THE GOOD LIFE

GRANTS BUTCHER

Vallum is now home to Robert Grant’s butchery and shop. Robert’s meat and 100-plus varieties of sausage are justly renowned and his regular customers travel from far afield, including from the far west of Cumbria and the borders.

BAKERY & SHOP

Home to Great Taste Award-winning produce, wonderful breads, pies and patisserie from the Vallum Bakery, our own cheese, smoked meat, fish and game from Bywell Smokery, local beers, world wines, and produce from within our postcode.

TEA ROOM & ICE CREAM PARLOUR

Enjoy award-winning produce grown here, raised here and made here, including ice cream from the milk of our own cows, vegetables from our kitchen garden, and produce from the smokery.

RESTAURANT

Home of beautiful country food, our produce is sourced wherever possible from Vallum's own artisans or from producers within our postcode. Our regular events include our new monthly Ladies' Lunches with cookery demos from David Kennedy. To book, call 01434 672 406.

KITCHEN GARDEN

Vallum Kitchen Garden is home to Ken, Tracy and Mark, growers and purveyors of heritage and micro-vegetables to leading Michelin-starred chefs and served here at Vallum Tea Room and the Restaurant. Fancy a tour of the poly tunnels? Just call by!

FOODIE GATEWAY TO HADRIAN'S WALL

The Vallum community of artisans is baking, growing, smoking and roasting their way to the hearts of food lovers of all ages. Come and see us at our Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour, Restaurant and Shop, bakery, butchery, smokery, florist and kitchen garden!

HADRIAN'S WALL CHEESE

Our new cheeses are handmade here at Vallum by our own Liam Wood. Our Colommier, Fine Fettle and cream cheeses are served in the Tea Room and Restaurant and they're so popular there's a waiting list at the shop, so please ring us to check availability 01434 672 406

THE ARTISAN GATEWAY TO HADRIAN'S WALL


SAVOUR THE TASTES OF VALLUM COUNTRY

Come to Vallum and enjoy the produce of land once trod by the Roman auxiliaries who lived in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall. We farm dairy cattle and crops while our community of artisan growers, smokers, bakers, chefs and ice cream makers stock our Tea Room, Restaurant and Shop. Our local food is raised and grown by us and our Northumbrian neighbours, and depending on the time of day, you may see our producers at work and chefs from all over the country picking their own and placing their orders at the unique Vallum Kitchen Garden. Our programme of experiences and events is growing a pace, and visitors also enjoy our wildlife walks, the outdoor play paddock, and the fresh produce, deli goods, artisan breads and patisserie at David Kennedy’s shop. Vallum - home of the tastes of Hadrian's Wall country. 
-Vicky and Peter Moffitt

  • EAT

    FIELD TO PLATE

    The produce of Hadrian’s Wall country is served in our Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour and at the David Kennedy Restaurant and Shop. Our ice cream is made from the milk of our Brown Swiss cows, and our vegetables are grown on the Vallum Kitchen Garden. Enjoy homemade bread and patisserie, and take home a treat from the shop.

  • OUTDOORS

    WALK, REST AND PLAY

    There are few better things than relaxing with a cuppa and a homemade cheese scone on our south-facing deck overlooking the outdoor play paddock. We have a small indoor pre-school play area with space for parents to relax, and gentle wildlife walks where you can spot a variety of nesting birds guided by our information boards.

  • EXPERIENCES

    DO IT YOURSELF

    Cook with former North East Chef of the Year David Kennedy; make ice cream and create your own flavour combinations with Vicky; enjoy wine and cheese tastings with Ginny in the shop; and get your gardening gloves on in the Vallum Kitchen Garden with Ken. Watch our events page (below) for news of all our experiences and events.

  • ARTISANS

    VALLUM PRODUCE

    Vallum is a growing community of artisan producers who share a passion for traditionally produced food, drink and craft. We treasure the rich history of this magical site, where the Moffitt family has farmed dairy cattle and crops for many years. Now our artisans look forward to sharing the tastes of Vallum country with you.

Enjoy the tastes, sights and sounds of Vallum country with a visit to our award-winning Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour and the renowned David Kennedy at Vallum Restaurant and Shop. Our visitors enjoy our regular events and food & drink experiences, wandering our wildlife trails, and meeting our artisans at work in our kitchens, workshops and the Vallum Kitchen Garden.

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    Events

Here it is - the latest news of farm goings-on, experiences, pop ups and special events courtesy of Rose the cow (she of the milk, that makes the cream, that makes the ice cream), and Vicky Moffitt – foodie, farmer’s wife, cook and ice cream maker. All human, bovine, and farm life is here...

  • HARVEST FORTNIGHT AT VALLUM RESTAURANT

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    Celebrate the harvest with our special menu,
    £25.95 three courses, Saturday Sept 20-Sunday Oct 5.

    David Kennedy’s Ode to Autumn menu includes produce from Vallum’s own Kitchen Garden, Bakery and Little Dairy alongside the daily harvests of our forager and local game keeper,
    and goods from Vallum’s community of artisan producers.
    Menu available 5.30pm-9pm alongside our daily menu.
    To book, please call 01434 672 406

  • WE’VE WON SIX GREAT TASTE AWARDS!

