Family owned hotel, British cuisine, weddings and events, all in the heart of the Beamish Valley in County Durham

  • About us

    South Causey Inn is a family-owned hotel with a ‘country feel’ family pub, restaurant, and cocktail bar and is recognised for genuinely kind and generous service. The hotel has 55 unique bedrooms and suites, from cosy en suite rooms to themed suites with private parking, luxury hot tubs, plush interiors, waterfall showers, private gardens, copper baths, and more.

    The hotel is perfectly positioned to offer unique cultural experiences in an incomparable location between Durham and Newcastle Cities, whilst also embracing Northern history, with the world famous Beamish Museum, and Tanfield Railway just a stone's throw away.

    South Causey Inn can also provide you with a stunning country wedding, with four on-site wedding venues set in 100 acres of scenic countryside. Each venue has been individually designed with bespoke interiors, making them completely unique and stand-alone venues that can cater for ceremonies and events of all sizes.

Christmas 2023

Christmas at South Causey Inn is the most perfect place to put your feet up and soak up the festive spirit in magical surroundings, while our experienced team looks after every detail for you.

Check out everything we have going on this year by clicking the explore button below.

Drink & Dine

At South Causey Inn, we take enormous care and pride in our food, using locally sourced ingredients. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure the best products are provided by local farmers and fish from the local market is brought in daily.

Stay with us

Enjoy a luxury stay at South Causey Inn, in the heart of the Beamish Valley. We have an impeccable selection of accommodation spaces from cosy double en suites, to individually themed deluxe hot tub suites including a 1960s double-decker bus!

Be sure to check out our newest accommodation complex, with suites that feature private parking, luxury hot tubs, plush interiors, waterfall showers, private outdoor areas, copper baths, and more.

Private Dining Pods

Our private dining pods offer the most magical way to dine al fresco where you can immerse yourself in the beautiful festive outdoor surroundings whilst being cosy warm with food and drinks served to you at your leisure.

Our dining pods are situated in our beautiful gardens and are fitted with internal heaters, solid floors and doors, blankets and hot water bottles and festoon lights, making your experience one to remember!

Cocktails & Gin

Our mixologists create every cocktail with a meticulous eye, using our home-distilled gins and homegrown botanicals from our gardens.

Each glass is concocted with precision and is perfect for sipping in the sun at the Hotspot Cocktail Bar.


Set the scene for romance and get married in the idyllic setting of South Causey Inn.

Causey can provide you with a traditional countryside wedding set in the beautiful Beamish Valley. Our Old Barn and Durham Suite Wedding Venues are set in 100 acres with beautiful flower and herb gardens, a wild meadow, and more formal lawns for those treasured photographs.

We're dog friendly

We believe that no member of the family should be left behind, especially when there are acres of beautiful grounds and the nearby Beamish Valley to explore. At South Causey Inn, we have several pet friendly rooms available. We also welcome dogs in our bar and snug area.

Events & Workshops

From our Live Shows, Blacksmith Workshops, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Live Music Fridays, Group Dog Walks, Creative Masterclasses and more... theres something for everyone to enjoy at South Causey Inn!


We are proud to hold the VisitEngland 4* Inn award, VisitEngland Silver Award, VisitEngland Breakfast Award, and the Taste Durham Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion Award. As an independent Hotel, Restaurant, Wedding Venue and Tourist Destination in the North East, it’s fantastic to receive recognition of the hard work from the amazing team here at South Causey Inn.