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 holds multiple awards for sustainability
  • You can stargaze at the on-site observatory, under the darkest skies in England (supplements apply)

"prices higher than we would normally pay but excellent quality and would highly recommend for special occasion"
13. Jul 2019 - Newcastle, 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 (an extra £22.50 per person). 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 is "one of the greenest hotels in the country, with a host of different eco-friendly systems in place" (The AA). It won the AA Eco Hotel of the Year Award 2016-17 and the Sustainable Tourism Award in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017, 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.

Rooms are "well-appointed and presented with quality beds, décor and flooring as standard" (The AA). 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.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per day.

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 dietary requirements. For vegetarian guests, the hotel offers a 8-course taster.
The hotel does not offer vegan tasting-menus.
Please use the Special Requests field to indicate any dietary requirements/preferences.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

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(271 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Preystone Property Investments Limited (t/a Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
prices higher than we would normally pay but excellent quality and would highly recommend for special occasion
kenneth 13. Jul 2019 Newcastle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous food, great staff, great real ales, very good environment, good bedroom, though the shower could be better.
stephen 11. Jul 2019 Perth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The en-suite bathroom had a problem with the extractor fan. It turned on and off at random. \\\\\\\even when the light was off.
Other Comments
The tasting menu was excellent. The staff were very attentive.
Antony 08. Jul 2019 Stamford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable trip. The facilities in the luxury lodges are excellent, consisting of a large living area and bathroom (we have stayed in bedrooms smaller than the bathroom). The 8 course tasting dinner was well presented and each course explained - within each course there was a selection of items, so the chef had to work hard - I also partook of the wine accompaniment being as it was my birthday. The service was exemplary managed by a lady from the Czech Republic.
s a 07. Jul 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful location and fantastic fresh, local food. We had the 8 course taster menu which was absolutely delicious. We were given a tour of the hotel's own smokehouse, which had just provided the superb saucusson sec fof our taster menu.
Other Comments
Relaxed, lovely hotel with a beautiful garden and great for walks near the North Tyne River which runs through the village.
Sheila 06. Jul 2019 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had an excellent break and food was very good. Would definitely return. Staff were brilliant.
Paul 04. Jul 2019 Bury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff & food very good, nice bar but bedroom very small (you get what you pay for) nice and clean great effort made by the hotel to make the most of a small space. Thank you for a nice weekend.
Other Comments
Exceptional staff and very good food
stephen 26. Jun 2019 Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was of a very high standard.
Other Comments
The access for wheelchair was somewhat limited, however I do realise that this was a hotel with an ancient history.
DAVID 03. Jun 2019 Witney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location was wonderful. The staff were very welcoming on arival. the lodge was very spacious and comfortuable with a beuatiful bathroom. the tasting menu was fantastic and the breafast was all freshly made. Home grown ingreditents and home made food
Other Comments
This is a hidden gem on the edge of the Kilder Forest.
Julie 31. May 2019 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The taster menu
Philip 28. May 2019 Hartlepool, United Kingdom

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