Some interesting Events coming up

You seen him on TV now you can have your antiques valued by renowned celebrity antiques dealer ‘David Harper’

David is in attendance at the hotel on the 5th May from 11.30 – 1.30 in the Barn function suite to look at your antiques and valuables that may be brought along.

You may have seen him on TV on such programs as Bargain Hunt, Put your Money where Your Mouth Is and The Antiques Road Trip. Acclaimed antiques expert David who runs a shop in the town will be in available to view and value your antiques.

You can bring your antiques and artifacts along free of charge with a view to David advising and entering your goods into auction nationwide at some of the best antique sale rooms.  As this event will be popular we suggest you ring up the hotel and tell us you are coming. Refreshments are available in the Barn function suite And our ever popular Sunday lunch carvery is available 12 – 3pm.

David will also be available to sign autographs and discuss his TV appearances











The week after sees our table top sale on sunday 12th May also in the barn function suite.
What is it ? – its like a car boot sale but indoors !!! In the warm spacious Barn function suite – sell your unwanted items
for vendors 4 foot table £10.00 entry free for public
Lunch available in the restaurant snacks and coffees etc available in Barn ring or email hotel to reserve your table

A chance to clear out the garage and make some money from your unwanted goods.

Latest Murder Mystery

Our latest murder mystery evening took place hosted by Murder Mystery Productions this evening. The plot was acted out by Murder Mystery Productions and was loosely based around the staff and management of a biscuit factory where some dodgy dealings had taken place.

Guests enjoyed a three course meal with choices that were decided on the evening. On the tables when guests sat down were some notes to set the scene and give background information to the plot and to the characters involved.

The menu for the evening was all prepared in house choice of Thai fish cakes, pate or vegetable soup to start followed by traditional roast beef or chicken chasseur with vegetables and roast potatoes. While guests tucked into their dinner suspects mingled around the tables to be 'interrogated'.

Desserts were chosen from homemade sticky toffee pudding and butterscotch sauce, warm chocolate drizzled profiteroles and fresh fruit pavlova with coffee and mint to follow.

Guests sat in teams and solved the murder from all the assembled clues. The real scenario was then acted out to conclude the evening


Quiz Night

Monday 7 January saw the annual fun charity quiz night held by Durham Grassland Society in the barn Jersey Farm Hotel. 70 farmers and guests turned out for this light hearted event which saw Durham Grassland Society return to Jersey Farm as their preferred venue.

The evening took the form of a varied round quiz followed by a homemade pie chips and peas supper catered for by the hotel. All the quizzers seem to enjoy themselves and with the aid of a few beers made for a enjoyable evening.

Jersey Farm is open to ideas for your function or event. As this was a charitable evening no room hire was charged to help the cause. If you have an idea for a fund raising event why not talk to the hotel about your options and how we can help.

Christmas Party Time

Jersey Farm is busy throughout December with Christmas parties. Revelers eat in the carvery restaurant then make their way after the meal to The Barn for a disco until 1.ooam. Tables are reserved in The Barn as per the parties so that no matter what time people arrive there is always a seat together for them.

Many companies, associations or just groups of friends come along to these nights to feast on the best Christmas carvery fayre and celebrate Christmas. A choice of starters, mains from the carvery, desserts from the counter 2nds if you so wish and coffee and mints to follow.

Today saw the Dog Agility Northern area lunch and prize presentation. This is held in The Barn private at lunch time so as to help with those who have to travel a distance. A second carvery is set up in the function suite so that the guests can enjoy as much and what they would like on their plates.

The barn has many uses and at this time of year is taken up with private functions. It doesn't cost as much as you may think to organise a private party or social occasion in the function suite and many different menus can be created. If you are a member of a charitable organisation we can tailor a package to suit your budget and give you free room hire so as your charity can make money from your event.

Jersey Farm function team have ideas about many different functions that can be arranged. Murder Mysteries, race nights, auctions, after dinner speakers, balls in fact any type of event can be expertly handled for you. Drop us an email with your ideas and let is help you.

