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Whatever your taste buds delight in, spoil them rotten at Battlesteads pub, hotel and restaurant in Wark, near Hexham.

Most of the food is either grown on site in the two acre gardens and two polytunnels or sourced from artisan producers within 25 miles of the hotel. And it’s all cooked to order by head chef Eddie Shilton and his team.

Originally built as a farmstead in 1747, Battlesteads is now the greenest hotel in Northumberland with multi-award winning eco credentials. Interested guests can enjoy a tour of the green installations, while others simply enjoy the guilt-free pleasure of great food, locally-brewed beer, organic and biodynamic wines and comfy accommodation – all without the chemicals!

Battlesteads offers three options for an eating experience – a more relaxed affair in the bar area; views of the garden and some wildlife-spotting from the conservatory; or a more formal, intimate experience in the main restaurant with its dark wood furnishings and low lighting.

There is ample parking on site and secure storage for cycles.

See the website for latest offers and short breaks.

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Excellent food and good ales

I6810NDphilm, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
We called ahead and they managed to get us a table for two and our dog. Really friendly welcome for all three of us. The food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the beef cheeks, and we were particularly impressed with the size of the cheese board. All local and very tasty too. Some decent local ales on offer. We’d thoroughly recommend for a hearty meal.

Fell short of reputation

footprint99, London, United Kingdom
An initial frosty reception from both bar and restaurant staff faded once our order was taken....they didn't like off piste requests though.. The ales were brilliant especially the Workie Ticket! But the food was average.

A hidden gem

ianmN2051AM, London, United Kingdom
It is well worth the drive out to Battlesteads to enjoy the excellent cuisine and dog friendly atmosphere. Vegetables are grown at the restaurant when in season and everything else sourced locally. The menu is very interesting and excellently cooked. The result cannot be topped. Furthermore, the chef was very attentive to a friend’s allergy worries and worked round these. For star gazers the restaurant is in a great location to view the night sky and has it’s own observatory.

Excellent quality food but less friendly than other local amenities

Dave P, Matlock, United Kingdom
The food is extremely good and very attractive interior but staff were not as friendly as other local places in Wark. When offered an opportunity to accommodate a large party for three nights, they refused to consider any group discount. I would suggest that it is worth having a meal there but would not stay.

Amazing food

car0line441, Lancaster, United Kingdom
The best meal that I have had for a very long time. Not stuffy and no detail unattended to. Excellent staff -so friendly and helpful

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