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The Derwent Arms

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4.5
36 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Derwent Arms in Edmundbyers lies amongst stunning countryside, bordering both County Durham and Northumberland. A stone’s throw from Derwent Reservoir, Derwent Waterpark, and situated along the coast to coast cycle route, we are surrounded by endless breath-taking views and perfectly situated to explore everything that these two beautiful counties have to offer.

With a roaring log fire in the winter and ample outdoor space in the summer, The Derwent Arms provides the perfect place to kick off the walking boots and recharge after a day spent exploring or making the most of the first class grouse and pheasant shooting in the neighbouring areas. With traditional menus focusing on seasonal and local produce, and plenty of local ales available; come and visit us for an afternoon, Sunday lunch or stay all week. We are dog friendly and have six cosy bedrooms available all with their own en-suite and a separate apartment available for families or groups of up to six people.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Sun 12:00–16:30
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01207 255545

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 36 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Overall

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Service

  • Durham/County Durham

    Best Ambience

  • Durham/County Durham

    Fit for Foodies

  • Durham/County Durham

    Healthy

  • Durham/County Durham

    Lunch

  • Durham/County Durham

    Special Occasions

  • Durham

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  1. FC

    FayeC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my daughter for a Sunday lunch(she is at Uni) The food was delicious and there was plenty, with an extra gravy boat. We had to share a pudding because we were so full! The staff were very attentive and nothing seemed too much trouble. Would love to go again when I am visiting next time.

  2. JI

    JonathanI

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    Great service, very good food and the bar area is cosy and inviting. We ended up in the restaurant area on our own, and although it’s a lovely room it just feels a bit soulless to eat there on your own. Not an issue with the pub, just our personal preference to be somewhere more cosy and comfy.

  3. AH

    AlanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time since this pub reopened and what a very pleasant surprise all the staff extremely friendly, food beer and wine all first class, will definitely be returning

  4. JR

    JillR

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely location and great food. The pork was delicious and we enjoyed the dish of crackling especially! Lovely veg and Yorkshire pudding - a really lovely Sunday roast experience. Staff were polite and cheerful and the tables are well spaced out, allowing us to feel very safe. Would definitely return.

  5. L

    Lorna

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Sunday lunch in an atmospheric pub. Excellent, friendly service. Not our first visit, and won't be our last.

  6. C

    Cazza

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We had heard good reports so decided to try the Derwent Arms for dinner recently. Everything was really good and some of the food was excellent, but there was an overpowering amount of salt in the gravy and steak sauce. It was a shame this spoilt the meal for us as the service and ambience were excellent. Maybe the chef just overloaded on salt and so maybe should just take this review into account.

  7. PD

    PaulD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My better half and I had a meal there for the 1st time. Food interesting and we'll presented. Service was excellent , waitresses and other staff attentive yet discrete. They were great communicators , the Derwent had good ambience. Also good value for money. 👍

  8. WF

    WillF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve had a lovely time staying for a few days in their newly refurbished apartment, and eaten here every evening plus had breakfast. Food was lovely, service and staff very friendly and courteous. We’ll definitely be back and we highly recommend. Thank you for making our stay so welcoming.

  9. NE

    NeilE

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Recently refurbished, good honest food in front of roaring fire. Perfect for a wet cold dinner time.

  10. IH

    IanH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food and first class service. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  11. CC

    CharliC

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best pub dinner experiences we've had. Staff were welcoming and attentive without being fussy. The food was fantastic and very good value. Well thought out classics done well.

  12. TB

    TracyB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always outstanding, a lovely little pub and dog friendly too!

  13. HN

    HelenN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were greeted immediately on arrival and shown to our table. Warm cosy pub and great to see almost fully booked. Service excellent and food arrived promptly in timely manner. We will definitely book again.

  14. LP

    LPIL

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. The menu doesn't really cater for fussy eaters other than fish and chips but is excellent for vegetarians and vegans and a varied choice.

  15. AR

    AdamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Lovely country pub which we have visited on numerous occasions. Food is always nice. Sunday dinner relatively expensive when compared to other local pubs but very tasty and service was excellent.

