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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

Facing a small, triangular green in a tiny hamlet of stone cottages, the terraced, tree-shaded garden of this convivial old drovers' inn looks out over the River Tyne as it curves round to the Roman town of Corbridge. The nearness of Hadrian’s Wall has long made people wonder whether some of its stones were liberated to build the pub. Wonder yourself in the flagstone-floored, beamed bar over a glass of High House Farm Nel's Best or Wylam Gold Tankard. The bar itself is fashioned from a great oak sideboard, chamberpots hang from the ceiling and a cast-iron range may blaze away. Appearing on the daily-changing menu might be rillette of Craster kipper with potato and horseradish salad; pan-fried North Sea coley with squid, creamed leeks and salsify; peppered Northumbria steak with chips and roasted tomato; and parsnip and wild mushroom pan haggerty. A small conservatory offers the best views from indoors.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-2, Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Cumberland Corby Ale, High House Farm Nel's Best, Hexhamshire Shire Bitter, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wylam Gold Tankard
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Getting here

2m from Hexham. At Bridge End (A69) rdbt, take exit signed Oakwood. Inn 500yds on right

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