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
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Third time ....brought relatives this time!

KathrynT, Rotherham, United Kingdom
This was our third visit here...this time we also brought my brother and sister in law….they really enjoyed it too! Having read the reviews on tripadvisor before our first visit we booked one of the lodges….and have stayed in the same one each visit! My sister in law stayed in one of the hotel rooms...which was very nice…..but she says next time they will book a lodge too! I cannot tell you how good they are for a little extra money! Due to the beautiful weather we were also able to sit out on our little patio which has seating for four people and enjoy the sun. The lodges are enormous with huge bathrooms….walk in shower...jacuzzi bath..,two sinks...fluffy towels! The room has a huge bed….bathrobes and slippers….small fridge…..fruit,water,coffee,tea,biscuits etc...also a cafetière and ground coffee. There is also a dressing table, small table and chairs...and another table and sofa.also a tv which is something I don’t usually mention … we never switch it on! You are able to have a wander around the gardens where they do grow their own vegetables and micro herbs...and flowers! There is a pond and waterfall and they have their own observatory if you wish to stargaze! On our first evening we had the eight course taster meal …...wonderful as ever! If I’m being really picky I didn’t enjoy the hake scampi as much as the previous fish courses of tuna ceviche and other tuna dish we had last time. I even ate the dessert this time (not being a dessert person usually) It was gorgeous. After a lovely day at kielder water we had dinner again in the restaurant. We were given a complimentary mushroom soup with truffle oil….then I had tuna Niçoise salad, the others had duck, beef cheeks and mash and Cajun chicken. They were all extremely good as usual. Home made rhubarb and ginger gin to follow! Breakfast has fruit,cereal etc as you would get elsewhere….first day I had the full English but the following day I had the omelette with hake and birdoswald cheese…..delicious for a change! The staff were all very friendly …..I think Denisa is the only one who has been there on each of our previous visits…..they work very hard and are a credit to the owners. We are already looking forward to our next visit...we like to try different places...but shall always enjoy returning here to the beautiful countryside.

Could have been excellent, but wasn't

Booked at an extraordinarily good rate through Voyage Prive, included the 8 course taster menu and an evening in the observatory (latter reviewed separately). Amazing value it would seem, but that could be more to do with VP than the usual offer at Battlesteads. I believe you can judge an hotel by what it does in moments of adversity. We arrived at around 11.30 am, not really expecting to be able to check in, but we wanted to see if we could. The place was deserted and indoors was in total darkness; nobody at reception, nobody in the bar. It looked like there were some staff having a meeting out back so we went off, a bit bemused, to walk around by the river. We came back a little later and were met, in the dark, in the bar by a man almost as confused as us. It was explained that the whole village was suffering from a power cut. Sandwich and soup was all that was available for lunch, and we could check into our room afterward. When the power finally came back on at just after eight that evening we had heard a lot of "it's not our fault", "it's out of our control" etc., being sold warm prosecco and a minimal choice off the bbq (in passing the puddings were excellent - cheese platter, all local and all delicious, and a rhubarb panna cotta 'custard' concoction), being told that everyone was without hot water for bathing (so we could all be smelly together), we were not offered any sort of gesture for our inconvenience or lack of basic necessities. There was no communication with respect to what was and was not working (e.g. the phone lines were dead). No mention was made of refunding any part of our loss of a service paid for in advance, and on check out we did not have the heart to complain to one of the very admirable female staff. I think we were expected to give it a bit of stiff upper lip, and be totally old fashioned British and not complain. The staff were a mixed bunch - the females all superb, a couple of the males servers a bit off. There was an elderly chap and a woman making placatory noises during the power cut, not seen again thereafter. The room was a good size, but the bathroom décor a bit grotty and there was a humming coming we think from the kitchen extractor from around 7.00 am (all night on the first night - an oversight presumably, once the power came back on). Wark is lovely, and well placed in the gorgeous surroundings, but has two places to eat - the Black Bull pub and Battlesteads, so it's fortunate that when it has power the food here is really good. The 8 course taster is knocking on Michelin guide standard, and I think the chef has a particular bent for patisserie, so bravo on that front. One of the courses was a selection of cured meats, all produced by the butchers in the town (as were the top drawer breakfast sausages): speck, salami, smoked duck, chorizo, serrano/parma ham along with a pickled mushroom and a smoked soft cheese. The meats were absolutely convincing, the highest compliment I can think of, so congratulations to the Battlesteads for having a world class meat curer on their doorstep. Breakfast is pretty good but I can't get too excited about this. Wish I'd had one more day to try the kippers though.


rmtillot, Harrogate, United Kingdom
I have been looking forward to staying here for the last 18 months as the idea of accessing an observatory whilst staying in a hotel committed to zero carbon emissions and growing its own produce was very appealing. Walking around the garden and seeing the growing areas was fascinating and the lounge, bar and restaurant are very tastefully decorated and well designed. We hadn’t checked the website to see that the observatory was closed to the public on the night we stayed so can’t comment on the experience. The staff were friendly and helpful. We arrived mid afternoon, hungry having set off after breakfast but unfortunately we couldn’t get anything to eat until the kitchen opened again for dinner service at half six. We stayed in a dog friendly room which is also disabled accessible with a wet room shower (the water pressure was extremely poor). This isn’t an issue in itself but we weren’t made of aware of this before as,we would have preferenced a bathroom. Dinner was a very disappointing meal. My starter of smoked hake scampi comprised three tiny pieces of over-cooked fish. My main course duck was so dry and over cooked that the waiter didn’t charge me for this course. My husband had lamb which he said was quite good but it wasn’t actually the dish he had ordered. The wine list is very good, the wines reasonably priced and the waiter made good recommendations. I liked the selection of Homemade jams and the local cheeses were really good. The full English Breakfast looked really good on arrival but was very much warm rather than hot. Disappointed not to have experienced the culinary delight I was expecting.

Would come back again

Gailmarc1, London, United Kingdom
We are touring Northumberland and saw a good offer in travel zoo which seemed too good to miss. The hotel was good albeit we had a basis room which was a little small. It had everything we needed and good homemade biscuits and fruit which I enjoyed. The tasting menu which was included in our offer was very good with interesting local produce. The next night we had dinner as we enjoyed the first night and I really enjoyed the duck. Breakfast for me was a bit of a let down. Really good local jams but my omelet with smoked fish was a bit over cooked. One of the real stars was the bar with a great selection of local beers and friendly staff. A great way to spend an evening. We had tickets to the observatory included in our package but it was a grim wet and cloudy night so it wouldn’t be fair to review them as we struggled to even see an an almost full moon.

Fantastic place to stay and eat

stacey h, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A special thank you to Denisa, who always had a smile on her face and has extremely high customer service standards, to Barbora and Eva too, they work so hard, brilliant staff. The food was great and we loved staying in the hotel. Thank you!

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