Professional Information Christmas Bash

Friday evening saw another one of our Christmas Party nights this time it was a private function in The Barn for Professional Information a company based near Richmond, North Yorks.

This is the second year they have held there party with us as they enjoyed the last one so much they rebooked. There were about 90 guests to the party who all enjoyed a choice of 5 starters followed by visiting the carvery for main course and dessert with as much on their plates as they wanted. With coffee and mints to follow. A cracker was on the table for everyone. Tables were laid out as they requested with a seating plan. And wine was provided on the tables too.

After the meal and their own prize giving the resident DJ span some tunes for the guests to dance the night away.

If you would like a private party why not contact our banqueting and events team who can tailor a package to suit your requirments any time of year.

January Sale

Our January sale starts early so beat the rush !

No need to queue outside all night waiting for a bargain, grab yours now! by simply telephoning reception or dropping us an email.

You can relieve yourself from the stress of Christmas with a nice post festive break.

We are offering all our rooms from Thursday to Monday evenings at 2 for the price of 1. This means 2 persons can stay in a double or twin ensuite room for only £99.00 for 2 nights inclusive of full English breakfast. Enjoy the delights and sights of Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Durham or the North East coast.

The only stipulation we have is that you dine with us on at least one evening of your stay in our popular restaurant.

Superior rooms are also 2 for 1, they have Spa Baths, larger TV's, Sofa, and some have 4 poster beds for something special. 2 nights in a superior room for 2 persons with full English breakfast is £139.00 total.

You can even bring the dog as 'Lewis' the boxer who resides at Jersey Farm doesn't mind friends visiting. Dogs are allowed in the certain rooms.

This fantastic offer is available all through January until the first week of February. Don't forget that our fun Murder Mystery evening takes place on Saturday January 26th so you could combine this with a two night stay, making for a very memorable weekend.

Barnard Castle School Christmas Discos

For the last two nights we have been entertaining the pupils of Barnard Castle School for their Christmas School social.

The two evenings are split into younger and older age groups. With them all dressed to impress, they dance the night away to Jersey Farm's resident DJ. A popular track this year is the hit 'Gangnam Style' with everyone getting in on the actions.

Teachers from the School are on hand to supervise, but the kids are always well behaved and enjoy visiting the barn twice a year for their discos. They will be returning for another social in the Summer too.

The Jersey Farm Hotel offer various functions in the barn all year round, and we would like to wish all the pupils of Barnard Castle School a very happy Christmas.


It may be cold outside but not in the Disco


Don't worry there isn't any blood or bodies it's one of our very popular theme evenings. Acted out by Murder Mystery Productions the professional actors Jersey Farm uses to host their Murder Mystery evening on Saturday 26th January 2013.

This light hearted evening is based around a delicious 3 course meal with choices and coffee to follow. The plot is acted out in between courses by the actors. You then get a chance to interrogate the suspects so that you can deduce who dunnit and solve the crime thriller.

Why not make an night of it and stay over, a double room is only £69.00 for 2 including breakfast and dont forget in January, we are doing 2 nights stay for the price of one so make a weekend of it.

Tickets for this murder mystery event are priced at only £24.95 inclusive of meal and entertainment and payable upon booking. Booking is advised at the earliest convenience as there are limited places for this night. If you haven't booked your Christmas Party at Jersey Farm maybe you can arrange a group for this very different evening. More details and menu can be found here

FREE Social Media Cafe – Helping Local Business Owners Embrace Social Media

The Jersey Farm Hotel are please to announce, that this coming Friday 16 November they will he hosting the Barnard Castle Social Media Cafe, organised by The Social Media Consultancy Limited.

The group is an informal and open group, and everyone is welcome, booking is essential as spaces are limited.

So if you are interested in the social media, be it Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogging, WordPress, Podcasts or any of the others, why not come along. It is totally free to attend. Coffee is for sale at £1.50 per cup and lunches / snacks are being served to the room.

This Fridays session will focus on Blogging and Hootsuite, with examples being projected onto a large screen.

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Jersey Farm Hotel
Darlington Road
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8TA

T. 01833 638223
F. 01833 631988


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