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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.

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.

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

HC

“We did the wall east to west and misjudged how long our 3rd day was, right when I thought I couldn’t convince my feet to go any further, Twice Brewed could be seen off in the distance. All I wanted was roast and prosecco, and they had it (it was Sunday). Really great food. Games to play in the pub. They even accommodated our friends who were gluten free.”

Visited January  2016
HC

“Just popped in to see the refurbishment. What a great job they’ve done to the bar. Ordered food and it was excellent. A great atmosphere in pleasant surroundings and top quality food with great service”

Visited in January 2016

Geoffcj

“Called in at the weekend for a light lunch and drinks before setting off to Sycamore Gap. Refurbishments amazing and classy. Excellent soup and burger, very good value and well-presented.”

Visited in January 2016

Sue S