Durham House

Bed & Breakfast
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Welcome to Durham House, a handsome Victorian property built in 1897 with spacious rooms by the sea in the unspoilt Devon fishing village of Beer.  We offer comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi and a range of breakfast choices in our beautiful breakfast room overlooking historic Fore Street.  Take a moment to read our recent reviews.

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Beer nestles on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline.  It is famous for its quarried stone that has been used in many historic buildings such as Exeter and St Pauls Cathedral.

Durham House is built with a Beer stone facade the property retains a wealth of character features, typical of the late Victorian era including a splendid lobby and entrance hallway with arched doorways, stained glass and Minton floor.

The beach, car park, coastal path, pubs, restaurants & cafes are all within a 3 minute walk from Durham House. 



All our rooms include:

Egyptian cotton bedding

Tea & coffee making facilities

Silent fridge

Free Wi-Fi


En-suite facilities*

Large fluffy towels

Shampoo and body wash


Hand wash

Hair dryer

* Room 4 has a private separate bathroom

We use oxo biodegradable tubes to reduce plastic use

Iron and ironing board available



To ensure social distancing we may need to stagger breakfast times
A full English,vegetarian or vegan breakfast will be available from 08.00 to 09.30 in our breakfast room
Let us know in advance if you have any allergies

We have hand sanitisers in key places and touch points are cleaned frequently

Enhanced room cleaning and ventilation in line with the latest Covid-19 guidance

We hope this helps to put your mind at rest, but please call or email us if you have any concerns

Free Fast Wi-Fi


Available in all rooms



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South West Coast Walk

To Do

Relax in Beer


Relax on deck chairs, eat, drink

Go mackerel fishing, swimming, rock pooling, beach combing, kayaking, paddle board or simply watch the traditional fishing boats bring in their daily catch

Beer Wet Fish Shop


Open daily to purchase locally caught crab, lobsters & fish...possibly to BBQ on the beach

Eat & Drink in Beer

Osborne's Cocktails & Wine Bar 

The Smugglers Kitchen

Beer Fish & Chips

Woozie’s Deli

Dolphin Hotel Restaurant

Barrel O' Beer Pub

Anchor Inn

Bay View Tea Rooms

Ducky's Beach Cafe

Chapple's Beach Cafe

Kenno's Beach Cafe

Beer Head Bistro

In these uncertain and strange times, we understand it is not always possible to have your evening meal at a local restaurant or pub.  

If you would like to grab a take-away and enjoy it at Durham House you are most welcome to use our breakfast room, as long as social distancing is respected and adhered to for the safety of all.

Beer Facilities

Village Store (opposite)

Chocolate n More



Mariners Hall

Sailing Club

Places to visit


Beer Quarry Caves

Guided tours of 2,000 year old man-made caverns.

Pecorama Gardens & Steam Railway

Home to PECO, the world's foremost manufacturer of model railway track, Pecorama is one of Devon's leading tourist attractions, set on the hillside above the picturesque fishing village of Beer.   Contact us for a booking code to receive 50% off your admission price, if you are staying with us.

Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivaled view of the abundant wading bird life.

Dartmouth Railway & River Boat

Based on the glorious South Devon coastline in South West England, enjoy your days out in Devon on our steam trains, boat trips and paddle steamer - the only attraction in Devon that lets you enjoy the delights of Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth and the River Dart, Kingswear and Totnes on your day out!

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter's Underground  Passages

Wiscombe Park Hillclimb

The Donkey Sanctuary

Activities in & around Beer

Boat Hire

Burrow Farm Gardens

Crabbing in Seaton Harbour

Ghost Tours

Horse Riding

Outdoor Karting - Mansell Raceway

Indoor Karting - Race World

Mackerel Fishing

Paddle Board hire


Running - local race diary

Seaton Wetlands

Sky Diving

Getting around

Local bus routes & times



In Beer

Beer Regatta - August 2021

Beer Barrel Rolling - August 2021

Beer R&B Festival  - October 2021

Key Dates 2021

Spring Bank Holiday 31st May

Summer Bank Holiday 30th August