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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Carlin's Bar & Bistro

Flickering open fire, fine wines and well stocked bar, warm comfortable rooms. Treat yourself to stunning views in the Lake District with some of England's finest scenery.

Market Place, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9NQ
+44 (0)1900 823654
Centre of Britain Hotel & Restaurant

Dinner setting is full of atmosphere with elegant crystal, porcelain and our unique Norwegian made cutlery (gift packs available for those wondering where to buy it).

Market Square, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0BH
+44 (0)1434 322422
Chollerford , Hexham, Northumberland NE46 4EU
+44 (0)1434 681379
Danielle's Bistro

Danielles was established in May 1995 and although Italian in ownership this family run restaurant is distinctly of Mediterranean and British cuisine. 

12 Eastgate, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1BH
+44 (0)1434 601122
Dipton Mill Inn

Welcome to the Dipton Mill Inn. Home of the Hexhamshire Brewery, set in the rolling hills of Hexhamshire.

Dipton Mill Road, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1YA
+44 (0)1434 606577
Duke of Wellington Inn

Head Chef Mark Hillyard has added several new menus for the end of the summer.

Newton, Northumberland NE43 7UL
+44 (0)1661 844446
Dyvels Inn

A fresh, local, changing menu provides a great mix of pub favourites alongside some more adventurous dishes.

Station Road, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5AY
+44 (0)1434 633633
Errington Arms

The Errington Arms has a colourful history which can be traced back to the 1750s when it was originally a coaching house.

Stagshaw, Corbridge, Northumberland NE45 5QB
+44 (0)1434 672250
Farlam Hall Hotel

The dining room is a huge room with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the garden and ornamental lake and allow the light to flood in.

Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2NG
+44 (0)1697 746234

The museum has an award winning, family friendly restaurant which offers a good selection of coffees, teas, light snacks and lunches.

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP
+44 (0)1228 618711
Her Citi

Her Citi is a unique cafe in the pretty harbour town of Maryport.

107 Crosby Street, Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6JX
+44 (0)1900 810400
Herding Hill Farm Tea Room
Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9NW
+44 (0)1434 320175

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