The City, Durham - pub details
Previously called: Scruffy Murphys
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 20633) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
Durham (0.5 miles)
- Pool table
- Food served
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|not very busy visted after the half moon vist which had been busy.got served straight away.an ok pub|
forestwood - 2 Feb 2012 00:27
|Best feature is that it is often empty when the pubs around it are packed! OK range of beers and has been refurbished so looks much nicer inside. Still not as good as it neighbours, but fine if a group of you want a seat on a Friday night.|
Robdurbar - 13 Jul 2010 16:45
|OK - cheap but the beer was nothing special|
dazzadurham - 27 Sep 2009 00:11
|This place really isn't a 7. Has a poor selection of cask ales usually Bombardier and Theakstons Old Peculiar that are at best averagely kept and on one occasion total vinegar. Needs a serious refurbishment. Not a patch on the Half Moon next door.|
ROBCamra - 19 Dec 2008 13:03
|Behind the bar you'll find 3 different displays of 6 varieties of crisps, and 2 more varieties hung on the wall - those running the place spend more time and effort displaying 20 packets of crisps than they do on the beer, perhaps a reflection of the hungry student types typical of the place, that don't have a square meal from one day to the next.|
Cold, almost freezing real ale attempts to mask the slightly 'off' beer some days past its sell by date (I hope for their sake the crisps aren't out of date, or their business really will be in trouble!).
Free-standing 'once you pop you can'y stop' crisps and peanut vending machines give the atmosphere of a student flat night-in, with cheap nibbles on the living room table.
Rough furniture and no carpets - a place to go at the end of a night to vomit up your kebab indoors without being noticed or ruining the hose-down decor.
Catering for people with the "munchies", not a thirst - tho' why would students get the munchies..?..
Who has given this 7 out of 10? it's a 2 at max.
Avoid if old enough to drink without the need to take passport ID with you.
TW1 - 30 Oct 2008 19:55
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