A hard days walking deserves a good pint of Ale. I’m sure that’s a universal rule, written into the fabric of us outdoorsy types, but its a rule I can certainly relate to. In a bid to provide you with some pre-walk inspiration I’ve set about bringing together the top 5 pubs along the Hadrian’s Wall Path.
Now for the sake of clarification, I am talking about pubs which specifically specialize in Ale. The United Kingdom prides itself on Ale, with a vast amount of Micro Breweries opening all the time. Honestly, we are totally spoilt for choice, which has certainly made for a resurgence of the once dying pub. Beer drinkers now favor sampling the delights of a few select Ales rather than knocking back copious amounts of John Smith or IPA Green King.
Anyway, onto the Pubs.
The Bridge Tavern
The Bridge Tavern is a microbrewery (Brewpub) and also serves British comfort food with a ‘local twist’. Guests are treated to a full view of the two hectolitres microbrewery which is fully operational. The in-house brewer mashes daily, creating 360-pint batches of cask and keg ales which go quickly due to their local demand. The pub also has outdoor heaters so you can enjoy a pint even in colder weather.
The Robin Hood Inn
We are proud to place our guests in the Robin Hood Inn, as in addition to providing a great place to eat and drink, they also offer excellent accommodation on the Hadrian’s Wall Path. The Robin Hood Inn has both an exceptional wine list, chosen to work with their foods, but also an expansive list of craft beers, rotated from local Breweries. The pub benefits from a beautiful garden where you can enjoy some excellent food after a hard day walking the wall while planning harder days ahead.
The Crown Inn
If its good enough for the local community is good enough for you. The Crown Inn was saved from boarded windows by the residents of Humshaugh. This lively village pub is a great place to visit after a long day on the hill and like those before champions real local ale and good British food. The pub also has a folk night, busking night and supercar Sunday where avid supercar enthusiasts and owners turn up to collectively enjoy their pastime.
Twice Brewed Inn
Twice Brewed Inn is probably one of my favorite pubs to accommodate my clients in. Its perfectly located just off Walltown Crags, the best bit of the Hadrian’s Wall Path and offers a delightful retreat after days walking. The Inn offers clean rooms, local beer, and great homecooked food. Several stories on the name of the Inn exist. But the most romantic story has it that on the eve of the Battle of Hexham in 1464, Yorkist food soldiers demanded their ale be brewed again because it lacked its usual strength, strength which made fighting men.
The Kings Head pub is accessible from Carlisle town center and is certainly the place to go if you are looking for local ale and a relaxed atmosphere. The pub has won city pub of the year 2008 to 2013 as voted for by CAMRA and listed in the Good Beer Guide.
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