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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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Angela D,
We had a superior room (No 15) which was large but stuffed full with tasteless furniture (a two seater sofa and two armchairs?). Bed was very uncomfortable. Bathroom was great. Our view over the carpark and roof not the best! We had originally planned to dine in the restaurant but were put off at lunchtime by the non-professionalism of the staff and the rather boring menu. All staff are young and friendly but poorly trained plus they have to serve in restaurant and pub, clean the rooms, do reception duty - the owner is absent! This is not a professional establishment and it is not worth the praise that it receives or the price we paid.

5 course taster menu all cooked to perfection with a choice of seing the menu or having a surprise

Patricia208, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Food was amazing small portions as expected but excellent quality and adequate it was a set menu but I’m not sure if vegetarian food is offered

no notice evening meal

666thompson, Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Dog friendly and made very welcome when calling in on the way past and asking if there was room for us. Found a table for us- good prompt and efficient service - up until the plates were cleared, and the dessert menu was offered but never arrived. My order of a Moroccan style Hogget dish was superb- plenty to eat and absolutely delicous - I would happily return to eat it again. However my partner opted for a mushroom pasta dish and whilst she described it as tasty it was on the small side -almost as if it was the starter portion The fact that the staff made such a fuss of the hound was an added plus and we agreed we would happily return and perhaps be more choosey in our selection of dishes. Great selection of beers, cider and fine malt whisky and bar staff again extremely helpful and friendly- good value and well worth a visit

Great salmon!

Jan D, Cheshire, United Kingdom
We ate here with another couple and really enjoyed the experience. The mushroom soup was delicious & my salmon was fantastic. Extensive wine list and great staff!

Beautiful Meal

Andy B, County Durham, United Kingdom
We were staying at a different hotel in the village but booked a meal here as a birthday treat, and opted for the 5 course tasting menu. We also noted in advance that we required a gluten free and nut free option which was delivered to perfection. The meal itself was just fabulous with a lovely variety of dishes, unusual combinations and so very tasty. By the end of the 5 courses we were pleasantly full but not over stuffed either! A great wine/drinks menu is available too with very reasonably priced wines, including some more unusual choices. All in all a fabulous evening, great food, lovely staff who couldn't do more to help.......thanks so much - we will return!!

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