Shakespeare Tavern
63 Saddler Street, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3NU
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Small but perfectly formed, The Shakey is the place to go in Durham for a pint of real ale and maybe a game of dominoes!

A well-liked pub in the city centre close to the Cathedral. Refurbished in 2014, the interior comprises a small bar and a larger back lounge. The pub was originally a haunt for 19th-century theatre actors and patrons, hence the name. Despite recent alterations and other ill-judged attempts at change over the years, it has largely maintained its character. It is very popular with locals and students, and there is folk music on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8.30pm. Four real ales are available.

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World Cup 2018

Happening from 14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 [Expired]

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday 14th June, and we're all set to welcome you and your friends to enjoy the action. We've got ice cold pitchers of Foster's and Amstel at the ready, so less trips to the bar means more time to watch the match. There really is no better place to…

England v Croatia

Happening on 11/07/2018 [Expired]

It's been a long 28 years in the making, but finally, England have reached the semi-final stages of the World Cup! The Lions will take on Croatia at 7pm on Wednesday, so that's plenty time to get home from work and down the pub for kick-off.

Sweden v England

Happening on 07/07/2018 [Expired]

With barely a moment to recover from Tuesday’s historic (not to mention tense) penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia, it’s time to do it all over again. Saturday’s quarter-final against Sweden kicks-off at 3pm, and unless you have a plane ticket to Russia, the pub is simply the only place…