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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.

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Interesting tasting menu.

TerraIncognito, Nottingham, England
We had a tasting menu dinner as part of a deal with our accommodation, though the price is very reasonable anyway, and the wine pairing is very affordable & highly recommended, with interesting choices, starting with a glass of sparkling mead. Many of the ingredients are local or home grown, with an emphasis on being environmentally friendly. As with most tasting menus it was slightly hit & miss, though mainly hits, and even the 8 course version was (just about) manageable for my small stomach. Excellent selection of local cheeses to finish as well, with a nice glass of port. Service was mixed, though always efficient & friendly - one girl was excellent, explaining what the dishes & wine were, though other dishes were presented with little or no explanation. A good opportunity to try an affordable tasting menu, which are generally only available at high end & expensive restaurants.

The Very Best of Northumberland

Every review you read about Battlesteads is true but it is only when you experience it for yourself do you realise how truly awesome this place is! We've been three times now with our dog and it just gets better and better. They really are dog-friendly and go out of their way to welcome us all; their green credentials are impeccable and the food is out of this world - especially the vegetarian options!

Sunday carvery

Weardalelad, Hexham, United Kingdom
I've visited the last couple of Sunday's with a pal as my other half was working. We were in before 1 the veg is fresh and constantly topped up with fresh supplies. A good selection of veggies to accompany your meat, the Yorkshire puddings are a bit dry for my liking but that's down to the individual. It's a decent carvery, with good service. I would advise booking as it gets busy.

Great food and service

andjanRotherham, Rotherham
Went in for a meal on Saturday night. There was a warm welcome and the staff were very helpful. I would suggest booking in advance to make sure you get a table. There was a good selection on the menu to suit most tastes.

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ducati749r, Whitwell
We came for a meal at this restaurant after being disappointed elsewhere. The venue is amazing and would have loved to have seen the observatory. We found the staff to be very attentive but some mistakes were made due to maybe language or attention to detail problems. Having said that all issues were easily rectified. The food was excellent and service swift.

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