Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sustainable Tourism Award

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Sustainable Tourism Award

Article excerpt

THE BATTLESTEADS THE Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant is a small, independently-owned inn located in the village of Wark-on-Tyne in rural Northumberland.

Originally built as a farmstead in 1747, this four-star inn and restaurant features a well-stocked bar and cosy fireplace with wood-burning stove in the winter and a sunny conservatory within a secret walled garden for enjoying the sunshine.

Despite being housed in an 18th Century farmstead, the hotel is firmly placed in the 21st Century with state-of-the-art environmental features. Battlesteads features an innovative woodchip-burning biomass boiler which supplies heating and hot water to the entire hotel using sustainable fuel from forestry only one mile away, meaning it is virtually carbon neutral.

The surplus heat generated is used to heat its polytunnels, which provide herbs and salad vegetables even in winter months. Rain is captured in a tank to provide water for the entire garden and planters.

JURY'S INN NEWCASTLE JURY'S Inn Newcastle offers great value, stylish and comfortable three-star accommodation. Particularly impressive is the hotel's approach to resource management, which has produced significant cost savings for the business. They regularly monitor water and energy use and an onsite champion keeps everyone on their toes. …

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