Battlesteads

A ‘very special place in a very beautiful part of the world’, this pub, hotel and restaurant is run by Dee and Richard Slade with one eye on planet Earth and another on the stars. More

Contact details

Battlesteads
Wark-on-Tyne
nr Hexham
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 3LS
England
01434 230209
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

22. 4 on ground floor, 5 in lodge, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

bar, dining room, function facilities, drying room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 2-acre grounds (walled garden, kitchen garden, dark sky observatory).

Background music

none

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in public rooms, by arrangement in some bedrooms (£10).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £115, D,B&B from £160. À la carte £27.50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘very special place in a very beautiful part of the world’, this informal hotel and restaurant is run by Dee and Richard Slade with one eye on planet Earth and another on the stars. Eco-friendly touches include carbon-neutral heating and hot water systems; a dark-sky observatory is highly recommended. ‘The owners have made a historic coaching inn into a characterful modern pub and hotel with invariably friendly, helpful and efficient staff,’ say fans in 2016. Bedrooms are individually styled: five timber lodges have a spa bath and a separate sitting area. ‘Our large, very comfortable luxury double room was like a junior suite; high-quality touches included the cafetière that came with a generous sachet of fresh coffee.’ Chef Edward Shilton’s cooking is ‘superb’. ‘The marvellous tasting menu comes with matching wines; a wild mushroom and truffle soup had a concentrated flavour; the imaginative beetroot “semifreddo” starter was unusual and delicious. The chef was much in evidence, and keen to chat.’ An ‘inspirational and enthusiastic’ guided tour of the stars, with ‘plenty of pairs of binoculars’, is ‘well worth booking’. (Pauline and Stephen Glover)

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Battlesteads
Wark-on-Tyne
nr Hexham
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 3LS

Guest comments

'Surely one of the best places to stay in the north of England. The rooms, particularly the wooden lodges are wonderful, each different getting away from the mass appeal that many hotels aspire to. The grounds are magnificent and fascinating and a morning tour with Richard the owner is a highlight. The food is wonderful. Beautifully cooked, beautifully presented and with just the right amount so you leave the table satisfied but not uncomfortably stuffed. The wine list is extensive and interesting and the real ale is absolutely magnificent. If you haven't had a pint of Magus you haven't lived. ' - colin bradshaw bradshaw - June, 2016
'Very good situation for beautiful North Tyne valley, Roman wall and moor walks. Room small but attractive and fully equipped. Good restaurant with fine local sourcing. Very good value for money. ' - D. Morrell - October, 2012
'A special place in a beautiful part of the world. As on previous visits we were impressed with the quality of the accommodation, food and facilities of this fine pub/hotel. The dinners are exceptionally good, including a superb taster menu. Once again we had a large,comfortable and well-fitted luxury double bedroom - like a junior suite. Staff are invariably friendly, helpful, and We were impressed how well the hotel ran in the owners' absence. The food served at breakfast and dinner is excellent. We also enjoyed a fascinating evening in the recently completed observatory. The owners have made an historic coaching inn into a superb characterful modern and practical pub/hotel, They knows how to turn on the treats when requested - with magnificent flowers and very special chocolates. ' - Pauline & Stephen Glover - February, 2016

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