Drink & Dine

At South Causey Inn, County Durham

Enjoy traditional Northern flavours

South Causey Inn is a beautiful ‘country feel’ family pub, restaurant, and cocktail bar situated within the heart of the Beamish Valley.

Tuck into a hearty breakfast by the log burning in our cosy snug area, or you may decide to join us in our main restaurant, the Shafto Suite, for a light lunch or romantic dinner for two.
Our private dining pods are situated in our beautiful gardens which are magical spots for enjoying the likes of our afternoon teas and delicious range of cocktails.

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Pizzas, Burgers & Beer Night!

Choose any pizza and get a free bottle of Peroni OR Choose any burger and get a FREE bottle of Budweiser. (can be swapped with an alternative) Check out the deliciously quirky new menu by clicking the button below.

Pie Wednesdays & Thursdays

Check out our new delicious Pie Menu, which is available every Wednesday and Thursday from 5 pm until 9 pm. We'll be offering up five delicious pies for you to choose from, and you'll get a free dessert with any pie you order.

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy this quintessentially British tradition, and indulge in Delicate sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a mouth-watering range of homemade Causey goodies.

Lunchtime Specials

Our lunchtime special small plates menu is available in our restaurant, snug and bar area. Available Monday to Friday - 12pm til 6pm. (Excluding School Holidays)

Hotspot Cocktail Bar

An original 1960s Bedford TK Fire Engine that has been converted into a unique, private, state of the art cocktail bar, with live DJ sets every Friday!

Cocktails & Gin

No matter the occasion, you'll catch us doing what we do best, concocting the most delicious cocktails and home-distilled gins, with a Causey flair!

Private Dining Pods

The ultimate al fresco dining experience! Our private Dining Pods are situated in our beautiful gardens where you can enjoy Chefs seasonal menus and cocktails.

Indoor Dining

Our Shafto Suite Restaurant, Snug and Bar area is open every day serving lunch, chefs seasonal menu, steak nights, small plates, afternoon tea, and more.

Breakfast, Coffee & Scones

Start the day right with a hearty Causey Breakfast, hot cuppa and scone or some sweet treats from our cakes menu, all by the log burning fire in our cosy snug area and bar.

Thank you for a fabulous afternoon on Saturday 9th April 2022. My friends and I had afternoon tea in a pod for my birthday. We had a lovely time. We will be back and highly recommend it.


Beautiful environment, food was incredible and the staff were so lovely, nothing was a problem. Such a warm homely environment, with amazing views and food. 100% would recommend and the pod was a lovely experience even with the snow! Thank you to all the staff! Especially for my Instagram worthy cocktail. 31.03.22


A fab place for an event, afternoon tea or dinner. Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff and totally worth a visit. 19.02.2022


Had Sunday lunch today and it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be returning. Maybe try the afternoon tea which looked amazing. 13.02.2022


Been here yesterday for afternoon tea and a bottle of fizz with my daughter absolutely gorgeous... Comfortable clean staff very friendly, food Absolutely AMAZING couldn't finish it so boxed the leftovers and had another yea for supper at home can't fault it one bit. 05.02.2022


Had a lovely afternoon at the South Causey today. We booked an outdoor pod for a birthday celebration. Food was amazing, dog friendly, pods are beautifully warm and we had fantastic service- thank you. 09.01.2022


"Delicious afternoon tea, extremely generous selection of sandwiches, fruit and cheese scones, mini macaron, cheesecake, rocky road, choc tart, delicious gingerbread cupcake, and plenty of tea! All served on lovely little picnic tables. So much we had to take half of it home! Lovely staff, lovely venue!" 07.01.2022

Google Review

Wow, what a venue. We were treated to afternoon tea by our beautiful daughters as a pre-Christmas present on Christmas Eve. We were greeted by a glass of bubbly and shown to our table. Our afternoon delight came in the shape of a three-sided birdcage with three plates. Bottom plate were the freshly made sandwiches (and I do mean fresh) of cheese & onion, egg, Tuna & Turkey with Cranberry. In a word, delicious. Middle plate was fresh scones and cheesy scones and the top plate all sorts of Delicious cakes and fancies. Teas and coffees were in abundance and the staff were only to willing to help. All in all, a lovely start to Christmas held at a brilliant venue. Thank you! 28.12.2021


