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
Entrance to Chesters Tearoom is free, however an admission charge applies if you would like to visit the attraction, which includes Roman ruins, bath-house, Clayton Museum and the new family trail.
Open daily from Easter - November and then weekends November - March.