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Old Elm Tree

12 Crossgate

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Opening Times

11:30-23:00 Mon-Fri
11:30-00:00 Sat
11:30-23:00 Sun

About the Pub

One of Durham’s oldest inns, dating back to at least 1600, with a friendly atmosphere attracting a good mix of locals, students and visitors to the city. The interior comprises an L-shaped bar and a top room linked by stairs. The pub hosts a Wednesday quiz (arrive early), hosts acoustic nights and there is a good sized outdoor patio with heaters. A former local CAMRA Town Pub of the Year.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Timothy Taylor --varies--

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Abbeydale Daily Bread
  • Consett Red Dust
  • Cullercoats Jack the Devil
  • Durham --varies--
  • Two by Two Session IPA

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% discount on cask beer to card carrying CAMRA members.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • Garden Garden

    Outdoor patio with heaters.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 8pm.

  • Events Events

    Quiz on Wednesdays.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Acoustic nights.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Old Elm Tree

12 Crossgate

Sat Nav Reference

54.775832, -1.581574


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Durham Bus Station

Nearby Station (600m)


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Old Elm Tree

12 Crossgate

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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