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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The Elk's Head

Situated on the banks of the West Allen River, just outside the picturesque village of Whitfield, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: indeed the A686, the road that will bring

Whitfield, Northumberland NE47 8HD
+44 (0)1434 345282
The Feathers Inn

The Good Pub Guide County Dining pub of the year award winner eight times from 2007 – 2016

Hedley on the Hill, Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7SW
+44 (0)1661 843607
The George Hotel

The restaurant at The George offers a unique setting for a meal with the wonderful river backdrop to enjoy as you dine.

Chollerford , Northumberland NE46 4EW
+44 (0)1434 681611
The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion is located in the beautiful historic village of Corbridge, Northumberland, 5 miles north of Corstopitum- the ancient Roman supply depot for the Roman soldiers who defended Hadrian's

Hill Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AA
+44 (0)1434 632216
The Greenhead Hotel

Our restaurant serves a splendid menu consisting of homemade, freshly prepared food all day using local produce. Special diets can be catered for and we also boast a wide and varied wine list.

Greenhead , Northumberland CA8 7HB
+44 (0)1697 747411
The Hadrian Hotel

A Beautiful Country Hotel in the Tyne Valley

Front Street, Wall, Northumberland NE46 4EE
+44 (0)1434 681232
The Hearth Cafe

Whether you are walking, cycling or just meeting friends you can always expect a warm welcome at the Hearth Cafe.

Main Road, Horsley, Northumberland NE15 0NT
+44 (0)1661 853563
The Miners Arms Inn

The Miners Arms, run by the Greenwell Family, welcomes good food and fine ale lovers who come from far and wide.

Main Street, Acomb, Northumberland NE46 4PW
+44 (0)1434 603909
The Park Restaurant

The BEST WESTERN Beaumont is a delightful family run hotel overlooking the 7th Century Abbey and it's gounds.

Best Western Beaumont Hotel, Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3LT
+44 (0)1434 602331
The Pheasant Inn

The Pheasant Inn at Cumwhitton is a Traditional 17th Century Inn offering fantastic Food and Local Real Ales.

Cumwhitton, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 9EX
+44 (0)1228 560102
The Rat Inn

Set in the small hamlet of Anick, the Rat overlooks the village green and surrounding countryside with the River Tyne in the distance curving round towards the ancient Roman village of Corbridge.

Anick, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4LN
+44 (0)1434 602814
The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Corbridge is a fully refurbished gem, nestling in the heart of the popular Roman town of Corbridge.

St Helens Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5HE
+44 (0)1434 632020