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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Red Lion Inn

Good old country Inn with log fires, locally sourced ales, fine wines and traditional food with a twist.

Stanegate Road, Newbrough, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 5AR
+44 (0)1434 674226
Riverdale Hall Hotel

Award Winning Restaurant, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Cricket Field & Salmon River in its own delightful grounds

Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 2JT
+44 (0)1434 220254
SIX Restaurant

Six is the stunning rooftop restaurant and bar at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art combining breathtaking panoramic views with great food, great service and a great experience.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 3BA
+44 (0)191 4404948
String of Horses Inn

String of Horses Inn & Restaurant, a traditional coaching inn set in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of Britain, near the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, The Lake District a

Faugh, Heads Nook, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 9EG
+44 (0)1228 670297
The Anchor Hotel

The Anchor is a charming characterful attractive Grade 11 listed hotel, pub and restaurant located on a picturesque riverside location on the banks of the Tyne.

John Martin Street, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland NE47 6AB
+44 (0)1434 688121
The Anchor Inn

The bar and main restaurant area is large and spacious featuring traditional beams, natural stone walls and log burning stove.

Whittonstall, Northumberland DH8 9JN
+44 (0)1207 561110
The Belted Will Inn

Enjoy fresh ingredients such as quality assured, locally-sourced Lakeland beef, free-range eggs and MSC approved fish from traceable, sustainable waters.

Hallbankgate, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2NJ
+44 (0)1697 746236
The Bitter End Brew Pub

The Bitter End pub in Cockermouth is a traditional English Pub and restaurant in the beautiful Lake district in Cumbria England.  Serving fine wines, real ales and quality pub food, the Bitter End

15 Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9PJ
+44 (0)1900 828993
The Black Bull Hotel

The Black Bull is a Luxury Hotel, situated in the pretty village of Wark.

Wark, Northumberland NE48 3LG
+44 (0)1434 230239
The Boatside Inn

A traditional Country Pub and Restaurant near the Historic Market Town of Hexham.

Warden, Northumberland NE46 4SQ
+44 (0)1434 602233
The Conservatory

The Conservatory Restaurant which boasts an AA Rosette award overlooks our beautiful landscaped gardens and offers guests a quality dining experience.

Crown Hotel, Wetheral, Cumbria CA4 8ES
+44 (0)1228 561888
The Dorset Arms

Situated at Wallsend we are within 3km of both Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Centre and the Tyneside coast, the bed & breakfast is also ideally located for Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall, the Gatesh

Dorset Avenue, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear NE28 8DX
+44 (0)191 209 9754

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