survey result


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

Stone-clad old inn, beautifully situated in the country, and with an attractive garden for the summer months. The dining room provides a “good tasting menu” using a fair amount of home-grown produce.


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

An “old inn in a beautiful country setting” where “the food (including tasting menus) is clever” and whose “eco-ideals are carried through in a practical way” by “very hands-on owners Richard and Dee Slade” (who grow much of their own produce). “In the summer the garden at the back is one of the most peaceful hangouts anywhere”.

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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 D only 5
Menu2 50.00 D 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

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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