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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Herding Hill Farm Tea Room
Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9NW
+44 (0)1434 320175
House of Meg

House Of Meg Tea Room is situated in the village of Gilsland. There is a wide range of food and refreshments for all the walkers and people passing through.

Mumps Hall, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7BW
+44 (0)1697 747777
House of Meg

House Of Meg Tea Room is situated in the village of Gilsland. There is a wide range of food and refreshments for all the walkers and people passing through.

Mumps Hall, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 7BW
+44 (0)1697 747777
Il Piccolo

Welcome to Il Piccolo, Corbridge's best loved restaurant. Lovely service, fabulous authentic Italian food, great wine list and a friendly, relaxing ambience.

St Helens Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5BE
+44 (0)1434 634554
Jesmond Dene House Hotel

Whether you come to Jesmond Dene House to meet a friend for coffee or for an indulgent weekend away, we look after you in exactly the same way.

Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 2EY
+44 (0)191 212 3000
John Watt & Son

Coffee roasters with 150 years of experience. Loads of high quality beans, roasted every day for you to either buy or try in the Victorian coffee shop.

11 Bank St, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8HG
+44 (0)1228 521545

Langley Castle provides the perfect setting to enjoy morning coffee, light snacks, afternoon tea and evening dinner all prepared to the highest standard by our kitchen team and served with the famo

Langley Castle Hotel, Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland NE47 5LU
+44 (0)1434 688888
Lanercost Tea Room and Hadrian's Wall Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Lanercost Tea Room is in an ideal position for friends, families and groups to stop off for a reviving snack or take lunch while exploring the surrounding area.Located next to the 12th century Lane

Lanercost, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2HQ
+44 (0)1697 741267
Langdales Restaurant
Carlisle Swallow Hotel, London Road, Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 2PZ
+44 (0)1228 524828
Lion & Lamb

The Lion & Lamb was originally a farmhouse built in 1718 using stones from Hadrian's Wall and was converted into a Coaching Inn in 1744.

Horsley, Northumberland NE15 0NS
+44 (0)1661 852952
Little Haven Hotel

Enjoy a varied & exciting wining & dining experience in the Boardwalk restaurant, fashionably set in the conservatory overlooking Little Haven Beach and the lively waterfront. 

River Drive, Little Haven, South Shields, Tyne and Wear NE33 1LH
+44 (0)191 455 4455
Matfen Hall

This stately home is set in 300 acres of parkland and has been a hotel since 1999. Enjoy true Northumbrian hospitality at Matfen Hall Hotel.

Matfen, Northumberland NE20 0RH
+44 (0)1661 886500

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