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POSTED BY November 15, 2021

If you are hiking on the trail along Hadrian’s Wall Path, you will need to remember to rest and refuel regularly. Are you on the lookout for good places to have a coffee, a drink or dinner in the evening? In this post, we have some recommendations for the best places to eat on Hadrian’s Wall Path.

Sycamore Gap
Sycamore Gap, Hadrian’s Wall Path

1. VALLUM FARM, Newcastle upon Tyne

Located 12 km west of Newcastle, Vallum Farm is a foodie’s paradise! The place includes a vintage tea room with outdoor terrace, an ice cream parlor, a restaurant and a vegetable garden overflowing with herbs and fresh vegetables! The establishment emphasizes fresh, seasonal and homemade products. Let yourself be intoxicated by the smells of fresh bread, pies and cakes. Let yourself be tempted by the artisanal ice cream and the vegetables from the garden. Enjoy the quality of the local products! Guests can also enjoy the views from the property ideally nestled in Tyne Valley. For more information visit www.vallumfarm.co.uk

Vallum Farm

2. TWICE BREWED INN, Bardon Mill

The Twice Brewed Inn is located halfway between Newcastle Upon Tyne and Carlisle. It is close to all the major Roman sites – Vindolanda, Housteads and the Roman Army Museum. Focusing on traditional dishes, the Twice Brewed Inn has a varied menu to suit all tastes. In this welcoming pub, hearty meals are served. Enjoy the home-cooked food and the breathtaking scenery. For more information visit www.twicebrewedinn.co.uk

Twice brewed inn


Battlesteads is an award winning facility. A large majority of the products are grown on site or come from small local producers. The place is renowned for its cuisine and hospitality. This establishment has also been named a responsible tourist destination – so it is obviously one of our recommendations! For more information visit www.battlesteads.com

Dining Room

Why not also read our Hadrian’s Wall Path – 9 Trail Highlights post

4. MILECASTLE INN, Haltwhistle

Milecastle inn is a traditional pub serving home cooked food and great beers. The property is just 500 meters from Hadrian’s Wall Path, and there are more Roman camps in the surrounding area than anywhere else on the Wall. For more information, visit http://www.milecastle-inn.co.uk/

Pub for sale in Milecastle Inn, North Road, Haltwhistle, Northumberland,  United Kingdon, NE49 9NN, NE49


Blackfriars is located in a former medieval 13th century convent. Do not hesitate to discover their seasonal menu! Blackfriars serves traditional British cuisine and uses only produce from nearby farms. For more information visit www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk

Blackfriars Restaurant

6. LANERCOST TEA ROOMS, Abbey Farm, Carlisle

At the Lanercost tea rooms, everything is homemade and freshly prepared with quality local products. The establishment offers cakes and hot drinks, and a lunch menu including salads, wraps, paninis, traditional fish and chips or homemade burgers. Lanercost tea rooms located just near the Lanercost Priory, dating from the 12 th century, and within one kilometer of Hadrian’s Wall Path. For more information visit www.lanercosttearoom.co.uk

Lanercost tea rooms

7. SAMSON INN, Gilsland

The Samson Inn is a very good pub with a contemporary menu and a great selection of vegetarian options. This place is owned by three local farmers who are adamant about using quality, seasonal produce in their menus. The Samson Inn also has a well-stocked bar with a large selection of beers and ciders. For more information visit https://thesamson.co.uk/

Samson inn

We hope that you enjoyed this guide to the Best places to eat on Hadrian’s Wall Path. If you’re interesting in walking Hadrian’s Wall Path, just get in touch.