26/03/2015New tearoom for hadrian's wall
If you're marching forth along Hadrian's Wall this spring then why not take a break at the newly opened tearoom at Chesters Roman Fort. Visitors can discover locally inspired and sourced refreshments, suitable for hungry hikers and thirsty cavalry alike.
The new tearoom at Chesters Roman Fort opens at the start of the English Heritage season in April, on the site of the original Locullus Larder and will seat 22 inside a light and neutral tearoom. There is additional seating outside the front of the tearoom, a renowned suntrap on bright sunny days.
The focus will be to bring tasty regional varieties of good food to the fore, working with local suppliers such as WMH Butchers from Haydon Bridge for quality bacon and sausages, and Hadrian's Sandwiches in Hexham, who also supply Birdoswald and Housesteads, for delicious sandwiches, scones and the famous Singing Hinnies, a tasty type of regional scone, (the 'singing' originally referring to the sounds of sizzling butter in the rich dough as it cooked on the plate). Also available are delicious versions of the Northumberland stottie; local ham and pease pudding, Northumberland sausage and red onion marmalade and smoked cheddar and apple chutney.
"The new tea room at Chesters Roman Fort will be a welcome addition to the English Heritage offering along Hadrian's Wall and a great addition to the historic site. This is a peaceful and relaxing location and so in addition to visitors wandering around the ruins and visiting the collection in the museum, they can now take extra time to sit back and absorb the atmosphere of this once vibrant Roman site."
- Carole Keltie, General Manager Hadrian's Wall, English Heritage
Chesters Tearoom will be open daily from the start of the season and will remain open throughout the year as the site opens. There will be a child's menu available to ensure that little Roman Soldiers are well fuelled ahead of their own holiday focused activities.
Easter adventure quest
Celebrate the new season by joining us at the Easter Adventure Quest 3 - 6 April at Chester's Roman Fort. Meet characters from the past with stories of times gone by. Rise to the challenge, crack the clues and reap a chocolate reward - a great way to get hands-on with history.