With apologies to any fine establishments which haven’t made the cut, here are 13 pubs you may want to visit on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Not that we would suggest having a pint in all of them, of course.
9. The Waiting Room
Durham Railway Station. If you are traveling to Durham on the train then a quick pit stop on the northbound platform is recommended before you head downhill to the city centre.
Photo: Frank Reid
10. The Water House
North Road. This popular Wetherspoon bar's position smack opposite the bus station means it is bound to be busy on Gala day. Friends often race against each other to get their round in here for some reason.
11. The Woodman
Gilesgate. Stuck on the bus at the Gilesgate roundabout? Why not alight early and head for this old favourite at the top of Claypath. Canny beer garden as well if the sun plays its part.
12. Ye Old Elm Tree
Crossgate. Why not get the hard graft out of the way early doors and head up the steep bank on your arrival to visit this traditional Durham boozer and its sun-trap beer garden?