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.

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Christmas and New Year opening hours

Here's a list of our opening hours, so you know when to visit for a fun celebration with your friends and family.

Christmas Eve
Pub opening times - 8am - 12pm
Food service times - Kitchen closed

Christmas Day
Pub opening times - 11am - 3pm and 7pm - 10.30pm
Food service times -

Boxing Day
Pub opening times - 11am - 11pm
Food service times - Kitchen closed

New Year's Eve
Pub opening times - 11am - 12pm
Food services times - Kitchen closed

New Year's Day
Pub opening times - 11am - 11pm
Food service times - Kitchen closed

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Half Moon Inn!

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.