I wanted to let you know the Davidson family had a fantastic day on Christmas Day. The food was excellent and all the staff were brilliant it’s the 1st time we have come out for Christmas lunch and can honestly say the whole experience was great. Thanks to all the South Causey staff. 27.12.2021

Just a note to say thank you to you and your family for making us feel so welcome over Christmas. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. It was lovely getting to see the place Darren spends so much time at and I can see why he loves it there. The extra little touches (like the bottle of prosecco) were much appreciated and made our stay extra special. Also the way the dogs are welcomed is amazing and the best I’ve seen anywhere. We absolutely loved the place and the surrounding walks, it made Christmas very special. 27.12.2021


I’d just like to take a moment to say thank you so much for your hospitality this Christmas! We really did have the most lovely time with you this Christmas. It was our first Christmas Eve/ lunch on our own (as the children were at the in laws this year) so we decided to have a relaxing Christmas. I’m so pleased we stayed with you. You never fail to deliver! We’ve had lovely meals at the south causey, our sons wedding and now we can add Christmas to our list. Please pass on our thanks to the whole team for an amazing stay. 27.12.2021

Gorgeous Christmas Eve lunch. The gorgeous cosy setting, staff so lovely and friendly, and food delicious. Perfect Christmas Eve, definitely recommended. Even saw Santa! 24.12.2021


Wish I could give it more stars. I would highly recommend this beautiful place & lovely staff. Xmas market was Fab. 22.12.2021


Great food, and good prices, but most importantly EV charging! We stopped here when visiting and we're glad we did - food was lovely and we topped up for our journey back down south. 20.12.2021


Fabulous food, lovely staff, very caring and attentive, a lovely Christmas atmosphere throughout. Thankyou for your part in making my 86 birthday such a lovely time x 19.12.2021


A lovely meal in lovely surroundings, attentive staff & a fantastic homely festive atmosphere. Thank you!! 19.12.2021


Been coming here for a last 4 years around Christmas time, never been disappointed. Top bait, decent pint lovely staff. 15.12.2021


I didn't spend any time here other than to drop off and pick up customers. They were there for a wedding and the venue looked amazing. While I was waiting for my passengers I was speaking to another visitor who was there for a meal and told me it's worth travelling to as the food is amazing. I'll definitely be giving it a try when in the area from what I saw myself. 15.12.2021


Visited here for a coffee and can not sing their praises highly enough. Beautiful venue with really helpful down to earth staff. You will not regret visiting, we've been back twice since just for coffee and I already can't wait to go back with the dogs. It is the dog friendliest place you'll ever see. 10.12.2021


Best afternoon tea I've been to. Lovely setting and service. 09.12.2021


Amazing place with amazing staff that couldn't do enough for you, top rating for customer service and couldn't fault a single thing! 13.12.2021


Amazing food fantastic service would recommend this place fabulous. 12.12.2021


Food was lovely customer service was excellent. Definitely will be going back. 12.12.2021


Friendly atmosphere, staff amazing nothing to much trouble. Meals absolutely delicious. Would recommend to anyone to go and sample for yourself. 15.11.2021

Amazing food. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Love it here! 28.11.2021


First time here. Will be back. Friendly service and fabulous food. 20.11.2021

I would really like to commend the staff, in particular Ellie-Sue and Sharon in the restaurant. Good food has to be married together with good service and they certainly complimented our meal. We’ve been a few times and they are always welcoming, friendly, polite and attentive without being intrusive. Would highly recommend the steak night on a Monday to anyone looking for a nice meal. 08.11.2021

Amazing staff very attentive and hardworking. Good food, tasty and very large portions- clean and comfortable rooms. Bathroom spotless- powerful shower - comfy beds with quirky touches in the room. Roast of the day was tasty and very filling. 09.11.2021

Trip Advisor

The best about this venue apart from the location nice food and accommodation is the staff who are so helpful and friendly with a constant smile. Would recommend and would stay again. 05.11.2021


We couldn’t have asked for a better stay and evening meal for our first wedding anniversary! From the moment we walked into our gorgeous courtyard room we were welcomed with a lovely anniversary message and the dog treats and toy was a great touch for our fur baby! We hired a pod for the evening and our waitress Ellie-Sue and the trainee were absolutely faultless. Really attentive, friendly and welcoming girls. We’ve enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you to all that made this anniversary so special. 04.11.2021


