Log in or register
My AA Account

Sign in to see your cover and request assistance online

Log in

Don’t have a My AA account?

You’ll need your policy or membership number

Create an account

Your Finances

Loans | Savings | Credit Cards

Your Driving Lessons

Book a lesson

113834 1

Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

Utterly charming pub, hotel and restaurant

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Dog friendly

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.

Also at this location

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6.30–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available

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

10 miles north of Hexham on B6320 (Kielder road).

Use the AA Route Planner
Contact the establishment
Press to call
Tell us about your visit

Thank you for your feedback