Amid Consett’s Wetherspoon’s 3-month closure, we have looked to Trip Advisor to compile a list of the most highly recommended Consett pubs to visit while the popular pub chain is closed. 

While Wetherspoon’s has always been a popular venue in Consett’s town centre its closure presents new opportunities for independent pubs in Consett to continue to shine.

So, if you frequent these pubs in Consett often, or are yet to give them a try, here are 4 of the best pubs in Consett according to Trip Advisor.

The Northern Echo: The Grey Horse boasts a 4.5 star rating on trip advisor

1. The Grey Horse

Location: 115 Sherburn Terrace, Consett DH8 6NE

Rating: 4.5/5

Winning by a mile, the Grey Horse boasts a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor. Hosting beer and cider festivals as well as hosting various popular food trucks, this pub is an excellent choice for Consett pub-goers.

Selling real ale brewed on the premises alongside a wide variety of spirits and soft drinks there is something for everyone.

If you do visit make sure to order one of their famous pies, which come served on a bed of mushy peas with gravy.

2. The Steel Club

Location: 36 Medomsley Rd, Consett DH8 5HA

Rating: 4/5

A popular venue for parties in Consett, The Steel Club is a friendly place to visit with a range of full-sized snooker tables.

With reasonably priced drinks, this venue is also a great spot to catch a live band or tribute act and is known for its lively atmosphere during gigs.

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3. The Demi Sports Bar

Location: 45 Albert Rd, Consett DH8 5QU

Rating: 4/5

With 4 stars on Trip Advisor, in third place comes The Demi Sports Bar. Also boasting 234 reviews on Google, as their title would suggest The Demi is a fantastic spot for watching sports with large TVs and a free pool table.

Reviews online also highlight that The Demi is a great pub for all occasions and get-togethers.

The Northern Echo: There are reviews on google, commending The Cricketers for their friendliness, cleanliness, and

4. The Cricketers

Location: 66 Durham Rd, Blackhill, Consett DH8 5TH

Rating: 3/5

The Cricketers is a popular pub in Consett, especially during the summer months as this spot has a large beer garden, where you can even catch a game of football on their outdoor screen and they also host a popular gin and rum festival each year.

Appearing to be a great all-rounder pub there are many more recent reviews on Google, commending the establishment's friendliness, cleanliness, and affordability.