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We’re opening as a bottle shop from Monday 25th of May. Takeout never tasted so good!

Pre-order from our stocklist (limited stock available) via email, or message us via Facebook, and collect during our trading hours:

Monday: 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 15:00 - 19:00
Friday: 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 15:00 - 19:00

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Please note that we will be adopting strict social distancing measures to ensure the safety of both staff and customers"

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Head of Steam

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Fri
12 - 4 Sat & Sun



About the Pub

This is a very popular, open-plan, modern pub over two floors with a warm and friendly atmosphere. In addition to ale, the pub offers an extensive range of bottled European beers, alongside real cider, and high-quality food is prepared on the premises. The pub holds regular beer tasting evenings, and other events featuring a wide choice of ales, ciders and food are also very popular. During the day, the pub is family-friendly, and dogs are welcome in the outside seating area. One floor can be reserved for private functions. Local branch Town Cider Pub of the Year runner-up 2016. An impressive refurbishment took place in May 2018

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Camerons --varies--
  • Leeds --varies--

Always includes at least one from Camerons.

Source: National

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Head of Steam, Durham


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    3 ciders dispensed from a bag in a box.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p pint off cask ale for card carrying CAMRA members.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children allowed until 9pm.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Head of Steam

Reform Place

Sat Nav Reference

54.776864, -1.580468


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Several close to bus station

Nearby Station (550m)



Through archway from North Road.

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