Hotel in Beamish Valley, near County Durham

Reasons to Visit...

Halfway between Durham City and Newcastle, set in 100 acres of the beautiful Beamish Valley in the Vale of Durham, lies South Causey Inn - an independent hotel with luxury accommodation, flexible event spaces, cocktail bar and a rustic restaurant.

It is easy to visit South Causey Inn with excellent local transport links with Newcastle airport, Durham, Chester-le-Street, and Newcastle train stations, bus stops outside the door, 24-hour taxi services.

Please make our home your home and explore the beautiful North East England.

  • Things to do at the Inn

    Make sure you try one of our delicious Northern Beef Stotties, with a side of our homemade chunky chips. Yum!

    We distil our own Gins and Ales here at the Causey Distillery and most of our creations are named after our pet pooches... Rip Gin is everyone's favourite, inspired by our resident British Bulldog - Mr. Rip and Big Eddy's after our big black Lab. 

    There are plenty of brilliant routes for a leisurely walk, Beamish Woods is just a stone's throw away from the Inn, and the wild garlic growing throughout the woodland at this time of year is absolutely stunning. If you would like a walking partner, any of our resident doggy's would love to join you!

    Pay a visit to our Hotspot Cocktail Bar. The 1960s Bedford TK Fire Engine has had a full refurbishment, converting it into a unique, private, state of the art drinking area.

  • Top places to visit

    Beamish Museum
    A must-see!! Just a five-minute journey from the Inn. A living open-air museum, with a Victorian town, (with shops and even a pub!) farm, school and mine. Allow a full day to visit, and “Davey’s Fish Shop” serves traditional Fish n Chips served in Beef dripping.

    Durham City
    A historic city, easily doable in 4 hours. Home to a Cathedral which has been in many films, such as the Marvel films, and Harry Potter. The Castle is now student accommodation, but it is worth trying to get a tour. Both are classed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as their importance. Make sure you try “Treats” tearoom or “Tealicious” on Elvet Bridge. On Elvet Bridge, you can also book an hour river cruise which is an amazing scenic experience.

    Tanfield Railway
    All aboard the World's Oldest Railway! Take a steam train ride back in time at the Tanfield Railway for a 3-mile journey through the beautiful Causey Valley. Hauled by a lovingly restored industrial steam engine, you'll take a seat on a recreated colliery carriage. Make sure to break your journey at Causey station and walk across Causey Arch, the world's oldest railway bridge, dating back to 1725! If you're interested in engineering, Marley Hill engine shed is the place to be, the world's oldest still in operation! Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of a working locomotive shed.

  • How to find us

    From the south:

    • Exit the A1(M) at Junction 63
    • Follow the A693 signposted 'Stanley' and Beamish Museum
    • At the Beamish Museum roundabout continue forward up the hill
    • At the top of the hill turn right following signposts to Gateshead and the A6076
    • You will arrive at a junction with a petrol station on your left. Turn right
    • South Causey is 300 yards along this road on your right

    From the north:

    • While traveling south on the A1 you will pass the Metro Centre on your left
    • Follow signs for Consett on the A692
    • You will pass through the village of Sunniside
    • At the second set of traffic lights (with the Potters Wheel Public House on the left) turn left
    • Follow this road for approx 3 miles
    • The South Causey is on your left (before you reach the 30mph signs)