Join us for a sumptuous evening of fine wine and food on Tuesday 15th April 2014 – 7pm for 7.30pm.
Our sommelier has carefully chosen a fine selection of wines to perfectly complement our delicious 6 course dinner.
And only £45 per person
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News Date: 21st February 2014
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.
News Date: 7th February 2014
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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News Date: 28th January 2014
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.
News Date: 10th December 2013
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!
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
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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News Date: 4th September 2013
They say that two’s company and three’s a crowd, well a crowd is exactly what’s expected at the third annual Battlesteads Beer Fest, taking place Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July at the popular pub, hotel and restaurant in Wark, near Hexham.
Battlesteads owner Richard Slade said: “The Beer Fest has been getting busier every year so we’re expecting a great turnout. We’re dusting off the marquee, racking up the beers and striking up the band in readiness. We’re just praying for the sun to shine now!”
Now a permanent fixture in the Northumberland events calendar, the Beer Fest draws lovers of beer and live music – as well as a loyal Battlesteads fan base – from as far away as Manchester.
As usual, there will be live music and hot and cold food from the highly renowned Battlesteads kitchen available throughout the weekend. As an added attraction this year, the team at Battlesteads have worked with Claire Watson-Laney of Northumberland Sausage Company, which is also based in Wark, to produce some exclusive new sausages in time for the festival. Brave visitors can try The Raging Norris, the hottest sausage in the world, but Claire also promises a few exotic delights to appease a variety of appetites and palettes.
The beer, lager and cider list runs to 19 this year with the usual local breweries supported as well as a smattering of international guest brews. Visitors to the event will help to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance, which also benefited from £500 raised at the 2011 inaugural Beer Fest. Accommodation packages are available for anyone wishing to make the most of the whole weekend.
The fun starts at 4pm on Friday 26th July and carries on until the beer runs out on Sunday 28th July. Tickets cost just £4 including programme and commemorative glass. CAMRA members can purchase discounted tickets for £3. The music line up is:
News Date: 1st June 2013
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