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Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year

Hadrian’s Wall lies to the south of this converted 18th-century farmhouse; surrounding it are some of the country's finest livestock herds, game-shooting and fishing; and Britain's darkest night skies are overhead. There are three dining options: the bar serving, among others, Nel's Best real ale from High House Farm brewery, and Sandford Orchards cider; the conservatory, overlooking the walled herb, salad leaf, fruit and vegetable garden; and the softly-lit main restaurant, decorated with old railway travel posters. Among head chef Eddie Shilton's primarily modern British dishes are venison bourguignon; baby leek and smoked brie pie; hake and chips; and autumn vegetable tagine with bulgar wheat and harissa. Desserts include their ever popular whisky and marmalade bread and butter pudding. Given half a chance, owner Richard Slade will show visitors his carbon-neutral heating system and other 'green' features. Check with them for the summer beer festival date.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-3
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Durham Magus, High House Farm Nel's Best, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Sandford Orchards

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Summer


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

10m N of Hexham on B6320 (Kielder road)

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