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)

"Restaurant and bar area"
15. Mar 2019 - Bourne, 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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(213 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
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Restaurant and bar area
Trevor 15. Mar 2019 Bourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great amenities in the room. Very tasty meals in the restaurant and fantastic breakfast.
Other Comments
Loved our stay. Most staff were extremely friendly. Pity our WiFi in room 8 only worked in the bathroom though!
David 13. Mar 2019 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ideal location. Staff extremley friendly and helpful. Choice of menu for breakfast and dinner very good.
Michael 08. Mar 2019 Rochdale, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff are excellent nothing too much trouble and the food was delicious. Room was clean and spacious. Had a good selection of beers in the bar and good selection of wine.
Joy 26. Feb 2019 Bury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food was nice
Other Comments
The room smelled of mould and the bathroom was in need of a serious update
wendy 23. Feb 2019 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. The food is fantastic, the staff are all great and the luxury lodges are really special.
Other Comments
Will keep going back. Cannot recommend it enough.
Ann 21. Feb 2019 Lincoln, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food and service in the restaurant was outstanding. We stayed in one of the luxury lodges which was spacious and very comfortable.
Other Comments
I would have no hesitation in recommending Battlesteads Hotel and restaurant.
John 19. Feb 2019 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The tasting menu was excellent
elaine 19. Feb 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Just a nice stay
Other Comments
Found the place over warm
Steve 19. Feb 2019 Scarborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Dark sky experience, food, location, staff
Other Comments
A hidden gem of a hotel and quality, dining experience.
Janet 09. Feb 2019 Brough, United Kingdom

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