Dun Cow, Durham

Our rating: FAP Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (2 reviews)
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FAP Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Dun Cow is a small pub, with a tiny front bar and a slightly larger back room. It plays host to a range of local customers, and be not surprised if a game of dominoes is in progress when you visit. As for the drinks, the beer is excellent, Castle Eden, being the beer of choice on our vists but the Black Sheep looked pretty tempting too. The service is excellent - friendly, attentive and in complete control, dealing with drinks, food and over-enthusiastic locals, with aplomb and alacrity in a space that is smaller than some people's wardrobes. There's very cheap food, which sadly, we didn't try and a jolly, hearty buzz to the place. According to the local legend, a dun cow was responsible for the settlement of Durham, all we can say is, if it was anything like this Dun Cow, we're not at all surprised. The Dun Cow is an excellent local.
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16 Jan 2012
Rating 5 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
I'm not a beer or pub guy in general, but for music, Thursday nights at the Dun Cow are wonderful: from about 8.15, session of British & Irish trad music, including Northumbrian/Borders tunes, even a bit of medieval. Superb bagpipes, fiddle, mandolin etc etc. Don't miss it!

Contact details
37 Old Elvet, Durham, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3HN
0191 386 9219
Opening times
All Week 11:00-23:00
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Quiz night - Monday


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