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 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
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