The Dun Cow

The Dun Cow, Sunderland: Hours, Address, The Dun Cow Reviews: 4.5/5

The Dun Cow
4.5
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
Warm, Cosy and stylish, the Dun Cow delivers the ultimate British public house experience in the heart of Sunderland. Chosen as the National Winner in the 2015 Pub Design Awards and described as having ‘one of the most stunning bar-backs in Britain – a splendid traceried Indo-Gothic web, blowing out to form platforms on which bottles can be displayed’, the Dun Cow is the perfect example of everything that is best about the traditional British public house. The original dark wood and stained-glass panelling, hand-carved Edwardian backbar and the open fires and deep red banquette seats in both the main bar and secluded snug epitomise Britain’s most loved hospitality setting. This exceptional building, coupled with Pub Culture’s quality product range and warm hospitality, deliver the ultimate British public house experience in the heart of Sunderland.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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thompsonjulie27
Sunderland, United Kingdom10 contributions
What a brilliant place
Dec 2019 • Couples
I’ve been coming to the dun cow for 40 years , on and off , it’s friendly , and proper pub , staff know their Ales Greg and I love it
Written December 28, 2019
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LoveTravel496798
4 contributions
Beautiful bar
Sep 2019
This bar has its original Edwardian back bar and stained glass. The service was lovely and friendly. The restaurant was not available so they recommended a few local restaurants, which were very good. They also returned my umbrella I left behind.
Written September 5, 2019
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Pete JW
South Shields, UK30 contributions
Overpriced
Aug 2019
I know going out for a drink is expensive but £9.50 for a pint of lager and a bottle of cider is a total rip off, add in the very cold air coditioning thougout the bar and we took our money to the local weatherspoons where for a couple of pounds extra, you can throw in two decent meals.
Written August 27, 2019
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Alexandra W
15 contributions
Pre matinée meal
Aug 2019 • Family
Food was beautiful, staff was lovely, but service was quite slow all way through there was a wait the menus wait for drinks order to be taken, and so on. Would recommend and would visit again but would def allow extra time so we can enjoy our food more.
Written August 7, 2019
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Steven T
5 contributions
Best pub in the city
May 2019 • Friends
Great service, great beer, Great pub. Always a good selection of beers. Perfect location for the Theatre, too.
Written May 31, 2019
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72Mary
Newcastle, UK350 contributions
Welcoming
Feb 2019 • Couples
Visited a few times for pre-theatre drinks, lovely Edwardian decor, welcoming fire, helpful and welcoming staff.
A nice pub to visit
Written February 10, 2019
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Pub Culture
Sunderland, UK32 contributions
Best pub in the City
Feb 2019 • Friends
The Dun Cow is a beautiful Edwardian building between the Sunderland Empire and the Fire Station. Fantastic back bar, great real ales and very welcoming. Highly recommended.
Written February 3, 2019
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Geoffsmith123
Billingham120 contributions
Poor customer service
Jan 2019 • Couples
Have used this pub on more than one occasion when visiting the theatre in Sunderland. Great location as right next door and probably worth a visit to see a traditional back bar and old style pub.
Tonight’s visit I was enjoying a nice pint of cask ale and chatting to fellow theatre goers and locals when my pint slide off the table onto the floor. At least four other people witnessed it and bar staff were quickly round to tidy up. The pubs ghost ? It often happens ! Floor un even ! Didn’t even offer to replace the drink just £3.80 please . Locals and company really shocked plus partner upset as covered in doom bar . Come on guys it doesn’t cost much to replace and a little customer service goes a long way
Written January 28, 2019
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Sandie M
Durham, UK1,343 contributions
Traditional pub
Nov 2018 • Couples
Next door to the Empire Theatre so very handy for a pre theatre drink.Like the cosy atmosphere and the character of the pub,there is a snug like area at the far end with a fire. Theres a good choice of real ales which pleases my husband.last time we were there they had live music ,great band they were.The staff are very friendly and just nice to have a proper pub to go to
Written November 1, 2018
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IamMrMagoo
Houghton-le-Spring, UK106 contributions
Good beer
Oct 2018 • Friends
Quite often drink here pre-match before the football. The beer selection is often changing with a variety of keg and cask available. I do think they have got less adventurous recently and could do with being more varied, but still one of the better beer venues in town, and amazing intimate surroundings
Written October 29, 2018
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