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Twice Brewed Inn

A great pub in the heart of Hadrians wall.

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Bed & Breakfast

The perfect start to a hard days walking!

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Great Beers & Wine

Sample of fantastic selection of local beers and international wines.

Twice Brewed Inn

The Twice Brewed is set amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery in England and stands in the shadows of Steel Rigg, without doubt one of the most dramatic parts of Hadrian’s Wall.

The Inn is situated on the B6318 (The Military Road) midway between Newcastle Upon Tyne in the East and Carlisle in the West and is close to all the main Roman sites – Vindolanda, Housteads and The Roman Army Museum.

Bed & Breakfast

The Inn provides comfortable accommodation all with en-suite facilities.

Relax in our bar in front of a roaring fire where you can enjoy real ales, beers from around the world, an international wine selection and a rather more locally themed menu showcasing the very best of local produce.

We also offer pre-booked breakfasts to non-residents so if you have friends staying with us or if you fancy treating yourself and letting someone else do the work, then The Twice Brewed is where you need to be – all we ask is that you book in advance so we don’t run out of bacon!

The Restaurant

We provide home cooked food, locally sourced where possible and available all day in both the bar and the restaurant.  Our calendar of events sees regular special menus, offers and seasonal produce.  We also have a brand new Private Function Room available for hire so whether you’re celebrating a wedding, a Birthday, your retirement, graduation or anything else, The Twice Brewed is where you need to be.

Other facilities on offer include; accommodation, beer garden, coach and car parking, cycle storage and we do of course, welcome dogs.

Origins of the Name

The Twice Brewed Inn

There are several stories which explain the name of the inn; the most romantic story tells that on the eve of the Battle of Hexham in 1464, Yorkist foot soldiers demanded their beer be brewed again because it lacked its usual and vital fighting strength. The ploy certainly worked as the Lancastrian army fled after an early morning raid.  A more prosaic explanation is that 18th-century farmers tended to brew (and serve) weak ale, and hence “twice brewed” meant the Inn offered stronger ale.  A third theory is that Hadrian’s Wall snakes its way across the brows, or “brews”, of two hills where there is also a meeting of a pair of drovers’ roads.

The antiquarian William Hutton walked the length of Hadrian’s Wall in 1801 and stayed one night at the Twice Brewed inn. He describes how a pudding was cooked “as big as a peck measure” and “a piece of beef … perhaps equal to half a calf.”  

Whichever story you choose to believe, it cannot be debated that the Inn sits on one of the most spectacular parts of Hadrian’s Wall, a perfect spot to rest and refresh yourself after a long days walking.

Twice Brewed Inn Awarded –
Green Tourism Silver Award

” For more than 40 years, the National Park Centre at Once Brewed has provided a gateway and haven to many thousands of visitors who come to explore Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, Northumberland National Park and the wider region as a whole.

As a networked Tourist Information Centre, located centrally to the Wall, it is staffed by friendly, knowledgeable information assistants, who welcome, orientate, inform & inspire visitors of all ages. Visitors are actively encouraged to explore the finest landscapes, the best historical sites and the top attractions throughout the region. To enhance their visit, a wide range of published guides together with merchandise of local provenance, fresh tea and coffee and other refreshments are provided.

Visitors can relax in the lounge area and view audio-visual presentations, or read the on-site interpretation about the local area. Other facilities include: car and coach park, free wifi access, toilets (baby changing faculties), cycle racks & lockers, picnic tables, one electric vehicle charging point and even free water from an outside tap for walkers to fill up their water bottles! “

What others say about us

“Great atmosphere, lovely food, quick service and well priced. The menu had a lot of variety and no complaints at all with the meal. Will be back in the future – thank you.”

Alison L – visited July 2016

“After a hard and arduous day high up on Hadrian’s Wall it was wonderful to get sight of The Twice Brewed Inn far below, arriving late afternoon to an already busy hostelry to enjoy our big pot of tea/real ale. Cheers guys, we were really glad to find you! Returning that evening I had a truly excellent 10oz gammon steak and my wife had catch of the day (hake) which was also v good; followed by great puds. Thanks Shaun and your splendid team.”

Jeff T – visited in July 2016

“Having walked 32 miles in blistering heat…the Twice Brewed Inn was a welcoming water hole….very good food choices and a real ale drinkers dream….and very reasonable prices. Staff very attentive and quick to serve but above all welcome us ‘old uns’ sweaty at our best with a smile and “What can I get you Sir?’ before one could remove from ruck sack……thanks everyone….you were the plaster for the blister we needed…”

Urbantiger13 – visited in August 2016