Hexham

Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

Travelzoo Staff

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)

98%
"Helpful and friendly especially during this difficult period"
Stephen
29. Mar 2020 - Liversedge, United Kingdom
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Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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.

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.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

Policies

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.
Cot 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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.

98%
Enjoyed This
(324 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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Enjoyed Most
Helpful and friendly especially during this difficult period
Stephen 29. Mar 2020 Liversedge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Perfect.
Other Comments
Perfect.
Joanna 25. Mar 2020 Ulverston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, the food is excellent; a well stocked bar with quality beers.
Other Comments
Our thanks to the staff who were very pleasant and professional despite the uncertainty they were facing at this present time. We would like to wish everyone at Battlesteads good luck and good fortune. As soon as we're able we will be looking to make a return visit.
Christopher 24. Mar 2020 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff so friendly and helpful very clean and food to die for 110%.
Steven 20. Mar 2020 Rochdale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff need training on how to serve food and drinks correctly . Plus management need to provide better training and employ staff who speak better English
MAUREEN 19. Mar 2020 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
My husband who is an amatuer astonomy I bought the offer as a gift for him. Two friends wanted to go with us and they loved it. The visit to the observatory on Monday night great and the stars came out just as the session finished but Chris the lecturer gave his time for a further 45 minutes so everyone got a wonderful look at the stars. We spent time visiting museums and Hadrian's Wall on the way to Wark. Then visited Seahouses, Alnmouth Alnwick Book shop, Hardy's fishing museum had a wonderful day and then on the way home stopped in Barnard Castle and visited Bowes Museum it was a wonderful break despite the concerns over the virus. The hotel kept the tables spread out to minimise contact but the log burning fire was still great.
Other Comments
The 8 course menu was a good experience but not all of our party enjoyed each course. Husband and friend don't eat smoked salmon, etc. The meal on the Monday night fantastic as 3 of us were on Slimming World we had to be careful in what we ate but the breakfasts lovely.
Delcy 19. Mar 2020 Ripon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had the taster menu one evening which was very good. . We also appreciated the interest taken by the chef,Eddie,who came and chatted to the guests .
Bernadette 16. Mar 2020 Sunderland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
excellent place to relax and wind down Wonderful food
Other Comments
Battlesteads is over 200 miles wish it was nearer .Great places to visit,Kielder,Cragside and Alnwick all close by
Bill 14. Mar 2020 Derby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We received a warm welcome, it was easy to check in and we were shown personally to our room. The room was very clean, warm and comfortable with a hospitality tray containing high quality biscuits, fruit bowl and a wide range of teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Everything was sparkling and all the staff made it clear that we only had to ask for information or if we had any further requirements and they would do their best to oblige. The food was local and the chef could have competed on master chef and probably won! No wonder the hotel has won awards for its green approach.
Sandra 13. Mar 2020 Scarborough, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very nice time, food excellent, and coped with intolerances very well.
Prunella 11. Mar 2020 Scarborough, United Kingdom

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