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Sun Inn

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

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Premises Description

Must pay entry to the Beamish Open Air Museum to visit this pub. Note opening times of the museum vary between the summer and winter months. Check web site for details.

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About the Pub

Situated in Beamish Museum’s 1900s Town, The Sun Inn was moved brick by brick from Bishop Auckland. It has a bar and a snug reproducing the era and will transport visitors back in time as they enjoy the atmosphere of an Edwardian pub.

The Sun Inn features ales from local breweries, as well as an expanding offer of drinks including bespoke wines and gin, as well as whisky, vodka and cider.

Visitors to the Sun Inn can also enjoy traditional pub snacks, including a range of locally supplied and bespoke Scotch eggs (including a vegetarian option).

Settle in next to the pub’s roaring fire and pass the time playing dominoes or cards, while sampling some of the tasty treats on offer.

Museum admission charges apply, please see to find out more about visiting the museum.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Firebrick 2 Bob Bitter
  • Firebrick Old Miner Thomas
  • Firebrick Winder's Ale

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Firebrick --varies--

The pub sells its own bespoke light, dark and bitter beers, which have been developed with local Firebrick Brewery.

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Traditional bar snacks.

  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, cards.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Sun Inn

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

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54.881723, -1.65856


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Go North East: 28 (from Newcastle City Centre, Gateshead, Birtley, Ouston and C), 8 (from Sunderland Interchange, via Washington, Chester-le-Stre)

Travel to Beamish Museum on any Go North East bus and get 25% discount on a standard individual admi.


Follow signs for Beamish then catch the tram.

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Sun Inn - Beamish

Sun Inn

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Pubs with Outstanding Conversions and Restorations
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Close to Bus Routes

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