We are very pleased to announce that the Heart is now open again, 5 years since we first opened. We’ve been busy giving the whole building a spruce up which is much needed after being full of customers day in day out for years so quite fitting that the ol’ gal is looking in tiptop shape for her birthday.

Wednesday: Noon-10pm (Inc Gov 50% off food offer)
Thursday: Noon-10pm
Friday: Noon-10pm
Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: Noon-7pm
Bank hol Monday: Noon-7pm

Food served every day till 9pm except for 6pm on Sundays & Bank hol. All food and drink will be available for takeaway at a 20% discount & can be ordered in advance ready for collection.

For bookings (maximum of 6 people) please EMAIL ONLY to contact@thehearthexham.com for the moment as we are installing a new telecoms system & there is not someone on the premises at all times currently to answer the phone.

Tables are obviously limited so advance bookings are highly recommended as we’ve had to reduce the number of tables slightly but we will allow walk-ins if there is space to accommodate. We will be operating a queuing system where we will call you when the first table becomes available, while you are having a stroll around the beautiful Sele Park opposite or browsing the fine independent shops that line Market Street, instead of waiting inside the pub.

We will be taking bookings for outdoor tables on our terrace but these will be allowed only within one week of the booking date so the weather forecast is clear.

We are food industry professionals with the highest level of experience in both independent and corporate award-winning hospitality businesses for well over a decade before opening the Heart so we are very confident in being able to keep you as safe as is possible. Measures have been designed and implemented after a full analysis of all aspects of potential risk factors, including installation of air-filtration units, hand sanitiser dispensers at all communal contact points, sanitisation processes and many more. Some will be visible, some will not, and we intend to try and keep the same inviting & relaxed environment feel as before for you to enjoy the finest in food & drink around.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Heart Of Northumberland.
Alan & the team

The Heart of Northumberland is a great, independent free house set within the centre of the historic town of Hexham.

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Recently renovated, this historic pub has been given a breath of life after a major refurbishment to get this stunning, Grade II listed, semi-derelict pub back open after being closed for years.

It’s a place to relax, socialise and celebrate with your friends and family and there is something for everyone including the dog.

Food is fit for all occasions and appetites. Emphasis is on locally sourced produce and Northumbrian tradition. Light bites, hearty wholesome pub grub, bar snacks, kids meals and a Sunday roast to rival home!