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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Not impressed, wished I booked elsewhere

shirl c, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
On Friday the 28th September, I went to the Feathers Inn as I always wanted to return there after having a great night there about 7 yrs ago, So decided to go back there, When we arrived we were shown to our table, I was a taken a back as the place was not how I recalled it, it looked and was very tired and run down looking. We were shown to our table in a small back room. We were shown to our table in the corner. The room was cold and the lighting dim, I sat eating my meal with my jacket still on, not far from me was a log burner but not lit, Brrr that room was cold I was given the menu which was one big block of a paragraph, so could not see were it starts and finishes, I asked the waitress what a certain item was on the menu..Erm "It's a kind of cold meat" was her reply...I asked did she mean Pate ? Her reply was not sure what it is but it comes with toast, Great staff do not not know whats on the menu but top of the class she knows what toast is!! I ordered the goats cheese with salad, when it arrived it was more salad than goats cheese, it was like they had just collected the crumbs of cheese off the cheese board and sprinkle the bits over the salad Still feeling cold and sitting with my jacket on the main course arrived, lamb with liver, the liver was cold and the portion small. We where asked if we wanted to order desert, but the whole thing was such a disappointment, we just wanted to leave, pay the bill and leave, We were both not impressed with the whole experience, food a bit of a let down, room cold and sitting in a dark corner were the walls/plaster were coming off The Feathers have gone down hill and the ambience gone to.. Not once did a member of staff come over and ask if everything was ok WELL IT WAS NOT We left feeling so let down by the feathers and still hungry we did consider getting a take away, I did have a booking to go to Black Friars in Newcastle on that night, but cancelled to go to the Feathers, wish I now stuck to going to the Black Friars and had a more enjoyable evening than rather what a waste of time and money at the Feathers I did contact the Feathers to inform them how our experience was of the Feathers They just said sorry and will look into things and it seems they know the decor is a bit of a let down and its' getting a revamp soon. I hope they improve and upgrade it's not just about food it's the whole thing, decor, good service and feeling comfortable in a pleasant room temperature One should be enjoying a nice night out and eating a memorable meal not wanting as we did just to get it over and leave...

Very relaxed atmosphere, good food.

Thea W,
Enjoyed dinner here last week with my brother and sister, up visiting from the home counties. They both loved the look of the inn, the warm welcome and very good dinner we had. Lamb shoulder was delicious and Northumbrian burnt creme sublime. The fish and chips looked pretty good too. Enjoyed a lovely homemade elderflower gin which was just right. Would definitely recommend a visit here.

Super Delicious Food

JoBee65, Hamilton, New Zealand
The owners are interested in local and ethical food and deliver top-notch food in a cosy relaxing pub atmosphere. The service was spot-on and I couldn't fault any of my two course lunch and neither could the other four members of our party. I particularly loved my 'meat free loaf' and plum tart. There are plenty of meat options as well.

Staff were wonderful

We popped in for Sunday lunch, we were happy to be able to get a walk in table. The starters weren’t great, we had the split pea and the leek and potato soup, the split pea dish was like a bland pease pudding and the soup was very watery, a bit boring on both counts. The mains however were really good, the beef was fantastic and the veg really nice l, but the roast potatoes were really hard and dry, we asked for replacements and were given them but it was still a bowl of over cooked potatoes. The fish was really nice and I was given a Yorkshire pudding on request. The waiter was a young lad who should be commended on his excellent service.


sausageBanbury, banbury
We had a fabulous meal at The Feathers. Excellent charcuterie and rabbit pie with the best pastry I've had for ages. Really lovely, local pub with some great ales and ciders. Will definitely return. The staff are lovely too.



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