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Hexham, Northumberland

Formed from an 18th-century farmstead, Dee and Richard Slade’s hybrid of pub and hotel in the empty reaches of Northumberland is liked for its unique blend of sustainable hospitality, ‘beautiful grounds’ and ‘amazing dark sky observatory’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Formed from an 18th-century farmstead, Dee and Richard Slade’s hybrid of pub and hotel in the empty reaches of Northumberland is liked for its unique blend of sustainable hospitality, ‘beautiful grounds’ and ‘amazing dark sky observatory’. Both in the main building and in wood-built lodges at the back, the brightly decorated bedrooms are well equipped; some have a super-size spa bath. ‘Our luxury lodge was superb, with every comfort.’ ‘Good wholesome food’ on chef Edward Shilton’s mainly British modern menus turns fine local produce, including bounty from the kitchen garden, into the likes of lamb shank, rich jus, mash and seasonal greens. ‘After an excellent meal, a first-class bottle of organic wine, plus a visit to the moon, we slept like logs.’

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, 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

in bar, restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in public rooms, some bedrooms (£10 per night), resident dog.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £120. 
À la carte £33.

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