Warm, cosy and stylish, The Dun Cow delivers the ultimate British public house experience in the heart of Sunderland’s cultural quarter.
Welcome to the Dun Cow
Take a step back in time as you enter the Dun Cow, listed in the national inventory of historic pub interiors. The bar of this extraordinary building has etched panels, bevelled mirrors, fine plasterwork and grand fireplaces. Chosen as the National Winner in the 2015 pub design awards and described as having ‘ one of the most stunning bar-backs in Britain’, the Dun Cow is a perfect example of everything that a traditional British public house should be.
We welcome customers from all walks of life – city shoppers to leaders of commerce, theatre goers to retired glass blowers and the occasional dog. This is a pub, where the matters of the day are discussed, be it football or politics, algorithms or allotments, the Dun Cow is a place where opinions and ideas can be shared in the company of like-minded friends.
Cask & Craft
The Dun Cow specialises in cask conditioned ales and craft beers. A house range provides a consistent base and includes some local favourites, whilst a calendar of guest ales ensures there is always something new to sample.
With a home cooked menu served daily, complimented by a concise list of wines, The Dun Cow is the perfect destination for a delicious pub lunch or dinner.
The Drawing Room
The first floor Drawing Room includes a bijou bar and discreet private access stair, creating the perfect hideaway for intimate events and celebrations.
Functions & Events
Our Cultural Friends
Located only a stone’s throw away and one of the city’s landmark venues with its towering gold dome, the Sunderland Empire play’s a key role in driving culture into the city. Showcasing everything from West End musicals to classic ballet we couldn’t be happier to have them as our neighbour and friend.
Whether you’re into indie rock, acoustic jazz, new theatre, stand-up comedy or just after a great night out, Sunderdand’s brand new performance venue is packed with entertainment from music and comedy to dance and theatre.
Treat someone special to an experience like no other.
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