Welcome to the Derwent Arms | Pub & Dining | Obsaldwick | York

About Us

The Derwent Arms is situated at the back of osbaldwick village we serve food, welcome families and have live artist on the weekends. We aim to please every customer and hope our helpul staff can do this for you, there is no request too big. This pub is run by landlady Susan King who welcomes you to enjoy all the facilities we offer.


History of The Derwent Arms

The Derwent Arms was built in 1823 when it was known as The Black Bull. It consisted of the main pub house and a stable for two horses with a granary over it. To the right were two cow houses with a small orchard and pig pen behind. In front of this was another outbuilding. In the early years the pub had a wash house. Later, a long cattle shed for eight or nine cows was added onto the west side of the stable.

It was later renamed The Derwent Arms after the Derwent Valley Light Railway that used to run through the village. It currently consists of a rendered brick building with the public rooms on the ground floor and accommodation for the owners above. At the back of the main building there is an outbuilding which is used for storage. The pub has a large field which is used to host community events such as the village fair and a bonfire night. There is a medium sized beer garden and a children's play area with climbing equipment and a slide. 




Free Meeting Room

Hold your meetings here from 5pm on Tuesdays!

Please contact us with any queries or bookings via email or phone 01904 413498