Ravensworth Arms

Lamesley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0ER

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Ravensworth Arms.

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With its rural setting and attractive stone exterior, The Ravensworth Arms is a handsome and historic country pub in the small village of Lamesley, three miles south of Gateshead and the River Tyne. The area encompassing the village and The Ravensworth Arms is a unique medieval landscape known as Lamesley Pastures, a rural conservation area, and lovely trails along the River Team through wildflower meadows begin from the pub car park.

This historic pub restaurant takes its name from nearby Ravensworth Castle, home to the distinguished Liddell family for over 350 years. Alice Liddell was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Carroll, whose real name was Charles Dodgson, stayed at The Ravensworth Arms when visiting the family. He may have written parts of this enduringly popular children’s book at the inn.

The region is often referred to as Cookson Country, where celebrated novelist Catherine Cookson set so many of her novels. Cookson’s mother Kate Fawcett worked as a barmaid at The Ravensworth Arms.

Just three minutes from the A1, and within easy reach of Gateshead, Newcastle and historic Durham, The Ravensworth Arms serves delicious pub food all day and seasonal specials. Sunday lunch is especially popular, with a choice of tasty meats and a vegetarian option, all served up with a huge Yorkshire pudding.

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  • About the Ravensworth Arms

    The Ravensworth Arms has everything you’re looking for in a traditional English country pub, low slung beams, exposed brickwork, real ales, a well-stocked bar, a friendly greeting and a beer garden. The extensive pub menu boasts delicious pub classics as well as tasty new dishes served throughout the day. On Sundays we serve a superb Sunday roast with a choice of meats and a huge Yorkshire pudding.

    Family Friendly

    You can bring all the family to the Ravensworth Arms. We have a children’s menu for the little ones and desserts they’ll love. We also have high chairs and baby changing facilities. If there is anything we can help you with while you’re here, just ask a member of staff.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you inside the pub but they are more than welcome to sit with you in the beer garden.

    Coaches Welcome

    We welcome large parties at the Ravensworth Arms, whether you’re in the area to visit the delightful countryside or to visit Newcastle, Gateshead or Durham. Simply let us know you’re coming so we’re ready to welcome you. Call us today.


    There are 19 recently refurbished en-suite rooms at the Ravensworth Arms. All with tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi and flat-screen digital TVs. Book a room at the Ravensworth Arms online today.

    Meeting/Function Rooms

    If you’re looking for a more original place to hold a business meeting, book the Lewis Carroll room at the Ravensworth Arms. This is also a wonderful place to hold parties and celebrations for every occasion. Please get in touch for full details and availability.

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    • Beer Garden
    • Car Parking
    • Coaches Accepted
    • Coaches Accepted

      Coaches parties welcomed
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
    • Historic Pub
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Offers Functions
    • Wifi
  • Find Us

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  • Book a table at Chef & Brewer

    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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  • Accommodation at the Ravensworth Arms

    Good Night Inn

    Book a stay with us and you are sure to get a warm welcome from our friendly team.

    Enjoy our special touches to make you feel home from home and relax in our comfortable en-suite rooms.


    To make a reservation please Book your hotel here.

    Rooms: 19

    Hotel address

    Tyne and Wear,
    NE11 0ER


    Breakfast - Enjoy a continental or a freshly cooked breakfast of your choice, while we look after you in our comfortable surroundings.

    Relax and linger over coffee or another slice of toast and let us help you prepare yourself for the day ahead.

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