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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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Susan S, Tipton, United Kingdom
What a lovely hotel and restaurant. The food is amazing- loved everything we had to eat. Staff are helpful, pleasant and attentive. Good selection of homemade Gin. Lovely walks around the village.

Superb quality and imagination

Poolytosh, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
We ate here two nights and everything was superb. The 8 course taster menu was brilliant and served at a leisurely pace by excellent staff. Couldn't have asked for more.

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Jason N, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, United Kingdom
What an amazing place, I got upgraded to a lodge which was simply amazing, the bathroom was huge!! Lovely little touches, fresh fruit and water , biscuits etc The location is stunning so took an early evening stroll to take a walk along the river Sea bass was beautiful and the staff couldn’t do enough to help


dsdjthomas, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Every morsel of food was Devine from provenance to preparation to presentation to service. EXCELLENT!

Fabulous food and service!

Janine L,
We've been coming to the northeast for years and passed Battlesteads many times so when there was a 5-course taster offer on Itison we decided to give it a try. The booking was made via email and confirmation received the next day. The first thing you have to remember is the clue is in the wording - it's a 'taster' menu so you know you are not going to get big portions. At the restaurant I opted to add the wine pairing choices for myself at an additional charge. Details of the courses were given to you and you were asked about allergies etc. The food was fabulous, well presented and fully explained by the staff. Each coursec did leave you wanting more, which is what a taster menu is all about, and each course had a wine which complimented it perfectly I thought, and made you appreciate the complexities of wine in general. The staff were polite, informative and attentive, and the meal was served in a leisurely un-rushed manner with an acceptable amount of time between courses. All in all a fabulous experience, the 8-course taster menu might have filled up my partner a little more but we were still talking about the food the next day.

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