Wark on Tyne, Hexham, NE48 3LS

survey result


* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Claiming to be the only hotel in the UK with its own onsite observatory – and enjoying a location with clear skies, north of Hexham – this rural pub with rooms occupies an eighteenth- century farmhouse and is consistently highly rated all round. The food is mostly superior pub grub, but there is a fancy five-course and eight-course menu too if you want to push the boat out.

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Owner's description

Being situated in rural Northumberland, we are surrounded by some of the finest livestock, game, fish, poultry, fruit and vegetables in the Country. Head Chef Eddie Shilton sources prime local ingredients to ensure freshness and flavour.

Look out for dishes including oak smoked duck, chicken and salmon from nearby Bywell Smokery. Vegetarian choices are always available. Our cooking style is primarily modern British but always add some international choices for those with a more cosmopolitan palate.

During summer we grow many of our own herbs, salads, vegetables and many different fruit varieties within our kitchen garden

We have a range of menus planned around seasonal availability of fresh produce to suit every price and palate, from snacks, sandwiches and fresh salads to full a-la-carte including succulent steaks, seasonal game and vegetables, freshwater fish and tasty seafood.

Our policy is to source the freshest local ingredients wherever possible.


  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 35.00 Dinner only 5
Menu2 50.00 Dinner only 8

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.25 £12.95 £3.00 £6.25
Wine per bottle £16.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

No dress code
Wark on Tyne, Hexham, NE48 3LS
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑11 pm

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