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    We’ve scooped six prestigious Great Taste Awards, including a highest triple gold star, in the annual food industry ‘Oscars’!
    The triple gold star award was awarded to a Mediterranean vegetable pie handmade using Vallum produce by Murray Rhind at Vallum Bakery. The pie, which is sold at the Vallum Shop, was described by judges as “a work of vegetarian genius.” Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the UK’s most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and specialist food producers.
    Of 10,000 entries, only 153 were awarded the Great Taste 3-star award, which puts Vallum Bakery’s Mediterranean vegetable pie in the top 1.5% of entries nationwide. Vallum Bakery’s spinach and Vallum fine fettle pie, which features Hadrian’s Wall Fine Fettle cheese handmade at the Little Dairy at Vallum, was awarded two gold stars for its “vibrant and moist flavour”, while Vallum Tea Room’s carrot cake was awarded two stars for its “great balance of cream to sponge”. Gold stars were also awarded to Vallum Bakery’s walnut bread, Vallum Tea Room’s savoury mince pie, and Vallum Tea Room’s minestrone with bacon soup. Congratulations to our Tea Room baker Gill Kemp, Tea Room manager Amy Clarke, and Vallum Bakery’s Murray Rhind.

  • VALLUM SUMMER FETE SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST 11AM-4PM, OPENED BY JOHN GRUNDY

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    Vallum Summer Fete is on Sunday 10th August 11am–4pm, in aid of Macmillan and Hexham Priory School and opened by TV presenter and author John Grundy.
    The event will feature more than 30 food and craft stalls including:
    Hog roast by Grants Butchers
    Brazilian street food by David Kennedy
    Inflatable mega slide, Vintage tractor rides, Welly wanging
    Wooden stocks, Face painting, Newcastle Speedway stand
    Fun and antics from the Vallum bunny
    Silent auction, Raffle, Tombola
    Stalls: The Chocolate Smiths, Rustic Roots Woodcraft, Forum Books, JR Jams, Neal’s Yard, Handmade No.1, Seesaw Children’s Clothing, Northumberland Honey, Speciality Coffee Company, Northumberland Tea Company, Phoenix Cards, Mizzle Green, NoMuu, Barry Dobson Garden Furniture, Bywell Smokery, Boulevard, GC plants, Go Local Food plus many more!
    Because this event is for charity, we are looking for volunteers on the day and also raffle prizes - please email katievallum@outlook.com In return for your kindness of volunteering we will feed and water you on the day :-)
    Best Wishes, Team Vallum x

  • POSITIONS VACANT

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    Vallum is growing, and we’re currently looking for highly motivated candidates for the following positions:
    1. Tea Room: Supervisor / Duty Manager, 5 days from 7 including weekends. Salary dependent on experience: To work in the Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour overseeing a team of 1-5 staff. Practical: You should have experience in front of house service and cash handling. Barista skills are a benefit but full training will be given. Administrative: You will need a working knowledge of Word and Excel and further training can be given on site. Qualifications: Basic Food Hygiene Certificate / training can be organised. You: You will enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy serving and talking with customers. You will be able to work at speed during busy times and have the initiative to use quiet times to the team’s advantage. You will be happy to undergo further training on administrative/management skills. Please send your CV to Amy Clarke info@vallumfarm.co.uk
    2. APPRENTICESHIP Tea Room: Kitchen Assistant / Trainee Cook, 5 days from 7 including weekends: To work in the kitchen helping prepare salads, soups, lunches and assisting the chef in all cleaning duties associated with running a kitchen. Practical: You will be interested in food, where it comes from and how to prepare, cook and serve it. Administrative: Basic temperature checks/fridge cleaning rota. Qualifications: English and Maths. You: A positive, helpful attitude, good listening and a sincere interest in food will help the applicant enjoy this role. Please contact Nick Smith at Brenikov Training, nick.brenikov@hotmail.co.uk or call 07789 506 884 FREE
    3. APPRENTICESHIP Vallum Bakery, Trainee Baker, 5 days from seven, Monday-Saturday: To assist the Master Baker with the preparation of sweets with a view to learning the artisan breads. Practical: The working hours are 4am-12pm. Administrative: Basic temperature/cleaning records. Qualifications: English and Maths. You: To become a baker is a vocational job, you need to have a deep passion for this role. Night work and long hours are part of the method of making fresh bread ready to sell in the morning. For those who find their vocation in baking it is a highly rewarding job with excellent prospects. Please contact Nick Smith at Brenikov Training on nick.brenikov@hotmail.co.uk or call 07789 506 884 FREE
    Please note that you will need your own transport.  Vallum is on the B6318 / Military Road 5 miles from Corbridge / Matfen and around 12 miles from Newcastle.

  • DOING OUR BIT FOR CONSERVATION

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    We have some lovely walks here at Vallum and there’s lots of wildlife to see at this time of year. We leave conservation strips around the edge of our fields to encourage wildlife. The Small Tortoiseshell (pictured) has decreased by 77% since the 1970s, but we have lots of these caterpillars on nettles at Vallum. If they make it to butterflies then it will be really lovely to see. We think there are also lots of Peacock butterfly caterpillars and also Painted Ladies on the thistles, though it’s a bit early to be sure. If you’re into wildlife or you just fancy a peaceful walk with nature come and see us, and re-fuel in the Restaurant or Tea Room afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you!

Address // Military Road, East Wallhouses,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE18 0LL

Shop 01434 672 406, open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun
Tea Room & Parlour 01434 672 652, open 10am-4.30pm 7 days a week
Restaurant 01434 672 406, open 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9pm Mon-Sat; and 12pm-5pm Sunday

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