A pleasant enough pub but often a bit pricey, and with a slightly lacking selection of ales compared to other nearby venues. Often quieter than others and good for escaping the student hordes, bar the odd maudlin PG...
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This pub is a must visit for anyone visiting Durham. There may only be three real ales on at a time but they are well-kept, and the pub itself is an unspoilt gem. Occasionally the Dun Cow can get packed with university sports teams but in the main locals and visitors alike enjoy this cosy, traditionally furnished pub. There were friendly locals and very pleasant staff on my visit and I would definitely return when next in Durham. Scoopers and tickers: Visit the Victoria for your scoops then come here for a good pint of either Castle Eden or any of two guests mainly from small to medium sized breweries.