New beginnings for Durham’s neighbourhood pub

When we thought of opening a new bar, Durham sprung to mind. Without a shadow of doubt, we knew a pub in the historic town would be huge opportunity for the Black Storm group. Upon finding out that The Woodman Inn was available, we jumped on the chance to meet with the former owners and take a look around a pub well-loved in the community.

Now, we can count on one hand the amount of times we’ve walked into a venue and immediately thought. Yes, this has the potential to be a proper Black Storm pub. The surprisingly spacious bar, with a pool table, two dart boards and enormous TV caught our eye. Not forgetting the beer garden, a huge area which after some love and care, and the return of the sun, will be a fantastic part of the pub.

We collected the keys only four days before the reopening day and the entire team chipped in to turn The Woodman Inn into a typical Black Storm site. Lead by Paul, Carl, and Tom – the three to steer the ship in Durham – the transformation began and will continue to as we enter the festive period.

Formerly, the pub gained a strong following from locals, who were only to pleased when we announced that we would be taking ownership, breathing a new lease of life into a Durham’s neighbourhood pub. We thought a ploy to bring new and old punters through the doors was to create a weekly events schedule. Following a few days researching what’s popular in Durham, we decided on:

Mon- Monday Club

Tues- Toastie Tuesday

Wed- Quiz Night

Thurs- Free Pool

Fri- Gin Club

Sat- Pitcher Perfect

Sun-Hair of the dog

We surely hope to entice regulars to return for their favourite event of the week!

With the run up to Christmas and New Year, Durham will be a hub of activity. So whether you fancy a break from painstakingly doing laps of the shops, catching up with old friends, or just want to enjoy a quiet drink, here at Black Storm’s Woodman Inn we can offer it all.

Come down, we would gladly serve you!