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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Save the drive?

First visit, looking forward to a possible experience, the one received was not the expected. mediocre settings, disappointing portion sizes in both starter and main courses. Out of three staff, two more interested in mobile phones and chatting than keeping eye contact with customers? Does not deserve or live up to any hype as a super gastro establishment ,, its not !

Get together

I went into book a table for 13 and was warmly welcomed. We were shown around and were given a choice of where we would like to be seated we opted for the mezzanine as it was out of the way. Leanne explained that we could arrive any time after 6 it was almost like a private function room. Food what can I say we weren’t rushed starters order taken then we were left to eat drink and enjoy our starters without being rushed then mains order taken and every thing came out together and hot. We had an assortment of starters pate prawn cocktail scallops and shared platter all were lovely. Again mains meals all came out together chicken basket was extremely nice and very large all in all we had an extremely pleasant evening with lovely food well looked after all evening would highly recommend

Always amazing!

Alan P, London, United Kingdom
Been several times here & it's my favourite place to eat out in Northumberland...if only it was closer to where we lived so we could both drink! Great for any occasion, I've been with my wife 4/5 times, family & even taken my works night out dinner there & suits them all perfectly with everyone always impressed

Happy 😁

Great food,great service,fantastic food,would highly recommend a trip here,tricky to find,high on the hill in the village.You have to book to get a meal at this pub,don’t just turn up,very popular place to eat.Go here all the time never had a bad meal.Desserts are amazing,wine selection excellent also.👍

Always Perfect!

sue s, stocksfield
Visited for a birthday lunch today after a bit of an absence (not their fault, I have to admit) and am delighted to say that The Feathers provided us with a superb lunch today, and were happy to accommodate one fussy eater who didn't want creamy mash with their sausages with garlic and fennel, and served up, as requested, an extra portion of (unbuttered) greens. The slow-cooked beef and lamb in a tomato based 'gravy' with nduja was delicious too, top quality ingredients beautifully prepared and cooked. Hats off to The Feathers, they deserve all the accolades they have received. Thoroughly recommend.



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