From Edmundbyers to Blanchland and the Derwent Reservoir, there are wonderful places with delightful dishes to eat surrounding Village Green Holiday Park, either on your own or with friends. Here’s our selection of the best restaurants around Edmundbyers.


1. The Derwent Arms

Just a stone’s throw away from Village Green Holiday Park is the Derwent Arms (formerly The Punchbowl), and it comes highly recommended as one place you need to visit in Edmundbyers.

With a new breakfast menu, an all-day menu and a drinks menu, there’s a wide selection of traditional food and drink to delight in. From smoked salmon to Derwent steak, Eton mess to lemon and lime posset, reading the menu is enough to get your belly rumbling. There’s even a menu for the little ones, so they can enjoy eating out, too.

The Derwent Arms hosts its own blog on their website, and it oozes with passion about food, which is why many people rate it as one of the best restaurants to visit. Treat yourself to a top-notch meal the next time you’re out and about in Edmundbyers.


2. Boat Shack Café

Sat on Derwent View with a phenomenal view across the Derwent Reservoir is the reputed Boat Shack Café. Located on the western bank of the reservoir and a few minutes north-west of Edmundbyers, there’s many reasons for you to make your way to the Boat Shack Café.

The staff at the Boat Shack Café bring a whole lot of passionate pizzazz to their food with an interesting and inspiring selection of traditional and seasonal dishes, complimented by their own signature dishes served over the seasonal periods. They serve hot and cold drinks but are better known for their crafted milkshakes and marshmallow roasting over fire pits.

The Boat Shack Café celebrates the year with seasonal events providing special dining packages for families and groups, making the time you spend there an unforgettable occasion. When you can, pay the Boat Shack Café a visit because it’s a fantastic dining experience for everyone, young and old.


3. White Monk Refectory & Tearoom

Nothing is quite as comparative to the White Monk Tearoom when it comes to dining out. Located at the ancient heart of Blanchland village, the White Monk Tearoom is a café well worth the visit and lies south-west of Edmundbyers.

Inhabiting a beautiful building of Victorian and Gothic architecture, and with a calm wooden interior creating ambient light and subdued shadow, the White Monk Tearoom is a must-visit restaurant for a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable dining out experience.

Here you can satisfy your hunger with sandwiches, salads, soups, sweet cakes and wash it all down with hot or cold drinks. You can even bring your beloved pooch along when you dine here as it’s a dog-friendly setting. Throw in a handful of dog snacks available at the café, now you and your animal companion can dine out together.