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Whatever your taste buds delight in, spoil them rotten at Battlesteads pub, hotel and restaurant in Wark, near Hexham.

Most of the food is either grown on site in the two acre gardens and two polytunnels or sourced from artisan producers within 25 miles of the hotel. And it’s all cooked to order by head chef Eddie Shilton and his team.

Originally built as a farmstead in 1747, Battlesteads is now the greenest hotel in Northumberland with multi-award winning eco credentials. Interested guests can enjoy a tour of the green installations, while others simply enjoy the guilt-free pleasure of great food, locally-brewed beer, organic and biodynamic wines and comfy accommodation – all without the chemicals!

Battlesteads offers three options for an eating experience – a more relaxed affair in the bar area; views of the garden and some wildlife-spotting from the conservatory; or a more formal, intimate experience in the main restaurant with its dark wood furnishings and low lighting.

There is ample parking on site and secure storage for cycles.

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Dog friendly gem of a place for Sunday lunch

wilsonsdbrk, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
We went for the Sunday carvery. Excellent value; if you wanted beef there was a well-cooked joint and a rare joint. They even brought a couple of slices of beef for our dog! Noticed the waiters and waitresses accompanying less firm people to the carvery and filling their plates as requested before carrying the plate back to the table - very helpful. Staff very pleasant. Food delicious - Baileys & white chocolate bread & butter pudding unbelievably good.

Relaxed and comfortable with a touch of elegance

GiuliettainUK, Cambridge, United Kingdom
I went for a celebratory dinner with a friend after a day's hiking. We felt very pampered by the good food and the friendly staff. The ambiance was relaxed and comfortable with a touch of elegance. I tried the Northumberland honey mead, the scallops and quinoa salad- all very tasty. A free starter of truffle mushroom soup was also served and that was amazing- a 'wow' for the taste buds. I would return to the Battlesteads in a heartbeat.


Maria B, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
This place is amazing. Not only is the food Excellent but the staff are friendly and welcoming. Even Harvey the dog was made welcome. Thank-you so much to the staff and chef. Had a good night with great food in nice surroundings that much so that we had to do it again before we went home.

Delicious food!

Kelly C,
A lovely warm and welcoming pub/ restaurant. Good service, the food is absolutely delicious and I would highly recommend!


KellyT79, London, United Kingdom
Stayed here in a Voyage Priv deal, the room was clean and had all the required amenities. The 8 course tasting menu was OK, I was pleased it was included in the deal otherwise I may have been disappointed. Breakfast was OK too just a shame you couldn't ask for anything extra, like a sausage. The bar area had a lovely wood burning stove and would look very cosy in the winter. All the staff were friendly. Overall the experience here was OK. The Dark Sky Observatory was the best part, which I have reviewed separately.

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