The South Causey Inn

There is no secret in the fact that I can not wait to get to the point where I can start planning for a Wedding Vow renewal for us. Not that I feel the need to recommit, but because I love planning an occasion and I love to see people that I hold dear enjoying themselves. On top of this, I think it would be special to do it again so that the kids can all be present and so that they are all old enough to remember it.

With that in mind, I have been looking at various places and dreaming, like you do, of where I would hold such an occasion. So many places we could go….

So when Deb from Country Heart and Home invited me along with her to the preview of the new section at The South Causey Inn I was more than happy to be her side kick for the night.

The South Causey Inn isn’t somewhere I have ever been and up until last October I never knew existed. A friend of the family got married there last year and I was told that it was amazing.

Set just a stones throw away from Beamish and inbetween Durham and Newcastle The South Causey Inn really is a hidden gem.

When pulling in to the grounds you are hit by the beautiful old building covered in foliage. The old stables to the right that have now been converted in to themed rooms and the stables surrounding the building, that are also rooms.

We were welcomed on the door and taken to a reception room where we were welcomed with drinks and nibbles. Walking through in to the room you could feel the warmth and community feel with the owners Labrador and regulars dogs roaming free. The only way I could describe it is a real community feel.


The current owner came in and introduced herself and very generously offered to show us around.

First up was the new themed rooms in the former stables. The rooms all come with your own private parking space, as well as a private hot tub.


I was blown away by the size of the rooms and the amount of detail in each one. The rooms all vary in size with some accommodating for more visitors but all of them have equally sized bathrooms. Big Bathrooms at that.

There is the American Trilogy Room…….


A Tree House room, which is my absolute favourite…..


Captain Cooks Cabin….


Hadrians Villa……


French Boudoir….


There are several other themed rooms that we couldn’t have a look in as they were occupied but if they are anything like what we did see….WOW.

They are also quite well know for the Trafalgar Square Room. This is a 1960’s renovated double decker bus. I didn’t manage to get any photos but if you fancy a look have a look at the Daily Mail article about the hotel.

As well as these rooms there are plenty of other rooms. This one is a honeymoon suite and has its own private hot tub that looks out over the amazing views. I can just imagine a glass of fizz and the fields ….total tranquillity.


Talking about Weddings….our next stop was the stunning Function Rooms.

I have a very specific requirement for my day if Mark and I renew my vows and these rooms would be perfect. The rooms have all the authentic beam work but at the same time they have a modern feel. The rooms hold 100 people seated and on a night up to 200. However they are currently building a second Wedding Venue which will hold 150 guests seated. Its all very bright and clean but at the same time its cosy. I have fallen in love….


There is also a plenty of outside space and a photo booth taxi for added fun ….


There are so so many rooms and little spaces within The South Causey Inn. I fell in love and can not wait to go and sample a little bit more of what they have to offer. With Afternoon Tea and Gin Tasting (They brew their own GIn onsight, named after their very gorgeous Dog, Rip), Weekly Fairs, Sunday Carvery, Dog Walking clubs ….the list of activities is long but there is something for everyone.

We will be returning and I would encourage anyone to pay The South Causey Inn a visit, see if you can be blown away too….