The Feathers Inn

NE43 7SW

+44 01661 843607

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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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Sensational food

Richard B, Harrogate, United Kingdom
This is one of the best pubs we have visited for food in a long time. We had a vichyssoise type of cold soup which was delicious and unique. Our main course of fish was excellent and served with an unusual selection of vegetables. If we visit this area again this pub/restaurant will be the one to return to. If we had just one small criticism it would be the seating arrangement. Would not wish to have a seat at a table looking at the wall. Seating could be better arranged.

Sunday Lunch.

h0lder1, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
We decided to go here because of the reviews . But were we very disappointed .The food was not worth the high price tag. We booked and was shown to our table, then we just sat there 10 minutes, finally a waitress asked us " what would you like to drink" I chose blackcurrant and soda and Kev chose diet coke, drinks came, and it was blackcurrant and tap water, they did change it when we told them . Another 10 minute wait . Then finally asked what we would like to eat. I chose the Asparagus which was tasteless and Kev chose the sea woof , that was just like fish fingers , but it had a tasty chilly sauce. Another long long wait for mains , they came out without veg , another wait . I chose the beef , which was excellent , but only 3 slices. Kev chose the Pork , very small portion. The veg was nearly raw , I could not eat it. Very over priced for what you get. We were both hungry when we left . £23 per person for 2 courses . We don't mind paying that much . But it has to be worth it, for overall experience and it wasn't.

Excellent anniversary meal

JCT1962, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Took my sister and husband here to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary and they did not let me down. Really good food. We all chose the black pudding for starters followed by fish and chips, Brill, Pork and Beef Wellington all of which were really good. Service was friendly and helpful. Only challenge with the Feathers is the size of the table which once you have an ice bucket struggles to fit four main course plates and a side dish. This is a minor issue however and it is understandable they need to make the most of the space and you do not feel crowded by other tables even when full which it usually is


Lauren D,
best steak i’ve ever had! also the chips were divine. finished with sticky toffee which is no doubly the best i’ve ever tasted. lovely warm venue. will definitely go back.

Exquisite Sunday lunch!

CD1Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
Visited on a Sunday with our young children and had the most delicious Sunday roast. The beef was melt in your mouth. Our children really enjoyed their visit and the staff were great with them, making them very welcome and fussed over! Highly recommend.



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