Places to Eat and Drink

Beautiful countryside, relaxed surroundings, what more can you ask for in a destination with such a lovely selection of places to eat and drink from formal dining to a more informal cafe. The choices are yours. If you have an entry you would like to see in these listings which is related to the area please let us know and a free listing entry will be considered.


Art in the Barn pop up cafe

Art in the Barn is part of the "Great Exhibition of the North Inspired By" programme encouraging those visiting Newcastle Gateshead this summer to travel further.
House of Meg Tea Rooms

In Gilsland itself, House of Meg's has a wide selection of lunch time meals and snacks, as well as a selection of homemade goods. They also sell newspapers, milk and everyday selections from eggs to…
Lanercost Priory

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history. Standing close to Hadrian's Wall, it suffered frequent attacks during the long Anglo-Scottish…
Slack House Farm licensed Cafe and Farm Shop

Slack House Farm is the home of a  licensed Cafe and Farm Shop and the Birdoswald Cheese Dairy. The farm is on the edge of the Bewcastle Fells overlooking Hadrian’s Wall and is on the National cycle…
The Bridge In, Gilsland

A small rural pub situated in Gilsland close to the route of Hadrian's Wall.
The Greenhead Hotel

The Greenhead Hotel is in the heart of Roman Wall country. Situated close to the Hadrian's Wall path makes it an ideal location for a stop off on the trail or a base for day trips to the Roman Army…
The Samson Inn

The Samson Inn is owned and run by three local farmers, two based in Gilsland and the other in Carlisle. They care deeply about good quality food, seasonality and using local produce wherever…