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The Court Inn (Durham)
Member Name: rob_writer
The Court Inn (Durham)
Date: 01/03/02, updated on 01/03/02 (125 review reads)
Advantages: Ok food
Disadvantages: Not amazing
Having being subjected to College food for the last few months it isn't surprising that I've eaten in a number of the restaurants/pubs/cafes/food shops in Durham. One place I visited a couple of times is The Court Inn, a traditional pub which also serve a range of bar meals.
Situated near the Prison the pub is less than 2 minutes walk from the Durham Students Union, and sort of in the middle of the Universities Colleges. It isn't really the kind of place that you would go to for a few pints on an evening, and not the kind of place that the usual rowdy student behaviour would be welcome. Instead it's a pretty good place to get food, or have a quiet drink with friends (it's also a good place to take the parents when they come to visit!).
The menu contains a pretty standard selection of food, mostly consisting of the old favourites such as fish, chicken, steak etc and chips. On one hand the menu lacks a little variety, a few foreign dishes (a curry, or some pasta stuff) would greatly improve the selection, but on the other hand there isn't any shortage of Italians or Indians in Durham, so if you want curry then you could just head to the Indian!
The food is reasonably priced, with most items costing between £5 and £10. Most people who've been there have said the same thing, that the food isn't bad, but neither is it a delicacy. Although it's 100 times better than the College there are nicer places to eat. Portions are generous, although the chips they serve aren't anything special. Otherwise the chicken tastes like chicken, the fish like fish etc.
The bar stocks a full range of drinks, at usual prices (around £2 for a pint). The pub looks reasonably nice inside, service is pretty fast - it's worth a look for a break from College "food".
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