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Twice Brewed Inn

A great pub in the heart of Hadrians wall.

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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

” 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! “

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What others say about us

Alison Suthers

“Just returned from Twice Brewed after an excellent stay. Ticks all the boxes, excellent staff, good food and great location. The staff are particularly helpful and a special recommendation to the Manager (Matthew) who went ‘the extra mile’ to make a stay a comfortable and pleasant one. Will be returning to sample the new brewery…. ”

TripAdvisor – visited in March 2017
Alison Suthers
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“Just spent three very relaxing days at the Twice Brewed Inn. Our room was newly refurbished and very comfortable. Enjoyed some great meals there – they do a great Northumberland full English breakfast, and after you’ve been out exploring Hadrians Wall all day some brilliant and tasty evening meals. Friendly and helpful staff, comfortable room and good beer – the Twice Brewed Inn is highly recommended.”

TripAdvisor – visited in March 2017

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Tim G

“We stayed in the area for two nights, and had both dinners and also lunch here. All three meals were great! I was in a group of nine people, and the group went here for dinner both days. All the meals everyone ordered were excellent. I had the gammon–something I’d never had before–and fell in love with it. Scrumptious. Several people tried it the second night and also became fans. Lunch was very sedate, with a great selection of sandwiches, soups, and salads, in addition to heavier fare if you want it. Daily specials, very reasonably priced. By far the best pub/restaurant on the Hadrian’s Wall walk.”

TripAdvisor – visited in March 2017

Tim G