear and a fantastic view of Durham Cathedral and the castle above the river.

And, of course, there’s plenty of real ale choices from local breweries, which you can enjoy on their beautiful rooftop terrace.

Ye Old Elm Tree, Crossgate

Ye Old Elm Tree is a bit of a hidden gem – just off the beaten track of Durham’s main streets, climb a steep hill from Framwellgate Bridge and at the crest, you’ll find it at the crest, opposite the Angel (another great Durham pub!).

With a range of great ales in great condition, the Elm Tree has a great range of food and a beer garden to the rear, too.

The Market Tavern, Durham marketplace

The Market Tavern, centrepiece of Durham’s marketplace, has a reasonable range of ales with rotating guest beers.

The John Duck, Durham Claypath

Owned by the same people as the Elm Tree and the Angel, the John Duck in Durham has a similarly excellent range of beers on offer, as well as regular offers on ales during the week.

Situated at the bottom of Claypath, the John Duck has a deceptively spacious interior and some really friendly staff – definitely worth a pint!

Do you have any other pubs you’d recommend for a great pint of ale or craft beer in Durham? Drop us a tweet or message on Facebook!