Monday evenings from 7 till 8.30pm. Informal drop in sessions, to help you find your way around conversational Spanish. £7 per class or come to all seven £40. A relaxed environment with a supportive teacher.
Second Sunday of the Month Stargazing
every second Sunday of the Month.
This is for anyone who has ever looked up and enjoyed seeing stars! This time we will also be talking about the upcoming solar eclipse, how to view it, when and where.
Join us with local amateur Dave Woodford to view the lovely night sky from Hedley. Its for anyone and everyone, all ages and interests in astronomy. Admire the skies from the comfort of The Feathers Inn. Just turn up on the second Sunday of the month starting with the
It’s fun to do a bit of informal observing if the weather’s clear, and if it’s not clear then at least we all get to meet and chat with some like-minded people. You don’t need a telescope, but if you do bring one great and you may be able to offer help to others.
We look forward to seeing you and the stars – clear skies and cosy fires
Knit and Natter
Every other Monday evening from 7pm
The Feathers Knit and Natter is looking for people who love crafts and all things home made. We are creative group of knitters and crocheters who get together on a regular basis to stitch and socialise. All Feathers Knit and Natter meetings are open to the public and are free of charge. So if you are interested in cocktails and crochet hooks then this could be for you.
Posted: January 21, 2015 4:17 pm
Easter Friday 30th March: Start of our Beer and Food Festival with over 20 real ales on offer all weekend. The best beers from the North . Our eminent judges will be sampling the beers in a blind judging. Lunch 12pm – 2pm. Dinner 6 – 8.30pm. reservations being taken.
Easter Saturday 31st March: Pop up Bakery 12 – 3pm. Village saddleback pork and more. Come and meet our fantastic suppliers and buy some yummy treats. BBQ. Outside real ale and cider bar. Reservations being taken for lunch and dinner. Lunch 12 – 3pm. Dinner 6 – 8.30pm.
Easter Sunday Day 1st April: Traditional Sunday lunch 12 – 4.30pm. Public invited to vote for their favourite beer in the people’s choice competition. Reservations being taken now.
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd April: The Famous Hedley Barrel Race – you could win 72 pints! egg jarping, Easter bonnet competition, BBQ and more. Run to the pub carrying an empty beer barrel or just watch the fun. Race registration from 11.30 am. Race begins at 1pm. Prize giving 1.30pm. Eggs for jarping on sale after the race. Egg Jarping from 3 pm. Outside real ale and cider bar. BBQ. Raising funds for the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue.
No reservations taken.
The Hedley Barrel Race
Get your team together for this years Barrel Race
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd APRIL
Race at 1pm, registration from 11.30am till 12 noon.
Children can race too*
Best Fancy dress prizes also!
Teams consist of three adults, we recomme
nd you bring gloves for holding the barrel. All three must cross the finish
line together carrying the barrel.
The barrel race is part of our weekend long Beer and Food Festival. This years beer festival celebrates the North East micro brewers, expect Mordue, Allendale, Cullercoats, Credence and much more.
Call us if you would like more information 01661 843 607
* Children must be in teams of three, aged 10 or over and with permission from parent or guardian.
The race usually follows this course. It is approx 1 mile uphill over farmer’s land then along the road to finish at the pub. Racers must make their own way to the start.
If you arrive via New Ridley road, then take the Hedley road as signposted. Take the first track you come to on your left, follow this to the end and through the gate, this is the start of the race.
When hard-boiled eggs come to blows.
Forget the chocolate variety: the Easter tradition in the north-east of England is a competition where you try to smash an opponent’s egg with yours. here’s a guide:
1 You need hard-boiled eggs, but don’t get any ideas about warming your eggs on the radiator or coating them in nail varnish. Jarping-egg-tampering will not be tolerated. They are provided on the day for £1 each. All proceeds to the North Of Tyne Mountain Rescue.
2 It’s a one-on-one, knockout tournament. One player holds their egg firmly in their hand. The second player brings their egg down, in a movement known as a “dunsh”. No runups – feet on the ground please.
3 If either egg is cracked after the first jarp, the unlucky player is eliminated. If both eggs remain intact, swap places and keep jarping until one egg gives way.
4 The victor. That is the bearer of a perfect, undented egg, while others are scooping up broken bits of shell from the floor.
Posted: December 2, 2014 10:54 pm
Celebrate your New Year with us.
When all you need is a bit of opulence, we have designed our New Years Eve Banquet for you.
New Year’s Eve Banquet – all dishes are to share for each table, please let us know any dietary requirements, no need to choose you get some of everything for each table.
New Years Eve Menu
Canapes and fizz from 6.30pm
Dinner served at 7.30 sharp, dancing till 1 am.
Canapes and Elderberry fizz
Our own made charcuterie, toast and pickles.
Perry poached pear and Darling blue and walnut salad.
Lindisfarne oysters natural
Northumbrian ox cheek in red wine, onions, mushrooms and smoked bacon.
Poached wild North Sea halibut, Scottish mussels, samphire, spinach and cider.
Northumbrian leek, squash, apple and sage pie.
All served with Dauphinoise potatoes, buttered black cabbage and roasted roots.
Damson Jelly and warm honey madeleines.
English quince and almond tart.
Aged Doddingtons and pickled walnuts.
Tables of 2 maybe put together with other groups to make tables of 4 to help encourage the convivial atmosphere of this banquet!
Payment in full by the 15th December.
Posted: December 2, 2014 10:45 pm