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Van Mildert College Bar

Please note that the Bar is not owned or operated by Van Mildert College Junior Common Room. This page is not operated or endorsed by the Bar.

Opening Times (as of 9th Jan 2023)

Monday-Thursday: 19:00-23:00
Friday: 19:00-00:00
Saturday: 12:00-00:00
Sunday: 12:00-23:00

*We also open till midnight on formals if it's busy!



Bar Committee and Team Bar

The college bar is run by a team of between twenty and thirty Mildertians who maintain the bar’s status as the place to be in college (and across Durham)! Members of Team Bar help with the general operations of the bar, and it’s the responsibility of six Bar Comm members to manage the bar alongside the Bar Steward!


Sabbatical Bar Steward

The team is headed by the Sabbatical Bar Steward who is a recent graduate and oversees the Bar with the College Food and Beverages Service Head.

Our bar steward this year is Harrison, who studied English last year. Come to him with any questions you have about the bar, or anything Mildert- related at all.



The team look for new members every year, with applications for both Team Bar and next year’s Bar Comm opening early on this Epiphany term. All of these are paid positions within a fun and sociable committee.


Fully stocked with all your favourites!

Whether you love a bit of fizz, a sophisticated glass of wine, spirits & mixers, a good old pint of Mildert’s own real ale ‘Treasure in the Swamp’, some brilliant ciders or lager, we’ve got it! We also do a wide range of soft drinks and alternatives such as alcohol-free beer and gin, and gluten-free beer. Do try our two college drinks too – ‘The Little Lad’ and ‘Shrek Juice’!

Special Events

Stock is changed to cater for special events such as Oktoberfest or Christmas but the Bar is always open to suggestions from you of what you’d like to see.

Suggestions & Improvements

This is your bar so feel free to get in touch with any suggestions or improvements! You can get in touch with the JCR to represent your views or directly to the Bar Steward at [email protected].


The bar hosts regular events for everyone to get involved in.

⚪ Every Sunday – JCR-run bar quiz ⚪

⚪ Fortnightly live music at JamSoc’s Swamp Sessions with a different musical style every time! (Think the day might be changing for this in the new year but not yet sure) ⚪

⚪ Karaoke nights, especially after formals! ⚪

⚪ Regular sports showing ⚪

If you have any questions at all do send us a message on our Instagram @mildertbar or email [email protected]