Lovely cosy country pub, amazing food and wonderful staff, can't wait to go back. 30.10.2021


Dear South Causey Inn, celebrated my other half’s birthday at the restaurant. Superb meal, great atmosphere and a delightful service. It was an evening to remember. Thank you very much. Really looking forward to going back again. 29.10.2021


Afternoon tea was amazing! 29.10.2021


1st class food reasonably priced, in an excellent environment, with excellent service, from friendly staff. Would I recommend to family and friends? ABSOLUTELY. Well done South Causey and cheers. 29.10.2021


Really nice food and attentive staff didnt get chance to explore the hotel fully but what we saw was lovely. The food itself was delicious and well priced. 29.10.2021

Came to you last night for the first time. Been watching and following you on Instagram. Fell in love with you immediately. Food, service, atmosphere and surroundings. I will be back and back soon! 28.10.21

Just had a wonderful meal celebrating our Son’s birthday. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, amenities very nice and clean, food was amazing and staff were very attentive and friendly. A shout out to Sharon and Ellie-Sue who are an asset to the establishment. 25.10.2021


Attended a wedding here and it was amazing. Gorgeous setting, huge portions of really tasty food. We stayed the night in the Treehouse Suite and we will be back! Highly recommended! 25.10.21

Just had a wonderful meal celebrating our Son’s birthday. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, amenities very nice and clean, food was amazing and staff were very attentive and friendly. A shout out to Sharon and Ellie-Sue who are an asset to the establishment. 25.10.21


Excellent place , food and service- pods were amazing very warm and cozy- loved it! 17.10.21

Elaine Gowland

Great food, service was excellent, extensive menu. Big spacious restaurant upstairs and good bar areas downstairs. First time we've been but will definitely return! 10.10.21

Helen Hogarth

Great place. had a brilliant weekend and couldn't thank Mark the bar manager enough very professional and helpful. 07.10.21

Donna Breen

Excellent service very polite staff we were there for my daughters baby shower and I have to say the food and staff fantastic. 03.12.21

Zoe Ford

First time dining here and I can not fault it. Even though there was 8 weddings going on that day the staff were friendly and helpful, food was amazing! 07.12.21

Joanne Thompson-Dalkin

Excellent and friendly service for afternoon tea.. loved it and will defo be back. Thanks for making us so welcome xx 03.10.21

Joanne Elliott

Had afternoon tea for my future daughter-in-laws hen do it was amazing staff were great what a beautiful place bring on the wedding. 25.09.21

Linda Scullion

Wow amazing afternoon tea, well worth the money, couldn’t eat it all!! Giving goodie boxes to bring it home… coffee cups constantly refilled , Fabulous staff and customer service five star. 28.09.21

Allyson Cunningham

Absolutely fantastic went on the steak night best steak meal I have had. plenty of delicious food. Apple toffee crumble amazing and plenty to I will be returning soon. Great table service very friendly staff. 21.09.21

David Cooper

Excellent wedding venue, great bars, different beers ,lovely atmosphere. 05.10.21

Kevin Galley

only popped in for a cuppa and a scone, but it was really lovely and the presentation was really nice, staff are all nice and the place itself is amazing. 21.09.21

Hazel James

A very eclectic yet romantic setting which is ideal for a very wide range of drinks and lovely food. 13.12.2021


attentive and friendly staff, Sunday roast was spot on and desserts great value for money will definitely be back. 19.09.21

Raymond Collpits

Beautiful place & excellent service, always love coming here. 21.09.21

Leanne Waites

Breakfast was delicious and staff were very friendly, can’t wait for our stay on the bulldog room x 23.09.21

Kev Austin

can't fault the place, excellent food and excellent staff. 09.09.21

Bob Russell

I just want to say thankyou so so much. We had our taster session for the wedding menu last night and it was so lovely from start to finish. The wonderful helpful lovely staff couldn't do enough for you, the table was set out beautifully. We loved how it was in the old barn which meant it was more intimate and was getting us excited for our wedding day. The food was amazing everything we tasted was so tasty and the presentation was amazing looked and tasted lovely. We look forward to our next visit and honestly just thankyou it was perfect a real good feel for our special day and we can not wait to celebrate it with you at the south causey. 14.09.21

Laura Towers

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