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Microbrewery ales and cracking food

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival

This 200-year-old stone-built free house is set high above the Tyne Valley, with splendid views across the Cheviot Hills. It’s worth the detour for the rotating choice of microbrewery ales; relax and sup Wylam Red Kite or Northumberland Pit Pony beside a welcoming wood-burning stove. Old oak beams, rustic settles, and stone walls decorated with local photographs set the informal scene. There’s a good selection of traditional pub games like shove ha’penny and bar skittles; you’ll find a good collection of cookery books as well. The impressive daily menu makes use of the freshest local ingredients – including game from local shoots and Longhorn beef – to create great British classics as well as regional dishes.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Monday to Wednesday 6–11 Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: Thursday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–4.30
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6–8.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Getting here

A695 towards Gateshead. In Stocksfield right into New Ridley Road. Left at Hedley on the Hill sign to village.

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