The amazing Tynedale Beer and Cider Festival returns to Corbridge in Northumberland this year and its an easy public transport journey from Hadrian’s Wall Campsite – we will even drop you and pick you up from Haltwhistle train station and give you an extra night camping free!!
The festival has been held every year since 2002 and each year you come away with a commemorative glass which you will have filled up many times during your visit – and needless to say I have quite a collection! It’s a very big event with over a hundred real ales on tap from local and regional brewers but over recent years there is a cider tent and a prosecco tent too!
The event is a joint venture between Tynedale Lions and Tynedale Rugby Club and this year supported charities include Northumbria Blood Bikes, Great North Air Ambulance and Northumberland National Park. The event has raised almost a million pounds since it began in 2002.
On the first night (Thursday 15th June) there is acoustic music, on the Friday it’s Rock and on Saturday it’s big band and soul night. It’s a dad’s chill out music day on the Sunday!
You can find out more about the festival here www.tynedalebeerfestival.org.uk
Our Hadrians Wall Campsite Offer – If you book to stay with us from Thursday 15th June to Saturday 17th June (3 nights) then you can stay an extra night on the Sunday on us. We will also be happy to drop you at Haltwhistle railway station and collect you. The train is a 30-minute journey and it lands at the festival 😊
Our area of Hadrian’s Wall is actually spoilt for choice in terms of real ale and it’s a definite popular favourite that brings our beer loving customers back to our campsite year after year. Just across the field from our campsite there is a lovely 30-minute walk to the Milecastle Inn www.milecastle-inn.co.uk where you can sample the delights of Prince Bishop or Sunny Days from the Big Lamp Brewery in Newcastle. Its very well kept at the Milecastle.
In the other direction along Hadrian’s Wall our campsite is very close to The Twice Brewed pub and Brewery www.twicebrewedbrewhouse.co.uk where there are brewery tours once a month. A little further afield in Bellingham, still in Northumberland is the First and Last Microbrewery www.firstandlastbrewery.co.uk This small family business began in 2016 and has won many awards. The beer is inspired by the untamed landscape and dark skies of Northumberland. They have a tap room and do brewery tours – my favourite is the Red Rowan Ale.