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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 Beers

We popped in for a quick drink when staying nearby and stayed much longer than we planned. Superb ales, some local and some from further afield. All well kept and very refreshing. My wife enjoyed the range of homemade gins in a range of tasty flavours. Looking forward to visiting again.

Weekend stay

GregsWiltshire, Wiltshire
Stayed for the weekend while husband competed in Dirty Reiver bike race in Keilder Forest. Very comfortable room, and excellent restaurant and bar. Staff were all very friendly and were very attentive, doing everything to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for comfort and quality, but without a huge price.

The best lamb I've ever tasted!

IslandRamblers97, Sheerness, United Kingdom
We came here for the 5 course taster menu. £35 per head without the wine (That's an extra 20) and the food is wonderful! We had a nice garlic mushroom soup, followed by a clever beetroot dish, followed by some lovely smoked salmon, then lamb 2 ways which was a tasty little cutlet served with a mini portion of shepherd's pie which tasted amazing! Dessert was a brownie and a lemon posset. Nice busy atmosphere, fast service (5 courses in 90 mins!) Without feeling rushed, would recommend!

Excellent lunch experience

Alan T, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We enjoyed an excellent lunch on the 23rd March at the Battlesteads Hotel. Service was excellent as usual. Food is always prepared and presented with evidence of originality and pride and has never ever over more than 20 years, fallen short of a wow experience. Very comfortable and relaxing dining rooms. Looking forward to visiting again although it is a 50 mile return trip from my home.


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.

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