Battlesteads Shortlist*

Hexham, Northumberland

A stroll from ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne river, Dee and Richard Slade’s ‘well-run’ hotel, restaurant and village pub stand out for their ‘laudable’ approach to sustainable tourism. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A stroll from ‘the majestic flow’ of the North Tyne river, Dee and Richard Slade’s ‘well-run’ hotel, restaurant and village pub stand out for their ‘laudable’ approach to sustainable tourism. Modern menus at mealtimes use locally sourced produce and the bounty from the kitchen garden and mushroom farm; the walled garden is a popular stop for birds and red squirrels; the dark sky observatory is simply ‘amazing’. Bedrooms are in the main building (part of an 18th-century farmstead) and in wood-built lodges to the rear. Some may be ‘on the small side, though adequate’, while others, in the lodges, are ‘vast’. Rooms away from the road are quietest. The hosts readily advise on the best walks for spotting local wildlife.

Hotel details

Address

Wark-on-Tyne
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 3LS
England

Telephone

01434 230209

Bedrooms

22. 4 on ground floor, 5 in lodges, 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), electric car charging points.

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 £135. À la carte £33.