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Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This cosy hotel is in a picturesque village in Northumberland, 10 minutes' drive from Hadrian's Wall
  • The restaurant serves local produce and has won multiple awards for sustainability
  • You can stargaze at the on-site observatory, under the darkest skies in England (supplements apply)

"Food was excellent, particularly the tasting menu. All staff were very efficient and friendly and the service superb. Good location and the hotel provided a leaflet showing details of local walks which we found very useful. Will definitely be going back!"
Nov 19, 2019 - Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant is an 18th-century former farmhouse in the village of Wark, which is bounded by the River North Tyne and is 10 minutes' drive from Chesters Roman Fort, a well-preserved cavalry fort that's part of Hadrian's Wall.

Northumberland has the darkest skies in England, so the hotel's observatory is a great place to stargaze (supplements apply). Northumberland National Park, "England's last great wilderness... 405 square miles of natural wonderland" (Lonely Planet), is also a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Hexham Abbey and Vindolanda -- an excavated Roman village with bath-house ruins -- are both less than 30 minutes' drive away. You can also drive 90 minutes to the coast to visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or watch the sun set behind Bamburgh Castle.

The property has impressive eco-friendly credentials. It won the AA Eco Hotel of the Year Award 2016-17, the Sustainable Tourism Award in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017, the Sustainable Business Award in the 2019 Catey Awards, and boasts a Green Tourism Gold award, too. Seasonal ingredients are grown in the kitchen gardens, and the bar serves Fairtrade wines and ales from local microbreweries.

We've also negotiated a tasting-menu meal for two, for £39.

Dogs can stay in some rooms for an extra £10 per night (payable direct to the hotel).

Ask reception for a leaflet of local walks.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per day.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Please contact the hotel directly to confirm availability of a pet-friendly room.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The tasting-menu is a set menu, so the hotel must be notified in advance of any allergies.
For vegetarian guests, the hotel can offer a 8-course taster. The hotel does not offer vegan tasting-menus.
Please use the Special Requests field to indicate any allergies or bedroom preferences.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(335 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Preystone Property Investments Limited (t/a Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Food was excellent, particularly the tasting menu. All staff were very efficient and friendly and the service superb. Good location and the hotel provided a leaflet showing details of local walks which we found very useful. Will definitely be going back!
Peter Nov 19, 2019 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good accommodation spacious room, excellent food, taster menu yummy!
Other Comments
Staff were extremely pleasant and helful and nothing was roo much trouble.
Linda Nov 18, 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Two day stay in November with our dog, the weather wasn't great which didn't help but for like minded people who only travel with their dog we would recommend it.
Andrew Nov 15, 2019 Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food, excellent taster menu. Breakfast had a good selection much of which was home made.
Diane Nov 14, 2019 Oakham, United Kingdom
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Joan Nov 14, 2019 Oakham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The taster menu with matched wines were superb
Other Comments
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful
Pauline Nov 11, 2019 Darlington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was outstanding. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful
Ann Nov 10, 2019 Egham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent experience from checking in to leaving staff courteous and extremely helpful ambience wonderful food and drink excellent would recommend to anyone
Nov 09, 2019 Rotherham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had a great stay. Loved there Eco concepts. Comfortable room. Had the 8 course taster menu (on our wedding anniversary), which was outstanding and made the occasion very special.
Other Comments
The hotel is in a Dark Skies area and unfortunatly it was cloudy and wet during our say. We would have loved to have visited their observatory. We may have to visit again.
marion Nov 09, 2019 Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very nice hotel and very comfortable room. Tasting menu was excellent.
Donald Nov 09, 2019 Bathgate, United Kingdom

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