Wark on Tyne
NE48 3LS

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Multi-award winning Battlesteads is renowned for its superb food, warm and welcoming hospitality and outstanding green credentials. Friendly and family run, the stone-built pub, hotel and restaurant has 22 en suite bedrooms, including four ground floor rooms with disabled access.

Originally built as a farmstead in 1747, Battlesteads features a cosy open fire, sunny beer garden and conservatory. The food is excellent, whether dining A La Carte in the restaurant or from the local and seasonal menu, and there are several vegetarian options. Battlesteads uses only fresh, local produce, much of it grown on site. The bar offers a great choice of organic, Fairtrade and biodynamic wines plus four cask ales, including two from local micro-breweries.Battlesteads is situated in the quiet village of Wark within 100yds of the River North Tyne and is ideally placed for exploring Hadrian’s Wall, Kielder and Border Reiver country, whether by car, cycle or on foot.

There is ample parking on site and secure storage for cycles. Packed lunches can be provided.

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Room information for Battlesteads

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Double En-suite)
8 2
B&B per room per night
Twin ensuite room
(Twin En-suite)
4 2
B&B per room per night
Family ensuite room
(Family Room)
3 4
B&B per room per night
Double ensuite room
(Superior Double)
1 2
B&B per room per night
Single ensuite room
(Single en-suite)
1 1
B&B per room per night
(Luxury Lodge)
5 2
B&B per room per night
Total capacity: 49

Special offers

Child / family friendly at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Childrens facilities
Car parking available at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Car parking available
Licenced premises at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Licenced premises
Special diets catered for at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Special diets catered for
Credit / debit cards accepted at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
TV available at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Television
Ground floor bedrooms at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Guest garden at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Garden for guest use
Laundry / washing facilities at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
Dogs / pets allowed at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Pet friendly
Log fire / Open fireplace at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Cycle friendly at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Cycle friendly
Walker friendly at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Walker friendly
Packed lunches available at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation Packed lunches available
WiFi available at Battlesteads Hotel Accommodation WiFi
Sleep quality
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MissBlanche36, Newcastle
Possibly my longest review. Overall this was okay but a few glitches which could have put it into a higher bracket. I had booked dinner bed and breakfast with the shooting star supper. We were in room 8 in the main building, clean and warm when we turned the heating on. Bed was possibly the most uncomfortable I have been on so I actually slept on the floor, not ideal and not what you want to do for a weekend break. The floorboards bounce quite possibly due to the age of the building and I appreciate there is little that you could do with this but it meant that every time anyone walked past the hall the cups and saucers rattled on the dresser, or if you walked to the bathroom the same thing. I am not quite sure why but whenever a main door opened or closed downstairs this also reverberated in our room. I had paid for dinner and the choice was very good, I asked the waitress if it was to be a set meal for the dinner as the price options were different. I was told that we could have up to £25 from the menu. The options for the value of £25 was difficult and as I had already paid for the dinner I did not want to incur any further costs, so I did without a desert to try and bring the menu within the price range. I think this should be disclosed when booking The dark sky observatory was okay. I had paid for the shooting star supper, which meant that we went to the observatory and after half an hour went back to the hotel to be given some soup and sausage bun. It was so so but not worth £50. Some samples were passed around and some idiot appeared to have opened the one from Mars, which was then lost. Chris who was in charge did well to maintain his composure I would have been furious. Sadly the weather was not on our side so we had limited success at seeing stars. However the redeeming feature of the hotel was breakfast, superb choice, excellent staff. If it had not been for the breakfast I would have scored the hotel 3. Of note the staff in the restaurant in the evening were excellent, attentive almost bordering on too attentive. If you are eating then you do not want to be stopped 8 times within the course of the meal to ask if you are enjoying it. Less is more in this case. Overall the hotel is clean and easily accessible but I wouldn't return to stay overnight

Wine and stars

davestripe, Riding Mill, United Kingdom
Really enjoyed the 'taster menu' - beautifully presented and with useful wine suggestions for each course. The special treat was to visit the observatory afterwards - not the best night as it was rather cloudy but the enthusiasm of the presenter compensated. Relating what we could see with the sky map inside the centre helped a lot, and the views through the telescope amazing - I learned a lot!

FIrst Class stay

PURSGLOVEV, North Yorkshire UK
Just returned today, 3 couples booked in through Secret Escapes at a real bargain price on Sunday 12th November, bed breakfast, 8 course taster meal. The hotel, food service and staff were fantastic. Pleasant helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The 8 course taster menu was amazing. We pre booked into the observatory which is normally closed on Sundays but they accommodated us and a few more guests too! It was a bitterly cold frosty evening which meant the stars and sky were unbelievable. Chris Duffy and his volunteer kept us entertained with all their knowledge. A great stay thank you to all who made it memorable - keep up the great team work

Peaceful, excellent food & service

Christine P, Droitwich, United Kingdom
Our room was in the main building, No.8, first floor. The 8 course taster menu was interesting and delicious. The staff were most helpful regarding my need for gluten free food. Service was excellent. Staff very kind and friendly. Couldn't find any faults really. It was very peaceful in our room. Only minor "grump" was the smell of the Pure cosmetics. I didn't like them at all.

Expensive and over rated

Rowena G,
Recently had a one night stay. Has a very good reputation and recommended by colleague at work. Friendly greeting. Ensuite room freezing but we soon worked out the heating. Very clean, comfortable bed. Good tea and coffee facilities. Well stocked bar. We enjoyed our dinner in evening, served mainly by 'grumpy George'. The 'award winning marmalade and whiskey bread and butter pudding' was devoid of either marmalade or whiskey. We did mention both this and the grumpiness. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice of continental and traditionally cooked breakfast. What let Battlesteads down was the fact that it was expensive for what it was.

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