  16. TD

    TrishD

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, very good food. Well worth the trip.

  17. H

    Hazbo93

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu choice & Lovely meal! Great little village pub!

  18. KE

    KarenE

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely refurb. Smart friendly staff. Our food was delicious, and good value. Something to suit all tastes. Only v.slight negative was the price of the wine. Having said that .... I did try a large glass of all three colours, and they were very nice !!

  19. JB

    JenniferB

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The pub has been refurbished to a good standard and is very pleasant to visit. Service was very good, very welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious, wide range of courses. Also as I had asked for gluten free options in advance there was a menu marked up with all the options available for me, really appreciated that. Many thanks and look forward to coming back again soon.

  20. TV

    TerryV

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and pleasant staff in a lovely rural location.

  21. NE

    NeilE

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    New owners and refurbishment have taken this old favourite back towards the top of our list for country pub relaxation and good food. Nice to have you back.

  22. L

    Lola

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice place to eat if looking for something more upmarket than a bar meal but bar area comfortable area to book a table. Service from staff very good with pleasant uplifting manner. Will visit again. Just what the area needs.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday lunch for 4 diners, all which left feeling happy & satisfied with our meals & dining experience. The roasts were delicious, great portion size, the same with the desserts. Will definitely recommend to others & will definitely be back.

  24. a

    alic

    County Durham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Recently decorated nice traditional pub. Thought full refurbishment it may have been changed but apart from fresh paint couldn't see any difference. Quiet for a Sunday so couldn't really understand why they had 5 of us on a tiny table which would have been comfortable for 2. Must have expected it to be busier as seemed to have plenty of staff on. The dinners were really nice lovely soft chicken and plenty of it. I do think the price was a bit steep for a Sunday dinner (£18) hence probably why it was quiet. Will return but only for a special once in a while rather than every Sunday.

  25. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat. Imaginative and varied menu, very well prepared. Very relaxed, ambiance and fab staff.

  26. JF

    JuneF

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A good meal. Well presented and well served. Good quality ingredients.

  27. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely home cooked food in a traditional, comfortable, warm pub in the pretty village of Edmundbyers with friendly, helpful staff. Hand wash on each table with no overcrowding of tables. Would visit again.

  28. GT

    GeorgeT

    County Durham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    My wife and I were was looking forward to our Sunday Lunch at the Derwent . Nice place with attentive staff but let down by the meal. Yes I understand that the roast beef was going to be served “pink” but my serving was undercooked and very grisly. Disappointing to say the least . First and last visit unfortunately. George Taylor

  29. JF

    JuneF

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really good and better than average pub food.

  30. BC

    BillieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Its local efficient pleasant friendly and the food is lovely I will definitely return

  31. AL

    AlexandraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely atmosphere, table was ready when we arrived and we were slightly early. Menu had lots of variety and we really enjoyed our meal, children’s meal was a good size and good quality (sausage and mash also available in main menu). We had our dog with us who managed to get plenty of treats from the staff! We really enjoyed our meal. Pub was clean, food was delicious, staff were welcoming. We can’t wait to go back!

  32. JF

    JuneF

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Clean, fresh environment. Staff attentive, professional and friendly. Good value.

  33. A

    Alejandra

    Newcastle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant makeover and delicious food!

  34. A

    Amscot

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really tasty Sunday lunch, fresh vegetables and well cooked meat. Great wine list too. Glad to have this pub open again and hope the standards are maintained. Thanks.

  35. L

    Lorna

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Sunday lunch. Fresh and cooked to perfection. Good value. Delightful and helpful staff. Highly recommend.

  36. CF

    CraigF

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food outstanding but a little over priced, £18 for a Sunday lunch is astronomical Lovely staff very friendly, service was very good, manager and waitresses were very welcoming

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The Derwent Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 36 OpenTable diners

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The Derwent Arms Edmundbyers Consett, County Durham DH8 9NL

  • Area

    Durham

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30
    Sun 12:00–16:30
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 17:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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