Escape to rural County Durham this Christmas.


Retreat to the rural village of Edmundbyers located where Northumberland meets County Durham, and enjoy a Christmas break at The Derwent Arms. Enjoy an evening meal fireside, round your meal off with winter warmer tipple of mulled wine, then retire to your bedroom where you will find mince pies and views from your bedroom window only to be compared to those on postcards.







We have a number of packages for you to enjoy this festive season with prices starting from £300 for two people including a three course evening meal for two from our festive set menu, 2 nights stay and breakfast both mornings, or £400 for 3 nights.


For the ultimate Christmas indulgence, our Christmas Weekend package, from £400 truly will take all of the pressure off, allowing you to completely relax whether staying with us to see family and friends locally, or if you are simply seeking to escape the hustle and bustle. This offer includes a 2 night stay with check in on 24th and checkout on Boxing Day, Christmas Lunch for both persons on Christmas Day, and a fantastic Knitsley’s Farm Shop hamper to be enjoyed that evening. No Christmas would be complete without your furry friend, so for £10 extra per night, 2 of our rooms are dog friendly and cages and treats can be provided.


To book this package please call us directly to book.


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Festive dining


We have a selection of festive menus for you to taste, which include locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Our Festive Set menu is perfect for gatherings and larger reservations – after all Christmas is a time for celebration. Please get in touch with our team who would be happy to organise your private dining experience. Button to menus: festive set and Christmas day.


Festive Set Menu


  Christmas Day Menu







We have thought of everything, to ensure our countryside pub hotel feels like a home from home, but have left no luxurious stone unturned. Our stunning venue has recently undergone huge refurbishment, and we can’t wait to host you this Christmas.






Give a gift


Give the gift of a break this Christmas and treat a loved one to a Derwent Arms voucher. Call our reception team to order, then our team in house will complete a hardcopy voucher for you to be delivered to your address, ready to be placed under the tree.


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