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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Allendale Tea Room

Home cooking with "REAL homemade chips"

Market Place, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9BD
+44 (0)1434 683575
Angel Inn

The Angel is an historic coaching inn centrally located in the charming Northumberland town of Corbridge; only 3 miles south of Hadrian’s Wall and a beautiful 15 minute walk along the riverside fro

Main Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5LA
+44 (0)1434 632119
BALTIC Kitchen

Whether it’s a lunch date with friends or refreshment during a visit, BALTIC Kitchen is on hand to serve mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches and snacks daily

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 3BA
+44 (0)191 440 4948
Barrasford Arms

Top chef Tony Binks took over the 1870s pub in 2006. Already voted “Destination Restaurant of the Year,” the pub sits at the heart of Barrasford village in the North Tyne valley.

Hexham, Northumberland NE48 4AA
+44 (0)1434 681237
Battlesteads Restaurant

Head Chef Eddie Shilton sources prime local ingredients  to ensure freshness and flavour, including seasonal game, Cumbrian beef and Northumbrian lamb.

Wark, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 3LS
+44 (0)1434 230209
Black Bull

The Black Bull lies cosily in the heart of Corbridge, a Northumberland village. In a traditional building which dates back to 1755.

Middle Street, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AT
+44 (0)1434 632261
Blackfriars Restaurant & Banqueting Hall

Blackfriars is located in a 13th century former medieval friary and serves an award-winning seasonal and local menu, showcasing the North East at its best.

Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4XN
+44 (0)191 261 5945
Bluerare Restaurant
Boe Rigg Coffee Shed

We are a retro café for fine food, great coffee, art & music.  We’re a happy bunch and we’ll give you service with a smile.  It’s a place to kick back and relax, soak in the views, and enjoy ou

Charlton, Bellingham, Northumberland NE48 1PE
+44 (0)1434 240970
Bouchon Bistrot

Winner of the Best European Restaurant honour at the North East Restaurant Awards and conveniently situated on Gilesgate in the centre of Hexham, Bouchon Bistrot serves straightforward country styl

4-6 Gilesgate, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3NJ
+44 (0)1434 609943
Brocksbushes Farm

Situated next to the Farm Shop overlooking part of the 'pick your own' area. After browsing around the shop, enjoy some refreshments in the relaxed surroundings.

Corbridge, Northumberland, NE43 7UB
+44 (0)1434 633100
Cafe Eden

This modern coffee bar offers a wide selection of drinks, homebaking, sweet treats and snacks, ideal if you wish to sit in or take away.

Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Houghton, Cumbria CA6 4JB
+44 (0)1228 400610

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