Vallum Farm

East Wallhouses
Military Road
NE18 0LL

+44 01434 672323

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Dubbed “The River Cottage of the North” by Luxe magazine (2013), and renowned as the place to find the traditional tastes of Hadrian’s Wall country, Vallum is a unique and growing community of artisans whose produce is enjoyed by visitors from all over the country.

Vallum is home to a Restaurant & private-dining Chef's Room, a Farm Shop & Ice Cream Parlour and the multi-award-winning Vallum Tea Room. New last year - The Paddock Marquee - is a large marquee in a barn, perfect to hire for larger events and for hosting Vallum Country Weddings (See more details below).

The Roman auxiliaries who lived here 2,000 years ago would recognise the work of our artisan producers and the changing seasons of our spectacular countryside, as our visitors do today.
We hope that they, like you, would also enjoy our Great Taste Award-winning ice cream, the heritage vegetables from the Vallum Kitchen Garden and the bread and patisserie from the Vallum bakery.

Visitors of all ages enjoy our wildlife walks, the outdoor play paddock, and Vallum’s food and produce events and workshops. And we enjoy showing visitors how far we’ve come since we opened the Vallum Tea Room in 2005. Since then, we’ve restored the farm's old milking sheds to create our restaurant, function space The Chef's Room and shop, our new bakery, ice cream laboratory and workshop spaces.
We look forward to welcoming you to Vallum to enjoy the many tastes, sights and sounds of Hadrian's Wall country.
Site open daily from 10am,



Weddings at Vallum Farm are relaxed and unique, set in the magical countryside just a few miles from the city. 

We offer the romantic feel of a country wedding with the convenience and cost effectiveness of a bespoke venue in breathtaking Hadrian’s Wall Country just eight miles west of Newcastle.

We have a full wedding license so you can even exchange your vows with us!

Our marquee has views of the spectacular Northumbrian countryside and our flourishing kitchen garden.  As it is set up inside our barn, we can host weddings all year round for parties of up to 150 in the marquee.

For smaller weddings we have our beautiful Chef’s Room with its sumptuous furnishings and roaring log fire. This room is suitable for a wedding party of up to 30 guests.

Our venue hire fee, which includes everything you need for your country wedding at Vallum Farm including bales, barrels and a fire pit with logs. Hire charges depend which of our venues you choose, the day of the week and the month of the year. All you have to do then is choose your food and drinks and plan the fun bits like flowers, dresses and music!

Food is of course our passion! We use produce from our own artisans on site, our kitchen garden and nearby local producers. Working with the Vallum team you can design the perfect menu.  As we make our own breads, pies, cakes and of course ice cream, there is lots of opportunity to create bespoke items eg. Design your own original wedding ice cream and make it yourself before the big day in Vallum’s Little Dairy.

We have a dedicated wedding team to take care of you from the minute you get in touch. We are here to help with every detail to ensure that when the big day arrives everything will be just as you’d planned.

For more detailed information including prices, menus, brochures, some FAQ’s and terms & conditions please see our website:

To arrange a site visit contact Jane:

01434 672 323

01434 672 055.

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Amazing food

btilley300, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We visited here for Sunday lunch. We booked 2 weeks in advance, requesting a table by the window as the view is amazing. On arrival we were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant, however this was resolved as soon as we pointed out this reservation by the waiter moving some seats around! Tip: request a window seat!! The service was a bit slow to start, it took about 15 mins for our drinks to come after we ordered. The staff are lovely, if not s little slow. This was when we were the only ones there, and one member of staff was standing around doing nothing. Having had this bumpy start, we weren’t too impressed until the food came. I had the fish cake to start, turkey for main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It was absolutely divine and so delicious and tasty. I couldn’t fault the food at all. It was a lovely meal full of fresh ingredients and packed with flavour. I would definitely return for this. I note that there were quite a few flies in the restaurant, nothing we couldn’t cope with until after the meal when a big spider and wasp also appeared, leading us to make a sharp exit! Part of what is to be expected being in the countryside, but maybe not in a restaurant? Overall an amazing meal, but service could be improved a little!

Spectacular Sunday lunch

crumzuch, Northumberland
Just had the most amazingly delicious lunch at Vallum Restaurant. Vallum Garden salad to start was fresh, crips, colourful and delicate. Succulent rare roast beef to follow looked and tasted wonderful with fresh perfectly cooked vegetables, crispy roast potatoes and huge yorkshire puddings. Service was friendly and efficient. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Will tell everyone about it and be booking again before it gets too busy. Thank you Vallum

Great Home Cooked Flavour

Sunday lunch was great today at the Vallum and the food was delicious. It all tasted just like it was home cooked. The beef was tender and the roast spuds and Yorkshires were amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely a return for more

Vallum Farm replied: Hello Geordieboy54, Thank you very much for reviewing Vallum Restaurant & Chefs Room. It is so nice to hear that our food is well received as our chefs always strive for excellence. Our front of house team will be vey happy to hear such kind comments also. We really hope to see you return to Vallum in the near future. Many thanks again.


Kim_Flitter, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We went here for a birthday meal. It was lovely. Amazing food! Great service if a bit slow as it seemed being in the other room you're forgotten about a little bit. I would definitely come back! Such a wonderful place.

Vallum Farm replied: Hello Kim_Flitter, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review of Vallum Restaurant & Chefs Room. My sincere apologies that you felt forgotten about a little. We recently had a two week spell where we were short staffed but that has since been resolved so thank you for your patience. It is wonderful to hear that you are planning on coming back for Sunday lunch. See you soon!

Sunday lunch

dodds518, newcastle
Came yesterday for birthday Sunday lunch , on arrival was seen to very quickly and seated straight away .the waiter came and took our order very quickly as well but it took 20 mins to get our starter which was ham hock which is served cold and it was delicious and worth the wait !then it took another 30mins for Sunday lunch to arrive again I could not fault it the beef was fantastic, I would return it was our first time here . Think more staff is needed it wasn't very busy when we were in I was never ask if I wanted another drink did try and get the attention of the waitress .we were going to have desert but took so long to clear the table decided just to pay and go we did however get ice and cake from the ice parlour which was fantastic luckily I had cash because card machine was out of order and would have to pay at tea rooms . I hope the feed back makes a difference because food was fantastic just staff maybe more staff would help

Vallum Farm replied: Hello dodds518, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Vallum Restaurant & Chefs Room. It is so important that we receive constructive feedback like this so that we can continue to improve in all aspects. This is something that we always strive for. My sincere apologies that you waited too long for you food and that you felt the service was slow. This isn't a complaint that we have had before however, we did have two weeks recently where we were short staffed. This is of course not an excuse, as there should never be a drop in service efficiency. It is very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed you meal. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back to Vallum Restaurant.

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