Twice Brewed Inn

A great pub in the heart of Hadrians wall.


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, Housesteads and The Roman Army Museum. The Inn is on the popular Pennine Way route and welcomes walkers with a drying room and other facilities. We are also on the Hadrians Cycleway (Route 72) and near the Sandstone Way cycle route.

We are 4 miles away from Haltwhistle train station and 15 miles away from Hexham train station.

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 &

Visit England 4 Star Rating

” For decades, The Twice Brewed Inn 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.

We are located centrally to the Wall, and are staffed by a friendly, knowledgeable Team, who welcome, 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, tea, coffee, food and locally sourced meals are available.

Visitors can relax in their comfortable accommodation or in the bar or restaurant area and read about the local area or organise a tour of our purpose-built microbrewery whilst our Head Brewed busily goes thorough the processes of making our next batch of ales, also served at the bar and available to take home.  Other facilities include: car and coach park, free wifi access, toilets (baby changing facilties), cycle racks, picnic tables, camping and even free water from an outside tap for walkers to fill up their water bottles! ”

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Paget Lazzari, Ranger Service Manager, Northumberland National Park

“Hi, I am dropping you a quick line on behalf of the UK wide Ranger Service Managers Groups to say a big thank you for the excellent level of service and food that you and your Team at The Twice Brewed provided for us over the past couple of days.  Can you pass on our thanks to Matt for a really brilliant brewery tour, his enthusiasm, knowledge and the beers you produce impressed us all.

Best wishes Paget Lazzari, Ranger Service Manager, Northumberland National Park”
To The Twice Brewed Inn via e-mail – visited November 2018
Paget Lazzari, Ranger Service Manager, Northumberland National Park

“This place was recommended by National Trust staff after a circular walk to Sycamore Gap and disappointment that the location wasn’t stocked with a cafe / restaurant.  Was so ready for some warm food.

Went on a Friday lunchtime and it was pretty busy.  I immediately clocked the venison burger special and ordered it without looking at the res of the menu.  Ace choice, beautifully cooked and generously sized with chips, coleslaw, salad and salsa.  Absolutely gorgeous. 
The atmosphere is warm and the staff are really friendly.  Ordered a coffee afterwards, which came with a homemade shortbread.
I would strongly recommend and not hesitate to stop for food in the area again.  (Am not a beer drinker but the choices looked really interesting.)”
TripAdvisor – visited in November 2018
“I don’t live too far away and when the family come to visit, this is their first choice in restaurants.  The staff are bubbly and the food is amazing.  Sometimes there can be a little wait for your food, however, it’s a very popular place for tourists and locals and so it’s fair to cut them some slack.  Cosy inn with top end pub grub.  Will continue to take my family there.”
TripAdvisor – visited in November 2018