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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A great foodie Pub !

Ian S, Hexham, United Kingdom
With so many awards to their name who am I to comment ... but hear we go ! My wife and I visited for lunch last week to celebrate a birthday. The service was first rate (Mrs at front of house we thought) and ingredients well documented and locally sourced. Good real ale in first class order and a bold red wine with the main - a bit expensive. I had the blue cheese salad to start - very good and partridge for main - tasty but tough. Overall I cant really say why I haven't given a 5 rating but it just wasn't us. I think I was still hungry when we left. In summary, give it a try, we have but we wont rush back.

The Plum Pud Saved the Day

rwlid, Perth
Overall a little disappointing apart from the Victoria Plum Pudding which I had for dessert and which was superb. My bisque for a starter was ok but a little thin and lacking in any richness. My main, the beef pie was again ok, but there was little pastry and the vegetables were tepid. Wine was good value and the service was friendly and efficient. If I lived in the area I would go back and give them another try.

Pleasant surprise

GillandMartynTravis, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
My wife and I booked a cottage in Hedley on the Hill for four days in order that we could watch all of the British Masters Golf at nearby Close House. The Feathers was all of 200 yards away. We called in for a drink and were very surprised to find that it was also a busy eatery. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we made a reservation to eat the following night. This was opportune as the pub was packed with diners. The food was excellent and the wine was at a reasonable price. We enjoyed ourselves so much we returned the following night!

An absolute delight

Matthew H, Baxenden, null, United Kingdom
If you ever are in need of something special head in these guys direction. This award winning establishment deserves everything it can get, we have had 2 very memorable visits both times we were blown away with the variety and quality. A very 1st class meal and a lovely environment well worth the effort to seek out, you will not be disappointed.

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Aiden B,
This pub has all the charm and features of a great country pub, it was a delight to travel too and even more of delight to eat at. The pub offers a great range of drinks, and was championing poetic license gun which is one of my favourites (the old tom is incredible). To my surprise they also had a small offering of cocktails including a negroni which was a nice touch. The food was the main event, black pudding starter with a devilled gravy was just splendid and the leek and potatoes soup filled my craving. The mains, a homemade wagyu beef sausage which sounded simple was anything but, the sausage is complex, spicy but absolutely delicious accompanied with the smooth mash and kale. My partner ate the hake which arrived with a mountain of muscles, cockles, spinach and new potatoes in a sort of seafood broth. In summary you received the service reminiscent of a quaint family run country pub but received a hearty, delicious offering of food and a great variety of drinks. I shall be back for the wagyu sausages and this time (minus the car) to try the ales and cocktails.



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