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Countryside comfort near Durham.

The Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel is a delightful hotel near Durham that enjoys a rural location on the outskirts of Consett, nestled amongst 20 acres of Northumberland countryside. It's right on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty in the North Pennines, overlooking Derwent Valley and yet is easily accessible from the A68.

This hotel near Beamish is perfectly placed for those who want to see everything Northumberland and the North East has to offer. It's just 30 minutes from the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Durham - so you'll have your pick of things to do. Famous attractions include the magnificent Durham Cathedral, the 360 indoor shops in the Gateshead Metro Centre and the historic coast-to-coast Roman construction, Hadrian's Wall.

The delightful market towns of Hexham and Corbridge, along with popular visitor attractions like Beamish Open Air Museum are also close-by - so 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. However if you'd prefer to stay close, the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel has its own on-site leisure facilities - including swimming pool, gym and sauna.

If you're looking for the ideal spot to hold a business meeting, the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel has several spacious suites - making this a fantastic conference hotel near Newcastle. The same facilities mean that this is a wonderful place to hold a wedding celebration too, with epic views of the Derwent Valley as your backdrop.

With the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel as your base, the North East is yours to explore.

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


Our bar is currently undergoing refurbishment. During this time we will still be offering Bar Meals in an alternative location.
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


Dining and Bars


Prego Restaurant

Prego offers a modern feel in a country location, with traditional English cuisine alongside a variety of steaks, pastas and wood fired pizzas. The stylish restaurant offers a meal for every occasion.
Early Evening Menu served from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Al a Carte Menu served from 6.30pm to 9pm
Sunday Carvery served from 12noon to 3.30pm

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 open 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 machine. The Grouse and Claret bar offers the warmth and hospitality of a country pub and (weather permitting) you can also enjoy an al fresco light meal on our patio seating area.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Consett Golf Club

There are two golf courses near to the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel - both set in beautiful Northumberland parkland. Consett Gold Club is 4 miles away and offers an 18-hole course with the option of a 9-hole course too.

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

Slightly further afield is Slaley Hall Hunting course, which has been voted one of the best in the UK. Described as the 'Gleneagles of the North East', it's definitely worth a visit for the keen golfer.

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

After a day spend exploring the Northumbrian countryside, return to the Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel and wind down in our fantastic leisure facilities.

Our on-site leisure complex boasts a 14-metre heated pool, relaxing spa bath and children's splash pool - so there's something for all the family. You can also lose your cares in the sauna or step things up a gear in our well-equipped gym with its advanced fitness stations. Friendly instructors are on-hand to assist and create personalised programmes for you, 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 - along with an experienced and professional team to guide you through your planning and help make it your dream day.


Wedding service and reception venue

We have 5 unique banqueting suites all licensed for solemnisation, civil ceremonies are more than welcome. We always remember that it is your special day and will be as flexible as possible with room decorations, wedding services and entertainers. Make an appointment with one of our wedding co-ordinators and let us show you our various wedding suites while you 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

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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


The Best Western Derwent Manor Hotel is the perfect conference hotel near Newcastle. We offer six suites of varying sizes that can accommodate meetings large or small. Each of them blends traditional style with modern convenience, so you'll have everything you need when you're out of the office.

Grand Hall
The Grand Hall provides the most impressive setting for the larger conference or exhibition and can accommodate up to 300 delegates. It enjoys natural daylight and also provides all essential facilities. Upstairs is the Minstrel's Gallery which can be employed as a separate break-out area.

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 Valle, this attractive suite cannot fail to impress and caters for events with up to 250 delegates.

Garden Room
The Garden room offers a traditional country house setting for your event and can cater for up to 100 delegates. It features an open fire, plus a conservatory that can be used as a separate refreshment area. It benefits from natural daylight and comes with all essential facilities.

Tower Lounge
Located in the tower at the front of the hotel, the Tower lounge is perfect for small meetings, interviews or private dining. Featuring an open fireplace, the suite benefits from natural daylight and can be supplied with a full range of audio-visual equipment.

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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Great place but dominated by weddings

16/10/2017 ThePilgrim2014, Preston, United Kingdom

A list of common complaints about hotels recently put the problems of staying whilst weddings were taking place well to the fore. We can now see why. Derwent Manor is rather pleasantly located on the ... more


Interesting building, great food.

16/10/2017 Julie P, United Kingdom

Situated in what seems like the middle of nowhere as you drive up a long driveway, it commands a high view of the surrounding countryside. We were located in one of the outbuildings a short distance f... more


Mrs browns boys night

14/10/2017 lynnylala, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Was here last night and had a fantastic time from start to finish the meal was beautiful and service spot on and the show was funny from start to finish what a lovely place first visit but won't be th... more



12/10/2017 junespencer, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel fantastic staff beautiful surrounding a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of life I would recommend this for both midweek and weekend brake but be aware it is also a fantast... more


Sunday lunch with the car club

11/10/2017 kevstewart, Sunderland, United Kingdom

We went with around 40 members of our MG Club for Sunday lunch in the middle of our club run around Northumberland and the Durham Dales. I never knew this hotel existed until Sunday gone. I have to sa... more