On Sunday, we took ourselves off up the A68 to Allensford, home of Derwent Manor Hotel, for a tasty anniversary lunch. We dined in the Claret & Grouse bar, rather than the in-house Guinevere Restaurant.
Set on a hillside looking out over beautiful rolling countryside, Derwent Manor calls 20 acres of greenery its home. The views from the car park are just stunning. It makes me proud to be from County Durham!