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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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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

Great Carvery

Ouzoman2, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We have been to a Sunday carvery at Battllesteads on several occasions, never having any complaints about the quality of the food or service. However on out latest visit a member of staff sadly let the side down. On completing our meal I went to the bar to settle the bill. I was dealt with what I can assume may have been the bar manager -George. I can only describe him as "gruff", no smile, please or thank you just take the money and get on with it. Along with other hotels and restaurants there is a smattering of foreign workers, George judging by the accent is one of them. Perhaps he was pining for his own country but please show a bit of respect for the people who pay your wages.

Nice place, food average, service poor

billyridley, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I feel bad saying the service is poor because we did receive a warm welcome from the lady in the bar who was excellent and promptly sorted us a table. Unfortunately, the waitress was clueless and didn’t apologise for not knowing the basics, she needs training and tell her to smile. The food was ok, a garnish with a sandwich should be standard nowadays, mine just came with a few chips and not even a sprig of parsley to add any colour. It’s a lovely pub and is probably better for Sunday lunch, however, there are a few improvements needed to make it excellent.

A brilliant find

l0rraine1460, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Went for an evening meal with family. Bowled over by the great service and truly wonderful food. The wine exceptional and served at the right temperature. A very memorable night

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