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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Tipi set evening meal

Food was absolutely amazing. Venison course melted in your mouth. Even got me eating mackerel and not a fish lover. Could have eaten main course again even though full. Staff very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be attending again.

Best Sunday dinner around!

northumbrianbc, Newcastle Upon Tyne
We visited today for Sunday lunch in the Tipi. The Tipi looks absolutely beautiful and it's warm and cosy. The service from the 3 waitresses was attentive, fast and friendly. We had the sharing platter of roast beef, roast pork and all the trimmings. It was delicious. The beef was so tender and all the vegetables were perfectly cooked. We shared a sticky toffee pudding which was gorgeous too but some cream would have gone really nicely with it, just to take the edge off how sweet it is. We are already planning our next trip. Vallum still definitely delivers the best Sunday roast in Northumberland in our opinion!

Amazing food and exceptional staff

We booked to eat Sunday dinner in the Tipi here. The staff were so friendly and amazing from start to finish. 3 ladies were serving Sunday dinner on 13/1, all were attentive to our experience. The food was amazing, especially the meat and veg-both tasted very fresh. The surroundings on the farm are beautiful, we loved it. My only wish would be for the Tipi was here all year! I loved the atmosphere inside. Vallum farm is my new favourite place for Sunday dinner.


miloNewcastel, newcastel
Visited last year and raved over the Vallum Plate,a sort of ploughman's,so a re visit this year with our son and grandchildren....At nearly £9 the Plate was a major disappointment. they have reduced the portions immensely to the point we actually left still hungry . Lovely setting and play area for the children,staff tip top but value for money on what we ordered ...not impressed...wont be back..

Tried for first time as looked inviting on website

Joanne B, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Very overrated eatery, plain uninteresting surroundings, Sunday lunch expensive at £12. We were expecting something special but we're disappointed, my beef was tough and fatty! With a very mixed up assortment of veg, my partners pork was so-so! But nothing out of the ordinary. The pint of lager was about the highlight of the visit , will definitely not be recommending or retuning.

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