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Countryside comfort near Durham.

Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel enjoys a delightful rural location on the outskirts of Consett, nestled amongst 20 acres of Northumberland countryside and overlooking Derwent Valley, and yet is easily accesible from the A68.

The hotel is perfectly placed for those who want to see everything Northumberland and the North East has to offer, just 30 minutes from the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Durham, you'll have your pick of things to do. What's more, a warm welcome awaits on your return!

With historic Hadrians Wall, delightful market towns of Hexham and Corbridge, and popular visitors attractions like Beamish Open Air Museum all close-by, you'll have ample opportunity to get out and about. Go walking, cycling, fishing or horse riding and see even more of the great outdoors!

Maintaining high brand standards and excellence in quality is second nature to the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel in Allensford. We have proven that going that extra mile during our annual Best Western quality assurance assessments really does pay off. Our hard work and dedication to cleanliness and quality of both guest rooms and public areas has gained us the Best Western International Quality Award. A global recognition of excellence given to only a few selected hotels throughout the world, this award shows that we take pride in offering high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

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For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6226*


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £20 per person à la carte allowance
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted £30/night, max 1 dog inc. bed/bowl, bedrooms only.
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


Guinevere's Restaurant

Our traditional restaurant with its wooden beamed ceiling, log effect fire and stone built hearth, is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious dish from our Table D 'Hote menu.
Dinner is served from 7.00pm until 9.15pm each evening. Sunday lunch is served from midday until 23.00pm.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07.00 - 09.30
Dinner: 19.00 - 21.15
Weekend times may vary

Grouse and Claret

Enjoy good food and great company all day or treat yourself to a nightcap before bed in our cosy, friendly bar. Afternoon tea by the fire is a real treat. While you're here, feel free to take advantage of our sports area, complete with pool table, TV and quiz bandit machine.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Consett Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 74
Distance: 6041 Yards
No handicap required


4.00 miles away in Consett


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £15.00
18 holes £20.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes

Slaley Hall Hunting course

Course information

Course Type: parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 0
Par: 72
Distance: 7000 Yards
Handicap required


7 miles away in


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £25.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Swimming pool (14m)

  • Sauna

  • Gymnasium

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Our 'stand alone' leisure complex boasts a 14 metre pool, spa bath and children's splash pool, so there's something for all the family! You can also relax in our sauna, or step things up a gear in our gym, with friendly instructors to assist and create personalised programmes if needed.



Our grounds will provide the beautiful 20-acre backdrop to your big day, while we provide the exceptional service and high quality food!
Whether large or small, formal or intimate, summer or winter; we offer the perfect venue in the perfect setting with an experienced and professional team to guide you through your planning and help make your perfect day.


Wedding service and reception venue

Boasting 5 unique banqueting suites which are all licensed for solomonisation, so civil ceremonies are more than welcome. We always remember that it is your special day, so whilst guiding you we will be as flexible as possible with room decorations, wedding services and entertainers. Make an appointment with one of our wedding co-ordinators, let us show you our varyng wedding suites and discuss your individual thoughts and plans!


Take your pick from a selection of set wedding breakfast menus, or simply design your own with our banqueting selector! We're always happy to discuss your ideas and even happier to make them a reality!


Registry office:
27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick, NE66 1HN
01665 602870

Get in touch with our experienced wedding team on 01207 592000 to request a brochure or make an appointment to view our banqueting rooms and discuss your individual wedding arrangements.
Evening and weekend viewings available.

Throughout the year, seasonal Wedding Open Days - an ideal opportunity to view the wedding rooms dressed for events and take the opportunity to chat to the experienced wedding team.

Weddings are our speciality. Whether large or small, formal or intimate, summer or winter.
We offer the perfect venue in the

For any enquiries please call Alison, Helen and Philippa on 01207 592000

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J63, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Durham or Newcastle upon Tyne, 17.00 miles
Nearest airport: Newcastle, 25.00 miles
Free parking on site (150 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)


What's nearby?


  • Newcastle United FC (20 miles)

  • Gateshead International Sports Stadium (20 miles)

  • Hexham race Course (17 miles)

  • Durham County Cricket Club (20 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Hadrians Wall A69 (15 miles)

  • Beamish Open Air Museum (15 miles)

  • Alnwick Castle and Garden (50 miles)

  • Killhope Mine attraction (25 miles)

  • Durham Cathedral & City (17 miles)


  • Gateshead Metrocentre (18 miles)

  • Corbridge (13 miles)

  • Newcastle City Centre (20 miles)

  • Eldon Square Shopping Mall, Newcastle (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


We have a room for any occasion! Each of them blends traditional style with modern convenience, so you'll have everything you need when you're out of the office.

Available room set ups

U shape

Grand Hall

With stunning Baronial surroundings, the Grand Hall provides the most impressive setting for the larger conference or exhibition. Situated on the ground floor and with external access, it can cater for events up to 300 delegates .
Impressive ceiling height, power, telephone points, staging and natural daylight, and upstairs Minstrels Gallery.

Allensford Suite

Situated on the first floor, the Allensford suite provides a spacious setting for the larger event or exhibition. Featuring timber beamed ceilings and a panoramic view over the Derwent Valley, this suite cannot fail to impress, catering for events upto 250 delegates.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Grand Hall 300 200 50 60 250
Allensford Suite 250 180 70 80 200
Garden Room 100 50 35 40 65
Murray Suite 70 30 25 30 50
Tower Lounge 50 20 18 20 35
Boardroom 0 0 14 14 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Nice, rooms quite dated

26/10/2016 sophiehunter26, Newcastle, United Kingdom

My boyfriend bought us a groupon deal which included B&B, 3 course meal, a bottle of wine and use of the leisure facilities. We checked in and went up to our room. Room was spacious enough, bathroom... more


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26/10/2016 Aimi G, Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

We got married in this hotel 11 years ago so for my husbands 50th Birthday I booked 2 rooms and a table in the restaurant for 10 people. The room looked like it had not changed in 11 years nor had the... more


Beautiful hotel with lovely views

25/10/2016 Flamegirl1982, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Came here on a groupon deal. Visited the spa on arrival as we were a little early to check in and really enjoyed gazing out at the fabulous view in the hot tub. Our room was really well decorated an... more



24/10/2016 feif,

Amazing hotel, fantastic staff, service and food, very clean with a lovely spa, function room, bar and restaurant!!!! Staff always there to help in any case. Superb chef and great breakfast!! Thanks d... more

Owner Response
KEITH D, Director at BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience at our hotel. Our entire team look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Mr Keith Donkin Director Lime Leisure Ltd

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23/10/2016 Billy P, Durham

Called in today with the Family for the Sunday Carvery , again we were not disappointed. We were greeted as always by the very friendly & helpful restaurant staff and seated close to the kitchen. We o... more

Owner Response
KEITH D, Director at BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience at our hotel. I will pass all of your kind comments to our entire team. Our entire team look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Mr Keith Donkin Director Lime Leisure Ltd