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Battlesteads Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wark
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

An excellent place to stay if you want comfort, great food, friendly staff and at the same time sparing a thought to the environment. Have stayed here many times and always been made to feel at home. The food is some of the best local food I've had, it couldn't be fresher as salad and veg is grown on site and you select breakfast the night before so it is cooked for your chosen time. Avoiding the rubber bacon so common to other places. The owners will aso give you a tour of their eco developments on site. If it's a romantic get away, weekend with friends or family - Battlesteads is the perfect choice.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2009

This hotel is a perfect informal yet quality haven set in breathtaking countryside with views and walks abounding. Wonderful cosy rooms with all required facilities. A lovely bar area serving the finest real ales and a first class restaurant. As vegetarians we normally have to cope with what can only be described as mediocre fayre with a veg lasagne as a highlight. Not here !!- There are well thought out vegetarian courses which taste heavenly - The mushroom starter is exceptional. This hotel is a real hidden gem and everything you could want for a quiet weekend away or a base to tour around the area. Thanks to Richard and Dee !!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2009

My husand and I have just returned from a very pleasant stay at the Battlesteads. Our room was lovely with a view and although it was the main road we did not find it too noisy. The restaurant meals were delicious and the staff were very friendly. There are a couple of pubs, a butchers and a grocery store in the village but apart from that it is very quiet. The hotel is very well positioned for all of the Hadiran Wall sites. Corbirdge, Hexham and Brapmton are all well worth a visit. Corbridge + Brampton being our favourites, very oldy worldy. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2009

The management and staff were very friendly. The room was clean and fit for purpose.
The restaurant menu included a duck dish which apparently takes three days to prepare and cook.. It was delicious.
Having just finished a good evening meal, we found it slightly discombobulating to be pressed for our choices on the the following morning's breakfast menu. This is presumably for the benefit of the chef, although the menu did not include anything which could not have been prepared within a few minutes of ordering. However this is a minor complaint. The breakfast was, as they say, hearty.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2009

We found the details of this place in the Good Pub Guide and it appealed to us straight away. We weren't disappointed!
Room not large but very comfortable and snug. Excellent bathroom with green toiletries laid on.
Big comfy bar with fire, sofas and free internet access. Just the ticket for a cold winter evening.
Dinner very good - great choice. Breakfast in beautiful conservatory. Lovely selection of locally-sourced dishes too.
Birds flocking round the feeders in the garden were a nice distraction.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay even though it was only one night - recommended.
Surrounding area (Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Water) stunning.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2009

We wanted a break from our usual Christmas in Scotland, but without the black tie dinner dances and Santa Specials offered by so many hotels. Battlesteads was just what we needed. Excellent food in relaxed and comfortable surroundings, friendly locals in the bar in the evening, and lots of opportunities for bracing walks on Hadrian's Wall or elsewhere - Kielder Forest is close by. Hexham Abbey is close enough for the morning service, and interesting small towns like Corbridge are within easy distance.

The hotel's 'green' philosophy is excellent on many counts, including lovely locally-sourced toiletries in refillable bottles. The small garden has an array of birdfeeders, and it would be possible to spend an entire morning watching the wide variety of birdlife visiting them.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2009

What a fantastic place and location. We spent Xmas Eve and day at Battlesteads and had one of the nicest Xmas we ever had, the staff went out of their way to make sure we felt at home and had a good time, nothing was too much trouble, the room was spotless and very comfortable. The food was excellent and we had such a good time weve decided to get married here.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Battlesteads Hotel

Address: Wark Village, Wark NE48 3LS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Wark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wark
Price Range: £69 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Battlesteads Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Originally built as a farmstead in 1747, Battlesteads has recently been converted into a comfortable Northumbrian Inn and Restaurant complete with secret walled garden and sunny conservatory. The 22 rooms are all en-suite with colour TV, hairdryers and ironing facilities. The restaurant features mouth-watering home cooked dishes using top quality, locally sourced produce. An ideal base for exploring Hadrian's Wall country. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Battlesteads Hotel Hexham
Battlesteads Hotel Wark, Northumberland

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