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Ye Old Elm Tree, Durham - pub details

Ye Old Elm Tree

Address: 12 Crossgate, Durham, County Durham, DH1 4PS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36183) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Durham (0.3 miles)

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Old fashioned and seemingly well run town pub. Good range of interesting ales in good condition. Busy with a decent mix of customers.
richythemole - 4 Feb 2018 15:25
The Old Elm Tree is a traditional city centre boozer in Durham. It had a crowd of mixed ages. There is an L-shaped bar area and a raised area with further seating and a dartboard, which was in use. TVs were showing Match of the Day whilst I was there. 5 ales were on - Wychwood Hobgoblin, Durham White Amarillo, Errant Comanche Porter, Rudgate Jerusalem & Marstons EPA. Cider was Old Rosie. Had a nice atmosphere. The only drawback was the cleanliness. Glasses and rubbish were strewn everywhere, whilst the bar staff didn't exactly look rushed off their feet. As I was leaving, they were all doing some kind of dance behind the bar. Leave that to the customers and collect some glasses! Still a decent pub though.
blue_scrumpy - 13 Feb 2017 20:40
Best of the pubs visited in Durham - good selection of ales well kept and the feel of a proper friendly locals pub.
anonymous - 3 Nov 2015 16:06
Best pub in Durham: staff excellent, food solid pub stuff, 4 handpulls which rotate rapidly (usually 1-2 from the Marstons range and 2-3 local ones) and an atmosphere which reminds you why pubs are so much better than drinking at home: peace if you just want to sit back and read your paper but regulars happy to chat if not.

The landlord is also a good bloke who supports local charities with various fundraisers from time to time and is not afraid to put his own hand in his pocket to do so.
pablos13 - 10 Sep 2015 12:04
Superb locals' pub on the western side of town. You have to ascend an extremely steep street to get to it, and it almost finished off one of the stouter members of our party. Five real ales including a superb pint of Lancaster Bomber, and an extremely tasty beef and vegetable pie followed by rhubarb tart completed the alimentary entertainment. A ceilidh was in full flow but not so loud that it interfered with conversation. The clientele was delightfully grumpy yet erudite. A great pub.
Number11 - 21 Aug 2015 22:09

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