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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)

"We notified the hotel in advance that my wife needed gluten-free food - every member of staff who served us knew exactly what to do."
23. Jan 2020 - Stockton-on-Tees, 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.
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.

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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(322 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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We notified the hotel in advance that my wife needed gluten-free food - every member of staff who served us knew exactly what to do.
Other Comments
Impressed with the hotel's "green" credentials & use of Fair Trade items (apart from bananas!).
JOHN 23. Jan 2020 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We stayed in a lodge which was extremely spacious and comfortable. The travelzoo deal included the first night taster dinner which was excellent.
Other Comments
January is the off season with a number of local attractions closed hence the rating re atmosphere. There were very few guests staying so it was very quiet.
Barbara 16. Jan 2020 Bacup, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Had a lovely 2 night stay having the 8 course tasting menu on the first night served by Denisa who explained and presented each course beautifully. She also served us at breakfast on our second morning and I was most impressed when my husband dropped his knife on the floor. He picked it up and lay it on the table and in no time and without having asked her, Denisa brought a fresh knife. There was a great choice at breakfast and everything was cooked well. I tried the lemon and lavender jam/marmalade. Wow it was gorgeous. Wish I'd brought some home. We stayed in room 8. Really clean and well equipped. Perfect for our 2 night stay. Such a shame the weather wasn't so good as we would have loved to join the experience in the observatory. Maybe next time.
Jane Buckley 11. Jan 2020 Runcorn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
This is an old pub that has been renovated very successfully into a modern, comfortable hotel. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful and the service is first class. We enjoyed the tasting menu and the excellent breakfast provided. Everything is cooked to order and there is a wide choice.
Ann 04. Jan 2020 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely food and fantastic service
Ian 01. Jan 2020 Grimsby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel. Tasting menu was amazing and second night food was excellent too!
Roy 20. Dec 2019 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely cosy hotel with excellent staff. Great place for a midwinter break
Jan 18. Dec 2019 Brampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Loved the hotel , the food , the observatory even though we did not see any stars!
Other Comments
Everyone was friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and cosy and clean and we had a great stay
Sheena 12. Dec 2019 Salford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food and brilliant service from all staff. The rooms are a little word down but the atmosphere great.
Elizabeth 05. Dec 2019 York, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was excellent. The 8 course taster menu was really interesting and very well prepared and presented.
Alan 30. Nov 2019 Leeds, United Kingdom

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