Hexham

Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

98%
Enjoyed This
(130 Member Ratings)
"8 course taster menu with wine accompaniment"
Carol
Dec 05, 2017
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is 15 minutes' drive from the A68. Hexham railway station is 20 minutes' drive away. The 680 bus runs from Hexham to Wark and takes 35 minutes. Parking is free.

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. Northumberland National Park, "England's last great wilderness... 405 square miles of natural wonderland" (Lonely Planet), is also 10 minutes' 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 hotel 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).

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/cribs and extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in limited rooms only and by prior arrangement: £10 per pet, per night. Please contact the hotel directly to confirm availability of a pet-friendly room. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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 5-course taster rather than an 8-course taster.
Please use the Special Requests field to indicate any dietary requirements/preferences.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

98%
Enjoyed This
(130 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Preystone Property Investments Limited (t/a Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
8 course taster menu with wine accompaniment
Carol Dec 05, 2017 Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great room (we got upgraded for free).
Daniel Nov 28, 2017 Derby, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The restaurant staff were very friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend the 8 course taster menu. The quality of food was very good, excellent value for money. The breakfast has a wide choice of local produce all cooked beautifully. The rooms are warm and cosy with everything you could need.
JANE Nov 22, 2017 rotherham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food wine and beers
Other Comments
Extremely dog friendly
Pamela Nov 20, 2017 Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Friendly staff. Good location. Great food. Bonus of observatory.
James Nov 18, 2017 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was of a very high quality and the staff were very friendly and efficient.
David Nov 11, 2017 King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food is amazing!!!
Other Comments
Very friendly atmosphere, staff are welcoming and attentive. Breakfast selection is very good. Evening 8 course taster menu was very tasty, excellent value for money.
Lynn Nov 02, 2017 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
No negatives Great food Great room Great staff and the dog agrees☺☺☺
Oct 29, 2017 east cowton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic tasting menu
Catherine Oct 28, 2017 Alnwick, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere
Other Comments
Fantastic room with massive bathroom and presents for dog! Great value.
Robert Oct 27, 2017 Wooburn Green, United Kingdom

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