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Dark Sky Stay & Gaze Award


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.

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Open all year at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out Open all year
WiFi available at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out WiFi
Special diets catered for at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out Special diets catered for
Log fire / Open fireplace at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out Log fire / Open fireplace
Guest garden at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out Garden for guest use
Dogs / pets allowed at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out Pet friendly
Cycle friendly at Battlesteads Restaurants Eating Out Cycle friendly
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MalOdorous, northumberland
It's 35 miles from Where We live but a French Friend bought us Lunch there as a Christmas Present. It was certainly worth the visit. It's a lovely cosy pub hotel with a restaurant and conservatory. The food is modern but not nouvelle cuisine portions. I had ham hock terrine with mustard mayo and pickles. My wife had deli cold meats and cheese. I had veg lasagne and my wife had Cajun chicken in cream sauce with with prawns and sauteed potatoes. Superb. BlackBerry cheese cake with ice cream for me meringue and cream with fresh fruit. Lush. I was the old boy in a wheelchair.

unhappy staff

Barbara S, Durham, United Kingdom
Visited this restaurant for a Saturday evening dinner . Once in the restaurant it was all systems go ! The waiter , George , who allocated our table asked when we checked in “who are you ?”. The unwelcoming attitude continued . The food was served at such a speed by such unhappy staff . They attempted to remove an unfinished drink and also the aperitif . When we were presented with the bill , two waiter were observing us and questioned why we were checking the bill . Doesn’t everyone check their bills . I gave my credit card to the waitress who took it to the bar , away from the table . So we followed her through to be told they had run out of paper ! A very disappointing evening .

Fantastic building!

peterd547, Glenfarg, United Kingdom
Had evening meal at Battlesteads and we were blown away by what a wonderful looking place. We sat in the conservatory, another beautiful room...We were given complimentary mushrooms in a truffle sauce.....absolutely fantastic! I made the mistake of ordering the beer battered haddock with chips and crushed peas....I think probably a wee bit overcooked! My wife chose jalfrezie vegetables with popadom and onion was really tasty. A very welcoming staff. Worth visiting again....they promote a dark sky site.

Didn't happen!

Martin D,
Visited at 7pm on Friday evening. There were two tables occupied in the restaurant and we were told we would have to wait an hour for a table! Needless to say we didn't hang around and went somewhere better! Won't be going back.


admcmahon, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Visted Battlesteads with friends for lunch. We arrived early but where made welcome by the very friendly staff. We had a three course lunch. The food was very good. The chef spoke to us. And also recommended little walk to us. Would definitely go again

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