As I grew up in the Hadrian’s Wall region I thought it best to share my personal knowledge of the best places to stop for a drink or some tasty food after a long days walk.
A quick jaunt up to Steel Rigg on Hadrian's Wall back in May 2011
Macs Adventure offer 9 different itineraries to suit the route and daily mileages you wish to undertake along Hadrian's Wall. Depending on which itinerary you choose you will almost always find a local pub nearby to try out! One of my all-time favourite pubs along this route is the Twice Brewed Inn (also known as the Twicey!) which is on the route at Once Brewed. They have a wonderful selection of beers from local breweries to test out and the locals are very entertaining & friendly! The local breweries they work with are Allendale, Cullercoats and Houston Breweries to name a few.
A warm welcome at the Twice Brewed Inn!
The pub is also known for accommodating the actors and film crew from the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves film back in 1991. They were filming a scene just near Steel Rigg at Sycamore Gap which a lot of visitors like to check out and recreate.
Crossing over the Wall near Sycamore Gap
I often get asked where is a good place to stop for some lunch along this route. The route itself can be quite remote in some sections and so it is best to ask for a packed lunch which accommodation owners can provide or you can stock up at local groceries. If you’re wanting to treat yourself to a cup of tea & some homemade scones or cake I would highly recommend the Greenhead Tea Room! This is located between Once Brewed & Gilisland. Greenhead is just slightly off the route and noted in the guidebook we provide you with. They offer a brilliant selection of local hot and cold beverages and is a great resting point if you’re walking to Brampton or Gilsland.
Lunch break at the wonderful Greenhead Tea Room
If you would like to know more about our Hadrian’s Wall trips please do visit https://www.macsadventure.com/walking-holiday/uk-walking-holiday/england/hadrians-wall/ or get in touch with myself or my colleagues in the UK team on firstname.lastname@example.org