Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

Amy Lindsay
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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)

"Two day stay in November with our dog, the weather wasn't great which didn't help but for like minded people who only travel with their dog we would recommend it."
15 Nov, 2019 - Dewsbury, UK
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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


  • 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, 8am-6pm

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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(333 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
Two day stay in November with our dog, the weather wasn't great which didn't help but for like minded people who only travel with their dog we would recommend it.
Andrew 15 Nov, 2019 Dewsbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good food, excellent taster menu. Breakfast had a good selection much of which was home made.
Diane 14 Nov, 2019 Oakham, UK
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Joan 14 Nov, 2019 Oakham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The taster menu with matched wines were superb
Other Comments
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful
Pauline 11 Nov, 2019 Darlington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Food was outstanding. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful
Ann 10 Nov, 2019 Egham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent experience from checking in to leaving staff courteous and extremely helpful ambience wonderful food and drink excellent would recommend to anyone
09 Nov, 2019 Rotherham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Had a great stay. Loved there Eco concepts. Comfortable room. Had the 8 course taster menu (on our wedding anniversary), which was outstanding and made the occasion very special.
Other Comments
The hotel is in a Dark Skies area and unfortunatly it was cloudy and wet during our say. We would have loved to have visited their observatory. We may have to visit again.
marion 09 Nov, 2019 Whitley Bay, UK
Other Comments
Very nice hotel and very comfortable room. Tasting menu was excellent.
Donald 09 Nov, 2019 Bathgate, UK
Enjoyed Most
The staff were the kindest and most welcoming. The food was very very good,a lovely place to stay.
peter 07 Nov, 2019 Sheffield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Visited with friends. Very happy with our accommodation. Food was excellent & both food & drink reasonably priced. Went mainly for the stargazing but unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us but then no one can control that & at least we had a very pleasant hotel to spend our time in when we weren’t out & about enjoying the sights of Northumberland.
Other Comments
Staff were very pleasant.
Lynne 06 Nov, 2019 Norwich, UK

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