The Feathers Inn

NE43 7SW

+44 01661 843607

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Good Pub Guide 2017 Pub & Bar Award


The pub is little changed, in 200 years with wood burning stoves in all the rooms, bare wooden tables and exposed stone work. We combine an informal and relaxed style of dining with a kitchen team using ingredients foraged and farmed in the surrounding area to create a unique experience. Rhian and Helen celebrate ten years at the pub this year and the winning formula that has seen them win 36 awards during this time.

We’re almost the most southerly point in Northumberland and you can see four counties from the pub; Cumbria and the lakes are to the west,  Gateshead and then the metropolis that is Newcastle to the East (with the coast visible in the distance). County Durham is just south from here, only 18 miles to Durham city. Take a look at our map to see where we are, not far from anywhere! The Cheviot is 60 miles due north!

Rhian and his team create a daily changing menu maximising the local produce with in house butchery, charcuterie, preserving, smoking and butter churning. Fermenting  beer to create vinegar and seeds to create rye and sour dough white breads. Working with local farmers and taking whole beasts straight from the abattoir allows them to use the lesser known cuts, many glorious dishes using offal, everything is skilfully crafted into delicious and satisfying feasts.

 Game comes straight from the shoot, with the skinning and plucking carried out by our team. Traditional and long forgotten recipes are recreated and skills are taught to a new generation of chefs.

With a seasonally changing wine list all selected to pair with the food offerings as well as an extensive whisky range, perfectly kept cask ales, the drinker is as welcome as the diner. We have spent the last ten years working tirelessly to create the ideal county pub.

Access information

There are a couple of steps up into the pub from the front entrance. Access after these is easier to the left hand bar. Toilets are up a couple more steps from this bar. Access to the toilets from the rear entrance (and car park) is on the flat and from here access to a third dining room is down one step. Customers can park in either the front or rear car park, both only yards from the door. Also customers with limited mobility can also park immediately outside the front door of the pub whilst not blocking the entrance.

Road directions

Hedley on the Hill is near Stocksfield, which is just west Prudhoe on the A695, about a 25-minute drive west of Newcastle or 15 miles east of Hexham

From the A695, which runs parallel with the A69 from Newcastle to Hexham, take New Ridley Road south out of Stocksfield. This t turn is opposite the Chemist shop in Stockfield. After a mile or so take the left turn up the hill and you’ll hit Hedley on the Hill, where you can’t miss The Feathers. 
From the south its best to take the A68 and turn off for Stocksfield and New Ridley (Lead Road) opposite a turn for Slaley. Continue on and across the next junction (B6309). After going through New Ridley, take the next right after the Golf club up to Hedley on the hill.
The website includes a map showing where we are in relation to different locations in the region.
If you need a hand give us a call on 01661 843607

Public transport

There is no public transport to the village but Stocksfield has good bus and train links and is only 2 miles away. Local taxis can be booked to bring you up to the pub unless you want to walk up one of the many footpaths to Hedley. As the name suggests, it is up hill and of course the return is all down hill!

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Great Lunch in warm friendly surrounds

Peter G,
Despite the snow, we continued to Hedley on the Hill where it was very snowy. A pint of Worky Ticket proceeded probably one of the best Cheese Souflees I have tasted. All four of us enjoyed an excellent lunch in warm friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended but maybe check the weather first 😁🤣

My favourite restaurant

Heatherthevet, Glasgow, Scotland
I've been visiting the Feathers for 7 years now very infrequently, but I dream about it when I'm not there. This week we managed to visit ( I actually planned our trip around being close enough to the Feathers to go for tea) and I wasn't disappointed. We had starters of roast teal with elderberry and potted crab, and mains were hare with wild mushroom wellington (sublime) and cassoulet of white beans with roast goose and a big slab of bacon ( winter warmer of the highest order). Everything is local and cooked from scratch in house. Portions are huge. There is nothing I would change about this place, I absolutely love it. It's like a great big hug - wood fire, cosy little pub with oak beams, proper comfort food. Can't wait to visit again.

Lunch for eight

Martyn J,
Eight adults celebrating a birthday with a lunch. I could say don't go it's not worth the effort but that be only so I could have the Feathers to myself. But that would be wrong one so many levels. What a great lunch we had....a wide variety of ales, a well cooked imaginative menu (between us we had charcuterie, soup, black pudding, hare & beef. For starters; fish, grouse, ham, peirogi for mains) all served by an attentive staff. Though we were pretty replete the desserts proved irresistible. According to our most senior member (91yrs) the apple tart was the best he'd ever tasted & that's saying something as he's always choosing apple pie/tart. The ginger & chocolate sponges were also pretty impressive. Pricewise.... good value. 8 starters, 8 mains, 7 sweets & 15 drinks for well under £300. We've already been many time & hope to go many more. You can tell how good the Feathers is but the number of covers they do every day. I recommend you also enjoy the experience.

Proper veggie food

1001North, County Durham, United Kingdom
I visited here a couple of months ago, so this review is a little bit old....however it was nice to visit a restaurant that were knowledgeable about vegetarian and vegan food and weren't just offering the standard boring veggie options. The food was very tasty and we really enjoyed it. My only complaint would be that some of the dishes we picked were very overpriced for what they were when they came out. Otherwise it's a thumbs up.

Very good roasts

LisaMDL, London, United Kingdom
I always yawn a bit when I get to a pub on a Sunday and find a menu of just roasts and about one other item. Yes, the Sunday Roast is an institution but isn't it time someone found a way to put a bit of a twist on it? Anyway, on this occasion I have to say that the roasts were very good. The beef, albeit a little cold, came with nothing green but they had no qualms about supplying greens for us. The supply of mustards was generous. The crumble just about made our stomachs explode yet we couldn't put the spoons down! And the chef has to be commended for the artichoke entrée. Excellent. Good value too. It was extremely busy but nevertheless irritating the incredibly long period of time it took to get our two glasses of wine for mains. We'd almost finished the roasts by the time they arrived and we had to remind three individual staff who I think each promptly forgot those reminders!



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