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Battlesteads Hotel

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Wark Village, Wark NE48 3LS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Wark
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Fireplace
Room service
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Romanian
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kpaos wrote a review Dec 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom71 contributions113 helpful votes
I have stayed at battlesteads on a number of occasions and had a great time, but after reading story in press about hard working staff being paid less than the minimum wage, I won’t be back. The staff make the hotel the place it is and have always been polite hardworking and helpful. Owner...hang your head in shame.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Katie Meyrick-Scott, General Manager at Battlesteads Hotel
Responded 2 Jan 2021
We are disappointed to read you will not be returning to stay with us. As mentioned in our below statement the under payments were unintentional and our staff understood this at the time of the investigation in 2017. This is why you will have experienced the same team of staff throughout your many visits. Our helpful, hard working and loyal staff are at the heart of everything we have built up over the last 15 years. We will not and have not, ever done anything to intentionally undermine fair working conditions for our staff. Press statement In 2017 the business was contacted by the NMW enforcement team to undertake a random spot check.  During this investigation the NMW enforcement team decided that certain workers differed from the contractual terms we had employed them under.  We classed these workers annual salaried, to ensure our seasonal business did not affect their income throughout the year. Whereas the NMW enforcement team classed them as timed workers.  At no point had we intentionally made any under payments to our employees. Therefore we accepted the outcome of the investigation without appeal.  Immediately made the necessary payments to our employees, amended our employment contracts and paid the associated fines to HMRC. 
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Carol G wrote a review Nov 2020
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom1614 contributions190 helpful votes
Wanted to have a meal with family before the next lockdown. We were on two separate tables socially distanced apart so we weren’t breaking rules but could easily talk to each other. Meal was pleasant. We had starters which were okay but our mains were lovely. Three of us had the chicken Kiev which was very tasty and fourth meal was a spicy chicken dish. What was nice was they gave us a complimentary tiny cup of cauliflower soup. That was gorgeous. Would make a superb starter. Would eat here again, as I thought it was much better than a Sunday meal we’ve had here previously. Very COVID-19 safe practices
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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chrisamykat wrote a review Nov 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great 3 nights at Battlesteads in one of the luxury lodges with our 3 dogs. The location is great, food really good and the beer is great! Lots of choice for vegetarians although having to preorder a vegetarian breakfast the day before does seem a bit of a throwback. The place is very very dog friendly and all the staff made us and the dogs feel really welcome. We are definitely coming back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jayne Gray wrote a review Oct 2020
hartlepool304 contributions85 helpful votes
We enjoyed an overnight stay in Lodge 18 at the weekend. This lovely hotel is well located for exploring Northumberland. The lodge rooms are located to the rear and side of the hotel. There is car parking right outside. The room was perfectly clean with huge bedroom and living area. The large bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. I loved the quality of the bath products, the complimentary homemade biscuits and the fruit plate. Parking is free . Free wifi. We ate dinner in the restaurant and the quality of food and service is great. Breakfast was perfect with a good choice. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christine C wrote a review Oct 2020
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka45 contributions49 helpful votes
Room clean, hydro bath was appreciated after a long day out. Fruit bowl on arrival and gorgeous home made biscuits. Staff were polite extremely helpful at all times. We ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was superb. We are planning to return as we could find no faults and had an amazing stay. Good location for visiting surrounding areas.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$116 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
battlesteads hotel hexham
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandNorthumberlandWark
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Battlesteads Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Battlesteads Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Falconry Days (6.1 km), Hareshaw Linn (7.0 km), and Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Battlesteads Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Battlesteads Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Battlesteads Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Battlesteads Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Simonburn Tearooms and B&B, Carriages Tea Room, and The Crown Inn.
Are pets allowed at Battlesteads Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Battlesteads Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Battlesteads Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Temple of Mithras (5.8 km).
Is Battlesteads Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.