Welcome to The Half Moon Inn

Durham's favourite real ale local

You'll always find a decent pint and a proper welcome at The Half Moon Inn, one of the few traditional pubs left in Durham city centre.

The Half Moon is an award-winning city local that's stayed true to its roots. You'll find all sorts of interesting features in our grade-I listed Tudor building, which was chosen by the BBC as an ideal backdrop for its George Gently series. Quality beer is just as important to us: we've featured in the Good Beer Guide for 30 years running, with CAMRA giving our cask ales their seal of approval. In summer, you can take your pint out to our picturesque riverside courtyard and soak up great views of the cathedral.

We offer:

A photograph of the interior of The Half Moon InnA photograph of the interior of The Half Moon Inn
A photograph of a bar tender pouring a drink

Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday:
    11am - 11pm
  • Friday to Saturday:
    11am - Midnight
  • Sunday:
    Noon - 11pm.


Every Day

Real ales cask marque approved

We have a big range of real ales from all over the UK.
We have our regular ales of Bass, White Gold from the Durham Brewery, Green kings IPA, along with 3 other guest ales that change weekly new.LIKE our Facebook page and give us your recommendations.

Every Day

Sky Sports/BT Sport/Espn

Check out the latest live sport in HD and 3D. NOW WITH AN OUTSIDE TV and 4 screens inside so a great place view all the action on Sky Sports BT Sport and ESPN