The Twice Brewed Inn was a welcome retreat from the bracing winter weather. The owner was especially helpful, seeing as we'd turned up to walk Hadrian's wall without a map! We were able to check in early, leave our things in the lovely double bedroom which looked out onto the snowy hills, and then get out into that same wilderness. We were directed to a lovely 8 mile circular route which led us directly alongside a part of the wall and then across to two of the old forts, both of which have museums attached. Even the hardy northerners had been kept away by the snow, so we didn't learn much more than you can make up with a quick peek!
When we returned to the Inn, it was great to see the roaring fire and notice the range of real ales at the bar. We settled down in the lounge, chose from their range of board games and chatted with our fellow travellers. One of the things I especially liked in the bar was a map with hundreds of tiny pins, denoting the cities all the visitors had come from.
In the evening we ate in the restaurant and I can heartily recommend the homemade steak pie. All the meat is locally sourced and with the tender beef falling off my fork in strips, it showed! Breakfast was also tasty, and plentiful. You may be surprised I'm adding this after my ode to the steak pie, but they do provide veggie options, including a cooked vegetarian breakfast.
The decour of the inn is a little dated, and you can tell it's been a family run business for a while.
Overall really enjoyed my stay and the only stressful part was trying to make it out to the main road in the snow!
- Also Known As:
- The Twice Brewed Hotel
- The Twice Brewed Hotel Hexham
- The Twice Brewed Inn Hexham, UK - Northumberland