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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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Refurbishment taking place 1st January until 14th February 2016 - disabled accessible rooms unavailable during this time.
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 £15 per dog per night. Allowed in 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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Comfortable stay

30/11/2015 annieI642KA, Lockerbie, United Kingdom

Very clean and comfortable ,staff was friendly and helpful only thing l found annoying was both nights the bar staff got our food order wrong but other than that we found the weekend very pleasant and... more


Excellent hotel

30/11/2015 H00v3r, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stayed here recently for a night to take our wee boy to beamish. Hotel very good and i can see what people mean about the hotel feeling a little old in regards to the bathrooms etc but they were clean... more


Nice buisness trip stay

30/11/2015 Simon B,

Overall a nice stay for a business trip, the building is really nice Prices are very reasonable with large rooms and a choice of bar and other restaurant The leisure facilities were not open when i... more


Return visit and still good value for money

24/11/2015 ABC622014, Manchester, United Kingdom

This was a return visit with friends this time. Warm welcome at reception, room good size and comfortable, we ate in the restaurant the first night, staff very pleasant and made us feel comfortable, ... more

Owner Response
KEITH D, Director at BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for your review of your return visit to us. We are delighted that you had another enjoyable stay, with us and decided to bring your friends along. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kindest regards, Mr Keith Donkin Director Lime Leisure Ltd

Business trip

19/11/2015 Ian S, Harrow, United Kingdom

Competitively priced accommodation, nice room and very comfortable bed. Suitable for the business traveler I would say. However, do not eat or drink in the bar. The lasagna I had was made with pas... more

Owner Response
KEITH D, Director at BEST WESTERN Derwent Manor, responded to this review
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was sorry that we have not fulfilled your expectations whilst staying with us. I have highlighted all of your comments to my management team and I assure you we will act upon these to help us improve our product and services we offer. I look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in the near future. Kindest regards, Keith Donkin Director Lime Leisure Ltd