Battlesteads Shortlist*

Hexham, Northumberland

‘The many “green” features of this hotel are laudable,’ say Guide readers of the ‘colourful, interesting grounds’, ‘amazing’ dark sky observatory and sustainable approach at Dee and Richard Slade’s rural hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The many “green” features of this hotel are laudable,’ say Guide readers of the ‘colourful, interesting grounds’, ‘amazing’ dark sky observatory and sustainable approach at Dee and Richard Slade’s rural hotel. ‘Comfortable’ bedrooms in the main building (part of an 18th-century farmstead) and in wood-built lodges at the back vary in size. Some may be ‘on the small side, though adequate’, while others, in the lodges, are ‘vast’. Modern menus in the restaurant use locally sourced produce and the bounty from the kitchen garden and new mushroom farm; at breakfast, find smoked haddock and salt-cured kippers from the on-site smokery. Not far: Hadrian’s Wall, and ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne River.

Hotel details

Address

Wark-on-Tyne
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 3LS
England

Telephone

01434 230209

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

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

Background music

in bar, restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in public rooms, some bedrooms (resident dog).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £125, D,B&B from £170. À la carte £33.