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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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Great lunch, dog friendly

chrian, Surrey, England
We stopped here for lunch due to reviews and being dog friendly. Staff were all very friendly. Areas where dogs are allowed are nice and you don't feel put out of the way. Nice menu, the food was all fresh and very well cooked. We liked it a lot. We would return. Can't comment on the hotel side but it looks nice.

Perfect Lunch

Chowbins, Lancaster, United Kingdom
We were visiting Wark with my parents in law for reminiscing purposes, they spent many happy times there and hadn't visited for quite a few years! We had been recommended the Battelesteads Hotel and booked a table for lunch, which turned out to be very good! The service, food and surroundings all added together made for a perfect day! The food is nicely presented, fresh and hearty, not too cheffy but then again not your bog standard pub food! The menu hit the right balance and there was a variety of dishes to suit all tastes! I can't actually think of anything negative to report, all very positive! If you haven't ordered anything with hand cut chips I would strongly recommend a side order, it is well worth a visit for them alone!!

Good Food but the Waitstaff Needs More Training

Jackson9305, Switzerland
This is a somewhat upscale pub/restaurant with a nice winter garden in the back, with several parking spaces right next to the building. We called for a table for 7:30 p.m. but were told they only had one free at 6:30 p.m., so we arrived at the appointed time to a nearly empty restaurant. When I said that we had a reservation, the bartender shot me a rather unfriendly, quizzicle look as he checked the reservation book, then asked us to wait. We ordered drinks and waited a few minutes, and when responding to his question about running a tab that we would pay for them at the end of the meal, he looked very displeased. Maybe he lost his chance to get a tip? Various waiters and a waitress circled about the restaurant, which slowly filled up, but it was not always easy to get their attention. It seemed we had several waiters for our table so we were never sure who to ask for things; one in particular was just standing around and didn’t seem to be able to make eye contact with us when we needed something. Our food was good and we ended up staying until about 8:45 p.m., but we never figured out why we were denied a sitting at 7:30 when there were still a few empty tables in the place the entire time.

Very good 5 course tasting menu

janet s, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
We booked this as part of a Travelzoo deal which included Dark Sky Discovery, reviewed separately. We could not fault the meal or service and would return to eat in future.We paid £49.00 for two, for the deal and thought the meal alone was worth that. Everything was extremely well presented and most of it unusual. We have not tried beetroot semi freddo before and thought it worked very well.We appreciated the separate wine lists for bottles and by the glass which gave more choice for by the glass than normal. I am sure guests staying overnight would enjoy the option to have the wines to match each course, but for us by the glass was preferred.

Lovely Evening Dinner

Julie M,
A quiet restaurant but it was a Monday night ... menu was interesting and select - you can tell a lot of thought had gone into it. Thought the portion sizes were large and in fact struggled to get through the three courses. Service was excellent and nice to see trainee servers as well.

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