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