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The Derwent Arms

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4.5
57 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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Booked 2 times today
  • 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

Main

  • The Full Derwent

    Fried/Poached/Scrambled Eggs, Dry Cured Bacon, Local Butchers Sausage, Black Pudding, Roast Tomato & Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Farmhouse Toast

    • The Veggie Derwent

      Fried/Poached/Scrambled Eggs, Glamorgan Sausage, Roasted Tomato & Mushroom, Baked Beans, Farmhouse Toast

      • Eggs of Choice, Farmhouse Toast

        Add Bacon

        • Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Sourdough Toast

          • Sausage, Bacon or Egg Sandwich

            • Granola & Greek Yoghurt

              • Toasted Fruit Loaf, Maple Butter, Caramelised Banana

                Last updated: 23 September 2021

                What 57 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
                • 4.6Food
                • 4.7Service
                • 4.5Ambience
                • 4.3Value

                NoiseModerate

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                • Durham

                  Best Overall

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                1. L

                  Lorna

                  London

                  13 reviews

                  5.0

                  13 reviews

                  Dined 2 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Delicious meal. Very friendly service. A lively and warm atmosphere. Dogs welcome - didn't take ours on this occasion, but have done on previous visits.

                2. LK

                  LesleyK

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 7 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Fantastic Sunday lunch! The beef was amazing! Looks expensive but believe me we’ll worth every penny! Definitely will be back!

                3. S

                  Spearjig

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 15 January 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great Place with good food and dog friendly! We will be back!

                4. AT

                  AllanT

                  Newcastle

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 9 January 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  New owners have improved things. Nice atmosphere with friendly staff. Had the Sunday lunch which was really nice. Will go back again to try the wider menu

                5. D

                  D63auv

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 January 2022

                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                  Only just visited since it re-opened as the re-named Derwent Arms. Food not as good as before. Beer was excellent. Staff very helpful and pleasant. But overall a disappointing night. Spent all night with our coats on, pub was cold and drafty.

                6. JG

                  JayneG

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 8 January 2022

                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                  Lovely food & staff. Only downside was it was cold in the pub

                7. TB

                  TomB

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 4 January 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  A different menu, a very good menu, backed up by great food. Will be going again.

                8. M

                  Margi

                  Newcastle

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 1 January 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  First time here .on New Year’s Day for lunch. Menu fabulous and varied ,food was outstanding. The service was definitely the best we have had in a long time .

                9. LH

                  LesleyH

                  Yorkshire

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 31 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Absolutely lovely New Years Eve meal. Staff changed the time of out prebooked table at short notice to meet our needs. Service was excellent and staff attentive and friendly. Staff worked hard under difficult conditions due to staff shortage through Covid/illness. We stayed for one night, the room was really comfortable and spotlessly clean. We chatted to a family who live in London and had stayed two nights, they came back for a meal the following evening as the food was so good.

                10. MH

                  MattH

                  Manchester

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 31 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Great location. New name and decor but same great food. Will keep coming back.

                11. D

                  Davidl

                  County Durham

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 29 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  really happy with the service and the food is out of this world to out simply a fantastic place will definitely be going again

                12. PB

                  PamelaB

                  Cancun

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 27 December 2021

                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                  Booking went well. Table ready even though we were open. Tastefully decorated pub, good food, attentive service and a more than decent pint. Only negative was they’d run out of fish.

                13. RC

                  ReinieC

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 27 December 2021

                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                  Many food items on menu were not available. The meal available was good

                14. RB

                  RachelB

                  County Durham

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 27 December 2021

                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                  The food was delicious and there was enough choice. They unfortunately hadn’t had the fish delivery the day we came but it was a Christmas bank holiday so it was to be expected. The pub itself has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and attentive

                15. JB

                  JenniferB

                  County Durham

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 22 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food was excellent as previously the last 3 times. The staff are attentive and friendly. My new favourite place to eat in our area. Would definitely recommend.

                16. IS

                  IanS

                  New England

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 18 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Had a great meal and service was excellent I would thoroughly recommend it. Will definitely be going back.

                17. PW

                  PippaW

                  Newcastle

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Beautiful food, best meal we’ve had for a very long time

                18. HB

                  HelenB

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Went on a Saturday evening, had a really lovely time. Service, food and the pub itself were great.

                19. L

                  Lynn

                  Newcastle

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Perfect meal with amazing attentive staff , thank you for making our early Christmas lunch perfect and starting off our Christmas with a real high

                20. A

                  Annieb

                  London

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 11 December 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely high quality food, friendly team and really good service

                21. TS

                  TinksS

                  Newcastle

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 5 December 2021

                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                  Best veggie gravy I have ever had. Amazing place, really lovely staff. We came for super late Sunday lunch, will go back earlier next time just to be in the thick of it all. The food was out of this world. Can't wait to go back 😁 I love tasting food and not knowing how it has been made, definitely some magic in there somewhere.

                22. FC

                  FayeC

                  Devon

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 28 November 2021

                  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.

                23. 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.

                24. 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

                25. 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.

                26. L

                  Lorna

                  London

                  14 reviews

                  5.0

                  14 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.

                27. C

                  Cazza

                  London

                  4 reviews

                  4.0

                  4 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.

                28. 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. 👍

                29. 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.

                30. NE

                  NeilE

                  London

                  8 reviews

                  4.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on 30 October 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                31. IH

                  IanH

                  Yorkshire

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 29 October 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Excellent food and first class service. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

                32. 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.

                33. 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!

                34. 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.

                35. 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.

                36. 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.

                37. TD

                  TrishD

                  Newcastle

                  7 reviews

                  5.0

                  7 reviews

                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                38. H

                  Hazbo93

                  Liverpool

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 9 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                39. 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 !!

                40. JB

                  JenniferB

                  County Durham

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  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.

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                The Derwent Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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                Booked 2 times today
                Google Map for The Derwent Arms

                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

                • Parking Details

                  None

                • 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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