Eating and Drinking

If you’re enjoying the Wall on foot or you’re cycling along its scenic trails, you’ll need to rest and refuel regularly. Or, you may simply be a foodie on the look-out for the tastiest treats Hadrian’s Wall Country has to offer! Either way, you won’t be disappointed. One of the most easterly culinary hotspots is the superb Lanercost Tearoom, which is located right beside 12th century Lanercost Priory itself and serves up a tempting array of delicacies, from lunches and snacks to cakes and hot drinks. Further west, on the Military road, close to Heddon-on-the-Wall, is Vallum Farm. Less a restaurant, more a food-focused community, Vallum Farm has tea rooms, an ice cream parlour and a ‘play paddock’ as well as a kitchen garden bursting with fresh herbs and vegetables. It’s also a great spot from which to set off on a woodland walk.

Those who enjoy good pub grub are well-catered for along the Wall. One of the best known boozers on the frontier is the Twice Brewed Inn, which is an excellent point from which to visit any of the attractions that punctuate the Wall’s central section. At this welcoming pub, diners tuck into hearty meals - expect chunky chips, handmade sausages, sharing platters, steaks, burgers and more. Another traditional inn, albeit one that introduces a fresh contemporary twist to its menu, isThe Samson Inn, Gilsland. This place is owned by three local farmers who are uncompromising on using quality, seasonal produce. The Samson Inn also has a well-stocked bar positively groaning with real ales and tempting ciders. Yet further east to Corbridge and The Errington Arms, a coaching house that dates back to the 1750s, is well worth a visit. As well as hearty evening meals, this pub is ideal for hungry walkers with its generously sized tasty sandwiches.  This selection of eateries gives only the smallest flavour of the culinary delights on offer the length and breadth of Hadrian’s Wall Country. Wherever you’re exploring, east or west, rural or urban, you’re sure to find a fabulous choice of places to eat.  

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Twice Brewed Inn

The Twice Brewed is set amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in England and stands in the shadows of Steel Rigg, without doubt one of the most dramatic parts of Hadrian’s Wall.

Military Road, Bardon Mill, Northumberland NE47 7AN
+44 (0)1434 344534
Vallum Farm

Join us at Vallum Farm to savour the produce of land once trod by the Roman auxiliaries who lived here in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall.  Located 8 miles west of Newcastle, we offer a warm Northumbr

Military Road, East Wallhouses, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland NE18 0LL
+44 (0)1434 672 323
Vermont Hotel

The Vermont Hotel is steeped in history and opulence, offering superb rooms in Newcastle.

Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1RQ
+44 (0)191 233 1010
Wallsend Tea Room

Wallsend Guest House has an adjoining tea room which makes a selection of sandwiches and cakes as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks.

Wallsend Guest House, The Old Rectory, Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria CA7 5AF
+44 (0)1697 351055
Wheelbirks Parlour

Experience and indulge in the freshest of Wheelbirks award winning ice cream, milkshakes and luxury ice cream desserts all produced just a few hundred yards from your seat.

Wheelbirks Farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7HY
+44 (0)7717 282014