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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If you visit any establishment it will be this one!

Qualitytraveller22, Whickham, United Kingdom
We travelled from Whickham to meet up with 5 friends. In truth we do not go here enough but it is always a pleasure. The pub/restaurant is a cornerstone of the village. We we’re quickly made welcome and ordered our drinks and scanned the menu. Everybody had different starters, mine was a beautiful black pudding with ducks egg. Other starters included sardines on toast. For mains I had a lovely well cooked steak, others raved about their halibut mains which was s triumph for the chef. Sweets were all lovely, I went for their vast cheeseboard, and I mean vast! All prices were very competitive for the absolute quality on offer. Well done to the young team of staff serving on, they complemented the establishment indeed

consistently excellent for food & drink

DavidandAndrea, Durham, United Kingdom
great casual atmosphere, good range of satisfying beer, carefully cooked locally sourced food that was very tasty, generous portions friendly staff in traditional pub

Lovely birthday lunch

AndySDerbyshire, Derbyshire
Slightly mystified by the recent so-so reviews. Popped in for a birthday lunch en route to a weekend up on the Northumbrian coast. Three courses each of very good quality food, two coffees, three pints of good local ales and a dessert wine for birthday boy, cordials for her and came out at about £90 which for this level of cooking was absolutely fine. Confess that the only courses that I can remember were my roe deer 'Wellington' which was impeccable and the Burnt Northumbrian Cream (a large crème brulee) which was very good, but I do recall we were both very happy with our starters . Madame at the bar who was also waiting on all the tables had just the right level of attentiveness and friendliness. We also liked the blackboard showing the local provenance of their suppliers. Torn between giving it a 4 or a 5 but it was the best of the three 'fancy' meals we had that weekend and as I got to drink decent beer on my birthday I'm giving it 5 !

Ruffled Feathers

pj34, uk
We decided to see what it was all about after hearing lots of good things about the Feathers. On arriving at the Feathers we were shown to the back room and sat at a table for two. A very efficient young lady took our order for drinks and asked my partner if he would mind sitting next to me not opposite as his chair would interfere with the opposite tables chair, after explaining no we were sat in another room. This is not a cheap dining experience comfort should be part of the experience. I ordered the roast pork which was absolutely delicious, the vegetables were plentiful and cooked to perfection, however the roast potatoes were not the best and were cold, as was the meat. We both had to ask for extra gravy which was promptly delivered. My partner had the roast beef, this was sadly chewy and full of sinew, the Yorkshire pudding seemed like it had been made the day before the plates food was not hot. On clearing plates we were Asked if every thing was ok, on expressing the bits which weren’t ,no appeasing comments Were offered. We both live a nice pudding and I opted for the sticky toffee pudding, this was delicious hot and the sponge was light, without any hairy I blended date moments. My partner opted for the apple crumble, this was nice but had more of a chewy biscuit texture than a crumbly one. Sadly the little pot of custard was half full and more custard was delivered on request. In all it was not a bad meal, however the plated part of the food was not hot, the seats were very wobbly and not comfortable. It is not a cheap dining experience and for this money I expect perfection. The staff were very nice and welcoming, but the chef could do with filling his jugs to the brim and turning his heat up.

Huge expectation, low delivery 📩

Huge expectations of flavour & quality from this place... Overpriced? Yes Delicious? So-so Average taste? Yes Beautiful local ingredients? Yes Ambience? Zero Dark & dingy? Yes Stuffy & smelly? Yes Casual or smart? Very casual Location? Lovely Beer? Great choice, great quality Clean? Not entirely sure Toilets? Nice, apart from old scarry-looking hand towels, not a great choice at all. Friendly? Definitely! 💕 Would we come back? Not sure, & definitely not at that price...📮



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