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The Woodman Inn, Durham - pub details

Woodman Inn

Address: 23 Gilesgate, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1QW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8722) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Durham (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 38 users)
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Perfectly pleasant pub, and very welcoming. Has an edge of town community feel. Definitely above average.
richythemole - 4 Feb 2018 15:19
Spent the weekend in Durham at the Travel lodge exploring Durham we arrived from kent meeting friends travelling down from Glasgow. We used this pub local to hotel ,the welcome in the pub is very friendly lovely beer garden and the food was very nice , highly recommend a visit
garfia - 30 Aug 2016 11:31
New managers, part of a chain of about 50 managed pubs. 3 beers available Jennings Cumberland, Black sheep, Bah Humbug from Wychwood. Great condition and at what a price - ONLY 2.30 a pint. Out of the main drag of town, but only 10 minutes walk up Gilesgate and well worth it. Extra bonus is that they open until 11:30 on a Sunday night, Durham landlords take note, that is a real plus!
TonyMitch - 11 Jan 2015 21:14
Pleasant pub but perhaps not exceptional. I can imagine the beer garden really would be a stand-out attraction - grassy, fairly large, and probably a great place to sit on a sunny day. Inside, the pub is pleasant enough, good service, great landlord, decent beer. Worth travelling up the hill from town.
ahsund72 - 20 Oct 2013 17:52
I first visited the Woodman in 2007 when it was excellent. I read on BITE of its decline but I can confidently report that on my next trip to Durham, during the weekend of the 9-12 August this year, it was a very nice place to be in; in fact it was our favourite pub of the nine we sampled.

Of the two ales that were on offer, the Jennings Cumberland was in excellent nick; where as the Butcombe Bitter suffered from being dragged through a swan-neck (in my humble opinion). A couple of days later the Butcombe was replaced by Greene King IPA but the Cumberland was so good that we didn't even try the IPA.

This is a good "all-rounders" pub, not just a real-ale pub, and its true that if you want a quiet local this might not be for you with the TV screens, jukebox and pool table. But you can safely take non-real ale drinking friends and family there safe in the knowledge that there will be something on offer that they will enjoy.

The £3.10 we paid for the Cumberland was also the cheapest pint we found in Durham, although our search was not exhaustive.

Give it a go, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

PenfoldThePint - 16 Aug 2013 11:46

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