This summer Hadrian’s Wall is celebrating its tasty heritage by encouraging visitors to enjoy the diverse offering of food and drink on offer throughout the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pubs, cafés and tearooms offer a wide range of culinary delights to visitors as they explore the remarkable history and heritage of Hadrian’s Wall.
James Fell, Chair of the Hadrian’s Wall Marketing Partnership, said: “Hadrian’s Wall Country has a wonderful range of places to eat, drink and experience fine local produce at its best. With so much choice there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
“The Wall marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the North of England every year. We’re keen to encourage as many people as possible to take the opportunity to explore this special monument and enjoy the flavours of Hadrian’s Wall Country during their visit. You’ll find local delicacies such as stotties and pease pudding on the menu at some of our highlighted eateries.”
To help inspire visitors to make the most of Hadrian’s Wall this summer here is just a flavour of what is on offer:
- Vallum Farm is known as the foodie gateway to Hadrian’s Wall. With a focus on fresh, seasonal and home grown produce, you can enjoy a taste of Vallum in their award winning Tea Room and take treats away with you from the patisserie and shop. You can view the Kitchen Garden where your vegetables have just been picked, and enjoy the sights and smells of the bakery and ice cream parlour – and even have a go at making your own ice cream!
Whether you’re a weary walker in need of refreshment, seeking a special lunch stop on a day out, or looking for fun for all the family, Vallum is a treat for everyone’s tastes. http://www.vallumfarm.co.uk/
- Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to tearooms, all serving delicious food and drink in wonderful locations. Take time out from exploring Chesters Roman Fort to enjoy cream teas and Northumbrian inspired stotties in the grounds of the ancient fort and bathhouse.
- Exploring Hadrian’s Wall is hungry work so why not rest and refuel at a country pub or inn along the way. Enjoy home-cooked food and breath-taking scenery at the Twice Brewed Inn just off the Military Road or relax at The Errington Arms, a coaching house in Corbridge that dates back to the 1750s and offers hearty evening meals as well as generously sized tasty sandwiches for hungry walkers. Visit http://www.twicebrewedinn.co.uk/ or
http://www.erringtonarms.co.uk/ to find out more.
- Battlesteads pub, hotel and restaurant in Wark, near Hexham, offers a unique eating experience with garden views from the conservatory, a relaxed bar area or a more formal restaurant dining experience. With a great deal of the produce grown on site or sourced from artisan producers within 25 miles of the hotel, Battlesteads is the greenest hotel in Northumberland with multi award-winning eco credentials. https://www.battlesteads.com/
- The Milecastle Inn at Haltwhistle is only half a kilometre from Hadrian’s Wall and there are more Roman Camps in the surrounding area than anywhere else on the Wall. The Inn is a traditional pub serving home cooked food and fine real ales where visitors can enjoy a drink in the beer garden overlooking the historic site. http://www.milecastle-inn.co.uk/
- Try an award-winning seasonal and local menu at the Blackfriars Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Newcastle which is just a two minute walk from milecastle 4 on Hadrian’s Wall. Located in a 13th century former medieval friary, the restaurant serves traditional British food using seasonal produce from the local farms and producers, while large groups can dine in the recently restored medieval Banquet Hall historically used by King Edward III to receive Royal Scot, Edward Balliol, in 1334. http://www.blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk/
A full list of places to eat and drink and more information about visiting Hadrian’s Wall Country can be found on their official website at www.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk/food.