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Trip Advisor Greenleaders

Adding another green feather to its bow Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Wark, near Hexham is delighted to have achieved a Platinum level rating in Tripadvisors new GreenLeader programme.

Developed in partnership with the Carbon Trust, the UK Green Building Council, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the International Tourism Partnership, GreenLeader was launched in the UK and European markets at the beginning of March 2014. The programme helps travellers make greener choices by promoting hotels that have adopted environmentally sustainable practices via their Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum accreditation.

The green practices assessed include:

  • Having linen and towel re-use plans
  • Tracking energy usage on a regular basis
  • Recycling
  • Using energy efficient light-bulbs
  • Educating staff and guests on green practices

Battlesteads achieved the maximum accreditation from the scheme, with the Platinum award adding to their established green and sustainable hall of fame.

Previous green merits include; Three Star Sustainability Champion status from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), Considerate Hotel of the Year 2011 from the Considerate Hoteliers and Green Hotel of the Year in the 2011 Hotel Cateys.

Commenting on the new programme and Battlesteads Platinum status, owner Richard Slade says:

"At Battlesteads we constantly look at ways we can extend our environmentally friendly code of ethics and be at the forefront of sustainable tourism. We see more and more visitors looking for hotels with strong environmental credentials, and initiatives such as this help the masses make informed decisions when it comes to choosing where to stay. Over the past years we have introduced a number of energy saving and environmental initiatives to the running of the hotel and pub, and continue to view ourselves as pioneers in sustainable tourism."

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4th Battlesteads Beer Festival Logo

Come and join us to celebrate the 4th Battlesteads Beer Festival!

The festival doors swing open at 4pm until 11pm on Friday 25th July, Saturday 26th July 12 noon until 11pm, and Sunday 27th July 12 noon until the beer runs out!

 

Bands to include:

25th July PM - Happy Cats

26th July AM The Mudskippers

26th July PM Alive and Kicking

 

Tickets: £4 per person including commemorative glass and programme (CAMRA members £3)

For accommodation please email us or call 01434 230209 asking for Katie for further details.

Barrel and Programme sponsorship packages are available, please email for further details.

 

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Valentines Heart and Dining Set

We've just created our specially designed 6 Course Valentines Menu.

Why not treat yourself and that special someone on your life and join us on Friday 14th or Saturday 15th February.

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Robbie Burns

Join us on Saturday 25th January 2014 for a Traditional Four Course Dinner, Traditional Burns Toasts & Speeches and a Northumbrian Piper.

See the full menu here.

Only £25 per person.

Worry about the drive home tomorrow.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for just £150 per couple.

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Six-Course Wine Tasting Dinner at Battlesteads

Join us for an evening of indulgence as we discover the art of wine matching, taking you on a mysterious culinary adventure filled with fine dining and fascinating lunar activity...

We’ll be joined by wine expert Richard Pickles as he guides our palates through the characteristics of each wine and why they have specifically been matched with each course and as Halloween falls on the same day, we’ll also explore the cosmos, looking at how the moon’s movements and position affect the wine making process.

Each show-stopping course has been created using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and will be served with a perfectly paired organic or biodynamic wine so you can wake up to a clear head the following morning!


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A Selection of Canapés
Little Eden Moscato, SE Australia

Assiette of Salmon
Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay, McLaren Vale, S Australia

Wild Mushroom Soup with Truffle
St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Gérald Vallée,
Domaine de la Cotelleraie, Loire, France


Rack of Local Lamb
Huia Pinot Noir, Marlborough, NZ

Red Wine Poached Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce
Castello Banfi Brachetto d'Acqui Rosa Regale, Tuscany, Italy

Selection of Local Cheese
Quinta do Vallado 10 Yr Old Tawny Port, Oporto, Portugal

Coffee and Handmade Fudge



Stay Overnight

Make it a tasty retreat with a luxurious overnight stay, wine tasting dinner and full English breakfast for two
for just £180

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

"Very, very impressed with the hotel and staff"

"Quality hotel, quality service, quality food, quality ethics"

"This is a place where the guests still matter"

"Fabulous service and food in this wonderful family hotel"

Some of our Awards

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