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Ravensworth Arms Hotel

With its attractive stone exterior, set in a rural conservation area on a peaceful country lane in Lamesley village, The Ravensworth Arms Hotel is a traditional country inn. Close to the ruins of Ravensworth Castle, from which it takes its name, and in sight of the iconic Angel of the North, it is the perfect location from which to enjoy the best of bustling Newcastle and the magnificent Durham countryside.

Conveniently located just three minutes from the A1, The Ravensworth Arms Hotel is gateway to a whole host of nearby attractions in Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham – including Beamish Museum, historic Tynemouth, the stunning Baltic Centre, Gateshead Millennium Bridge and majestic Durham Cathedral, a World Heritage Site. The rugged beauty of the Northumberland coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the lovely seaside resort of South Shields are both within easy reach.

A perfect hotel base for Newcastle and Gateshead
The centre of Newcastle upon Tyne is less than 15 minutes away, and Newcastle International Airport is just an 11 mile trip up the A1, making The Ravensworth Arms Hotel a great location for doing business in the area or flying abroad. Guests can relax and unwind before or after their journey. The architecturally stunning Sage Gateshead is just 5 miles away, making it a very convenient hotel base for concert-goers.

Ideally located for a North East leisure break
If you are planning a short break in the area, the hotel offers the perfect location for exploring Northumberland and County Durham. While the vibrant attractions of Newcastle’s heritage, shopping and culture are close by, the magnificent Northumberland coastline and the breathtaking countryside of County Durham provide a welcome contrast. Picturesque Durham’s cobbled streets and renowned cathedral are just 20 minutes from The Ravensworth Arms.

Special occasions at The Ravensworth Arms
A beautiful conservation area, with panoramic views of the countryside and the world-famous Angel of the North, make the ideal surroundings for a wedding or christening. Our stunning venue can offer you all that and more, including exceptional in-house catering, a spacious function room (named after author Lewis Carroll) and comfortable guest bedrooms.

How to get here
We are conveniently located just a mile from the A1 motorway on Greenford Lane. We are close to the Angel of the North, the Metro Centre, Newcastle and Gateshead. To find us by satnav, use the postcode NE11 0ER.

How to book
You can check availability and book your stay at The Ravensworth Arms in Lamesley right now on this website. We guarantee the best price online. Or you can call us on 0191 487 6023 to discuss hotel requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to The Ravensworth Arms.


All rooms provide flat-screen digital TVs, unlimited free Wi-Fi, iron and ironing boards and tea & coffee making facilities. There are also a number of executive rooms available with a Jacuzzi bath, and a four-poster bedroom. All guests have access to our Chef & Brewer pub restaurant on site.

  • 19 bedrooms, all en-suite
  • Chef & Brewer pub restaurant
  • Four-poster bedroom available
  • Flat-screen digital TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Function room available (capacity 50 people)
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Cots available on request
  • All rooms are non-smoking

Contact Details

Tel: 0191 487 6023 Fax: 0191 482 4154 Email:
Address: Lamesley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0ER

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Functions rooms

Most of our hotels have function rooms that are the perfect place to hold a function of any sort, including parties, receptions or events. Our function rooms are regularly used for birthdays, christenings, weddings, celebrations, get-togethers and much more. We offer a warm welcome and will be on hand to make sure your day or night goes smoothly.

Make an enquiry today!


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Meeting rooms

Our function rooms are also the perfect place to hold meetings or presentations, whether they be corporate, personal or for clubs or societies. 

If you’re looking for a specific meeting room, please make an enquiry. 

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Directions & attractions


Nearby Attractions

About Lamesley

Lamesley is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead located only a mile from the A1 motorway, making it a convenient gateway to Newcastle and its surrounding attractions. The village is south of Gateshead, close to Kibblesworth and Birtley. The area encompassing the village and The Ravensworth Arms is a unique medieval landscape – Lamesley Pastures – that has been designated a conservation area, and beautiful walks along the River Team and wildflower meadows begin from the hotel. The Angel of the North is plainly visible from the hotel.

The hotel makes an ideal base to explore the many exciting visitor attractions and historic sites within easy reach of Newcastle and Gateshead.

Tynemouth (15 miles)

On the northern headland of the River Tyne, the picturesque town of Tynemouth still retains many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, overlooked by the ruins of the 7th century priory and Norman castle. There is over 2,000 years of history in the grounds of Tynemouth Castle and Priory, including a 13th century church with beautiful stained glass windows and a restored gun battery built to defend the Tyne in both World Wars. With its prominent coastal location, this historic site offers beautiful views of the North Sea coast and the River Tyne.

Durham Cathedral & Castle (14 miles)

This iconic Norman cathedral is revered as one of the world’s greatest places of worship and has been a World Heritage Site since 1986. The present cathedral dates from 1093, and treasures include the tomb of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, remains of the Venerable Bede, and exceptional medieval books and manuscripts including The Durham Gospels and copies of the Magna Carta. Opposite the cathedral stands the magnificent Durham Castle, now occupied by University College, Durham.

Beamish Museum (4 miles)

This award-winning open-air museum brings to life the story of the people of the North East throughout the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. The Museum features streets from a North East town around 1913, a typical North Eastern Railway station, a colliery village including a drift mine and a huge collection of artefacts, replica buildings and working vehicles.

The Baltic Centre (5 miles)

A contemporary art gallery based in the landmark Rank Hovis Baltic Flour Mill on the south bank of the Tyne, the Baltic Centre has an ever-changing calendar of contemporary art exhibitions in four galleries showcasing innovative and distinctive work. The centre includes a cinema, a bar, a performance space and a beautiful rooftop restaurant, Six, with breathtaking views of the Tyne bridges.

Metro Centre (5 miles)

If you are looking for retail therapy, then you will surely find it at the Metro shopping centre. With over 340 stores and restaurants, selling the biggest high street brands, it is the largest shopping and leisure centre in Europe, just ten minutes drive from The Ravensworth Arms in Gateshead.

Angel of the North (2 miles)

The giant steel structure that stands over Tyneside on its hilltop perch is an impressive piece of public art designed by Antony Gormley, one of the UK’s most celebrated sculptors. Unveiled in 1998, the Angel of the North is seen by over 150,000 visitors every year, more than 90,000 drivers on the A1 and is visible from all over the Gateshead area, including The Ravensworth Arms Hotel.