A friend had his 65th birthday party at the Garden House Inn, near County Hall in Durham, and we had an invite to attend. It had been at least a decade, possibly much longer, since I was last in this pub. The place was packed. It seems to be a popular location for parties. There was a much bigger party in the room at the back though there were plenty of other punters there who weren't attending any functions. Expect a reasonable wait at the bar.